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As if firefighting wasn’t dangerous enough, crews grapple with COVID-19

TEMPE - As if fighting fires wasn't dangerous enough, firefighters now have to worry about COVID-19 while they're on the job, making for what fire officials say will be the "most challenging season we're going to have."


Arizona middle school students compete to plan the cities of the future

WASHINGTON - They have four-, 10- and 20-year plans for their own lives, but the three Maricopa Wells Middle School students in Washington this week for an engineering competition were also looking farther down the road - to what a sustainable Salt Lake City might look like in 100 years.


A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics

MORENCI – Most of Arizona’s 12 methadone clinics are in the Phoenix area, leaving rural residents recovering from opioid use to travel miles for such treatment.


Opinions divided on whether former ASU standout Barry Bonds belongs in Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – Opinions are split on whether former Arizona State standout Barry Bonds will find his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Critics call reported school gun plan ‘absurd,’ misuse of federal funds

WASHINGTON - A reported plan to let local schools use federal funds to buy guns and gun training sparked an immediate backlash from Arizona advocates and educators, who called the idea "absurd - and dangerous."


New initiative focuses on connecting Maryvale residents to jobs

PHOENIX – Like many community members who live in or around Maryvale, Lupe Ybarra needs a job.

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Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

OATMAN, AZ – A wild burro approaches a saloon in the sleepy Arizona town of Oatman, and taps its hooves on the sun-weathered porch. Right on cue, the saloon owner comes out, pats its head and offers it a bite-sized hay cube.


$274 million economic impact of January’s college champ game is highest yet in Arizona

The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game generated far more money for the Arizona economy than any of Arizona’s previous college football championship games, according to a study by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.


County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

WASHINGTON - Federal and county officials agreed after face-to-face meetings in Washington this week that "there is a problem" with overpopulation of wild burros in Arizona's western counties and that something needs to be done.


Six months later, Gold King Mine crisis has passed but concerns linger

WASHINGTON - Six months after the Gold King Mine spill dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, regulators say the immediate threat has passed and that an abandoned mine survey has "not discovered anything similar" in Arizona.