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US Forest Service hits brakes on Arizona restoration project

Sep. 16, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has put the brakes on a effort to thin hundreds of square miles of land in Arizona to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, drawing sharp rebukes from elected officials. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative is the...

GOP Senate candidate: US should not accept Afghan refugees

Sep. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said, staking out a hardline stance against a group of immigrants that has had widespread...

Arizona getting emergency federal funds to fix flood damage

Sep. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Monday approved Arizona’s request to declare a major disaster over monsoon flooding two months ago so the state can get emergency federal funds. He also ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas of...

Arizona governor wants students taught about 9/11 attacks

Sep. 10, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is planning to push legislation that will require that students be taught about the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. Ducey announced the plan on Friday, a day before the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World...

Arizona sells Unilever bonds over Ben & Jerry's Israel move

Sep. 10, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has sold off $93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million it has invested in the global consumer products company over subsidiary Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, the latest in a...

Sports betting starts in Arizona in time for NFL season

Sep. 09, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s first sports betting operations officially opened for business Thursday in time for the start of the NFL season, with live wagers taken on college and professional sports online and at two retail locations in Phoenix. Taking in-person bets in...

The Latest: Arizona gov: Biden 'overreaching' with new rule

Sep. 09, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says President Joe Biden is overreaching with his new requirement for employees of large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19. The Republican governor said the Biden rule “requires pushback and response” but...

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Sep. 09, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Joe Biden is overreaching with his new requirement for employees of large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday. The Republican governor said Arizona will fight back but repeatedly...

Attorney general: Tucson employee vaccine mandate is illegal

Sep. 07, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday that Tucson’s vaccine mandate for its employees is illegal, giving the city 30 days to repeal it or risk losing millions of dollars in state funding. Democratic-led Tucson has repeatedly clashed with...

The Latest: N. Carolina has 170 clusters in schools, centers

Sep. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Tuesday released a report showing 170 ongoing COVID-19 clusters in K-12 schools or child care settings. While the state Department of Health and Human Services said it does not have data on the number of pupils...