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Rimrock man dies from rollover crash on Montezuma Well Road

A Rimrock man was killed following a roll-over vehicle collision on Forest Road 119 (Montezuma Well Road) Friday at 4:15 p.m., according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood man accused of leading police on chase, hitting officer with car after night of drinking

A 66-year-old Cottonwood man faces a host of criminal charges after he allegedly led officers on a chase after a night of drinking Saturday and striking one policeman with his car.

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AARP volunteers offer free tax aid assistance, appointment book quickly filling up

Don’t wait until it’s too late

VERDE VALLEY – Most years, it’s enough that AARP’s Tax Aide Service helps folks prepare their taxes via appointments at three Verde Valley locations.

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Agencies seek help fighting criminal threat at border

WASHINGTON – Despite efforts to secure U.S. points of entry, drug cartels have the networks, money and technology to continue smuggling drugs into the U.S., law enforcement officials told a House committee.

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State seeks more stringent rules for initiative process

PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers are teeing up yet another measure designed to throw hurdles in the path of Arizonans who want to craft their own laws.

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Lawmakers seek enhanced auto liability insurance coverage

PHOENIX -- Arizona motorists are one step closer to having to buy more auto insurance than many of them already purchase.

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Prescott Valley boy seeks third consecutive county spelling bee win

38 school spelling bee winners battle for county spelling supremacy

Two years ago, Tanner Dodt of Prescott Valley won his first Yavapai County Spelling Bee.

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9 Verde Valley schools send spelling champions to county’s 71st annual bee

“Now I’m excited and anxious at school,” Matthew says.

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Sedona Film Festival hosts Mary Tyler Moore reunion

Ed Asner gives Cloris Leachman a hug on stage at the 23rd Sedona Film festival on Friday night for a special Mary Tyler Moore reunion that included Valerie Harper.

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Report: School choice vouchers will cost millions

Proposed state bill could cost taxpayers $24.5 million by 2020

Making vouchers universally available to pay for all children to attend private and parochial schools will actually increase costs to the state according to legislative budget analysis and not result in a savings as its prime sponsor is claiming.

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Vote to legalize marijuana could be back in 2018

Voters may get another chance next year to legalize marijuana use by adults.

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Helping hands

The Honorable Judge David Mackey conducts the Oath of Office for State Peace Officer Certification with personnel from United States Department of Homeland Security-Investigations, the United States Postal Inspector, and United States Forest Service (One Forest Service employee not shown is positioned behind Judge Mackey).

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Creative friends

Sandra O’Connell displays her latch hook wall hanging, above, during the “Creative Friends Needle Crafts” session at the Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood on Friday where socializing is part of the fun.

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VVRD receives grant

Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) is the recipient of a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant.

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Supreme Court to consider legality of increased minimum wage

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a voter-approved hike in the state minimum wage is legal.

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Ranchers want wall, worry about more patrol agents on their land

John Ladd stepped out of his rusted, red pickup truck to lead a herd of cattle through a gate on his 16,000-acre ranch which borders border, chain and padlock swinging from his hand.

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PANT operation leads to drug bust, arrest

Sedona man booked on numerous charges

Monday, 46-year-old Shawn Victor Brown, of Sedona, was arrested by Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives and booked on numerous charges following a vehicle search.

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Remediation work begins Feb. 21 at historic Cottonwood Civic Center

The historic Cottonwood Civic Center, constructed in 1939 using local river rock, is scheduled to start a multi-phase restoration program, beginning Feb. 21, that will last for much of the rest of the year, according to a city news release.

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Subsidized senior apartment complex (finally) open

Residents move in after months of delay

The 60-unit Highland Square senior apartment complex opened its doors to residents Feb. 8 after months of delay.

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Supervisors approve mobile food unit proposal

Text amendment gives hot dog stands, taco trucks leeway to operate

Wednesday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the text amendment to the zoning ordinance and to add language regarding the allowance of mobile food units in Yavapai County.

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Vehicle strikes man on SR 89A

Traffic at standstill for hours

Emergency crews were dispatched to SR 89A, near milepost 359, for a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday.

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Camp Verde school board votes to continue four-day week

With a 3-to-2 vote Tuesday, the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board decided to retain the four-day school week at its elementary, middle and high schools – and to stick with the five-day school week at South Verde High School.

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I-40 pavement sensors help identify, address ice

Technology helps keep drivers safe during winter

FLAGSTAFF – Sensors installed at three I-40 locations west of Flagstaff are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation forecast the likelihood of ice forming and respond accordingly.

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Legislators ask appeals court to void mechanism that helps Arizonans receive free, low-cost health care

PHOENIX – Current and former legislators asked the state Court of Appeals Tuesday to void the financing mechanism that enables more than 400,000 Arizonans to get free or low-cost health care.

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Arizona Board of Regents to remain intact – for now

PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents will remain intact -- and with all its powers -- at least for the time being.