Arizona

Ford Motor Co. seal
Sonora officials say the loss of the planned manufacturing of the Ford Focus in their state will be overshadowed by investments they expect to total $3.2 billion over the next year.
June 22, 2017
Narciso Hernandez Cuevas, a 73-year-old sugar cane farmer
Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.
June 22, 2017
Window Rock
The Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country, is finally getting its first Starbucks in Window Rock. This is another sign that the tribe’s capital city is growing.
June 21, 2017
campfire
The Coconino National Forest will switch to Type II fire restriction mode starting June 22. Even though forest officials had prohibited campfires starting June 15, they found 34 abandoned campfires last weekend.
June 21, 2017
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo tribal government has been giving out bonuses to its employees, totaling millions in public funds, according to a recent audit.
June 20, 2017
helicopter
Firefighters contained a small wildfire Thursday in Williams despite a drone flying over the area that delayed operations. Fire officials reported more than 40 drones over wildfires in 2016 and several already this fire season.
June 19, 2017
Just as temperatures in southern Arizona began to climb this week, federal immigration agents descended on an aid camp built in the desert by the activist group No More Deaths to aid migrants who find themselves in trouble when crossing the border illegally.
June 17, 2017
Fire plane
Fire managers evacuated two communities near Payson June 15 and warned a third to be ready to leave as they expected winds to push flames toward their homes.
June 16, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the president and Congress shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. President Donald Trump has ordered the secretary to review any monument bigger than 100,000 acres.  
June 12, 2017
Diane Barker of the Tucson-based medical manufacturer WestMed
At a sales show in Mexico City, one successful Arizona company helped others find a way to enter the Latin American market.
June 12, 2017

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