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Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among ‘best in class’ for nation

WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" Tuesday in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.


Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

WASHINGTON - The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term "illegal alien" in its catalog instead of the library's preferred "noncitizen."


Goodyear Fire Department is fighting more than just fires

GOODYEAR – Thirty-five-year-old Gilbert Aguirre has been a firefighter for 16 years, so he knew the risks with his career choice.


Gov. Doug Ducey, fire officials: Prepare for an unpredictable wildfire season

Fire officials from across the state joined Gov. Doug Ducey on the Arizona Capitol lawn Wednesday morning to warn Arizonans that the 2016 wildfire season could be one of the state's worst in years.


Voters express frustration at meetings on Presidential Preference Election

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan sat and listened while Arizona voters took the microphone to explain to her their personal experiences and frustrations during the March 22, Presidential Preference Election.

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El Niño’s dry conditions may spur bad Arizona wildfire season

FLAGSTAFF – Fire officials in Flagstaff are preparing for wildfire season as El Niño unexpectedly left Arizona with dry conditions that can spark fire danger.


In Maricopa County, some jail inmates now are eligible for Medicaid after their release

James Schmitz sits with his fellow inmates in a Durango Jail classroom where the subject of today’s lesson is consequences.


Scottsdale nonprofit brings clean water to five countries in 24 hours

In 2010, the U.N. General Assembly recognized access to clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Six years later, on March 22, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit is helping rural communities in five underdeveloped countries claim that right.


Fewer polling places, independent voters causing long lines on Arizona election day

Long lines and traffic jams have plagued most of Maricopa County’s 60 presidential preference election polling places since they opened at 6 a.m., an election official said. Some voters have had to wait in line for up to two hours at some locations.


Arizona is expected to continue national trend of high voter turnout

In 2008, when Sen. John McCain ran for president, 51 percent of Arizonans voted in the presidential preference election. That was the highest turnout on record, and the Secretary of State's Office said this year could be pretty close.


Clemson, Alabama going where they’ve never gone before tonight — a 15th game

Ask any coaches and they’ll likely say the same thing – winning championships, regardless of how many games you play, is hard. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney pointed to one of his associate head coaches as an example.

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As state’s child death rate rises, health officials focus on safe sleeping techniques

Arizona’s child death rate increased in 2014 and the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that one-third of the deaths could have been prevented.

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