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Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water.

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Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

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EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.

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Kobritz: Brian France should do the right thing for NASCAR

Brian France, CEO of NASCAR, announced he was taking an “indefinite” leave of absence to address his “problems” after he was arrested last weekend in Sag Harbor, New York, for aggravated DWI. He would be doing all of NASCAR Nation a great service if he made his leave permanent.

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Preview: All-American Jalin Yoder returns for senior season at Embry-Riddle

PRESCOTT — Coming off the best season in program history in 2017, Embry-Riddle volleyball is hoping for more than just a repeat this fall. They want more.

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Preview: Yavapai College spikers still aim for postseason despite being green

PRESCOTT — When 2017 first team All-ACCAC setter Kanani Hiapo transferred unexpectedly to NAIA Benedictine-Mesa over the off-season, Yavapai College’s volleyball team was left with four sophomores on its roster.

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 15, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): August 15, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (1): August 15, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): August 15, 2018

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Letter: Some details

This is in response to Gary Sanderson’s letter, in which he expressed disappointment that no “irredeemable,” “deplorable,” “smelly” Trump supporter refuted his anti-Trump rant.

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Movie Review: 'The Meg' takes the science out of sci-fi

“Sharknado” fanatics, your day has come! You are finally vindicated by your years of dedication to the corny beast flicks of yesteryear. “The Meg” outpaces, outactions, outCGIs and outacts those other summer blockbusters while proudly waving a banner that reads, “science be damned!” Because there were megalodons, there are hydrothermal vents on the ocean floors and there are off-shore marine la...

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Beer, tunes flow to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

As music from The Instant Classics filled the air, Eric Hatchell and Kris Little were enjoying a couple beers from Wild Tonic, while on the Mile High Middle School athletic field for this year’s Mile High Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Now Showing: Week of Aug. 10

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads).

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Yavapai College taps Chef Robert Barr to head Culinary & Hospitality Program

Robert K. Barr, an award-winning executive chef who has worked as instructor, restaurant owner and resort administrator — and who has served as personal chef to Ray Charles, Reba McEntire and former Vice President Dan Quayle — has been selected as Yavapai College’s new Culinary and Hospitality Program Director.

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Weddings: Stryker and Heron

Anya Stryker married Joshua Herron at L’auberge De Sedona in Sedona.

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Weddings: McGaffic and King

Siera McGaffic married Dakota King were married at the Governor’s Mansion, at Sharlot Hall in Prescott.

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Photos: August Arts & Crafts Festival

The Mountain Artists Guild’s 68th annual August Arts & Crafts Festival, with 141 vendors, continues on the courthouse plaza Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Chamber Focus: Keller Williams Realty

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new management of the Keller Williams Realty, Northern Arizona, with a ribbon cutting on July 13.

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Boys & Girls Clubs names Prescott Valley Clubhouse after Fain Family

On Tuesday, July 31, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona officially named its Prescott Valley Clubhouse after longtime benefactor, the Fain Family.

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Obituary: Sarah Niece Ketchner

Sarah Niece Ketchner, 36, beloved daughter, sister, wife, and aunt, passed with her family assembled by her side on Aug. 7, 2018, in Gilbert, Arizona.

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Obituary: Wendell Kenneth Despain

Wendell Kenneth Despain, 89, died Aug. 10, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Anita Rupp

Anita Rupp, 79, born July 3, 1939, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 12, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.