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Report: Arizona State acknowledges NCAA investigation

Jun. 16, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

The NCAA is investigating Arizona State’s football program, a school spokeswoman told The Athletic. Arizona State vice president of media relations Katie Paquet, in a statement to the website, confirmed “an investigation regarding allegations related to our football...

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

Jun. 16, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought. Phoenix, which is seeing...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Jun. 16, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative...

Arizona lawmakers advance $100M fire fund in special session

Jun. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and cities amid a brewing fight on the role of climate change in...

Navajo Nation reports three new COVID-19 cases and one death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported three new COVID-19 cases and one death. Tribal health officials said the total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation now is 1,341 with the total number of reported cases since the pandemic...

Winds led Arizona fire to spread, crews contain problem spot

Jun. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — High winds from thunderstorms on Tuesday evening caused a wildfire in south-central Arizona to spread, but crews were able to contain the problem spot to prevent further growth. Crews working the Telegraph fire south of Superior were focusing on...

Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help

Jun. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis castigated the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation's border with Mexico and said Wednesday that he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed...

Arizona reports 436 additional COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

Jun. 16, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials on Wednesday reported 436 additional COVID-19 case and 12 deaths from the virus. In all, more than 888,000 COVID-19 cases and 17,791 deaths from the virus have been recorded in the state since the pandemic began. ...

Arizona history-June 20-26

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

Sunday, June 20 On this date in 1906, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a poultice of equal parts gunpowder and mustard mixed in to a paste with the white of an egg would cure rabies if applied to the bite wound. On this date in 1910, the Phoenix...

Former US Rep. Matt Salmon enters Arizona governor’s race

Jun. 16, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Arizona, a post he narrowly lost 18 years ago to Democrat Janet Napolitano. Salmon, a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature before winning three terms in Congress...