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Video Of A GOP Lawmaker Jumping A "Border Wall" In Arizona Seriously Backfired

When Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter filmed himself allegedly crossing the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week, he was presumably hoping to show people exactly why the country needs to build a wall along the border. But video of the GOP lawmaker jumping a "border wall" in Arizona backfired after it w


Lodging complex at Grand Canyon's South Rim to get upgrade

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - A lodging complex at the Grand Canyon's South Rim that is nearly 50 years old is being replaced. The $30 million project to replace the Maswik South complex is expected to take at least 18 months.


Arizona firefighters rushed to hospitals after explosion at battery facility

Eight firefighters, from two separate agencies, were hospitalized Friday after an explosion at an Arizona Public Service facility in Surprise, where utility-sized lithium batteries used in the storage and distribution of solar energy are housed.


Cities and Coconino County clash over flood control district

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and four other mayors from across Coconino County have sent a letter expressing displeasure with the county Flood Control District. The district collects taxes from residents across the county, but in the letter, the mayors allege that although their residents are being t


What is the saddest, angriest city in Arizona? Your tweets may hold the answer

If Arizona cities could boast a collective mood based on their Twitter feeds alone, it seems that Gilbert’s would be all smiles and Tucson, not so much. At least according to one company’s new study.


Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Mexican restaurants for 2019

Here are the Top 10 Mexican restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with w


Missing South Salt Lake couple located in Arizona, police say

SALT LAKE CITY – A newly engaged couple that disappeared Wednesday night has been located in Arizona on Saturday. South Salt Lake Police said Ryan Boken, Molly Bock, and the couple’s dog were found safe, staying with family in Arizona.


DEA arrests Arizona man for selling lethal fentanyl dose

PHOENIX (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has arrested a man on federal charges tied to the sale of a lethal dose of fentanyl. DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman says Joshua Fassett, a 35-year old from Tempe, was taken into custody on Wednesday.


Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Hits Record High Number Before 4/20

Here's a kind statistic to help light up your 4/20 celebrations: The Arizona medical marijuana program hit a milestone of more than 200,000 total participants for the first time last month, according to the latest report by the state.


Arizona shelter pets headed to Washington for adoption, new homes

More than 120 at-risk shelter dogs and cats are boarding planes to Washington as they go up to adoption and move to new homes. This is part of the “Freekibble Flight to Freedom."


Arizona schools' measles risk is even worse than it appears

For a third year in a row, the share of Arizona parents exempting their children from school-required vaccines has increased, but the situation is even more perilous as schools have allowed unvaccinated students to attend without the required exemption.


Watch As ‘Sister Wives’ Relive Season 8 Drama, Discuss Future In Arizona

Another season has to come to an end on “Sister Wives,” but before fans say goodbye to the Browns again, they will have one last chance to see how the family is doing, as part two of the “Tell-All” airs.


Williams music teacher named Coconino County Teacher of the Year

The soft-spoken music teacher from Williams High School was visibly holding back tears when she discovered hers was the name hidden inside the envelope declaring the 2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year.


Flagstaff man pleads not guilty to stabbing death near Bushmaster Park

Phelan Connally, 27, pleaded not guilty on Monday to killing a man in the wooded area near Bushmaster Park on the east side of Flagstaff in late March. Court records show that Connally called in the stabbing of victim Jason Kent Hart, 39, to Flagstaff Police Department officers right after the incid


Applicants needed for county-wide school governing boards

The Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for governing board members in five county school districts. One seat is available for the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology (CAVIAT) Education District in each of the following school d


Arizona woman accused of sharing child porn in nationwide group

PAGE, Ariz. - An Arizona woman is accused of sharing hundreds of pictures and videos of children being sexually abused, KNXV reported. Ashley Iverson, 33, of Page, was arrested Friday in Coconino County on charges of distributing child pornography, the television station reported. She is awaiting fe


Man killed in Grand Canyon fall was from Santa Rosa, Calif.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man who died April 3 in a fall over the edge of the Grand Canyon while alone at the national park was from Santa Rosa, California.


Grand Canyon watchtower to be maintained as cultural site

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Officials at the Grand Canyon say they’re expanding programming at a historic watchtower where visitors can learn about Native American culture.