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Arizona religious groups said the Trump administration’s release this week of regulations aimed at protecting religious expression “rights a serious wrong,” but others expect the moves will have little practical impact.

By Christopher Scragg, Cronkite News January 19, 2020
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College holds meet-and-greet with finalists for campus dean spot
James Perey to become associate vice president for strategic initiatives

Yavapai College President Lisa Rhine said Friday that she hopes to have James Perey’s replacement on the job by March 1.

By Bill Helm January 18, 2020
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ll four of the Yavapai County Supervisors who weighed in during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors hearing for Alcantara Vineyards and Winery had, basically, the same question: What’s different this time, since we’ve heard similar promises on this project for 15 years?

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2020
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Yavapai County’s Board of Supervisors granted a developer a continuance on a large-scale planned area development in the Cornville area.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2020
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One of the items up for consideration by the city is the proposed accepting of a letter of intent on a purchase of 2.2 acres of city-owned vacant land located on the northeast corner of West State Route 89A and Sixth Street.

January 18, 2020
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COTTONWOOD — What’s the proper balance between sidewalk space for pedestrians and allowing merchants to promote their products and services?

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2020
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CAMP VERDE — Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., Shari Rowe brings her love of faith, family and the great outdoors to Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde.

January 18, 2020
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A Camp Verde rescue owner worries that while the Verde Valley Humane Society and town officials try to work out a new fee agreement, dogs in Camp Verde will be at risk and may suffer.

By Vyto Starinskas January 18, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won't restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008.

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A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere.

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State lawmakers are looking to close a loophole in the law they say has allowed cities to deny workers' compensation benefits to firefighters with cancer.

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A man wanted on domestic violence charges fled from Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies who were called to the Cordes Junction area, but after escaping up I-17, the man later turned himself in.

By Jason W. Brooks January 17, 2020
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Cottonwood man arrested for sex crime for second time in one week
Shanks admitted to detectives he downloaded child porn

A man who was arrested last weekend and charged with exposing himself to children has also been booked on charges related to possessing child pornography.

By Jason W. Brooks January 17, 2020
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If 18 percent of the nation’s high schools have some sort of drug testing program, then what about the other schools?

By Bill Helm January 16, 2020
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New consolidation legislation introduced
SB1122 seeks single canvas vote on school district merger vote

State Sen. Sylvia Allen has introduced legislation that contradicts the three-canvass ballot asserted in SB 1073, Clarkdale-Jerome School Board President Jill Zaske said Wednesday.

By Bill Helm January 16, 2020
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One person called for censure. Another called for removal.

By Bill Helm January 16, 2020
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An announcement during Wednesday’s Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting confirmed what most observers anticipated would be the next move by a developer hoping to build a mixed-use project.

By Jason W. Brooks January 16, 2020
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Home-grown political signs can be funny, or they can ruffle the feathers of the local pink flamingos that grace Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas January 16, 2020
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Every two minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, but thanks in large part to early detection, breast cancer death rates have dropped 40% since 1989.

By Ashleigh Stewart, Cronkite News January 16, 2020
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Colleagues of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick offered prayers and well wishes for the Tucson Democrat after she announced Wednesday that she is seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, which she said was to blame for a serious fall last week.

By Christopher Scragg, Cronkite News January 16, 2020
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A federal appeals court agreed that an Iraqi refugee can be deported after he was convicted in Arizona of aggravated assault, a first-time offense that netted him a sentence of just 48 hours behind bars.

By Christopher Scragg, Cronkite News January 16, 2020
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Arizona lawmakers voted on a straight party-line Wednesday to forward two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a 228-193 vote as predictable as the arguments for and against it.

By Jessica Myers and McKenzie Sadeghi, Cronkite News January 16, 2020
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Two lawmakers are proposing to let at least several Native American tribes keep some of the taxes generated from sales on reservations.

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A spat between ranchers and Native American tribes is threatening to torpedo a special panel which seeks to keep construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiquities.

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The Farm Bureau figures that the cost of a typical basket of 12 representative items will set shoppers back $56.83. That same basket could be bought a year ago for just $46.22.

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