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Governor: Education key to parental choice on value of vaccinations

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey won't support eliminating the ability of parents to claim a personal exemption for their children from vaccines despite a new published study showing the state's largest county at risk for a measles epidemic.

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Bicyclists ride to remember Cornville crash victim and others (with video)

Thursday, almost five years to the day, her friend David Waechter choked up as he spoke about his close friend and riding partner.

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Mingus begins search for new superintendent

Thursday, the district’s posting for a new superintendent went live, according to Mingus Union School Board President Lori Drake.

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Bommersbach to present ‘Hell-raising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West’

The Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Yavapai College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Sedona/Verde Valley, is pleased to present an Arizona Humanities Council-AZ Speaks free community education event on Thursday May 23, titled “Hell-raising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West”

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Driver dies following single-vehicle crash on SR89A outside Jerome

According to the Jerome Police Department, the driver is believed to have lost consciousness due to medical condition while driving, accelerated, left the roadway and rolled over, coming to a rest upside down.

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High-risk sex offender who cut off ankle bracelet and absconded to Oregon back in Cottonwood

Kai Evan Keller, 36, is back in Cottonwood after having been released from the Yavapai County Jail, according to a May 17 press release from Kuhlt.

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Attempted kidnapping in Cottonwood

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, an unidentified man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old female while she walking home from Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy.

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UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish 6-acre fire off Bill Gray Road (with video)

Verde Valley Fire District and Cottonwood Fire Department officials are currently on scene battling a brush fire near Bill Gray Road a few miles from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

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Camp Verde council antes up $50K for rodeo arena

CAMP VERDE – With a 5-to-2 vote Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council approved the Camp Verde Arena Association’s request for an additional $50,000 to build its equestrian center.

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Jerome moves forward with kiosk parking plan

The Jerome Town Council has decided to put paid parking kiosks in town to provide a revenue source for high infrastructure repair costs.

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Cuban Queen project on slow track in Jerome

The Town of Jerome is discussing the possible future development of the former Cuban Queen property, but behind closed doors under the town attorney’s advice.

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Camp Verde to hold Cornfest on July 20

CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde’s Parks and Recreation department announced Tuesday that Cornfest will definitely be back in 2019.

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Yavapai County Health Services offers walk-in Wednesdays for back-to-school immunizations

You might feel like summer vacation just started, but Yavapai County Community Health Services is urging parents to start thinking about back-to-school vaccinations now.

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College adopts scaled-back spending plan for coming year

The Yavapai College District Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt the College’s proposed budget for the 2020 academic year this week at its annual budget hearing on the Prescott Campus.

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Yavapai College Foundation Board selects alumnae as new president

It was announced at the 48th annual meeting of the Yavapai College Foundation, held Tuesday May 7, that Yavapai College alumnae, Valerie Wood, has been named president of the Yavapai College Foundation Board of Directors succeeding Don Michelman.

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Special Report: ‘When it rains, it stinks’

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

People who live along the southern border all say the same thing: When it rains, it stinks.

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Planned state initiative would ban high-interest title loans

Saying the rates they charge amount to usury, backers of a new initiative seek to outlaw title loans -- or at least the interest they are allowed to charge.

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Effort to limit new laws on tobacco, vaping products gets nod in Arizona House

Siding with retailers, the state House voted Wednesday to at least partly preempts cities and towns from enacting their own rules on the sale and marketing of tobacco and vaping products.

Arizona Jr./Sr. High School commencement on Thursday

Arizona Jr. and Sr. High School will celebrate the end of its first year when it graduates 35 high school seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Camp Verde Community Center gymnasium.

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Speed skater who was sex assault victim supports bill to give more time to report abuse

A former national speed skating champion lent her voice Tuesday to those who want to give victims of child sexual assault and abuse more time to sue their assailants -- and specifically those who permitted it to happen.

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As session goes into overtime, lawmakers actually get less $$$

Well, it's official: The Arizona Legislature is now in overtime.

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Lawmakers want Arizona primary moved to first Tuesday in August

Arizona voters may be on the verge of getting three more weeks of candidate speeches, robocalls, door hangars and mailers.

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Genie Gee to step down as Mingus acting superintendent

Will continue as principal

At the district’s May 7 meeting, Gee told the Mingus Union School Board that she “has no interest in continuing” as acting superintendent beyond June 30

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4 things you should know about this year's Verde Valley Farmers’ Market

1 It’s been 16 years since Diane Scantlebury and Denise Gould opened the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market in Camp Verde.

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Divide and Share: Verde Valley Farmers’ Market announces plant/seed exchange

CAMP VERDE – With rain comes growth. Not just weeds. Also the sorts of growth that folks look forward to.

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