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Ready for the 2018 tax season? United Way is here to help

Filing taxes can be a difficult process. And confusing. And maybe a little scary.

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Cool moon rising: 2018 ushered in with supermoon

Those in the western hemisphere were graced with the first supermoon of the year Jan. 1.

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Are pet owners abusing service animal privileges?

Saying owners are abusing the law, a Republican state senator wants to make it illegal to misrepresent a dog as a service animal to bring it into places where pets are not allowed.

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McDonald’s beefs up with new technology

Putting an ambitious foot forward in its efforts toward digital innovation, McDonald’s in Williams has unveiled a new model that includes mobile ordering, self-serve kiosks and table-side delivery.

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Kaibab National Forest releases story map of cabin rentals

The Kaibab National Forest has released a story map that showcases historic cabins available for members of the public to rent as part of the popular “Rooms with a View” cabin rental program.

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Northern Arizona astronomy: Before nomadic worlds and other interstellar interlopers

Up until the past two decades, with the advancement and introduction of highly sensitive digital cameras and other devices, astronomers were unable to detect planets around other stars, let alone dark objects far out in space.

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Church shootings prompt Williams Police to patrol community churches

Following a mass shooting in a Texas church last year that left 26 people dead and more than 20 people injured, an officer’s presence is, in most cases, a welcome sight.

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Hope for the World partners with local students

Students from Heritage Elementary School in Williams help Hope for the World pack boxes for people in need for the Christmas season Dec. 18.

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Emma and Liam top Arizona baby names in 2017

Remember all the Jessicas and Jennifers born in the 1980s and 1990s? Well, those babies are all grown up and having children in Arizona of their own.

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Feeding the soul: Methodist Church group hosts soup luncheon

The Sisters in Spirit group of Williams Community United Methodist Church hosted their annual women’s soup lunch Dec. 20.

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Living with a DUI: Arizonans share their stories

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) does many things to one’s life. For a 19-year-old recent high school graduate, it put him in debt and forced him to reconsider his future endeavors. “The effects aren’t just when the money ends or when you spend your time, it’s on into your life and career, just for one time,” he said.

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Williams Fire Department shares the 12 Days of Fire Safety

Lights, decorations and trees are what many people associate with the holidays. While the holidays are a joyful time to enjoy food, family and friends, it can also be a time when homes are more prone to fires.

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National Audobon Society annual Christmas Bird Count returns Dec. 30

For the 118th year, the National Audubon Society is organizing its annual Christmas Bird Count.

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What’s behind some beloved holiday traditions

Throughout the month of December, traditions fill people’s days and comprise the many reasons why individuals decorate, celebrate and dine the way they do this time of year. But few may know the origins of some of the most beloved holiday traditions.

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Polar Express: a night of magic with the people who make it happen

Every year a magical train arrives at Grand Canyon Depot in Williams, Arizona. As the Polar Express train pulls into the station, a very special crew boards the train cars and immediately goes to work.

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Video: Grand Canyon's rare full cloud inversion

Located in northern Arizona, the canyon experiences all four seasons as well as days with unique weather phenomena such as cloud inversion, which transcends in this video timelapse.

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Final Advent concert: The Hawaiian sounds of Christmas

The final Advent Concert at St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church takes place Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. in Williams.

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Obamacare shopping is trickier than ever — here’s a cheat sheet

Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 billion in Affordable Care Act subsidies.

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Habitat for Humanity wall raising scheduled for Dec. 9

Williams Area Habitat for Humanity will have a wall raising ceremony at the home built for Michael and Morgan Richards Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

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Kerry-Lynn Moede and other musicians lead St. John’s third Advent concert

St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church invites everyone to its third free Advent Concert Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.

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Orphaned mountain lion cub transferred to wildlife rehabilitator

This is the mountain lion cub that was found a few weeks ago in Cornville. Now approximately eight-weeks-old, she is under the care of Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Williams hillside Christmas tree and star get makeover in time for the holidays

Every year the community of Williams comes together in grand fashion to host a Christmas season that no one can forget. Thousands of lights are strung, the Polar Express takes off and people eagerly anticipate the coming of the holiday parade.

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Choir and local musicians headline St. John’s second Advent concert

St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church invites everyone to its second free Advent Concert Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.

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Williams Kiwanis club begins new season, selects member of the year

“Kiwanis Club is all about the kids,” said member Rodger Ely.

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Carol Glassburn receives lifetime achievement award from governor

On Nov. 2, longtime Williams resident Carol Glassburn was honored by Gov. Doug Ducey with a lifetime achievement award for having exemplified the ideals of service for more than 25 years.

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