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*Update* - Jonathan Nez elected president of Navajo Nation

First Native American women elected to U.S. House of Representatives

It was an exciting night for Native Americans and for the Navajo Nation as two Native women were elected to U.S. Congress for the first time ever and as Jonathan Nez was elected to be the next president of the Navajo Nation.

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Prop. 127: Voters reject drastic reshaping of Arizona’s energy future

Arizona voters have rejected Proposition 127, an initiative that would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gets second term in Republican sweep

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was re-elected Nov. 6 to a second term in a Republican sweep of many statewide offices, beating Democrat underdog and education professor David Garcia.

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Unofficial election results: Tusayan's alternative expenditure limit set to expire, town council seat too close to call

The preliminary General Election results have been tabulated, although the results are not yet considered official.

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South Canyon Trail to remain closed on North Kaibab Ranger District

Fire officials are extending the South Canyon Trail closure on the North Kaibab Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest through spring 2019 for both public and firefighter safety.

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Grand Canyon offers free entry to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Veterans Day with fee-free entry into the park Nov. 11.

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Arizona national, state parks need $531 million to fix roads, buildings

Arizona’s national parks are feeling their age and need a $531 million makeover on hundreds of roads and buildings that serve millions of annual visitors, park officials said.

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*Update* - Experimental high-flow water release at Lee’s Ferry through Nov. 10

An experimental release of 38,100 cubic feet per second from Glen Canyon Dam will take through Nov. 10 at the Lee’s Ferry trout fishery downstream in Marble Canyon.

ACA open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

WASHINGTON – Open enrollment began Nov. 1 for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with most Arizonans seeing more choices and better prices, a sharp change from recent years when the state was the poster child for Obamacare problems.

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El Niño could bring drought relief to Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Climatologists said Oct. 31 that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken areas of the southwestern U.S.

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Accident results in death of 2-year-old Valle boy

VALLE, Ariz. — On Nov. 3 Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Valle area for a report of a child who had been hit by a pick-up truck.

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Grand Canyon National Park returns to Level 1 water conservation; limited water on trails due to seasonal shut-off

Following a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline earlier this month, Grand Canyon National Park now has enough water in storage to scale back to Level 1 basic water conservation measures.

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On the ballot in Coconino County

The 2018 general election will be held Nov. 6. The following statewide initiatives will be on the ballot.

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Grand Canyon National Park seeking public input on two building proposals

Grand Canyon National Parks is seeking public input on two construction proposals currently going through the environmental assessment review process.

Quail outlook: A tough season ahead

Lack of winter moisture to blame for low bird numbers

As for the 2018-2019 season, which began Oct. 19, “well below average” might be the best way to describe statewide quail-hunting prospects. On second thought, it might be too kind.

Injured hiker rescued from Mount Elden Trail in Flagstaff

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mount Elden Trail and Sunset Trail in Flagstaff Oct. 21 after receiving a report of an injured hiker incapable of extricating herself.

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Oct. 26 last day to request early ballot by mail for Nov. 6 general election

Coconino County Elections Office reminds registered voters that the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed to you for the Nov. 6 General Election is Oct. 26.

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Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

Homeowners, businesses asked to help keep wildlife wild

AZGFD reminds area residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.

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Kaibab National Forest to offer Christmas tree tags starting Nov. 16

The Kaibab National Forest will sell over-the-counter and through-the-mail Christmas tree tags for each of its three ranger districts beginning Nov. 16.

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Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks.

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General Election: Ballot initiatives

The 2018 general election will be held Nov. 6.

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed during a hunting trip Africa, ending days of turmoil for a state where big game hunting is popular but critics said the photo was seen as unsportsmanlike by hunting enthusiasts.