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Utility to try to switch Cholla coal power plant to wood

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest electricity utility plans to test whether a coal-fired plant can instead be fueled by wood chips from pine trees, a conversion that could keep part of the plant open and save jobs of some its workers.

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Flagstaff-area man accused of killing wife pleads not guilty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff-area man accused of fatally stabbing his wife last month has pleaded not guilty.

Seligman man on racing motorcycle dies after crash with ATV

Yavapai County authorities say a motorcyclist has died in a collision with a three-wheel ATV.

Happy Jack man arrested after traffic stop in woman's death

A Happy Jack man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found concealed in the forest.

Game and Fish investigate poaching near Bagdad

State wildlife regulators are investigating the poaching of a mule deer in western Arizona.

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Rangers recover body of third visitor in eight days at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor has died at Grand Canyon National Park after a man fell 400 feet (122 meters) over the South Rim, authorities said April 4.

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Arizona State Parks' boss wants to bring stability to agency after missteps

The new director of Arizona State Parks and Trails says he needs to revisit all of the parks before he can pick a favorite, but that he already knows what the agency needs most now: calm and stability.

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Wet winter leads to exceptional flower displays in Arizona

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Wildflowers are blooming in Arizona, and crowds of people are turning out to see them.

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Arizona bill would allow loaded guns in cars at schools

The Arizona House has voted to let adults leave loaded guns in their vehicles on school grounds.

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Arizona unemployment rate rises to 5.1 percent in January

Arizona’s unemployment rose to 5.1 percent in January from 4.9 percent in December as the workforce grew by nearly 16,000 jobs amid weakness in nearly all economic sectors.

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