AZ Briefing: How much could AZ's minimum wage rise? community unites to help man raise 5 siblings; what Steve Irvin has to say about media

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Arizona's minimum wage rises with inflation. That could mean a significant increase next year. Here's how much it could rise in 2023.

A Glendale man has been the sole legal guardian for his siblings since he was 21. After COVID-19 reduced his work hours, a community united to help him raise his five siblings.

News anchor Steve Irvin has retired from ABC 15 in Phoenix, for health reasons. He has a lot to say about how journalists cover news.

Today, you can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 94 degrees. Clear at night, with a low near 71 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1856, Camp Moore in the Sonoita Valley was renamed Fort Buchanan.

  • In 1873, a troop of the 5th Cavalry established a camp on the San Carlos River near Gila. It became the headquarters for the military government of the San Carlos Indian Agency.

  • In 1895, the University of Arizona held its first commencement with three graduates.

  • In 1998, former Sen. Barry Goldwater, who served five terms as Arizona’s U.S. senator and lost a bid for the presidency in 1964, dies at age 89 at his home in Paradise Valley.

  • In 2011, the Wallow Fire breaks out in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and goes on to become at the time the largest wildfire in Arizona. The fire was caused by a campfire started by two cousins.

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