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Attorneys for the state and a former House speaker told a federal court Tuesday that the legislature is free to remove members for any reason at all -- including political affiliation and race -- as long as they can muster a two-thirds vote.

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Tuesday, a company communications employee said it isn’t clear when, or if, the Cottonwood JCPenney store will re-open.

By Jason W. Brooks June 2, 2020
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There will continue to be still waters in Cottonwood this summer.

By Jason W. Brooks June 2, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,127 new COVID-19 positive tests between Monday and Tuesday.

By Dan Engler June 2, 2020
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It took a virtual home dedication on Saturday, but two of the owners of the Sedona triplex built by the Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity got the keys to their new homes on Peach Lane.

By Vyto Starinskas June 2, 2020
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A Verde Lakes woman could see the fear in the face of a police officer who shot her dog Saturday. The dog was trying to protect her 10-year-old daughter.

By Vyto Starinskas June 2, 2020
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Last week, Community Development Director Ruth Mayday and Clarkdale Historical Society Board of Directors President Michael Lindner made a presentation about the town’s effort to form a Historic Preservation Commission.

By Jason W. Brooks June 2, 2020
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A Sunday afternoon call to police for failure to pay resort charges led to a traffic stop on an interstate, a 0.35 blood-alcohol result and a felony charge, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks June 1, 2020
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In a 41-page "roadmap'' released Monday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman provided a series of options for local school board members to consider as they figure out what's the best course of action going forward for 1.1 million youngsters in more than 2,000 school buildings.

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Arizonans won't be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted or died from COVID-19 -- at least not from the state.

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Sunday evening, May 31, the Cottonwood Fire Department, with the assistance of the Verde Valley Fire District, responded to three brush fires within a 30-minute period, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks June 1, 2020
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Arizona inched its way past the 20,000 COVID-19 caseload mark Monday with a dramatic drop in new cases confirmed Sunday.

By Dan Engler June 1, 2020
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Back in March of 2020, Christiana Duran was returning to her work at Baumbody Works Salon and Spa in Cottonwood, and was T-boned right in front of her workplace, totaling her minivan.

June 1, 2020
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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority used “aggressive firefighting tactics and strong apparatus deployment containment lines” to stop a fire at Catclaw and Verde Lakes drives late Saturday afternoon, according to a report from Copper Canyon Battalion Chief Eric Strauss.

By Vyto Starinskas May 31, 2020
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Cottonwood Council has full agenda for Tuesday
Agenda includes first reading of new sidewalk policy

Tuesday, the Cottonwood Council will again meet in its Community Clubhouse, but it still won’t have the public in attendance.

By Jason W. Brooks May 31, 2020
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Area meteorologists and forest personnel are predicting a possibly volatile and intense wildland fire season in 2020.

By Jason W. Brooks May 30, 2020
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In a world consumed by the stress of COVID-19, Rachel Torbitzky found peace one night at the Pines Motel in Cottonwood.

By Bill Helm May 30, 2020
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Arizona moves past 19,000 COVID-19 cases, 900 deaths
State sees highest one-day tally with 790 new cases

For the second consecutive day, Arizona recorded its highest number yet of new COVID-19 positive tests Saturday.

By Dan Engler May 30, 2020
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Although personal protective equipment existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus – and how people have dealt with it – have brought the PPE into the lexicon of our new vocabulary.

By Bill Helm May 30, 2020
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Nicole McDaniel, a patient care tech, and Laura Fayette, a nationally certified medical assistant, greet and educate anywhere from 15-30 patients on Mondays and Thursdays at Northern Arizona Healthcare as they prepare to collect a specimen that will determine whether the patient is COVID-19 positive.

By Bill Helm May 30, 2020
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The vines will be very fine in the Heart of Arizona’s Wine Country.

By Vyto Starinskas May 30, 2020
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It’s historic every time the House of Joy opens, and June 1 should be no different.

By Vyto Starinskas May 30, 2020
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Head Start sites are closed for the summer.

By Bill Helm May 30, 2020
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Asking people over the phone about personal health circumstances never gets easier, emergency dispatchers say.

By Jason W. Brooks May 29, 2020
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The beeping sound of a large van or truck backing up can be music to the ears of employees and volunteers at a food pantry or a related nonprofit.

By Jason W. Brooks May 29, 2020

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