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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MST

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PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing state lawmakers to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week. The Republican governor on Monday stuck to his effort to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 after teachers voted to launch the first-ever statewide strike Thursday.

PHOENIX (AP) - Federal officials say a crackdown on heroin and opioid trafficking in Arizona resulted in over 90 prosecutions and diverted more than 300 people to drug treatment during the first three months of this year. A Justice Department statement released Tuesday says the prosecutions and other work by federal and state officials are intended disrupt opioid tracking across Arizona while promoting coordinating and intelligence sharing among law enforcement personnel.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It was 150 years ago that Navajo leaders and the U.S. government signed a treaty allowing tribal members to return to their homeland in the American Southwest. Officials on Tuesday will be announcing a series of commemorative events and plan to address what they call a "legacy of misrepresentation" that stemmed from that era.

PHOENIX (AP) - A fire in the attic of a Phoenix apartment complex flared up early Tuesday about four hours after firefighters originally responded when the fire was first reported Monday evening. Fire Capt. Larry Subervi says approximately 30 firefighters responded to the flare-up, put it out and confirmed that there was no active fire in the previously affected apartments.

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