Dan Engler

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Commentary: Mingus agenda policy fails transparency test

A challenge last month to the Mingus Union School District’s compliance with the Arizona Open Meeting Law resulted in a comedy of errors by the MUHS administration and legal counsel.

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Commentary: Passage of SB1254 brings consolidation question one step closer to local voters

Credit Andy Groseta with one of the biggest political coups in Verde Valley history. Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1254 into law.

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Editorial: City’s sales tax debate becomes theater of unexpected

Cottonwood City Hall became the theater of the unexpected this past week. People were showing up to City Council meetings begging that their taxes be raised. They were waving signs and actually cheerleading the idea of an increase in the city’s sales tax levy.

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Mingus track and field's Dandy Dozen

12 Mingus tracksters honored for maintaining perfect grades during season

COTTONWOOD – They’re fast. They’re smart

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DeVore, Babcock, Streck lead Mingus delegation to state track championships

Head Coach Molly Westcott’s Mingus Union track and field team made the most of last week’s “last chance” meets to earn provisional qualifying standards for two relay teams and two boys’ 800-meter runners.

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County Attorney: No criminal charges in Mingus hazing case

The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it will not move forward with criminal prosecution in connection with the March 6 sexual-related hazing that resulted in 180-day suspensions for two Mingus Union varsity baseball players.

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Classes canceled one day only at Clarkdale-Jerome school April 26

Normal school hours will resume Friday, April 27

CLARKDALE -- District Superintendent Danny Brown said Monday that all classes at Clarkdale-Jerome School will be canceled Thursday, April 26.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek campuses will be closed April 26

Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King announced Monday that all campuses within the school district will be closed Thursday as educators throughout Arizona will stage a walkout in protest of school funding policies in Arizona.

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Mingus actions prompt resignations of two members of Consolidation Advisory Committee

A draft report that discredits school district consolidation proponent Andy Groseta and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board has prompted two members of the consolidation study committee to resign.

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Verde Valley teachers say walkout a painful but necessary decision

The decision by Arizona teachers to walk off the job April 26 represents one of the most agonizing personal and professional decisions they’ve ever made, according to five local teacher representatives to the Arizona Education Association.

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