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Most Americans feel they pay too much in taxes, AP-NORC poll finds

A majority of taxpayers feel they pay too much in taxes, with many saying that they receive a poor value in return, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Moonlight Becomes Youth

Cottonwood Public Library shared photos from its Feb. 2-3 Night Hike, which educated eight youths on outdoor adventure and safety.

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Sedona’s K9 Sam gets protective vest

The Sedona Police Department’s K9 Sam is getting a bullet- and stab-protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

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YCSO issues alert for arrival of level-2 sex offender

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issued the following sex-offender notification Feb. 20, 2024, in accordance with the requirements of ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.

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Cottonwood’s 10-year plan needs you

It happens once a decade, and the topics affect everyone in the city. The Cottonwood City Council is reaching out to the public for input about an update to its Cottonwood General Plan, which the residents will vote on this year.

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Clarkdale road project to improve South Broadway

Residents and travelers of Clarkdale can expect to see major construction on South Broadway for nearly four months as crews conduct sidewalk and road work.

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Celebrate Sedona rescheduled for Feb. 25

Join Sedona Arts Center (SAC) at Celebrate Sedona, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1-3 p.m. The event features artist demonstrations, food, wine, beer and Blues music by the Tommy Dukes Band.

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SIFF presents ‘The Watters’ free closing night concert March 3

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a free concert to celebrate its 30-year anniversary as its way of saying “thank you” to supporters, audience members and sponsors — and the entire Sedona community — for its support for three decades!

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International Sculpture Center looks for nominations for 2024 Student Award candidates

Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors, their supporting schools’ faculty and art program.

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Astronomers find what may be the universe's brightest object

Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day.

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A fin whale decomposing on an Oregon beach creates a sad but 'super educational' spectacle

It's not yet known what killed an endangered fin whale, but people can marvel at the large marine mammal as it decomposes on an Oregon beach.

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Got back! Paul McCartney's stolen bass is found and returned to the Beatle after more than 50 years

Paul McCartney no longer gently weeps for his original bass guitar.

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Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings

A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days.

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Woman arrested in 2005 death of newborn who was found in Sky Harbor trash can

For nearly two decades, it was a mystery who had left "Baby Skylar" — an unidentified newborn found dead inside a t trash can at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Proposed ballot measure would heighten consequences of hiring workers without legal status

Republican lawmakers took the first steps Monday to making it more difficult for those who have crossed the border illegally to get public benefits.

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Travis Kelce Has Some Odd Potential Plans for the Future of His Facial Hair

What do you do with a beard that won the Super Bowl?

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Jalen Brunson Heard His Own Father Heckling Him During NBA Three-Point Contest

The Knicks star had an unexpected hater during his appearance in the Three-Point Contest.

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Letter to the Editor: Dealing with TikTok

I saw that President Biden recently signed up for TikTok. It truly shines a light on the fact that most of the younger generation is getting their news from social media apps like TikTok, which is why it was always crazy to buy into the whole “Ban TikTok” movement.

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Guest Commentary: The cost of Forest Service budget cuts ahead of risky wildfire season

A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

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Pass It On: A rivalry that was a friendship beyond mortality

Jesse Owens was the grandson of enslaved people and the son of Alabama sharecroppers. Luz Long studied law at the University of Leipzig and was the physical embodiment of Hitler’s nationalistic ideal.

Reader Poll:

Which do you worry about most in the Verde Valley?

  • Wildfire 20%
  • Flooding 10%
  • Summer heat 13%
  • Water supply 57%

30 total votes

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Obituary: Kris Andrew Metzler

Kris Andrew Metzler, 70, of Camp Verde, Arizona, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 26, 2024 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Roseburg, Oregon, the son of Frank and Patricia Metzler.

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Obituary: James Mackey Gray

James Mackey Gray died peacefully in his sleep in the company of family in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 4, 2024. He was 74 years old.

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Obituary: Jorge C. Olguin

Jorge C. Olguin (previously of Clarkdale, Arizona) passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Dec. 4, 2023.

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