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The Cottonwood Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Sy Brandon, and assistant conductor Neil Manzenberger, has four concerts planned through the end of 2019.

By Bill Helm September 17, 2019
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Anti-discrimination laws do not trump the rights of business owners to refuse to provide services to gays, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Farming, real estate and manufacturing representatives stood and applauded as Army and Environmental Protection Agency officials formally signed documents this week to repeal an Obama-era rule that greatly expanded waters that are subject to federal regulation.

By By Kailey Broussard, Cronkite News September 15, 2019
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MVD wait times easier to find on improved ADOT website
Added information includes number of people in line, office times

Recent improvements to the Arizona Department of Transportation website mean Motor Vehicle Division customers now have more information about wait times, office operating hours, service changes and other important items available to them online.

By Staff Report September 10, 2019
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U.S. Marshals have released new images of Blane Barksdale and his wife Susan Barksdale, murder suspects who overpowered security guards and escaped from a prison transport last week.

September 6, 2019
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The incoming chief executive of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. refused Wednesday to promise that the company won’t spend money in the future to elect utility regulators of its choosing.

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Sedona PD releases more information regarding lockdown, Zielinski arrest
Chief praises officers for 4-minute backup response

The Sedona Police Department has begun the next phase of ensuring school safety following the Aug. 30 arrest of 19-year-old Thomas Zielinski on charges related to events at Sedona Red Rock Junior-Senior High School, according to a Wednesday news release.

By Jason W. Brooks September 4, 2019
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A hearing Wednesday on the turnoff policies of the state's largest electric company is turning into an examination of its use of money to gain political influence, both past and future.

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Arizona joined 12 other states this week that asked the Supreme Court to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that they say has caused “irreparable harm” to their states.

By By Wissam Melhem, Cronkite News September 3, 2019
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When the state’s new universal licensing recognition law took effect last week, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners was ready.

By By Amy-Xiaoshi Depaola, Cronkite News September 3, 2019
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Yavapai County residents are seeing a concerning increase in HIV-positive cases over the past several months, according to statistics.

By Staff report September 2, 2019
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A Washington, D.C. organization is challenging the ability of the heads of state agencies in Arizona to discard the conclusions of independent hearing officers.

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Arizonans would get permanent protection against having their electricity cut off on the hottest days of the year under a plan being advanced by staffers at the state Corporation Commission

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The Sheridan Fire has increased to 15,689 acres, mostly due to hand and aerial ignitions along the western edge of the fire containment line.

By Bill Helm August 31, 2019
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Traffic stop leads to 15 pounds of meth seized
Two men from Mexico arrested at Cordes Junction

Thursday, just before 11 a.m., a traffic stop along northbound I-17 led to one of the larger unexpected discoveries of methamphetamine in Yavapai County in recent memory.

By Jason W. Brooks August 30, 2019
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What we’re talking about is an enhanced Arizona driver’s license, one that will allow people to board aircraft after Oct. 1, 2020.

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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers cannot block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required in law, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled.

August 29, 2019
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ADOT: No highway closures over Labor Day weekend
Drivers need to prepare for heavy traffic during peak travel times

Arizona drivers can look ahead to open highways and no scheduled construction closures over Labor Day weekend.

By Staff report August 29, 2019
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While former colleagues have added McCain’s name to legislation and one Arizona school district plans to name an elementary school for him, other tributes have stalled.

By By Lindsay Walker, Cronkite News August 27, 2019
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Arizona's hospital industry is gearing up to fight a ballot measure that would require its members give virtually all their employees a 20 percent pay hike over four years.

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Ducey conceded that the 2016 law, SB 1350, may be being used in ways that were not intended and have been “disruptive.’’ And that, he said, may include the practice of real estate speculators buying up homes in neighborhoods for the sole purpose of turning them into short-term rentals.

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Come Tuesday you’ll be able to get your hair shampooed and blow dried by anyone you want.

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A new program to raise money for the state Game and Fish Department might better be labeled, “Drink a Beer, Save a Deer.’’

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Here is a recap of some wildfires burning in northern Arizona as of Tuesday morning.

By Staff reports August 20, 2019
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The body of a Colorado City man, who had gone underwater Sunday at a Lake Powell marina and not resurfaced, was pulled from the lake Monday.

By Staff report August 20, 2019

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