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ADOT accelerating I-17 bridge improvement project in Flagstaff
McConnell Drive under I-17 closing until May, with restrictions into August

McConnell Drive is scheduled to be closed around the clock from April 13, through May 1.

April 9, 2020
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The Page Police Department announced April 7 that 34-year-old Daniel Franzen was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism.

By Associated Press April 8, 2020
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The fire is located near Beacon Hill, south of Davenport Lake and is around 15 acres in size.

April 7, 2020
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The city of Williams also closed all city playgrounds and ramadas along with the bathroom facilities at Cataract and Buckskinner Parks effective April 4.

April 7, 2020
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has temporarily reopened two long-shuttered northern Arizona rest areas to support truckers hauling essentials during the current public health situation.

April 7, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Salvation Army has been on the front lines of major disasters around the globe for 120 years and is uniquely equipped to respond in times of crisis, so as the COVID-19 situation constantly changes, the Salvation Army continues to serve our neighbors in need in the Williams area.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 7, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay at home executive order, the Williams Veterinary Clinic continues to operate as an essential service for Williams area residents and their pets.

By Wendy Howell April 7, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As friends and family attempt to maintain some sense of normality in their lives after Gov. Doug Ducey’s most recent stay-at-home order, Williams restaurants are doing their part to remain open and serve customers.

By Loretta McKenney April 7, 2020
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NORTHERN ARIZONA. — The U.S. Forest Service has issued another amendment to the Four Forest Restoration Initiative Phase 2 Request for Proposals.

April 7, 2020
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Williams Health Clinic opens to the public
After two years of construction, North Country Healthcare opens doors to new $6 million health clinic in Williams. Celebratory open house delayed because of COVID-19 .

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The new Williams health clinic has opened and staff from North Country HealthCare began seeing patients April 8.

By Wendy Howell April 7, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — As the only level I trauma care hospital in northern Arizona, Flagstaff Medical Center is on the front line in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

By Wendy Howell April 7, 2020
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PHOENIX⁠ — Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order April 6 halting evictions in the state for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 7, 2020
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Williams Mayor John Moore announced April 3 that he will suspend his campaign as a Congressional candidate for Arizona’s District 1 because of emerging demands that the Covid 19 virus.

April 3, 2020
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Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism
Coconino National Forest closes some hiking trails, Navajo Nation to fine curfew violators

The new order from the governor takes effect at 5 p.m. April 4. On the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

By Associated Press April 3, 2020
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GLENDALE, Ariz (AP) — A tidal wave of unemployment claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office, triggering telephone and internet filing glitches and processing delays that the agency promised to work through as quickly as possible.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 2, 2020
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The park announced the closure April 1, after receiving a letter from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 1, 2020
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Calls mounted March 30 for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 31, 2020
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A man was shot following a verbal altercation at a rural camp site on Perkinsville Road near Jerome March 30.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 31, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As some Arizona schools move to distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams Unified School District and Heritage Charter School are concerned with how they can reach the nearly 700 children scattered around the greater Williams area following Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement that all public schools in Arizona will remain closed through the end of the school year.

March 31, 2020
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More than 25 citizen-soldiers responded to a request from the Navajo Nation to establish a medical care facility in Chinle and to augment healthcare planning needs.

March 31, 2020
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Existing law says when a motorist accidentally hits an animal he or she is free to take it, subject to approval of a peace officer. But Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, said that isn’t sufficient.

By By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services March 31, 2020
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Little change expected in Williams following Ducey's stay at home order
Essential services allowed under March 30 executive order

In the city of Williams, residents will see little change since most of the city’s businesses were closed or restricted with Ducey’s March 20 executive order that restricted restaurants and bars.

By Wendy Howell March 30, 2020
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Arizona governor issues stay-at-home order effective Tuesday
Governor closes schools for the rest of the year

Arizona Doug Ducey has imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press March 30, 2020
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PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 30, 2020
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Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus.

By By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Laurie Kellman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press March 27, 2020

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