The Coconino National Forest will begin stage II fire restrictions Thursday morning at 8 a.m. It bans all campfires and charcoal and wood stoves, even in developed areas, along with many other fire-causing activities. 

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New restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires are about to take effect in two northern Arizona national forests.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Arizona time (2:30 p.m. Eastern). He’s expected to field questions from senators about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, his recusal from the investigation, and President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.  

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

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