Posted in Arizona News Wildfire

Horse Fire actively burning in extreme terrain in AZ central high country near Crown King. Story update Sunday, Oct 25

Story updated Saturday, Oct 25, 2020, 10-AM MST Incident Management Team 1 issues final report by Meteor staff from Forest Service reports Sunday, October 18, 2020   Crown King, Ariz Crown King, Ariz., Oct 25, 2020…

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Posted in Arizona Coconino County Coronavirus News Service

Coconino County & AZ health departments look for health care professionals to volunteer

Arizona Disaster Healthcare Volunteers If you are a healthcare provider with an active license, a public health professional, member of a medical disaster response team, or non-health community volunteer willing to be on-call to support Arizona…

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Posted in Arizona Closures and repurposing Coronavirus News Public Health Public Policy

Ducey issues stay-at-home order for Arizona beginning 5 PM Tuesday

Gov. Doug Ducey orders Arizona stay-at-home as number of coronavirus cases increases by Meteor Staff Monday, March 30 3:30 PM MST Flagstaff     Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order for Arizonans beginning 5 PM…

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Posted in Arizona Coronavirus News Off the wire Public Health Public Policy

‘It’s like a sick experiment’: Arizona lags behind as states order residents to stay home

Editors note: a little after noon on Monday Gov Ducey issues a stay at home proclamation. Read that story here… Despite hundreds of Covid-19 cases, governor has refused to order shelter-in-place and has barred localities from…

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Posted in Arizona Coronavirus Health News

In 2nd day of testing AZ State Public Health Lab confirms presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Arizona

Meteor staff report Mar 4 2:20 PM MST This story has been updated on March 10, 2020 1:55 PM MST The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)…

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Blasting on Monument Hill at Organ Pipe National Monument on Wednesday. Photo Josh Galemore.
Posted in Arizona Environment First Peoples News News Off the wire Tonto O'odham

“Destruction of a sacred cultural site in international conflict is a war crime”

“I want to be clear: When sacred cultural sites are destroyed in international conflict, it is considered a war crime,” said the subcommittee’s chairman, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.). “It’s hard to see the blasting you showed…

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Posted in Arizona Arizona Legislature Education funding News Public Policy

Arizona education funding may be sent out of state

If a few Arizona senators have their way we could be sending our education tax dollars out of state. Senate Bill 1224 would be the only voucher program that designates money for out of state schools…

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Natalie Hoffman, Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse, and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick were convicted of federal misdemeanors for leaving food and water in the desert for migrants. (Photo: @NoMoreDeaths/Twitter)
Posted in Arizona Courts/justice Immigration News Off the wire

Rejecting ‘profoundly disturbing’ logic, judge reverses convictions of AZ border humanitarians

This is the second time in recent months that a federal judge has granted a faith-based defense raised by volunteers prosecuted for providing aid to migrants traveling through the dangerous Arizona desert. By Jessica Corbett, staff…

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Posted in Arizona Environmental Justice First Nations Immigration Justice Mexico Off the wire Rez Life Social Justice Southern O'odham Tonto O'odham

For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’

By Christina Leza, Colorado College March 19, 2019  Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency…

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The family walks along public land near Marisela’s home in Flagstaff.
Posted in Arizona Community Courts/justice Immigration National News Off the wire Social Justice The West

To find Jose Montelongo, ICE agents targeted his whole family

One family’s ordeal under Trump’s zero tolerance immigration tactics. *Note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals By Sarah Tory High Country News One afternoon last April (2019), a group of agents with…

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Posted in Arizona AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Democracy News Politics

Model Government? Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

By Evan Wyloge, Sarah Jarvis and Justin Price, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Phoenix – When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost…

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Posted in Arizona Colorado Plateau Community organizing Editorial/opinon First Nations Rez Life

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We are an Arizona non-profit committed to bringing locally owned and supported journalism to and from the communities across the Colorado Plateau. Indigenous voices matter. It’s important when covering this region that news reporters tell the…

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Posted in Arizona City Colorado Plateau Courts/justice Editorial/opinon First Peoples News Justice Letters National News Rez Life

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Do you have information the public should know? The Meteor reports on news, and issues across the city of Flagstaff, Coconino County and the Colorado Plateau. Our reporters and editors always have their ears to the…

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