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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a boater who went missing at Lake Pleasant has been found safe on shore. The Arizona Republic reports that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office had feared that 31-year-old Bradley Johnson had slid off the back of a boat while sleeping. Dive teams searched part of the lake Sunday night and yesterday morning but he was found alive about 2 p.m. yesterday near the Lake Pleasant marina.

TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) - Management of a lightning-sparked fire burning on the Kaibab National Forest has forced officials to temporarily detour portions of the Arizona Trail. Officials say large signs and detour maps have been posted in the fire zone so visitors will know which areas to avoid as crews use managed ignitions along the eastern edge of the blaze.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's quest for a way to keep its accreditation status has school board members at odds with the foundation operating it. The Scottsdale-based Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said last week it would not independently incorporate the school as a way to stay accredited. The Higher Learning Commission changed its by-laws in 2012 to prohibit accreditation for schools that are operating divisions of a larger organization.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Staffing and debt may delay a planned merger between Arizona State University and Thunderbird School of Global Management. The Republic reports that ASU officials are concerned about inheriting debt from Thunderbird, which has faced financial struggles recently. Thunderbird was first established in Glendale in 1946. It abandoned a proposal earlier this year to partner with a for-profit educational company.

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