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State lawmakers are moving to erect new hurdles to protect individuals from having their property seized by the state.

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New Census stats show Buckeye, Goodyear among fastest-growing U.S. cities
Cottonwood, Clarkdale both up by more than 8 percent from 2010

Two Arizona cities are among the top gainers in population since the last decennial count.

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More than 400 members of the community’s workforce will be back at work, according to Aaron Moss, general manager of Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.

By Bill Helm May 20, 2020
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The new target date is June 13 depending on the status of State requirements. While a disappointment to staff and the public, Parks & Recreation remains committed to creating a fun and safe pool experience this summer.

May 20, 2020
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Summer Day Camp at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is planned to return June 8 for its third year. Guidance and modifications required by the COVID-19 restrictions have resulted in camp opening a week late this year as new procedures are developed and staff trained.

May 20, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 43 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. That pushes the state’s coronavirus death tally to 747 as the overall Arizona caseload has grown to 14,987.

By Dan Engler May 20, 2020
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Clarkdale Baptist Church has reopened its doors for regular services, and continues to offer creative options for members and guests with lingering concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

May 20, 2020
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Arizona House to focus on non-COVID issues
Republicans begin pushing other measures

Arizona House Republicans thwarted a bid by Democrats on Tuesday to shut down regular legislative business and focus only on issues related to COVID-19.

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Another 31,901 Arizonans applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to rule that prosecutors are entitled to multiple attempts to convict someone of first-degree murder even after a jury effectively has found the charge has no legal merit.

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As of Tuesday morning, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 14,000 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the state, with 41 percent of those cases involving patients age 65 or older.

By Jason W. Brooks May 19, 2020
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Cecilio Cruz murder trial still on hold
Judge Ainley sets June 24 date for next hearing

There will be about 15 days needed for the trial of Cruz, 39, who is charged with killing his pregnant, 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, Marisol Gonzalez, in Cottonwood in March 1997.

By Jason W. Brooks May 19, 2020
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The Town of Camp Verde has published a three-phase return to service plan: Guidelines Under the Opening of America Announcement.

By Bill Helm May 19, 2020
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How much will the Town of Camp Verde pay to complete Phase 1B of its sports complex? Will that phase include a permanent restroom – or portable bathrooms? Will it include a maintenance facility?

By Bill Helm May 19, 2020
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COTTONWOOD — When Gov. Ducey allowed his stay-at-home order to expire on May 15, Mingus Union decided to implement its year-end celebration for its seniors.

By Bill Helm May 19, 2020
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Densmore also competed in cross country and in track and field at Mingus Union. His ability to play well in multiple sports is only one reason why Densmore is Mingus Union’s male athlete of the year for 2019-2020.

By Bill Helm May 19, 2020
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Zoey Arwine: Mingus female athlete of year
Competed in two winter sports — both at state level, on same day

One Saturday in February, Zoey Arwine managed to accomplish something seldom seen in high school athletics: postseason competition in two sports on the same day.

May 19, 2020
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"A team is more than a team. It’s a family, and having a 50-member supportive family makes all the difference when it comes down to it.”

By Dan Engler May 19, 2020
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Arizona positive-test ratio for COVID-19 drops to 5.9%
6,918 new cases in Arizona so far this month

Three consecutive weekends of COVID-19 “blitz” testing has resulted in a marked increase in Arizona’s caseload numbers.

By Dan Engler May 19, 2020
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Arizonans who violate the current or future gubernatorial executive orders may no longer face the possibility of getting locked up.

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Republican lawmakers are moving to make it harder for someone who contracts COVID-19 to sue the business where they believe they were infected or a company that made a device that did not provide the promised protection from the virus.

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This week, Cottonwood-Oak Creek eighth graders will participate in drive-in theater-like promotion ceremonies – but are instructed to stay in their vehicles to keep themselves and everyone else safe.

By Bill Helm May 18, 2020
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City of Sedona opens some facilities
Playgrounds, pool still closed

With Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home executive order expiring on May 15, the City of Sedona will incrementally resume in-person services beginning Monday, May 18.

By Staff report May 18, 2020
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The more people who talk about the swimming hole, especially in social media, the less secret it is, they contend.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services documented 1,001 new COVID-19 positive tests over the weekend and 35 deaths.

By Dan Engler May 18, 2020

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