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At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Sierra Vista City Council appointed Marta Messmer to fill the vacant seat left open by Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Gray, who recently resigned to run for mayor.

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are turning the legal tables on the state's two top Republican election deniers, asking a judge to impose financial sanctions on them and their lawyers.

PHOENIX — State GOP chair Kelli Ward has no legal right to block a U.S. House committee from getting her phone records about her activities leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, an attorney for the government is telling a federal judge.

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Hello history fans. In our last episode Richard Gird was advised to flee the Arizona Territory due to a groundless but troublesome lawsuit. From its inception Millville was but one of Gird’s great achievements, and without Millville Charleston would never have existed.

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BISBEE — As Cochise County continues to assess polluted sites, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted $500,000 to assess properties and buildings in the county that may have hazardous materials problems.

DOUGLAS — Throughout the month of August the Douglas Art Association will be hosting Monsoon Art Storm 2022 at The Gallery on 10th Street next to the U.S. Post Office.

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BISBEE — There isn’t much that’s going to stop Bisbee’s Carol Chandler when she wraps her head around an idea.

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U.S. consumers are breathing a bit easier now that gasoline prices have come down from record levels, but pump prices are still high, and the two-month slide could be nearing an end.

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Numerous transportation projects across the U.S. will be getting a slice of $2.2 billion of new federal funding. The grants announced Thursday are more than double the amount awarded last year under the same program. The initiative got a major boost this year from a $1 trillion infrastructure law passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Arizona to highlight a pair of projects that revamp roadways and add new bicycle and pedestrian bridges. A total of 166 projects will be getting funding, ranging Alaska to the Virgin Islands.

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The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival transformed the Cochise College Library into a hub of conservation this past weekend.

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SIERRA VISTA — While some may think Phoenix lawmakers are deaf and blind to the water problems plaguing the aquifers in rural areas of the state, and particularly in Cochise County, state Rep. Gail Griffin of District 14 says wait a minute.

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BENSON — The Benson City Council opened its meeting with recognitions and awards, followed by a Community Development Block Grant update from City Manager Vicki Vivian.

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BISBEE — In just a few weeks, one of Bisbee’s most popular fundraisers will be held by Friends of the Copper Queen Library, the 11th annual Altered Books Show and Auction.

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DOUGLAS − The Douglas Little League All-Stars as well as players from the Douglas Girls Amateur Softball League and Isabella Smith will be recognized by the Douglas City Council at its Wednesday, Aug. 10, regular council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

DOUGLAS — Wednesday, Aug. 3, was an exciting day for many Douglas families as it was the start of another school year.

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Based on unofficial primary election results, the Benson City Council will have two new members in January.

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A massive thunderstorm that dumped more than an inch of rain in some locations and brought winds topping 50 mph left a wide path of devastation in Cochise County beginning Saturday, Aug. 6.

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DOUGLAS − Twenty years ago Rosie Mendoza and the late Carol Huddleston organized the Douglas Back to School Care Fair as a way to help local families with free back to school supplies.