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Arizona House passes bill to put more restrictions on voter registration

The state House voted Monday to create some new crimes for certain voter-registration activities in a move several lawmakers suggested will suppress voting, particularly by the young and minorities.

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Arizona legislation would bar cities, counties from regulating landlords

HB 2115 would leave untouched any ordinance that already was in place at the beginning of the year. But the measure, approved by the Senate Government Committee on a 4-3 party-line vote, says anything new would be strictly off limits.

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New Police Chief for Sedona

The City of Sedona has offered the position of chief of police to Capt. Charles Husted of the Sacramento Police Department, according to Brenda Tammarine, City of Sedona. Husted has accepted the position, she said. In 2017, David McGill became the chief of police for the Sedona Police Department in 2017 and stepped down in November 2018. Ron Wheeler was named interim chief of police until now. Captain Charles Husted is seen in a Sacramento Police Department video in the above photo.

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Arizona company hopes to create nation’s largest marijuana dispensary operation

PHOENIX -- An Arizona firm that already grows, processes and sells marijuana in multiple states is buying another company to create was will likely be the nation’s largest operation.

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6 Questions with Jenniffer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen’s voice is beamed across the Verde Valley air waves on five radio stations as producer for Yavapai Broadcasting News.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Karen Amoscato

Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.

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Former Mingus executive assistant accused of forging MUHS letter

A 46-year-old Rimrock woman who also serves as executive assistant to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison is facing felony charges of tampering with public records and taking the identity of the other.

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Aloha Sedona: Taste of Hawaii comes to Red Rock country with Poke restaurant

Poke “is a traditional Hawaiian dish,” explained Nichols. Its raw ahi (tuna) mixed with sesame seeds, soy sauce, several types of seaweed, sesame oil and a little bit of honey.”

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LISTEN: 4 things you need to know about the fourth annual Verde Valley Comic Expo

Cosplayers, comic book fans, artists and anyone in between will have the chance to support their local library Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South Sixth Street.

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Woman arrested after shoplifting from Walmart

Kuhlt said Forlano shoplifted approximately $166 from Walmart. Because she used a backpack and tote to conceal the items, the charge becomes a felony according to Arizona Revised Statutes.

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Senate passes school consolidation bill on third read

Thursday, the Arizona State Senate floor voted 17-13 to pass SB 1073, the bill that could lend ease to efforts to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts.

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Cottonwood to look at Thunder Valley Rally statistical analysis

The annual Thunder Valley Rally event operated at a loss to the city in 2018 but by small margin, according to Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.

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Cancer patients to have access to chemo in Verde Valley

Soon Verde Valley cancer patients will be able to get their chemotherapy treatments in Cottonwood and Sedona.

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Camp Verde considers banning political signs in commercial tourism zones

Arizona Revised Statute 16-1019 says it’s a class 2 misdemeanor to remove, cover or alter in any way a political campaign sign. But the statute says nothing about prohibiting such signs.

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Camp Verde considers Cocoa with the PoPo at schools

A few years ago when Oscar Berrelez retired from the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, he took up professional residence at the Yavapai College Police Department.

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180-day school calendar up for review by Mingus School Board

Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board could approve the high school’s 2019-2020 calendar.

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Former Jerome council member urges Jerome citizens to be patient during paid parking talks

Bachrach reiterated that the issues isn’t if the infrastructure fails – “it’s when.”

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Northern Arizona Healthcare, Spectrum partner for behavioral health

The Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in Northern Arizona identified behavioral health as an area of great need within our communities, challenging healthcare providers to think differently about how we partner to provide care.

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Parks and Rec explains vision for Camp Verde’s special events coverage

One-day Cornfest, hiring of recreation leader part of department’s plan

One of the town’s signature events, Cornfest will be back in 2019, Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall has said time and time again since he first proposed that his department take on the responsibility of manning the town’s big events.

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South Verde High School considers supplemental online instruction

Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board decided against using Arizona Online Instruction as a supplement to its South Verde High School programming

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CLIP: U.S. Senator Martha McSally talks key issues facing the Verde Valley

U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited the Verde Valley Friday as part of her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. The purpose of the tour is for her to get to know as many communities as possible and figure out ways they can be helped at the federal level.

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WATCH: Full interview with U.S. Senator Martha McSally

U.S. Senator Martha McSally made a stop in Cottonwood Friday during her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. She met with community leaders and stakeholders at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building to learn about major issues facing the Verde Valley. We got to catch up for a few minutes to talk about what she learned, as well as water policy, the Cottonwood Land Exchange and more.

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UPDATE: Waterline construction to cause closures along Mingus and Main delayed

Due to the recent rains earlier this week the Contractor has had to push back the start date for the waterline work at the intersection of Mingus Avenue and Main Street. The current start date has been pushed back two days and will not begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. As previously mentioned, the nature of the work is weather dependent and may be subject to delays. Please exercise caution and obey all traffic control signs while traveling in the area.

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Jaguar attack at zoo may reflect new normal of selfie culture

Wildlife World Zoo officials have said the woman attacked by a jaguar Saturday was taking a selfie. The incident gained national attention, and the woman at the center of it has made various statements.

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Arizona’s GOP state senators block vote on ratifying ERA

PHOENIX -- A bid to force a vote on having Arizona ratify the Equal Rights Amendment faltered Wednesday when every Republican senator present refused to allow it.