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Legislator wants school mandate to teach communism with critical eye

A first-term Arizona lawmaker wants to require students to study what he says is the "brutality" of communism before they can graduate.

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Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from just two months earlier and almost one-third of the state’s pandemic high, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Biden releases 50 million barrels of oil in hopes of easing gas prices

The Biden administration said Tuesday it will release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to drive down the surging cost of gasoline and home heating oil.

Reader Poll:

Many families have a traditional “Christmas tree and decorations” setup day at home around the holidays. When do you set up your Christmas tree?

  • Around Halloween 0%
  • Before Thanksgiving 7%
  • The weekend after Thanksgiving 40%
  • Sometime in December 24%
  • We don’t set up a Christmas tree 29%

68 total votes

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Mingus’ Cesar Diaz a bright star running Cottonwood streets

Mingus Union High School junior Cesar Diaz sat in the football stands at Mingus field Thursday with his Division III state championship medal, but what he was thinking about was winning his next race.

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Norm Newell wins President’s Cup at Verde Santa Fe; 3rd player to win club’s three tournaments

Norm Newell recently won a two-day, 36-hole President’s Cup Championship at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course in October, making it his third championship in a year to complete a “Career Slam.”

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Photo: Mingus Rams win league title

The Mingus Rams volleyball team (7th-8th grade) of the Clarkdale-Jerome School District pose for a photo after winning the Verde Valley League Championship on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

Opinion see more>

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Column: A time to be thankful, and a new path in life

I sat at the table with my family during Thanksgiving dinner this week and I couldn’t help but realize how lucky I really am.

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Editorial: Thanksgiving hope for ‘good understanding’ still survives

Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the American society.

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Drive-thru Christmas display returns to Camp Verde

Two Camp Verde families again invite the community to drive through their winter wonderland sparkling with Christmas cheer. The display is up every night from 6 to 9 p.m. through New Year’s Eve.

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Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from just two months earlier and almost one-third of the state’s pandemic high, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Problem Solved: She’s up a creek without a refund

After the Schitt’s Creek reunion tour is canceled, Lori Glazer wants a refund for her tickets. But Tickets-Center.com is only offering a credit. Can it do that?

Reader Poll:

Many families have a traditional “Christmas tree and decorations” setup day at home around the holidays. When do you set up your Christmas tree?

  • Around Halloween 0%
  • Before Thanksgiving 7%
  • The weekend after Thanksgiving 40%
  • Sometime in December 24%
  • We don’t set up a Christmas tree 29%

68 total votes

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Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Dorthy Nell Scott

Dorthy Nell Scott gained her wings, and joined her Heavenly Father.

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Obituary: Marion Alice Freudinger nee Albanese

Marion Alice Freudinger nee Albanese, of Cottonwood passed to be with her legion of Mary in Heaven November 9, 2021.

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Obituary: Reilley Holland Weatherford

Reilley Holland Weatherford, 16 of Camp Verde, Arizona. He took his final ride into the Lord’s arms on November 16, 2021.