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Two Arizona Congressional representatives voted against a measure Wednesday to designate Juneteenth a national holiday.

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A Silver Alert remains in effect for a Jerome woman, last seen Sunday. The Jerome Police Department says the family of Caroline Denise Guth, 64, has had no contact with her since then.

Her personal vehicle was found at her home with partially unloaded groceries and Guth’s keys on the bumper. She is described as a white female, 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red and blue sundress and a straw hat. Anyone with information on her whereabouts or well-being is urged to contact the Jerome PD or call 9-1-1.

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President Biden has announced plans to invest an additional $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to combat COVID-19 on Native American nations.

A new wildfire was reported late Wednesday night about 12 miles west of Strawberry. The Coconino National Forest reports the Backbone Fire is burning near the old Child’s power plant.

Tonto National Forest

The massive Telegraph Fire east of Phoenix has grown to more than 170,000 acres. Crews, however, have made steady progress in recent days and report more than 70% containment. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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