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The Arizona Board of Education has restructured how public schools are going to be graded. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that schools will still be rated based on A-F letter grades, but a new set of criteria will be used for both elementary and high schools.

The state Department of Economic Security says it will take over operation of Navajo County's child support program beginning July 1 and that families won't see any disruption of service.

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Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday at the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder and assault for fatally shooting one student and wounding three others.

 

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The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill that would bar state and local governments from requiring background checks on private party gun sales.

 

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The environmental cleanup of a former shooting range in Prescott is nearly done with removal of contaminated dirt with high lead content.

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