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The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19.

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An attorney for the Arizona Legislature is arguing to the state Court of Appeals that lawmakers -- and not the courts -- decide when they have to have open meetings.

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Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown took the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County back to Stage I fire restrictions a few days after all national forests in Northern Arizona made a similar change.

By Jason W. Brooks July 20, 2021
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Students interested in free-tuition classes in Yavapai College’s new Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center can tour the new facility at the upcoming open house.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2021
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A bulldozer on Saturday morning, July 17, was clearing away some of the slag material from a slide at the huge slag pile near the Verde River in Clarkdale.

By Staff report July 20, 2021
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Maricopa County officials say the claims made about the election that some have labeled a "bombshell'' are really a dud.

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Tony Ontiveros didn’t have much time for lunch as he stopped in a local restaurant with his three employees Friday. He’s even headed to the Sun’s playoff game Saturday.

By Vyto Starinskas July 19, 2021
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The proposed Salt Mine Ranches subdivision had its preliminary plat approved unanimously by the Camp Verde Town Council.

By Vyto Starinskas July 19, 2021
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Arizona Democrats called on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County election returns, which they said Friday is little more than a “sham audit” disguising a series of politically motivated attacks.

By BROOKE NEWMAN Cronkite News July 19, 2021
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Arizona has had more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in five of the past six days.

By Dan Engler July 19, 2021
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A man wanted for discharging a weapon within city limits and a DUI in Yavapai County was located in Davao City on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release Monday, July 19.

July 19, 2021
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The butter had barely dried from all the smiling faces at Saturday’s Corn Fest, but it was already clear that this year’s event would be a big success.

By Vyto Starinskas July 19, 2021
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The National Park Service announced last week the selection of Lloyd Masayumptewa as superintendent of Camp Verde’s Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments in Clarkdale, according to a news release Friday.

July 19, 2021
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The Town of Clarkdale going to make major infrastructure improvements — but will get some more advice first.

July 16, 2021
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Leila Ranzi welcomed a line of guests to the Blazin’ M Ranch on Wednesday, July 14, which was opening night for the popular Western-themed venue after closing for the pandemic more than a year ago.

By Vyto Starinskas July 16, 2021
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Verde Valley Homeless Coalition is about to open the first overnight homeless shelter in Cottonwood after decades of attempts to get the homeless off the streets and out of washes at night.

By Vyto Starinskas July 16, 2021
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Arizona Flywheeler President Gary Covert, accompanied by members Ginny and Steve Rench, donated a check for $1,000 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, to support the purchase of a High Tunnel Greenhouse for the Oak Creek School agriculture program garden.

July 16, 2021
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US Forest Service rescinds fire restrictions in northern Arizona
Shooting restrictions lifted in Prescott National Forest

Recent rains, along with higher humidity and increased fuel moistures, have allowed U.S. Forest Service officials to return Prescott National Forest and other national forests in northern Arizona to loosen restrictions.

By Jason W. Brooks July 16, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days.

By Dan Engler July 16, 2021
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PHOENIX -- The outside contractors conducting the audit of the 2020 election told GOP lawmakers Thursday they already have identified a series of inconsistencies between what Maricopa County provided and what they have found.

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Due to monsoonal activity and heavy rainfall, the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests will rescind all fire restrictions as of 6 a.m. Friday, July 16.

By Jason W. Brooks July 15, 2021
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The state’s plan to execute two death-row inmates as early as this fall were derailed Monday when the Arizona Supreme Court ordered the state to first determine the viability of its execution drugs before pressing ahead.

By BROOKE NEWMAN Cronkite News July 15, 2021
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The number of migrant deaths recorded in the Arizona desert so far this year is on pace to break the record set just last year, as migrants attempt the crossing in the face of a record-breaking heat wave.

By ALYSSA MARKSZ Cronkite News July 15, 2021
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Gilbert resident Lori Ament said she and her husband both work full time to support themselves and their 5-year-old son and are getting by. But not much more.

By BROOKE NEWMAN Cronkite News July 15, 2021
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Lawyers for the U.S. Treasury are asking a federal judge to throw out a bid by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich to say Congress can't tell Arizona it can't use any of its COVID relief dollars to cut taxes for business and individuals.

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