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Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that he's open to some form of compensation for college athletes — but nothing like the bill approved by California lawmakers.
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Two Arizona representatives have weighted in on the whistleblower allegations about President Trump's potentially illegal promise to a foreign leader.
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Regardless of whether the juror was coerced, Judge George Foster has ruled the defendant must be sentenced before they can ask for a new trial.
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A water catchment located about 15 miles east of Flagstaff and used by wildlife has been contaminated with fuel. Arizona Game & Fish department spokesperson Nathan Gonzalez said the incident, which occurred around Sept. 15, was discovered by members of partner organizations who routinely check on water supplies.

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It's estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. Now researchers are looking for new ways to help felines slim down.
For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off
It's estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. Now researchers are looking for new ways to help felines slim down.
'She Touched Their Lives': Friends, Family Gather To Remember Cokie Roberts
The veteran journalist, who died on Tuesday at 75, was one of NPR's "Founding Mothers." Roberts' funeral is being held Saturday morning at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Want To Be The Next Georgia Senator? Apply Now!
Gov. Brian Kemp is seeking an appointee to replace Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. His office has opened an online application process for anyone eligible to submit their resume.