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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press January 6, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — William’s Sportsman’s Club hosted its second group of U.S. military veterans in December for an elk hunt sponsored by Combat Warriors Inc., a 501c3 non-profit foundation based out of North Carolina.

January 5, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Some Flagstaff and Williams residents will get a boost in pay this week as the minimum wage bumps up to $15 per hour, and the state to $12.15.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 5, 2021
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In Coconino County, CVS and Walgreens are vaccinating long-term care facility residents and staff directly through a CDC program, Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care.

January 5, 2021
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Ducey rejects request for 2-week school ‘quarantine’
Williams Unified School District returns to in-person classes following winter break

Following the winter break, Williams Unified School District returned to in-person classes. As of Jan. 4, WUSD has four staff members and two students with COVID-19. Those include one teacher at Williams High School, and three staff and two students at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

By Paul Davenport and Wendy Howell, Associated Press, Williams-Grand Canyon News January 5, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams is using some of its federal coronavirus relief funding to give residents access to the internet to work and learn from home.

January 5, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —Law enforcement agencies in northern Arizona will conduct a multi-agency DUI Task Force on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News December 29, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Americans will ring in the New Year this week with more hope on the horizon in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) Dec. 21-28 — • Officers arrested a male for driving suspended on Fifth Street and Railroad, cited and released;

December 29, 2020
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Gunfighter Canyon, an indoor shooting range in Williams that sells guns and ammo, also had a dramatic increase in background checks this year.

By By Calah Schlabach, Cronkite News December 29, 2020
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Now, more than ever, Americans across the U.S. are turning to local food banks to help alleviate hunger pains and empty cupboards.

By Loretta McKenney December 29, 2020
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On Dec. 24 at 5 a.m., Williams Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the Quality Inn in Williams.

December 24, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At least two northern Arizona sheriff's deputies were taken to a hospital Monday after possibly being exposed to an opioid during a traffic stop and pursuit, authorities said.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite concerns about the loss of revenue during the winter months, the city of Williams recorded better earnings from sales and BBB tax than expected in September and October.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With Coconino County seeing the highest rates of COVID cases since the pandemic began last spring, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is feeling the repercussions although officials say the hospital is managing.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Canyon Coaster Adventure Park could be coming to Williams.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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As of Dec. 21, there are 31 active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams, with a total of 47 reported cases in the 86046 zip code (including Williams).

December 22, 2020
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The 247-acre parcel is intersected by Diablo Canyon and contains historic features including old segments of Route 66 and remains of a zoo and KOA campground.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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They said the kidnapped woman wasn’t hurt and it’s unclear if Stewart knew her.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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Consider this data: Americans own more than 390 million guns — with 120.5 civilian firearms per 100 people, according to a study by the World Population Review.

By By Ayanna Muhammad, Cronkite News December 22, 2020
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Kaibab National Forest is extending the firewood collection season in specific areas on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts for woodcutters who obtain a permit purchased by Dec. 30.

December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Operations are wrapping up on the first phase of steep slope treatment on the Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project.

December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On Dec. 9, the city of Williams canvassed the votes for the Nov. 3 general election, announcing Craig Fritsinger, Mike Cowan and Frank McNelly winning the three open seats on the Williams City Council.

By Loretta McKenney December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams has awarded a bid in the amount of $11,746,269 to B4 Enterprises Inc., for replacement of the Dogtown water line.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With recent COVID-19 cases being reported at nearly twice what was seen this summer, the rollout of a vaccine in Arizona Dec. 14 is welcome news, with Coconino County expecting its first shipment within the next two weeks.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020