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Thousands Evacuated Due to Compromised California Dam

Sedona AZ (February 14, 2017) – An estimated 4,800 people in northern California are in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being forced to leave their homes due to compromised Oroville Dam spillways which could potentially cause catastrophic flooding. At least 188,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and officials report it could be up to two weeks before they can return home. “We... 

Flake Helps Firefighters Secure Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Sedona AZ (February 7, 2017) – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after receiving assurances from the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from the federal hiring freeze: “Securing this commitment to exempt... 

Survey Reveals Broad Support for Reforms to Bail Practices, Fines, Fees

Sedona AZ (February 1, 2017) – Arizona voters support changes in pretrial detention and release practices as well as the way courts impose fines and fees. Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy surveyed registered voters in November and December 2016 and the results show strong support for reforms proposed by the Arizona Supreme Court’s Task Force on Fair Justice... 

Vehicle license tax report for 2016 available online

Sedona AZ (January 30, 2017) – With another tax season at hand, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is once again offering a free online way to learn how much vehicle license tax you paid in 2016. Vehicle Fee Recap, available through ServiceArizona.com, also allows vehicle owners to obtain the amount of any specialty license plate donations. From the ServiceArizona... 

State Trooper Rescues Girl During Traffic Stop

AZ State Trooper Otto rescues a missing California child runaway during routine traffic stop in Kingman area. Sedona AZ (January 20, 2017) – Due to relatively new training called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), a state trooper received valuable training that assisted him in identifying and rescuing a 16-year-old girl. On January 11, 2017, at 7:20 a.m., an Arizona Department... 

CCSO Pursuit Nets Stolen Vehicle and Drugs

Sedona AZ (January 10, 2017) – On January 10, 2017, at approximately 3:16 in the morning, a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Deputy engaged in a short vehicle pursuit which resulted in investigative leads in a stolen vehicle, vehicle burglaries, and drug paraphernalia. During the early morning hours of January 10, 2017, a Coconino County Sheriff Deputy was traveling on San Francisco Street when... 

Arizona Driver Licenses Valid for Air Travel Until 2020

Sedona AZ (January 5, 2017) – Arizona driver licenses and state identification cards are valid for air travel until October 1, 2020. Period. The Arizona Department of Transportation is sharing that message with travelers who may be confused by new Transportation Security Administration placards posted at airports. These notices say that beginning on January 28, 2018, travelers using a driver... 

First Responders Find Missing Woman Alive

Karen Klein found Sedona AZ (December 24, 2016) – Shortly after midnight, Kane County Utah Sheriff’s Office searchers located missing person Karen Klein at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Ms. Klein had walked approximately 26 miles since Thursday afternoon in search of help for herself, husband and son after their vehicle became stuck on a forest service road. When Search and Rescue teams... 

Search for Missing Woman Continues

Karen Klein missing Sedona AZ (December 23, 2016) – The Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Office and Kane County Utah Sheriff’s Office are searching for missing Karen Klein, 47, last seen on foot Thursday, December 22, around 2:30 p.m. near DeMotte Park. Karen Klein is 5’4”, 105 lbs with shoulder length blond hair. She was last seen wearing a navy blue Lands End parka trimmed in fake... 

Four Arizona School Districts Placed on AP Honor Roll

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today proudly announced that four Arizona school districts have been honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. “I am honored to congratulate these four Arizona school districts on their hard work to enhance student learning through their progressive... 
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