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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The Prescott VA is keeping pace with its fellow VA facilities across the state and nation, as well as with area hospitals, on COVID-19 vaccine distribution to medical personnel and vulnerable veteran patients.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 6, 2021
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday after protesters breached barricades amid violent clashes between President Donald Trump's supporters and Capitol police.

By BEN FOX, ASHRAF KHALIL and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press January 6, 2021
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Hone’ Wo’keed: FBI seeks to reach Navajo language speakers through cold case posters
First of their kind FBI cold case posters in Navajo language seek to solve crimes by translating, distributing posters on reservation

By law, the FBI is responsible for investigating the most serious crimes within Indian Country—homicide, child sexual assault, kidnapping and violence against women among them.

By Loretta McKenney January 5, 2021
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It was an opportunity to call attention to what has been described as an epidemic of murder and abuse faced by Native American women.

By By Emma Sears, Gaylord News January 5, 2021
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The owner of a recently closed Seattle business that dealt with the management of research cadavers was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 29, after “diligent work” by Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating the dumping of human remains in Prescott this week.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News December 30, 2020
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The new, mutated version was first identified in Britain. The variant has also been found in several other countries.

By By Patty Nieberg, Associated Press December 30, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has decided to include people aged 75 and older — over 534,000 residents — in the second phase of distribution of vaccinations against COVID-19, state officials announced Dec. 29.

By PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press December 29, 2020
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Human body parts, that authorities say may have been intended for medical research, were found last weekend northwest of Prescott.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News December 29, 2020
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The compilation is designed to be food for thought rather than an invitation to hit the road.

By By Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press December 24, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey's office announced Dec. 23 his appointment of Brian Furuya to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Kenton D. Jones.

By Associated Press December 24, 2020
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The legislation will next head to President Donald Trump for his signature.

By Associated Press December 24, 2020
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SEDONA — A Bullhead City woman who went missing in the Mojave Desert more than a year ago has been found.

By Daisy Nelson, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News December 22, 2020
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WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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SEDONA — A Sedona police officer was injured and a suspect was shot during a call for a reported stolen vehicle at the Sedona Airport Dec. 20.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — At least seven Mexican wolf pups have successfully cross-fostered into wild packs since last spring, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials said.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A veteran law enforcement officer has been named as police chief in Flagstaff, the city announced Dec. 21.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF — Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line came down Dec. 18.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press December 18, 2020
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Jupiter and Saturn have gradually been moving closer to each other for months, and on Dec. 21 the two worlds will be at their closest

By Courtesy of the Prescott Daily Courier December 15, 2020
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On Dec. 14, the Navajo Nation received 3,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 and started vaccinations immediately.

By Katherine Locke December 15, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff is suing a Canadian energy company to try to block drilling of a well the company plans near ranch land the city bought in 2005 to secure its underground water supply.

By Associated Press December 15, 2020
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PHOENIX – Step inside Biosphere 2’s tropical rainforest, which thrives beneath an enormous glass dome, and visitors are met by a wall of warm humidity and lush greenery. The sprawling complex north of Tucson in Oracle provides climate-change researchers unique opportunities to test theories in ways that would be impossible in the field.

By Kyla Pearce, Cronkite News December 15, 2020
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As President-Elect Joe Biden edges closer to inauguration, stakeholders are hopeful his administration will place the restoration of the monument as a priority.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - On Dec. 8, the Prescott Valley Police Department arrested a Prescott Valley teenager for the Dec. 3 early morning shooting into the occupied home of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy.

By Tim Wiederaenders, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News December 11, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is back in the middle of Capitol Hill's confusing COVID-19 negotiations, offering a $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would send a $600 direct payment to most Americans but eliminate a $300-per-week unemployment benefit favored by a bipartisan group of Senate negotiators.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press December 9, 2020
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While we wait for a timeline and more information, there’s no doubt scammers will be scheming.

By COLLEEN TRESSLER, FTC Division of Consumer Education December 9, 2020