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An Arizona Republican congressman sought to arrange a meeting with the state's governor to discuss interest in replacing ailing Sen. John McCain within hours of reports the former presidential candidate had been hospitalized last December, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Benji Xie/AP

A tribe whose land is deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon has issued a disaster declaration after extensive flooding forced the evacuation of tourists.

Bonnie Stevens

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has deployed a unique security officer—nearly five tall, 400 pounds, and fully automated. The Knightscope K5 ADM or Autonomous Data Machine is the first security robot in Arizona. It looks like a taller version of “Star Wars’” R2 D2, and makes space music sounds as it rolls around the parking lot at three miles per hour.


Courtesy of Gear Girls

Northern Arizona is a mountain biking mecca. The sport took off here some 30 years ago, when a few guys strapped fat tires onto cruiser bikes, and began trailblazing the region’s mountains and red rocks. At the start, it was male-dominated, but not for long as women began to climb the sport’s ranks. Now, some of those pioneering riders are mentoring the next generation of female mountain bikers. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo joined them for his first-ever trail ride.


National Park Service

Havasu Falls, a popular hiking and camping destination on the Havasupai reservation in the Grand Canyon, will be closed to visitors until the end of August.

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