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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Senate has joined the House in approving legislation exempting coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state's sales tax as a way to help make it more attractive for a new buyer. The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner is found.

PHOENIX (AP) - The teachers behind the public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and have spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky are using social media intensely to drum up support. Tired of low wages and reduced state funding for education, they began talking to each other online. They have managed boost support for their causes by going online to share their of education frustrations and demands for change.

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9 percent in March as the state's economy added 12,300 nonfarm jobs, mostly in the leisure and hospitality sector. The state's March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from February, with a month-over-month increase of 9,171 people in the Arizona's seasonally adjusted labor force.

SANTA ROSA, Ariz. (AP) - The Border Patrol says a Mexican national who entered the country illegally was arrested after he was spotted using two horses to smuggle drugs. The Border Patrol says agents located and arrested the man near the village of Santa Rosa on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation after a Tohono O'odham police officer spotted him and the horses Wednesday.

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