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PRESOCTT, Ariz. — A number of students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, and Daytona, Florida, campuses have been suspended for “hosting or participating in parties where face coverings, physical distancing rules and other directives were ignored,” the university announced Sept. 18.

By Tim Wiederaenders, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 22, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Community Development was recently awarded a grant for $920,000 from the Office of Economic Adjustment through the Department of Defense.

September 22, 2020
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VERDE VALLEY - Environmental groups have filed suit to remove most of the cattle off of 143 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 22, 2020
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PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the cold-case homicide of Arleen Cilione. It has been 18 years since the victim in this case went missing from the Prescott area.

September 18, 2020
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One of my favorite Jim Carrey movies of all time is “Liar Liar.” In the 1997 box-office smash, Carrey plays an attorney, Fletcher Reede, who made his career as a pathological liar. The fun begins after his son makes a birthday wish that his father can’t tell a lie for 24 hours.

By Brian Bergner, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 17, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona as a “last-ditch effort” will ask students to voluntarily shelter in place for the next two weeks, University President Robert Robbins said. He cited a troubling uptick in positive cases among students.

September 16, 2020
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers.

September 16, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break.

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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La Niña — which often means a busier Atlantic hurricane season, a drier Southwest and perhaps a more fire-prone California — has popped up in the Pacific Ocean.

By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press September 15, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The VRBO vacation rental site say it is implementing a months-long ban on one-night rentals in Arizona in response to concerns over large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck the police commander head-on.

By By Vyto Starinskas and Jason Brooks, Verde Independent September 15, 2020
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Jarrett Shughart served as an officer with the Flagstaff Police Department since Oct. 13, 2014.

September 15, 2020
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Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta joined other county officials from across the country on a National Association of Counties call to discuss Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools — special payments to counties that have large tracts of otherwise nontaxable federal lands.

By By Josh Ortega, Cronkite News September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation to participate in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial
Navajo health care centers to offer trial vaccine on volunteer basis

Navajo Nation announces participation in Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine trail on a patient-volunteer basis — the study will be led by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 15, 2020
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Americans commemorated 9/11 as another national crisis reconfigured memorial ceremonies, dividing some victims' families over coronavirus safety precautions, and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances.

By By Michael R. Sisak, Karen Matthews and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press September 11, 2020
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CHANDLER — Gov. Doug Ducey has no plans to use state resources to make up for the fact that more than 430,000 Arizonans will see their jobless benefits cut by more than half within weeks.

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Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires in 2022.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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It's grim news for the western U.S.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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PRESCOTT - With winds in excess of 50 miles per hour, a microburst over Watson Lake overturned multiple kayakers into the water and scattered several paddle boards with their owners swimming for cover Saturday afternoon.

By Brian Bergner, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 8, 2020
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Some thought she had died as the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rose on the vast Navajo Nation, which at one point had the highest infection rate in the U.S.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 7, 2020
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ARIZONA- The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is warning people of a scam where unsuspecting victims are giving out sensitive W-2 data.

September 3, 2020

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