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Arizona Democrats have been sharply critical of the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Tom O’Halleran says the bill introduced this week would have an especially negative effect on the state’s rural areas. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Authorities say a Flagstaff teenager has been arrested in last week's shooting at a Flagstaff recreation center that left one man dead.

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The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to a minimum wage boost approved by voters.

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A Coconino County judge presiding over the case of Steven Jones, accused of shooting four fellow Northern Arizona University students, has ordered the prosecution and defense to consider a settlement.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a grant to Diné College to study abandoned uranium mines. It’ll allow students on the Navajo Nation to develop cleanup strategies at 50 of the most dangerous sites. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is following through on his promise to revamp how his chamber negotiates a state budget with the Senate and the governor's office.

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Arizona wildlife officials are looking for good homes for nearly 100 desert tortoises.

The state Game and Fish's Department's tortoise adoption program says the tortoises are available for adoption by residents who can provide securely enclosed yards or enclosures in the species' native range.

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Here’s a surprising fact: the biggest human-caused threat to birds after habitat loss is window glass. Some estimates suggest up to one billion birds across the United States die each year after flying into glass surfaces. That’s roughly five percent of all birds.


A judge has awarded $2.5 million to a military veteran who said that his now-terminal cancer would have been curable had the Veterans Administration hospital in Phoenix diagnosed it sooner.

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A top credit ratings firm says an agreement between Arizona's largest electric utility and solar and consumer advocates that allows it to avoid a fight over increasing rates is a positive for the company.

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