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Law enforcement officials are investigating at least three more possible freeway shootings in Phoenix. In the past two weeks, authorities have confirmed 11 cases of projectiles or bullets hitting moving vehicles. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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The director of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency has called on Congress to intervene in the tribe’s recovery from last month’s Gold King Mine spill. Navajo officials say the federal government has failed to provide adequate relief to residents and farmers. 

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Over Labor Day Weekend, Grand Canyon National Park had a record number of visitors. Officials say an improving economy and the National Park Service’s upcoming centennial are responsible for the spike. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

  The family of an international aid worker from Prescott who was killed while being held captive by the Islamic State group wants a playground built in her memory.

The Daily Courier in Prescott says Kayla Mueller's parents are hoping the local chapter of the Kiwanis service organization can raise $80,000 for the Kayla's Hands playground.

The project is one of the top 10 entries vying for $25,000 in a competition sponsored by Kiwanis International.

The state commission overseeing discipline for judges is recommending that a Flagstaff judge be suspended for 90 days without pay for using government resources in his 2014 re-election bid, campaigning on government property and confronting a court employee who supported his opponent.

The seven-member panel of the Commission on Judicial Conduct also recommends that Flagstaff Justice of the Peace Howard Grodman be removed from the state Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.

Grodman's lawyer says his client has already resigned that post.

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A massive slab of rock is threatening to come crashing down at the base of an Arizona dam.

State environment officials say tourists heading to Lake Powell for the Labor Day holiday need not worry about the quality of the water following a mine spill.

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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.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of dozens of water tests following the Gold King Mine spill last month. The tests were conducted at sites on Animas and San Juan rivers, other tributaries, on Lake Powell, and near the City of Page as recently as Aug. 25.