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‘El Jefe’ the Jaguar, Famed in US, Photographed in Mexico

First spotted in near Tucson in 2011, “El Jefe” is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier.

FILE - Residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Aug. 3, 2021. Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab. The research was published online Tuesday, July 26, 2022, by the journal Science. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
UArizona Study Bolsters Theory That Coronavirus Emerged From the Wild

Two new studies, including one from the University of Arizona, provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold.

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Biden Will Finish Border Wall Near Yuma That Trump Left Open

Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease all future wall construction, but the administration later agreed to some barriers, citing safety.

Volunteers help voters as voters drop off their ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Phoenix. In Arizona, Maricopa County, the nation's second-largest voting jurisdiction, a steady stream of cars go in and out of the parking lot to deliver ballots at the drop box location. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
No Major Problems With Ballot Drop Boxes in 2020, AP Finds

Arizona reported no damage, stolen ballots, or fraud associated with ballot drop boxes in 2020.

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Heat Deaths in Maricopa County Hit Half-Year Record

About two-thirds of the heat-associated deaths on Maricopa County involved people who were outdoors.

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Stop Yelling at Tourists, Say Police in Arizona Destination

Police in an old Arizona mining town that gets 1 million tourists annually warn residents to stop yelling at visitors, or they could face harassment charges.

Dozens of vehicles line up to get food boxes at the St. Mary's Food Bank Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Phoenix. Long lines are back at outside food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation increasingly seek handouts to feed their families. Many people are coming for the first time amid the skyrocketing grocery and gas prices. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Long Lines Are Back at Phoenix Food Banks as Prices Hit High

The food banks are struggling to meet the latest need even as federal programs provide less food to distribute, grocery store donations wane, and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far.