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Slow progress on system to grade public schools
PHOENIX (AP) -- State officials say they need more time to sort through complicated issues before adopting a new system for grading Arizona public schools....

Temporary head named for Univ. of Arizona medical schools
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A temporary administrator has been named to oversee the University of Arizona medical schools in Tucson and Phoenix following the resignation of Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia as senior vice president for health sciences....

Arizona senators: Legislation addresses Phoenix noise issue
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's U.S. senators says a provision in defense legislation approved by Congress would require Federal Aviation Administration to review flight path changes like those over Phoenix and take steps to mitigate negative effects on the community....

Veterans Affairs officials to visit Phoenix, Tucson
PHOENIX (AP) -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting meetings and open houses in Phoenix and Tucson this upcoming week....

New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions on mine spill
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for a 2015 mine spill....

Man pleads guilty in vandalism case in polygamous town
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A 23-year-old Colorado City, Arizona, man has pleaded guilty in Utah to vandalizing property belonging to a former bodyguard for a polygamous sect's prophet and jailed leader....

Phoenix police arrest man in fatal hit-and-run
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was killed....

Ariz. task force to make recommendations on digital evidence
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's top judge says the state court system needs to stay up to date with using, storing and protecting the wide range of digital evidence that is increasingly being used in court cases, thanks to devices such as cellphones, surveillance equipment and lapel cameras....

Police arrest suspect in motel homicide
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson police say they've arrested a suspect in the Nov. 24 killing of a 30-year-old man at a motel....

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous towns
PHOENIX (AP) -- The federal government on Friday said the police force that serves two polygamous towns found to discriminate against non-believers should be disbanded....