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Top official at Arizona State Medical Board quits

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona State Medical Board is looking for a new executive director. Lloyd Vest resigned after less than six months on the job for undisclosed reasons. Board members announced after a 2 ½-hour executive session Wednesday night that Vest's resignation was effective immediately. They say none of the events that led to Vest's decision involved issues related...

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4 hours 18 minutes ago

Holiday weekend forecast

TUCSON - Hot and dry conditions continue through the long holiday weekend. Southern Arizona remains cut off from the monsoon moisture leading to sunny skies and hotter temperatures. With a forecast high of 103 degrees today, it will not only be our 60th triple digit day of the year... Read Story

17 hours 19 minutes ago

Unlawful killing of a desert tortoise

PHOENIX - A desert tortoise was shot and killed north of Fountain Hills some time around August 20. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the public for help in solving the case. The Juvenile tortoise was part of research for years to monitor and conserve desert tortoises... Read Story

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1 hour 49 minutes ago

Phoenix scraps parking meters at hiking spots

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix parks officials have abandoned a proposal to use parking meters to manage overcrowding at the city's most popular hiking spots. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department announced Friday that it will no longer consider installing meters in parking areas at desert preserves such as Camelback Mountain.... Read Story

2 hours 17 minutes ago

Brewer unites Arizona agencies, faith-based groups

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is bringing state agencies and faith-based organizations together to better serve the needy. Brewer signed an executive order Friday, establishing the Governor's Office of Faith and Community Partnerships as well as a state council. Officials say both entities will promote and strengthen the... Read Story

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11 hours 18 minutes ago

Ohio prep football game halted after fights

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio. The game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood was in the third quarter Friday night when officials halted play because of an on-field altercation... Read Story

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