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Searching for common ground on gun issues

Gov. Doug Ducey isn’t interested in arming teachers as a way to deal with school violence

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Flake plan to raise age limit for long guns leaves both sides unhappy

When Sen. Jeff Flake said he would work to restrict access to AR-15s for those under 21, he somehow managed to unite pro-gun advocates and gun control groups who think little of his response to the Florida high school shooting.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation opens new hotel

Friday, the Yavapai-Apache Nation celebrated the opening of the new hotel at Cliff Castle Casino located at the south end of the casino.

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Cottonwood Planning and Zoning preview for Feb. 26 meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission is planning to hold an election for Chair and Vice Chair Monday night. The election takes place annually.

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Borderline quandary: Woman asks Cottonwood to abandon city land fenced in with her property

What happens when you discover that city land has been mistakenly fenced in with the property you purchased?

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Woman receives one-year unsupervised probation in child abuse case

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael R. Bluff deliberated a choice as he often does on Mondays: send 50-year-old Mongco Thich, convicted of child abuse after a jury trial, to prison or grant her probation.

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Clarkdale town parks to undergo soil remediation

CLARKDALE – Four of Clarkdale’s parks will require soil remediation, according to soil sampling conducted over the past several months, including the Clarkdale Town Park on Main Street.

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Plans for new housing complexes in Cottonwood taking shape

Applicant Tom Pender is requesting an extension of conditions of zoning approval for the Skyline Apartment Project to maintain PAD (planned area development) zoning on three parcels on 5.78 acres located between 16th St. and Main St.

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Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival returns March 17-18

Camp Verde Promotions hosts the 18th Annual Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival on March 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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AARP Tax Aide offers no-cost service

Volunteers in Camp Verde, Cottonwood taking appointments; Sedona accepting walk-ins

VERDE VALLEY – Each tax season, AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide volunteers offer no-cost tax preparation and e-filing services for taxpayers of all ages. 

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Plea bargain in works for Yavapai County sex trafficking cases

CAMP VERDE – A pre-trial hearing date has been set in the consolidated cases of two Yavapai County men charged with sex trafficking.

Erase your climate impacts in 10 minutes

It’s tax season, when we all compute what we owe the government. Why not also compute your household debt to the climate? It’ll take about 10 minutes to wipe out your entire annual greenhouse gases, and I bet it will cost a lot less than you think.

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Prescott man accused of robbing Camp Verde Chase Bank

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Thursday arrested a Prescott man just minutes after he was accused of robbing the Camp Verde Chase Bank.

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Lawmakers push to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation

State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off.

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Humane Society of Sedona in need of puppy food

Liz Olson, shelter manager of the Humane Society of Sedona, said the shelter has 18 or 19 puppies in its care right now and has run out of puppy food.

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Patriot Disposal to operate Cottonwood’s transfer station

Patriot Disposal will be operating Cottonwood’s transfer station, thanks to an approved agreement by City Council on Tuesday.

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Habitat for Humanity plans to build 5 homes in the Verde Valley

The Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity is building their hopes high this year as they plan five homes in the Verde Valley.

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Judge won’t delay decision on school funding

A judge won’t delay deciding whether the state is violating constitutional requirements to adequately fund school capital needs while lawmakers decide what -- if anything -- they are going to do about the problem.

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‘One way to consolidate a district’

District business managers say merger could cost more than $450K annually

Tuesday, business managers from the two districts told the Advisory Committee for Consolidation that there would be no savings in a merger.

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What they’re saying about possible consolidation of Mingus Union, Cottonwood-Oak Creek districts

COTTONWOOD – Whether for or against the consolidation and unification of the Mingus Union and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts, a common sentiment is that the business managers at both Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union “did a great job” in researching, then presenting their findings on the structure of a unified district.

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Cottonwood Library hosts STEAMology event

STEAMology was the word of the day at the Cottonwood Public Library Wednesday.

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$2,000 taken from Camp Verde Chase bank

Camp Verde marshals apprehend man believed to be connected with robbery

CAMP VERDE – Barely moments after taking $2,000 from the Camp Verde Chase Bank, an unknown man was apprehended by Camp Verde Marshal’s deputies Thursday morning.

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YCSO seeks to identify skeletal remains found in remote area

On March 8, 2015, skeletal remains were located in a remote part of Yavapai County near Juniper Woods Ranch between Ash Fork and Drake.

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Clarkdale man allegedly steals televisions; one day later he goes back for booze and is arrested

During the early morning hours of Feb. 15, officers were called to Walmart for alcohol theft, according to Cottonwood police. When officers arrived, they recognized 31-year-old Clarkdale resident, Joseph Isaac, as the person who stole three 65-inch televisions and a cellphone the day before.

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