Navajo Police Department

The Navajo Police Department is asking the public to come forward with any information about the whereabouts or well-being of Kimberlena Yellowhair. She was last seen by her family on October 6th, 2021, leaving Chilchinbeto Estates in Chilchinbeto, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Kimberlena was last seen wearing a plain black shirt and faded jeans. The Navajo Police urge anyone with information to contact the Kayenta District at 928-697-5600. 

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim of a 50-year-old cold case homicide.

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Arizona water officials have invested $30 million in efforts to help keep Lake Mead from reaching critical levels.

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Arizona, striving to avoid losing unspent federal pandemic relief dollars for rental aid for rural areas, is moving to reallocate some of the funding to urban areas. 

  

As of Sunday, phone users in much of Arizona must now include area codes when dialing to make all calls, including local calls that previously required only seven digits. As in many other states, the change applies in those area codes where some phone numbers have 988 prefixes. That matters because the Federal Communications Commission last year chose 988 for use as the three-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting next July. In Arizona, the new requirement applies to local callers in the 480, 520 and 928 area codes.

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Archaeology experts in Mexico say they have detected the ruins of almost 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites along a controversial train route project on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History did not say whether any of the remains were disturbed or destroyed by the Maya Train project, which in some places runs alongside existing rail lines. The finds range from simple stone outlines of thatched pre-Hispanic Maya homes to ceremonial platforms.

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Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods has died at the age of 67. His wife Marlene Galan Woods announced his unexpected death Saturday. The longtime Republican loyalist changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party’s direction and then-President Donald Trump. Woods was a longtime fixture of Republican politics in the state and was a top aide to the late Sen. John McCain when he was a congressman, serving as his first chief of staff in the 1980s. He delivered a eulogy alongside now-President Joe Biden at McCain’s memorial service in Phoenix.

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An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe has asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back their efforts to halt the transfer of land in central Arizona they consider sacred to a copper mining company. 

  

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Federal water officials say major reservoirs on the Colorado River are likely to keep dropping as the Southwest continues to experience a prolonged drought.

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Coconino County health officials continue to report a high level of COVID-19 community transmission.

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