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PHOENIX — Federal land-management agencies have agreed to do more to keep cattle from grazing in sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species in the Verde River watershed, settling a lawsuit filed by environmental groups.

By Bob Christie and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press October 26, 2021
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - More than 1,400 criminal cases in Yavapai County are currently caught in a backlog that County Attorney Sheila Polk said was created by the interruption and suspension of court cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Cindy Barks, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News October 21, 2021
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The pressure for Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or possibly lose their jobs, as of Nov. 1 is off for now, with the deadline extended to Feb. 1, 2022.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News October 20, 2021
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Coconino National Forest has announced a proposal to expand mass transit shuttle services at select trailheads in the Sedona area to reduce traffic congestion, overflow parking in residential areas, and improve pedestrian safety.

October 20, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On Oct. 10, at approximately 6:20 p.m. Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of three stranded climbers on the Touched by an Angel climbing area in the Sedona area.

October 19, 2021
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To most overlanders, the journey is the goal.

By By Ella Ho Ching, Cronkite News October 19, 2021
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Meteor Crater is offering residents of Arizona’s high country a chance to experience Meteor Crater and Barringer Space Museum for free Oct. 23.

October 19, 2021
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PHOENIX — Federal forest service officials have promised to do more to keep cattle out of more than 140 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three state universities will comply with a federal mandates for government contractors and require their employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8 unless granted exemptions, officials announced Oct. 15.

October 18, 2021
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The jump in inflation this year reflects higher prices for food and energy and a number of other items from furniture to autos as the pandemic has snarled supply chains and demand has outstripped supply.

By By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press October 14, 2021
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COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Arizona remain on a plateau amid a gradual slowing of additional new cases and deaths during the current surge.

By Associated Press October 14, 2021
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On Oct. 13, a jury in Arizona found U.S. Air Force airman Mark Gooch guilty of kidnapping and first-degree murder in Krause's killing.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press October 14, 2021
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The position will require a confirmation by Congress for its four-year term

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 12, 2021
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"This may be the easiest thing I've ever done so far as president — I mean it,'' a smiling Biden said at a White House ceremony attended by Democratic lawmakers, tribal leaders and environmentalists.

By By Matthew Daly, Associated Press October 12, 2021
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Ready to start 10-digit dialing for all of your phone calls?
FCC says get in the habit now; directive goes into full effect Oct. 24

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin requiring callers in Arizona to use 10-digit dialing for all calls on their phones.

October 6, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix on Monday was weighing whether the Legislature's decision to charge the city of Flagstaff $1.1 million this year because city voters raised its minimum wage is legal.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 6, 2021
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Rodeo queening is a long-standing tradition in the American West, dating to the first rodeo queen who was crowned 111 years ago.

By By Marlee Smith, Cronkite News October 6, 2021
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WASHINGTON – Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as the first phase of a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures.

October 6, 2021
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After nearly a century in business, Bashas' purchased by California chain
Independent, family-owned Raley’s Holding Company to assume Bashas’ stores

After 89 years of serving Arizona and 40 years on the Navajo Nation, Bashas' grocery announced Oct. 1 it has been acquired by Raley’s Holding Company, an independent regional grocer based in California.

By Loretta McKenney October 5, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The brother of a U.S. Air Force airman on trial in the death of a Mennonite woman testified Sept. 29 that the defendant asked him to remotely scrub information from his cellphone shortly before he was arrested and later charged with kidnapping and murder.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 30, 2021
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PRESCOTT - Yavapai College has begun the process of launching baccalaureate degrees, more commonly referred to as four-year degrees.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 30, 2021
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PRESCOTT — A 17-year-old student accused of making an online threat about a school shooting in Bagdad was arrested Sept. 28, officials said.

September 30, 2021
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PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) volunteers answered the call to participate on National CleanUp Day, Sept. 18, by removing more than 150 bags, or 2,053 pounds of trash from alongside Arizona’s highways.

September 28, 2021
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A new state law barring schools from imposing mask mandates on students and staff is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Sept. 27. In a broad decision, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper also voided a host of provisions in laws approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in the waning days of the session that all were supposed to take effect Wednesday.

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Lake Powell and Lake Mead dip to historic lows
U.S. projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

The agency’s projections show a 3 percent chance Lake Powell will hit a level where Glen Canyon Dam that holds it back cannot produce hydropower as early as July 2022 if the region has another dry winter.

By Associated Press September 28, 2021