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Texas school shooting: Lawmakers press governor to call special session on gun control

PHOENIX -- Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws.

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Clarkdale to consider general obligation bond to fund street improvements

The Clarkdale Town Council will discuss the Citizens Bond Committee’s recommendations at the regular council meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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Middle School now Community School

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board unanimously voted to support Principal Matt Schumacher’s recommendation to rename his school Cottonwood Community School.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek board sets boundaries for realigned schools

COTTONWOOD As Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s leadership explored the possibility of realigning three of its schools into two K-8 schools, information was solicited from families who would be affected by a change in the schools.

Sedona Recycles to shut down Verde Valley service in June

Sedona Recycles announced it will be closing the remainder of its Verde Valley locations in June.

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Martin hopes to select new police chief before Memorial Day

CAMP VERDE – Russ Martin said that by May 25, he would like to name the Town of Camp Verde’s next marshal.

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Governor vetoes bill to raise auto minimum liability limits

PHOENIX -- Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972.

Free slash drop off program through June 1

VERDE VALLEY – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has announced the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations, through June 1.

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Mingus again takes no action on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – Three members of the Mingus Union School Board were the proverbial this close that they would vote against consolidation with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

Governor signs law making it harder for jobless Arizonans to receive benefits

Arizonans who don't take pretty much any job after being out of work for at least four weeks will lose their unemployment benefits.

Arizona's jobless rate at 4.9%

Arizona's jobless rate is stalled -- and at a rate higher than earlier this year -- even as the national figure continues to drop.

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Man arrested for burglary after arriving to update sex offender registration

A man was arrested for burglary at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde after arriving to update his sex offender registration.

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Summer fun begins May 26 at Camp Verde Heritage Pool

CAMP VERDE – Memorial Day weekend in Camp Verde means the start of Camp Verde’s annual pool season.

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Cottonwood votes 4-3 on sales tax hike

Council settles on 0.5-percent transaction privilege tax increase

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council voted 4-3 to increase the sales tax by half a percent, raising it to 3.5 percent in the hopes of trying to alleviate a more than $1.5 million deficit.

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Groseta group ‘very pleased’ that Gov. Ducey signed off on SB 1254

COTTONWOOD – Andy Groseta and his Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools – 2018 have referred to SB 1254 as “voter empowerment legislation.”

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Rabbi breaks ground in Verde Valley

Kesslers hope to make Judaism more accessible in community

SEDONA -- For Rabbi Mendel Kessler and his wife, Fraydee, Sedona was always on the radar.

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Oak Creek Canyon fire destroys log cabin

The Sedona Fire Department and the US Forest Service responded to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon Tuesday near Rainbow Trout Farm/Living Springs Campgrounds.

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Ducey open to off-track betting for Arizonans

Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state.

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Coming soon: delivery robots

Coming soon to a sidewalk near you: 200 pound autonomous delivery robots.

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Cottonwood police seek suspect in $100,000 Old Town Association fraud

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a fraud suspect believed responsible for embezzling an estimated $100,000 from the Old Town Association.

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Cottonwood man arrested for heroin possession, intent to sell

A Cottonwood man has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on allegations of heroin possession with intent to sell the narcotic.

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Grassland fire destroys shed, causes extensive damage to vehicle

A shed was destroyed and a nearby vehicle suffered extensive fire damage as a result of a grassland fire Tuesday evening.

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Local man arrested for alleged thefts at Cottonwood Cemetery

A Cottonwood man has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on various misdemeanor charges stemming from a series of thefts at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

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Voters overwhelmingly approve county jail tax

One-quarter percent tax extended for 20 years

An overwhelming 76 percent of Yavapai County voters agree: The jail tax should go on as it has for nearly two decades.

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Camp Verde Class of 1998 to contribute $1,000 to this year’s senior scholarship assembly

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Philip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde High School will hold its annual scholarship and awards ceremony.