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Arizona Game and Fish accepting spring hunt applications by mail through Sept. 11

Online application services available by mid-September

Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting paper applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

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Forest Service employee safe after gear-up landing near Rattlesnake Creek Fire

A plane that came down Aug. 8 with no landing gear was part of the team fighting the Rattlesnake Creek Fire.

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Early election results: Tusayan voters hand Mayor Craig Sanderson second term

Brady Harris wins council seat; Chavez, Baldosky to face off in November

On Aug. 28, Tusayan voters narrowly handed incumbent Mayor Craig Sanderson a second term.

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WATCH: Arizona Memorial Service for Sen. John McCain

Watch the John McCain Memorial Service held at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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Arizona features 2 open House seats being eyed by Democrats

Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary Aug. 28 to win the nomination for an open Arizona House seat that is seen as one of the races the national party is looking to flip as it seeks to gain control of the House of Representatives in November.

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WATCH: Memorial ceremony for Sen. John McCain at Arizona Capitol

Aug. 29, 2018: A private, formal ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol to honor Senator McCain’s life and service to the State of Arizona and the nation.

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John McCain's farewell statement, hear and see final good-bye

The following farewell statement was read at a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. It was read by Rick Davis, Senator McCain’s former presidential campaign manager and family spokesman.

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Flash flooding damages Grand Canyon Railway track

Passengers on the Grand Canyon Railway were forced to make alternative plans following a washout of a portion of the train tracks at milepost 40 heading north to the Grand Canyon.

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Suspect in Yellowstone bison incident pleaded guilty

Raymond Reinke, 55, from Pendleton, Oregon, appeared Aug. 23, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Carman at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.

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Is it possible to remove Glen Canyon Dam?

Environmentalists want concrete-arch dam removed to restore Colorado River

The Bureau of Reclamation finished Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, obliterating one of the most spectacular red-rock canyons in the Southwest and altering the flow of the mighty Colorado River.

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Woman found guilty of aiding a fugitive in Grand Canyon National Park sentenced to prison

After pleading guilty to two counts of providing false information to law enforcement, Victoria Marie Eck, 28, has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison.

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Closures lifted from North Rim’s Cat and Stina Fires

As of Aug. 23, Kaibab National Forest has lifted all area closures that were implemented from the Cat and Stina Fires.

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Coconino Community College offers hybrid courses on South Rim

Enrollment closes Thursday, Sept. 6

Coconino Community College (CCC), is offering hybrid courses at Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park.

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Hiker flown to Las Vegas hospital after North Rim lightning strike

While summer is peak visiting season for the Grand Canyon, the monsoon storms that bring cool breezes and dazzling rainbows also bring danger: lightning strikes.

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War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Aug. 25 after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

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Voting locations for Aug. 28 primary election

Coconino County will have three vote centers where registered voters in Coconino County may go to vote on Election Day. Voters may cast their ballots on Election Day at any vote center in the jurisdiction, regardless of their residential address.

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Area closures from North Rim's Cat and Stina Fires lifted

As of Aug. 23, Kaibab National Forest has lifted all area closures that were implemented from the Cat and Stina Fire.

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Arizona health officials warn of possible measles exposure

State and county health officials are warning northern Arizona residents about the threat of potential exposure to the measles virus after an out-of-state visitor with measles traveled through the area during early August.

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Horseshoe Bend to undergo changes for crowd management

A viewpoint reachable by a half-mile trail from a parking lot on U.S. 89 in northern Arizona provides a spectacular view of a dramatic bend in the Colorado River, but it has become maybe a little too popular.

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Obi Fire tops out at 11,532 acres; further growth of Cat, Stina fires unlikely

Fire managers reported Aug. 18 that the Obi Fire has consumed nearly all of the fuels located in the containment area on the Walhalla Plateau.

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Clean energy proposal: Judge rejects review of signatures; voters to weigh in on Prop. 127

A judge is rejecting a call for a line-by-line review of signatures on a ballot initiative mandating the use of more clean energy in Arizona.

Tribe that owns Grand Canyon Skywalk to improve airport

The northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk is getting nearly $2 million in federal grants to fix up its airport.

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Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.