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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Arizona to test transgender restroom edict in federal court
In a prepared statement, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said,
In a prepared statement, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said, "Deciding how to protect our children and preserve their privacy, while balancing these complicated issues, is best done locally and not by some one-size-fits-all decree from Washington." (Capitol Media Services file photo/Howard Fischer)
Arizona joined with Texas today to challenge a directive by the Obama administration that schools must let transgender students use restrooms that match their self-proclaimed sexual identity.

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Local | Regional | State

• State Investment Board questions legality of Prop. 123 disbursements
• Minimum wage initiative at halfway point in signature drive
• Waivers relax park rules at Tilted Earth
• Cottonwood seeks community ideas for Riverfront Trails Recreation Area Master Plan
• Fresh off Prop. 123 victory, education proponents say more money still needed to boost Arizona schools
• Mingus Union students earn $4.8 million in scholarships
• Davis, Fann file for Dist. 1 legislative races
• Vampire movie filmed in Verde Valley
• Man arrested on numerous charges after crashing stolen motorcycle

Editorials | Letters | Commentary

• Editorial: Exactly how much is enough for Arizona education system?
• Letter: Dismal outlook for Cottonwood's financial future
• Commentary: Passage of Prop. 123 an important first step forward
• Letters: A Great Big Thank You!
• Editorial: No surprise voters split down middle on Prop. 123
• Letter: Spinning numbers is nothing new for Yavapai College
• Letter: Still safe, for now, from predatory lending
• Editorial: Here is your chance to give Yavapai College some sound advice
• Editorial: Single-family zoning goes the way of 8-track tapes

Business & Economy

• Gourmet market finds home in Old Town Cottonwood
• Main Street T's opens in Old Town Cottonwood
• KidZaam makes dentistry fun for kids
• Verde Digital Works converts to 928MediaLab
• Larry Green receives GM 25-Year Award

What's Happening | People, Places & Past | Verde Valley's Amazing Grapes

• Adios, John McNerney
• How to turn your problems into pearls
• What's Happening: May 25, 2016
• What's Happening: May 22, 2016
• What's Happening May 20, 2016
• Jerome's Don Robertson built his dream with two bare hands, monkey wrenches and elbow grease
• What's Happening: May 13, 2016
• Five-time kayak champ Jeff Johnson on a mission
• What's Happening May 1, 2016

The Villager

• Governor's election rival throws his support behind school-funding measure
• League of Women Voters asks Arizonans to reject Prop 123
• New leadership at Big Park, Sedona-Red Rock Junior High School
• New leadership slate in place for Village of Oakcreek Assn.
• Big Park seeks Council secretary
• JD Maddy presents 'Under the Dark Skies of Sedona'
• Creating sustainable society a win-win for everyone
• Changing of the guard for SVBA
• Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off May 7

Kudos Spotlight

• Sedona Community Farmers Market readies for opening of Summer Season
• Mask-making with performance artist Pash Galbavy
• New Music this week
• Sedona Arts Center announces Summer Camp for Creative Kids
• Joe Neri Live at Studio B
• Rockin' musical menu this week at Sound Bites Grill
• 'Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan' premieres in Art & Architecture Series May 23
• Film Festival hosts 'Verdi Requiem' Legends Concert May 22
• Woodstock legend Melanie to perform at Sedona's Sound Bites Grill

Local | Regional | Gallery: Mingus at Sedona Red Rock Hoops Classic (2015)

• Mingus athletes earn All-Section nods
• Marauders fall to Alhambra, 8-7, to end State Title run
• No. 5-seeded Mingus set to take on No. 1-seeded Alhambra in AIA Division III State Playoff Semi-Finals
• NBA D-League coming to Prescott Valley
• Macafee's Monologues: Summer is approaching
• Marauders earn three medals at State Meet
• Mingus moves on to Division III Semi-Finals
• Arellano snaps two records at latest meet for Aftershock Distance
• No. 5 Marauders take on No. 4 Kofa Kings


• Bobbie Dean Ralston 1927-2016
• Obituary: Helen Louise 'Misty' Coumbe 1923-2016
• Obituary: Dixie Rose Hatch Amberson
• Obituary: Mary Jane Richmond 1939-2016
• Obituary: Karen Glover Hayhurst 1946-2016
• Obituary: John Nelson Sr. 1929-2016
• Obituary: Emma Jean Henry 1937-2016
• Obituary: Abbie Isabell Davis 1945-2016
• Obituary: Francis V. Saporito 1922-2016

Special Coverage
Galleries | Videos | Projects

• Verde Heritage -- 1913: CLARKDALE; Smelter Progress, May 24
• Verde Heritage -- 1919: THE GREEN MONSTER, May
• Life in the Slow Lane: "Always Something New"
• Verde Heritage -- 1947: Record Number of Verde Tourists
• Sedona Pathways ... Our Daily Journey May 23, 2016
• Mingus Union High School Graduation 2016
• Verde Heritage -- 1919: JEROME; Fernandez Pool Hall Closed
• Verde Heritage: News about the Verde Mining District during May
• Sedona Pathways ... Our Daily Journey May 20, 2016

Anniversaries | Births | Community Interest

• Jerome Elks Lodge Honored
• Students of the Month
• Wedding Plans
• New Arrival: Krisna Cooper Soldwedel
• New Arrival: Davina Margaret Pirtle
• New Arrival: Onyx Zaiden Cole MacDonald
• Cottonwood's Jeanne Martin crowned Ms. Senior Arizona
• Elks Honors
• New Arrival: Felise Langi David Colston

Chillin' a Bear
Chillin' a Bear
The black bears get cooled down at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Clarkdale. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

This Week's Events
Standing on Sacred Ground, Part IV: Islands of Sanctuary Film & Q&A with Dorothy Firecloud

Mask Making for Healing Workshop

5th Annual VVWC Wine Festival & Symposium

Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale - May 28th and 29th, 2016


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