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Francisco Kjolseth / Salt Lake Tribune

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the Bears Ears national monument in Southern Utah be reduced in size. 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has declared a statewide health emergency following an increase of opioid-related deaths in the state.

Jackcentral.com

The City of Flagstaff has received a million dollars in federal funds for the Rio de Flag flood control project. 

Courtesy

Fire restrictions went into effect in several areas of northern Arizona Thursday morning. Officials with the Prescott National Forest have implemented a stage 1 ban, and the Sedona Fire District also put restrictions in place within the city. A ban is also in place for all unincorporated lands in Yavapai County. 

The Washington Post

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake has launched an initiative to highlight the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Arizona’s economy. 

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