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Goodwin Fire: Mayer, a town of independent people willing to help

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:08:19 -0400

Mayer, one of several communities threatened by the Goodwin Fire in northern Arizona, is a collection of independent people willing to help neighbors.

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Arizona couple gets engaged inside popular Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's light installation

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:06 -0400

Tracie Agustin and Chris Koehne met while attending Grand Canyon University. They just got engaged while inside the luminous "Ocean of Light" exhibit.

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Arizona declares state of emergency for Goodwin Fire

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:10:48 -0400

Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency for the Goodwin Fire, saying he wanted to ensure Arizona's attention and resources are focused on the blaze.

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Buckeye airport official 1 of 2 people killed in Gila Bend Mountains plane crash

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:45:51 -0400

Buckeye city Airport Coordinator John McMahon and another person were killed when their plane crashed in the Gila Bend Mountains.

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Phoenix OKs plan to change racially charged street names without homeowner approval

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:32:53 -0400

Phoenix can now rename streets with "offensive or derogatory" titles even if the majority of affected property owners oppose the change.

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Who was 'the other woman' at the O.K. Corral?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:45:13 -0400

Only in Arizona: Wyatt Earp's common-law wife waited for him in California after the 1881 gunfight. His eventual second common-law wife did, too.

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Phoenix family discovers relative's body in his home

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:29:13 -0400

A Phoenix man's body was found inside his home near 41st Street and McDowell Road on Tuesday night by concerned family members who hadn't heard from him.

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Goodwin Fire forces Mayer to evacuate, closes major road to Prescott

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:33:13 -0400

Officials on Tuesday ordered more mandatory evacuations for several areas near the Goodwin Fire, burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

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Man shot to death opening front door in Phoenix

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:49:24 -0400

Police are looking for three men in connection with the shooting Tuesday night at an apartment complex near Eighth Street and Bell Road.

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Lin Sue Cooney: When hospice care is needed for newborn babies

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Hospice of the Valley provides perinatal support to expecting families anticipating the death of their newborn babies.

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12 more Phoenix-area deaths feared heat-related

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:46 -0400

As Phoenix-area temps soared to 119 degrees in recent days, as many as 12 people may have died from the heat, officials say.

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Arpaio attorney clashes with former lawyer over court's immigration order

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:06:26 -0400

Arpaio is accused of illegally detaining at least 171 individuals between December 2011 and May 2013.

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Restaurant inspections: 4 in Phoenix area on the list this week

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:26:47 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of June 12.

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How a single Chandler mom found herself with 9 children

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:02:53 -0400

Jessika Reed isn't your typical suburban Chandler mom. She began fostering triplets shortly after turning 21 and her family has grown since then.

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Maricopa Community Colleges to appeal ruling denying 'dreamers' in-state tuition

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:42:29 -0400

Maricopa Community Colleges will appeal a court ruling that would prohibit students known as "dreamers" from receiving in-state college tuition rates.

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Documenting Hate: Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 14:40:37 -0400

We want to get a handle on hate crimes and bias incidents in Arizona and the nation. Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident.

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DPS pursuit in central Phoenix ends in crash, arrest

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:36:03 -0400

No injuries were reported and one person was taken into custody, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

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After months of waiting, mother of man killed by Phoenix police demands report on shooting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:04:00 -0400

Francisco Valdez was shot and killed by Phoenix police on March 23. His mother has been asking for a police report the past three months to no avail.

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Out of space: Historic Grand Canyon cemetery closing to new burials

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:59 -0400

National Park Service officials say the historic Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery on the South Rim is closed to new burials because of a lack of space.

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Man left with life-threatening injuries after north Phoenix shooting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:50:59 -0400

The man was shot near Seventh Street and Bell Road on Tuesday evening, officials said.

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1 man found not guilty in Phoenix bail bondsmen killing; 2nd defendant's case ends in mistrial

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:03:22 -0400

Jury declared one defendant not guilty of three counts but guilty of one. No verdict for second defendant.

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Tempe repair shop offers 3 year, 36,000-mile warranty to earn trust

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:00:06 -0400

Good Works Auto Repair offers 3 year, 36,000-mile warranty. It started small over a decade ago and has grown into a trustworthy, hybrid-auto business.

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View Goodwin Fire from an airplane

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:42:44 -0400

The Goodwin Fire south of Prescott seen from an airplane on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Goodwin Fire, June 28, 2017 morning press briefing

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:13:46 -0400

John Pierson, Southwest Incident Commander, holds a press briefing about the Goodwin Fire, which has burned over 20,000 acres near Prescott, forced evacuations in Mayer, Arizona, and crossed State Route 69, on June 28, 2017.

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A robot named Gizmo attends university classes for you

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:03:34 -0400

Gizmo is about four feet tall, has an iPad for a head, a pole for a body and wheels for feet. Think "miniature Segway" and you get the picture.

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Scenes from the Goodwin Fire in Arizona

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:39:46 -0400

The Goodwin Fire in northern Arizona grew to more than 20,000 acres on Wednesday morning. Here are scenes from the fire you should see.

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Time-lapse view of the Goodwin Fire burning near Prescott

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:08:46 -0400

The Goodwin Fire has burned more than 20,000 acres and is 1 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Rob Schumacher/

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A spontaneous marriage proposal inside interactive-light exhibit

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:41:28 -0400

Tracie Agustin and Chris Koehne got engaged while inside a luminous new exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Fire crews battle the Goodwin Fire

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:40:12 -0400

Firefighters battle "volatile and explosive" fuels as they try to contain the Goodwin Fire. Arizona State Forestry

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Goodwin Fire helicopter attack

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:10:30 -0400

Helicopters drop flame retardant in Mayer as the Goodwin Fire approaches and the town is evacuated. Tom Tingle/

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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:02 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help.

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12 years after Yuma's La Mesa Street killings, a jury will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the man accused

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:24:28 -0400

The man now on trial for killing a six people in 2005 looks nothing like witnesses' initial description of the killer. But some crucial physical evidence — and the absence of an alibi — may weigh against Preston Strong.

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Running wild: A USA TODAY Network investigation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:07 -0400

Tens of thousands of mustangs still roam the American West. As their numbers grow, and homes for them dwindle, the real burden is not on the horses, but on the people.

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Landen Lavarnia shooting: What we know, what we don't

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:40 -0400

The fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Phoenix, which resulted in murder charges against his parents, leaves multiple questions.

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The myth of parole in Arizona

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:44:36 -0400

In 1995, Danny Valdez got caught up in a drug deal where a man died. Valdez was charged with murder. He took a plea agreement to avoid the death penalty.

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A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:00 -0400

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the federal government for failing to educate their children.

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Is uranium mining near the Grand Canyon safe? The answer may be in the water

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:35:23 -0500

Beneath the Colorado Plateau, valuable uranium is laced amid ancient rock, waiting to be mined. Alongside it seeps the water that feeds the Colorado River and the cities of the Southwest. Life and death, environmentalists warn, are connected underground.

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Feds scrutinize Navajo housing agency; new records suggest remodeling costs $1M per unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400

After a 2016 Republic investigation, Navajo Housing Authority comes under HUD scrutiny as new questions arise on costs to fix, build reservation homes.

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