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Company floats new proposal for hydropower on tribal land

May. 26, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity. Pumped Hydro Storage LLC recently applied for a preliminary permit for a project adjacent...

In this Friday, May 8, 2020 photo, Christa Schall poses outside her cosmetology school, Casal Aveda Institute, in Austintown, Ohio. More than 8 million students in the U.S. are enrolled in technical colleges, seeking certification in skilled trades like welding, phlebotomy and cosmetology. But unlike students at traditional colleges, their learning can't easily translate into Zoom courses, they learn through hands-on demonstrations. Now, many are eager to get back into the classroom, and some are reeling because they won't get to graduate on time. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

For trade students, online classes can't replicate hands-on

May. 26, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Like students across the U.S., Christa Schall was working toward graduation when the coronavirus closed her school. But unlike many, she can’t finish her classes online — her cosmetology program, like the coursework at many technical and trade schools, requires hands-on...

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, shows members of the Mexican gray wolf recovery team preparing to load a wolf into a helicopter in Reserve, N.M., so it can be released after being processed during an annual survey. One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April and another was found dead in the wild, bringing the total to more than a dozen of the endangered predators that have died so far this year in New Mexico and Arizona. Environmentalists say a combination of lethal management by U.S. wildlife officials and private trapping is making it difficult to recover the species. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Rough start to the year for Mexican gray wolves, cattle

May. 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April and another was found dead in the wild, bringing the total to more than a dozen of the endangered predators that died in the first four months of the year in New Mexico and Arizona. Environmentalists say a...

Arizona Senate adjourns without taking up coronavirus bills

May. 26, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate abruptly adjourned for the year Tuesday, leaving for an expected special session legislation protecting businesses from liability lawsuits if their employees or patrons contract the coronavirus. The liability proposal passed by the House last week had faced an uphill...

Woman found dead on freeway in Buckeye likely hit by vehicle

May. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman found dead on Interstate 10 last week likely was struck by a vehicle, Buckeye police said Tuesday. They said an autopsy performed by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be high velocity impact. Police and Arizona...

Navajo Nation has 105 new cases of coronavirus, 1 more death

May. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday that recent data indicates the coronavirus peak for hospitalizations on the vast reservation occurred from April 21-26, a month earlier than initial projections During a live online town hall, Nez said initial projections showed the...

School board candidate who mis-ID'ed Westgate shooter quits

May. 26, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A school board candidate who caused an uproar when he misidentified the gunman in last week's Westgate Entertainment District shooting as a “left-wing LGBTQ” college student has quit the race. Scott Weinberg announced on Facebook on Tuesday that he is dropping his campaign for...

2 dead, 2 hurt in rollover crash on dead-end street in Mesa

May. 26, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have been killed and two others injured in a rollover crash Tuesday in Mesa, according to authorities. The accident occurred at a dead end street in the area of the Loop 202 and Greenfield Road around 9:45 a.m. Mesa Fire Department officials said four people were inside the...

Arizona reports more than 200 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

May. 26, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona public health officials are reporting one new coronavirus-related death and more than 200 new cases statewide. The Arizona Department of Public Health Services released updated COVID-19 figures on Tuesday. The number of deaths is now at 807. With 222 additional cases, the cumulative...

Mesa man accused of pointing gun at DoorDash driver

May. 26, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa man is facing charges after authorities say he pointed his gun at a DoorDash driver making a delivery. Mesa police said Tuesday that 32-year-old Valentino Tejada has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct involving weapons. The incident...