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Last week’s shooting at Northern Arizona University brought home the fear of a mass shooting like the ones we have witnessed over past years, most recently at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., that left nine dead and nine wounded on Oct. 1.Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

Last month, Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Chip Davis asked a Yavapai College Governing Board member a question most of Sedona and the Verde Valley already ask: "Why do you allow this culture to exist - that Yavapai College allowed their staff members to go out in the community and not be a productive member of it?"Yavapai College

Factions in Congress are preparing for a potential government shutdown on Wednesday, Sept. 30.Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

The fight stems from a battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that provides reproductive health, maternal services and prenatal health services. Of all its services, about 5 percent of its activities include abortions - which coincidently cannot receive federal funds - that is setting up the looming government shutdown battle in Congress.

The enigmatic presidential campaign of billionaire Donald Trump continues to confound election watchers, pundits, voters and even the other primary candidates. National Public Radio has even dubbed the phenomena of understanding how Trump remains at the top "Trumpology."Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

On Aug. 19, viewers of Roanoke, Va.'s,  WDBJ 7 television station witnessed the on-air murder of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward.Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

A flurry of activity took place late Tuesday following failed negotiations between the state of Arizona and a group of plaintiffs, which include five different school boards, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona School Boards Association and several private individuals.Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

The Camp Verde Town Council has rescinded the special election that would have led to a recall vote on whether to remove Vice Mayor Bruce George from council. The recall's legality was called into question due to a missing bit of information indicating whether those who circulated the petition were volunteers or being paid.Vice Mayor Bruce George will not face a recall due to noncompliant petitions.

The University of Arizona will become a permanent presence in the Verde Valley thanks to a donation of land by the Steele Foundation.Managing Editor Christopher Fox Graham

The UA plans to use the gifted 45-acre DK Ranch in Cornville to expand its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and newly established Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program.

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