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State senators voted Monday to limit the leeway of the Independent Redistricting Commission to draw legislative boundaries despite claims it could illegally harm the ability of minorities to elect lawmakers of their choice.

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Since 2011, there have been at least 13 shootings involving HSI agents – most in 2018-19, according to an investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.

By Derek Hall, Mackenzie Shuman, Devan Sauer, Nicole Ludden and José-Ignacio Castañeda Perez Howard Center for Investigative Journalism February 24, 2020
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Investigation by ASU student journalists reveals shootings across nation by little-known ICE unit
Howard Center reporters reviewed Homeland Security records, sought expert analysis

After a shootout in a Phoenix suburb involving federal agents of Homeland Security Investigations, a team of student reporters at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism began examining use of force by federal law enforcement.

By Staff of Howard Center for Investigative Journalism February 24, 2020
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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Arizona’s challenge to California’s “extraordinarily aggressive” application of a tax against thousands of out-of-state companies, including as many as 13,000 in Arizona.

By McKenzie Sadeghi, Cronkite News February 24, 2020
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The Maricopa County individual who tested positive for novel coronavirus has been released from quarantine after receiving multiple negative tests for the virus, the Maricopa County Public Health Department said in a statement Friday.

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch, Cronkite News February 24, 2020
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Here are some events and announcements about what's happening in various parts of the Verde Valley.

February 24, 2020
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Monday, at the special Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board voted to make Chip Davis the new Yavapai County treasurer.

February 24, 2020
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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will interview three candidates to fill a vacancy on the Mingus Union School Board today.

By Dan Engler February 24, 2020
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Arizona’s presidential preference primary is still almost a month away, but voters are already making their preferences known with their wallets.

By McKenzie Sadeghi, Cronkite News February 23, 2020
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As the city of Sedona’s Uptown Roadway Improvements Project gets closer to completion, drivers are advised of a list of possible reroutes, one-lane flagging operations and nighttime road closures during the week of Feb. 24.

By Jason W. Brooks February 23, 2020
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Vacant and abandoned buildings are among the items the Clarkdale Council is set to discuss at its Tuesday meeting, set for 3 p.m. in the Men’s Lounge meeting room of the Clarkdale Clubhouse.

February 22, 2020
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Cottonwood Mayor Elinski has started a new career constructing Pin Drop Travel Trailers at his renovated building in Miami, 150 miles from Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas February 22, 2020
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Two Cottonwood council members voted against an accommodation to a developer Tuesday — an accommodation typically approved in the past without much discussion. Council Members Tosca Henry and Ruben Jauregui voted against allowing 1.6 acres of city-owned land for staging of construction of a new hotel.

By Jason W. Brooks February 22, 2020
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Home school student wins second straight county spelling bee
Oak Creek eighth grader Aiden Rose finishes second

The number 13 is Aliyah Alpert’s lucky number. At least now it is.

By Bill Helm February 22, 2020
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Mollie Hogan would like to relocate her Southern California wildlife refuge to Cornville.

By Bill Helm February 22, 2020
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Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Cottonwood for transportation services.

February 22, 2020
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Passenger information gets checked and re-checked at airports all over the world, but when it comes to tracking COVID-19, that data has, at times, taken days to reach health officials.

By Hannah Foote, Cronkite News February 21, 2020
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GOP lawmakers haven't given up on 'sanctuary' penalty provisions
HB 2598 would impose economic consequences on non-cooperative municipalities

Arizona Republicans are continuing to advance another measure related to the controversial issue of sanctuary cities despite the decision by the governor not to try to amend the state constitution.

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The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, in coordination with the Sedona’s Public Works Department, will close part of Posse Ground Road from 9 a.m Thursday, March 5, through Sunday evening March 8, in order to make it safer for all foot and bike traffic at Posse Grounds Park during the weekend of the event.

February 21, 2020
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Friday, Hispanic activists and their Democrat allies celebrated the death of a proposed constitutional ban on "sanctuary cities," as Republican Gov. Doug Ducey who had crafted the plan sought to do damage control.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday took three-term New York City mayor and multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg to task over numerous allegations of workplace sexual harassment.

By Dylan Simard and Frankie McLister, Cronkite News February 21, 2020
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President Donald Trump brought thousands out to his rally Wednesday at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum – what he likely did not bring was $145,000 to reimburse local governments for costs from previous rallies in Arizona.

By Joshua Gerard Gargiulo, Cronkite News February 21, 2020
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Facing rising opposition and threats of a boycott, Gov. Doug Ducey has pulled the plug on his demand for a public vote for a constitutional ban on "sanctuary cities."

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The House Government Committee approved a measure to let communities limit the number of people who can be allowed into these facilities to no more than two per bedroom. HB 2875 also permits cities to require installation of noise monitoring equipment, restrict where people can smoke and even require owners or their agent to actually meet the people to whom they are renting.

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House Elections Committee says yes to HB 2125
Legislation would allow retroactive reimbursement of legal fees

Tuesday, the Arizona House Elections Committee voted 5-to-4 in favor of legislation designed to punish school districts for filing lawsuits that ultimately keep measures out of the hands of voters.

By Bill Helm February 20, 2020

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