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BISBEE — An error in the secondary tax rate for Willcox property owners was found by the state, and now Cochise County has to reset the rate at zero and figure out how to refund the money already paid.

PHOENIX — Arizona individual taxpayers could end up being hit with an extra $236 million in taxes if the governor and lawmakers follow their regular practice of trying to keep the annual state income tax relatively simple.

BISBEE — Though the Bisbee City Council passed the refinancing of the wastewater treatment plant, which would result in a lowering of residential and commercial fees, it appears the rates will increase.

According to data from Arizona’s Office of Economic Opportunity, job numbers in the Cochise County economy held steady in the 12 months ended August. The government sector picked up 100 jobs for 12-month job growth of 0.9 percent. Within government, state and local government jobs were up by…

Dear M & M: I have heard about the silent customer. The one who does not complain about bad service they just don’t come back. How can I make sure this isn’t happening in my business? –Bill

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SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SVHC) hosted a multi-chamber mixer in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday at the Windemere Hotel, giving officials and business owners from both sides of the border a chance to mingle and discuss plans for the future.

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BENSON — Cochise County administrator Ed Gilligan was direct in his recent comments to a roomful of community and business leaders about the need to improve the county’s economic situation.

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SIERRA VISTA — On Tuesday morning, the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce brought together business owners, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and law enforcement personnel together for its monthly Good Morning event.

SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista City Council had little to discuss about the tentative 2018-19 budget during its most recent work session on Tuesday.

SCOTTSDALE — Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state.

BISBEE — Recognizing that city residents are also county residents, the county Board of Supervisors wants to work with the municipalities to provide services if possible through the use of Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs).

SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College governing board unanimously approved a 2 percent primary property tax increase Tuesday following a Truth in Taxation hearing.

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SIERRA VISTA — With a change in global demand for recycled products, Sierra Vista leaders are grappling with rising costs and dwindling revenue, which could affect residential recycling services and fees.

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SIERRA VISTA — Scaling humans. It sounds like a bad thing, but what it means is to find ways for humans to spend more time doing things which require creativity and ingenuity by automating the many repetitive, manual tasks workers currently perform.

BISBEE – Thanks to Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, Copper Queen Branch, children and adults in the San Jose district of Bisbee will soon have a satellite library.