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Chino Valley oil patriarch Roy Bennett dies

Roy Bennett, founder of Bennett Oil, died Thursday, Oct. 12, of complications of cancer. He was 80.

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Phoenix fights back against immigration push

Attorney general agrees, says sanctuary city talk is mostly rhetorical

Calling the city’s policy of welcoming migrants more rhetoric than real, Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled Monday that nothing the council told the police to do violates state laws on illegal immigration.

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Volkswagen fights consumer fraud charge in Arizona

Lawyers for company say claims were ‘puffery’

Attorneys for Volkswagen are telling a judge the firm can’t be found guilty of consumer fraud and fined potentially hundreds of millions of dollars because its now-disproved claims of the cleanliness of the diesel vehicles it was selling were just promotional “puffery.”

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Gosar responds to complaints, unblocks Facebook user

Congressman’s brother enters fray, criticizing his sibling

It’s a moral victory for political squawker J’aime Morgaine and her First Amendment rights.

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5 facts about Memory Park’s new sculpture and its creator

Sculptor has another one on the way

A fifth-generation Arizonan, Vivian Wells has been in Chino Valley for about 55 years and her newest sculpture, “Patricia Paisano,” is the most recent addition to Memory Park.

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Chino Valley High School unveils cougar statue

Named after former principal

There’s a cougar sitting in front of Chino Valley High School. No, it won’t bite. Won’t breathe either. Because it’s a statue.

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Bisbee to state: Mind your own business

Attorney argues city should control city laws

The Bisbee city attorney told Attorney General Mark Brnovich Tuesday that his community’s regulations on plastic bags are none of the state’s business.

Chino Valley in Brief: Week of Oct. 11

Fashion show benefits local veterans; meeting on Deep Well Ranch impact; barrel race to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims; and much more.

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Crookton Fire in Seligman produces heavy smoke

A fire in Seligman poured heavy smoke along Interstate 40 Tuesday, Oct. 10, causing a hazard to drivers.

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Did your school make the grade? Arizona school letter grades released

Don’t judge achievement, experience on one score, education advocates say

State and local public education advocates and leaders hope Arizona’s latest A-F grade system does not lead school staff and parents to judge student achievement and educational experience on one score.

State: Courts can’t dictate funding

Schools’ attorney says legislature has shorted them $2 billion

An attorney for the state is telling a judge she has no legal right to tell the Legislature it isn’t providing enough money for school construction and repair.

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Fun takes to the air at show

Pilot shows you don’t need an engine to land plane safely

Flying high above Prescott Municipal Airport at 6,000 feet, Kent Pietsch said there’s only one thing going through his mind: he’s having fun.

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Photo: CVHS homecoming royalty

Chino Valley High School homecoming King Trevor Kuntze and Queen Paige Achten were crowned during halftime of the football game against Kingman Friday, Oct. 6.

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Colleges say court erred in its DACA ruling

Attorney argues ‘Dreamers’ are qualified to receive in-state tuition

The Arizona Court of Appeals got it wrong in concluding “Dreamers” are not entitled to in-state tuition, the lawyer for the state’s second-largest community college system contends.

High court: No actual child in sex case vs. adult, no enhanced sentencing

PHOENIX - Judges cannot impose enhanced sentences on those convicted of soliciting sex with a minor when it turns out there was no child to begin with, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.