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he way a federal appellate judge sees it, a squeaky dog toy in the shape of a whiskey bottle, manufactured by an Arizona firm, is "surely not the equivalent of the Mona Lisa.''

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Police and sheriff's deputies are legally entitled to enforce emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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State School Board: Seniors will still graduate
Non-seniors: Unclear how nearly one-third of school year will be made up

The state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors won't be prevented from graduating just because the governor shut down Arizona schools through the end of the academic year.

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A Cottonwood man has been arrested for allegedly shooting another man during a camping dispute along the Verde River off Perkinsville Road outside of Jerome.

By Staff Report March 31, 2020
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On March 20, Yavapai County announced a 72-year-old Sedona resident was the first presumptive positive in Yavapai County for the COVID-19 virus.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2020
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In response to the impact of COVID-19 in the Verde Valley, Manzanita Outreach has made wholesale changes to its operations in order to meet the growing demand for food assistance locally.

By Manzanita Outreach March 31, 2020
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As of Monday afternoon, Verde Valley Medical Center has collected 54 specimens to be tested for the coronavirus, Marketing Specialist Karlee Weiler stated Wednesday in an email.

By Bill Helm March 31, 2020
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies late Monday afternoon were on the lookout for a male adult motorist with dementia, who was not supposed to be driving, and was recently released from the Verde Valley Medical Center with a COVID test pending.

By Vyto Starinskas March 31, 2020
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For all the efforts of various officials to warn Americans to stay home and not inundate the usual tourist spots amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the message doesn’t appear to have reached many recent visitors to the Verde Valley.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2020
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Man accused of murdering his father back in Camp Verde jail
Klettke released from jail in Goodyear

A man accused of killing his father at a Yavapai County campsite in 2016 recently turned himself in and is back in jail in Camp Verde after being released from jail in Maricopa County.

March 31, 2020
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One Verde Valley fire department has temporarily stopped issuing burn permits of any kind as the COVID-19 pandemic has led first-responder agencies to keep resources available for medical responses.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2020
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Whether by bloodmobile or in a permanent structure, Vitalant is scheduling as many blood drives as it can, said Sue Thew, public and media relations for Vitalant.

By Bill Helm March 31, 2020
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Clarkdale complex plan includes 72 apartments
Design Review Board hearing is next step

While Clarkdale’s Design Review Board doesn’t have any immediate plans to meet, when it finally does, one of the first items likely to be addressed will be a major project that would put a dent in the Verde Valley’s housing crisis.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2020
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Beginning April 7, the Cottonwood Tennis Center will close temporarily for maintenance.

March 31, 2020
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Law enforcement agencies that operate in northeastern Yavapai County have seen dips in a few statistical areas — and increases in a few others — since COVID-19 protocol and closures went into full force.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2020
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The Sedona Chamber of Commerce on Monday asked out-of-town visitors not to come to Sedona because of the coronavirus emergency.

By Vyto Starinskas March 31, 2020
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COVID-19 cases jump past 1200 mark in Arizona; 24 deaths
Testing data continues to show 6% positive rate

There are now 1,289 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona, according to the Tuesday morning update on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

By Dan Engler March 31, 2020
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State school chief: No way to re-open schools effectively
State school board to meet Tuesday to discuss myriad of adjustments

School is over for the rest of the year -- at least in the traditional sense.

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PHOENIX⁠ — “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” – that’s what the state is asking of fellow Arizonans in the continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The number of Arizonans out of work and seeking benefits took another big jump this past week.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) cases in Yavapai County has increased to 19, according to Yavapai County Community Health Services Monday afternoon, March 30.

By Staff Report March 30, 2020
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How will Arizona high school seniors graduate?
State Board of Education to consider minimum course of study and competency requirements

Verde Valley’s school superintendents will likely meet over the next few days to discuss Monday’s announcement by Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman that the state’s schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

By Bill Helm March 30, 2020
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Minerals Research, Inc. would like to advise that there will be some blasting activity conducted at the slag pile on Thursday, April 2nd.

March 30, 2020
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Abortions remain available in Arizona despite the orders by Gov. Doug Ducey to halt all "non-essential or elective'' surgeries.

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Arizona now has 1,100-plus COVID-19 cases; 20 deaths
Yavapai County now reports 15 cases

Arizona experienced its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases between Sunday and Monday with 238 new confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 1,157.

By Dan Engler March 30, 2020

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