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Authorities are investigating the poaching of a cow elk and her calf in northern Arizona.

State Game and Fish Department officers received information that the cow elk and calf had been shot near Happy Jack, about 40 miles south of Flagstaff.

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A new bipartisan poll shows more than 80 percent of Americans support the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the survey was conducted by two national research firms — one Republican and one Democrat. 


HawkWatch International

This year marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 to help conserve, protect, and manage migrating birds and their habitats throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 100th anniversary is a reminder that such birds play vital ecological roles. They are also good indicators of the health of our environment.


The Arizona Department of Education has released the latest AzMERIT scores and they show students around the state improved in math and reading proficiency.

Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times

A coalition of civil rights groups agreed to end its challenge of Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration in a deal in which the state issued guidelines on how police officers must enforce the law's most contentious section.

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