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The state's top school official is now formally the target of a recall effort.

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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help in the tribe's recovery from a mine spill.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants able-bodied Arizonans on the state's Medicaid program for the poor to pay into health savings accounts and be charged co-pays for some services. But those proposals and others he's touting got a tough reception at the first meeting where the public was allowed to weigh in.

Maricopa County officials are urging residents to take measures in the wake of two mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.


The U.S. Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

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The Navajo Nation says it's waiting for test results from its own environment officials before deciding whether to declare the San Juan River safe for use.

  Authorities say a 5-year-old Arizona boy found dead after vanishing from a campsite north of the Grand Canyon likely died from exposure.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday on Jerold Joseph Williams, a day after his body was found by a search crew off a forest service road.

The Colorado City child had wandered away from a campsite last Thursday in the Kaibab National Forest while chasing grasshoppers. Coconino County authorities say the boy's body was found fully clothed with no obvious external injuries and no evidence of foul play.

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  Worsening conditions at a wildfire in northwestern Arizona have prompted authorities to order a mandatory evacuation for 700 homes.

The evacuation issued Sunday marks the second such order this weekend and brings the number of evacuated homes in the Topock area near the Arizona-California line up to 850.

Fire spokeswoman Dolores Garcia says the evacuation was ordered Sunday after humidity levels dropped, winds grew stronger and crews struggled to deal with a blaze burning in thick vegetation.

  Volunteers walked shoulder to shoulder Sunday in a rugged area north of the Grand Canyon in search of a 5-year-old boy who wandered off from a camp site while chasing grasshoppers.

The search for Jerald Joseph Williams of Colorado City began Thursday after his relatives reported that he couldn't be found.

The boy was with a group of about 20 people at a camp site about 12 miles south of Jacob Lake in the Kaibab National Forest.


Officials are expected to reveal Sunday how many structures were damaged and destroyed in a wildfire in northwestern Arizona that led to the evacuation of 150 homes.

Fire spokeswoman Dolores Garcia confirmed that the fire had burned structures in the Topock area near the Arizona-California line, but no estimate was available on the number of affected homes and outbuildings.