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abandoned mine shaft
Abandoned mines are not uncommon in Arizona. The State Mining Inspector’s office estimates there are about 100,000 of them scattered throughout the state.
Aug. 11, 2015
Glen Canyon
Scientists are watching the spill of contaminated water from an abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado, especially downstream.
Aug. 11, 2015
navajo farm
The Navajo farming authority has shut down irrigation for the rest of the season because of its concerns over contamination.
Aug. 11, 2015
Perseid meteor shower
Over the next couple of days, you’ll want to look up at night sky.
Aug. 11, 2015
A federal appeals court Monday upheld a Tucson man’s sentence for possession of 24 homemade bombs that were found in his house in 2011.
Aug. 11, 2015
Mesa Mayor John Giles
Arizona’s third largest city is also among its most innovative when it comes to using data effectively to serve its residents.
Aug. 11, 2015
Perseid meteor shower
The annual summer celestial fireworks show known as the Perseid meteor shower peaks in Arizona skies this week. Up to 60 shooting stars an hour are possible.
Aug. 11, 2015
EPA mine
Federal and tribal officials are setting up potable water stations and alerting communities to the contamination, as the toxic waste is making its way through the reservation.
Aug. 11, 2015
Mikah and Mckale Bennett
Homeless youth often lack connections with family members, which is why staff at the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Phoenix recently underwent training in a program called Family Finding.
Aug. 11, 2015
More people will be allowed to return to their homes as additional evacuations orders are lifted throughout the day.
Aug. 11, 2015
Stouts Creek Fire
Thousands of fire crews are fighting wildfires across the country. Hot, dry conditions in places like California and parts of the Pacific Northwest mean fires are much more severe. But with so many fires burning, how do state and federal agencies make sure they have the personnel they need?
Aug. 11, 2015
Gold King Post Mine discharge
Water contamination from an abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado in is flowing toward Lake Powell and the Colorado River. While the Phoenix area uses Colorado River water, officials believe there is little to worry about.
Aug. 11, 2015
Father Rob Clements twitter account
In the more than two years since Pope Frances became head of the Catholic Church, his social media footprint has grown considerably. On Twitter, he has more than 20 million followers.
Aug. 11, 2015
 border fence
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has issued a report reprimanding state and federal authorities for mishandling the case of a migrant girl who died in a shelter last year.
Aug. 10, 2015
Less than 40 percent of private-sector workers in Arizona participate in a retirement plan through their work, and they have an average retirement savings balance of just $23,826, according to a recent report.
Aug. 10, 2015
About three million gallons of wastewater poured into the Animas River last Wednesday after a breach at a defunct gold mine near Silverton, Colorado.
Aug. 10, 2015
ASU downtown
Arizona State University students on the downtown campus now have another way of getting around the area.
Aug. 10, 2015
Arizona is among a group of 13 states asking a federal judge to block a new rule they say gives federal officials jurisdiction over some state waters.
Aug. 10, 2015
Camelback Family Planning
State Health Director Cara Christ is pushing ahead with new rules on the sale of fetal tissue, even though nothing in state law actually prohibits it.
Aug. 10, 2015
10K race
Close to a thousand people made a run for the border this weekend in El Paso, Texas, but none were chased by the Border Patrol. That's because they were running an international race from the United States into Mexico.
Aug. 10, 2015

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