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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Approves Grant to Advance Judicial Education

Sedona AZ (November 16, 2017) – The Arizona Supreme Court received a $34,230 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will be used to train new and veteran court judges on traffic laws, case management, DUI, and more. As with last year’s grant, this grant includes funding to send a judge to a national DUI traffic conference. The program will provide necessary training... 

Monday Morning Coffee with Alejandro Gutierrez

Sedona AZ (November 13, 2017) – Join real estate insider Alejandro Gutierrez, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, as he shares his Monday Morning Coffee with you from Sedona, Arizona: Consumer confidence remains high, supported by solid job growth, rising wealth and still-low interest rates. Job growth was disrupted by hurricanes in September, but the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%,... 

Seniors Need Opioid Addiction and Medication Abuse Education

Sedona AZ (November 12, 2017) – To address the growing challenge of opioid addiction and prescription medication abuse among the elderly in Yavapai County, the Area Agency on Aging-NACOG (Northern Arizona Council on Governments) is looking for individuals 55 and older to become AmeriCorps members and participate in a program to help educate and prevent medication misuse in older adults. The educational... 

MVD and Department of Revenue simplify tax collection for out-of-state vehicle purchases

Sedona AZ (November 10, 2017) – Arizona residents who buy cars out-of-state now have a much easier way to pay the city and state use taxes. Working with the Arizona Department of Revenue, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is now able to accept these payments when the buyer registers his or her vehicle at an MVD or Authorized Third Party office. Prior to this partnership,... 

Survey Says Parents Not Playing It Safe With Car Seats

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – One of the most dangerous places for a young child is a motor vehicle. Yet, a majority of parents are not practicing proper car seat safety, according to a recent survey. An online survey of parents to gauge car seat safety behavior and knowledge was conducted. One of the more eye-opening findings, less than half of parents (44 percent) surveyed kept their child... 

Arizona 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2017) — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced today which Arizona schools are being honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. “I am proud of our Arizona schools and am glad there is an award to honor their hard work and dedication to the students and the community. These schools are putting the children first by creating safe and welcoming... 

A-F School Accountability Letter Grade Information

Sedona AZ (September 23, 2017) – Thank you to the public for partnering with us to improve student achievement in Arizona. Next week, public schools will receive a letter grade based on the new A-F Accountability System designed to empower schools and improve individual student performance. The letter grades are embargoed until October 9, 2017, when they will be released to the public. During... 

AZ Sues ABOR for Unconstitutional Tuition Hikes

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (September 20, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced her support of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for dramatically increasing the price of base tuition and mandatory fees at the state’s public universities. Superintendent Douglas concurs... 

VA Fires Former D.C. Medical Center Director

Sedona AZ (September 20, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center. Washington D.C. Medical Director Brian Hawkins was removed from his position with the Veterans Administration. The department undertook this... 

ATV Rider Found Deceased

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2017) – On September 12, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a man called Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office dispatch to report finding a deceased person still trapped underneath an ATV on Forest Road 97B in the Groom Creek area. The location is about three miles south of the Wolf Creek Road intersection. It appeared the body had been there for several days. The caller was... 
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