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UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

May 27, 2014 Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison

May 26, 2014 Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014 Interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Rigg; comments by congressional hopeful Gary Kiehne.

AZ Week: Community Remembers Monument Fire Destruction

May 23, 2014 In June 2011 a fire started burning within the Coronado Natl. Forest, eventually spreading to about 29K acres in Huachuca Mountains.

Tucson City Manager Miranda Announces Retirement

May 23, 2014 39-year career with city, including 9 years as police chief, 3 as top administrator coming to end for Tucson native.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

May 23, 2014 Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

May 23, 2014 Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

May 22, 2014 Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

May 22, 2014 Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

Special Legislative Session Next Week to Debate CPS Reform Bill

May 22, 2014 Legislation establishes the Department of Child Safety, provides funding; Brewer abolished state CPS earlier this new amid more than 6,500 un-investigated cases.

South Tucson Police Change SB 1070 Enforcement Policy

May 21, 2014 Responding to ACLU complaint, department agrees to rewrite immigration policy.

Two Sunnyside Board Members Recalled

May 21, 2014 Pima County officials not finished counting but margin too wide for 100 remaining ballots to change outcome.

AZ Federal Court Nearing Full Strength With New Appointees

May 21, 2014 Earlier this year, court operating on as few as 7 judges; very low number for district that sees most criminal cases in the country.

PCC Allowed to Again Enroll New Student Vets

May 20, 2014 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suspended enrollment of new vets at Pima in March, citing a number of shortcomings including poor record keeping.

Fed Appeals Court Extends No Proof of Citizenship to Vote

May 20, 2014 Order allows Arizona and Kansas residents to register using a federal form without such proof; hearing requested by voting rights groups expedited as well.

Metro Week Debuts on Friday, June 6

May 19, 2014 Metro Week joins Arizona Week on Fridays to create a complete block of local, regional and state public affairs programs from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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