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Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run in Cornville

A person died late Sunday night in what Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has called a hit-and-run on Cornville Road.

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Cottonwood 8th graders try out Yavapai College in new program

Yavapai College and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District are hoping their new eighth-grade program will be life-changing for students and the Verde Valley community.

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Dogs to benefit from wine fundraiser

Dogs don’t drink wine. But they will reap the benefits from the fruit of the vine, thanks to a local winery’s fundraising efforts.

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Court rejects legislature’s efforts to keep election audit records under wraps

The state Court of Appeals has slapped down efforts by the state Senate to withhold about 1,100 records related to the audit of the 2020 election.

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Ducey asks judge to back his use of COVID relief funds against threat from feds

Saying he is protecting children from possible social, emotional and mental health effects of having to wear a mask, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday asked a federal judge to rule he is doing nothing legally wrong by denying federal COVID relief funds to schools with mask mandates and giving parents vouchers to remove their youngsters from those schools.

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This Week in Arizona History

On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia.

Reader Poll:

What issue will be the biggest deciding factor in how you vote for legislators in upcoming elections?

  • Taxes 6%
  • Public health 5%
  • Border security 23%
  • Voting rights 33%
  • Water 5%
  • Party affiliation 16%
  • Other 13%

133 total votes

See past polls

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Commentary: Human trafficking a national shame hiding in plain sight

In well-appointed homes, on farms, in factories and in restaurants in the United States, thousands of people, even children, work long days cleaning homes, picking crops, making products and washing dishes, busing tables and serving customers.

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Letter: Ring missing, never returned, after husband died at hospital

I am heartbroken and angry! My husband was admitted to the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood on Oct. 29 and passed away on Oct. 32, 2021.

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Letter: We were canceled

It happened on Friday night, Jan. 14, with about 12:40 left in the second half of the Mingus Union High School girls’ soccer game. It was then announced for all the fans on the Mingus side to leave the stands and field under threat of a forfeit of the game. This was demanded by an apparently very distraught, overly sensitive referee. All done without even a warning.

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Recreational marijuana sales flying high a year after Arizona legalization

Walking into a marijuana dispensary today, it’s hard to tell that it’s only been a year since the use of recreational marijuana was legalized in Arizona. Dispensaries that already were selling medical marijuana, which began in 2012, had to scramble to transition their stores to sell to both recreational and medical customers.

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VVREO: Verde Valley must acquire faster broadband

Faster, more reliable, and secure broadband is the fundamental infrastructure of the knowledge economy for the 21st century.

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Problem Solved: Canceling tickets to comedy show nearly impossible

I’m trying to cancel tickets to a Dave Chappelle and Joe Rogan show in New Orleans that I bought through Vivid Seats. At the time of the show, there were too many COVID-19 cases and I didn’t want to risk attending the show.

Reader Poll:

What issue will be the biggest deciding factor in how you vote for legislators in upcoming elections?

  • Taxes 6%
  • Public health 5%
  • Border security 23%
  • Voting rights 33%
  • Water 5%
  • Party affiliation 16%
  • Other 13%

133 total votes

See past polls

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Obituary: Sandra Allan Fortier

Sandra Allan Fortier, of Clarkdale, Arizona, passed away January 3, 2022, in Cottonwood AZ, after a brief illness. She was 83 years old.

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Obituary: Jack Lee Tinnell

Jack Lee Tinnell was born September 19, 1949 in Lander, Wyoming to Howard and Charlotte Tinnell and grew up in Jackson Hole, WY.

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Obituary: Patrick Lopez Herrera

In the early morning of December 31, 2021, Patrick Lopez Herrera peacefully passed away at his home in Cottonwood, Arizona at the age of 88 with the Grace of God.