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Kingman officials say an investigation into a cyberattack targeting the city has concluded after finding that sensitive information involving approximately 200 people apparently was compromised but making no official determination of how the breach occurred. 


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Police say they’ve arrested an armed man who entered Payson High School Sunday morning.


All Navajo Nation executive branch employees will need to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of September or face regular testing. Tribal President Jonathan Nez announced the new rules on Sunday. They apply to full, part-time and temporary employees, including those working for tribal enterprises like utilities, shopping centers and casinos. The tribe reported just 30 news cases on Sunday and no new deaths.


Findings from a months-long audit of ballots in Maricopa County from the 2020 election are expected to be turned in today. The cybersecurity firm handling the audit is scheduled to turn the report in to GOP Senate officials. The details will not immediately be made public. There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in Maricopa County, or any other county in Arizona. State GOP lawmakers launched the audit after former President Donald Trump’s false claims that he had won the election, not Joe Biden.

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Arizona wildlife officials have captured and relocated an endangered Mexican gray wolf near Flagstaff. It spent months in the area but biologists and others had become concerned about its proximity to homes and busy highways. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reported.

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

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Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are being required to wear masks in class as school boards in mostly Democratic locales are imposing anti-COVID mandates in defiance of their Republican governors. 



U.S Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and other tribal leaders at a power plant in northwest New Mexico to discuss renewable energy initiatives. Nez says Thursday's meeting at the Four Corners Power Plant included discussions about a solar project and a battery energy storage system. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez and U.S. Office of Indian Energy Director Wahleah Johns also participated. Granholm and Nez said they share a commitment to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.

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The Arizona Court of Appeals has rejected an effort by the Arizona Senate to keep secret records that are in the possession of the contractors conducting its review of the 2020 election. Thursday's ruling says the Senate must hand over documents sought by the watchdog group American Oversight about how the recount and audit is being conducted. Republicans who control the Senate argued that because the records are maintained by its contractors, they were not subject to public records law and that legislative immunity applies.

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Arizona will lose 18 percent of its Colorado River water allotment next year because of a shortage declared this week. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, some Arizonans are looking ahead with concern to deeper cuts projected for the future as the river’s reservoirs continue to shrink.