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BASIS tops them all in AZMerit testing

The AZMerit score results in language arts and math for 14 tri-city area charter schools showed a strong performance for most of the schools, with BASIS Prescott earning the highest scores that reflected progress from the prior year’s scores.

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Groom Creek veteran witnessed official signing of Japanese surrender in 1945

Seventy-three years ago today, Aug. 14, 1945, Groom Creek resident Chuck Webster was a United States Navy sailor aboard ship in Tokyo Bay, a witness to the end of World War II with Japan’s announcement of its official surrender.

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Phoenix woman accused of killing runaway and dumping body

Authorities say a woman is accused of fatally strangling a runaway in her Phoenix apartment and wrapping the victim's body in plastic before dumping it in the trash.

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Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday.

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Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief

He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss.

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Toxins turning up in dozens of public water systems

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers.

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Sand Snakes claim Mile Hi Classic title in Prescott

The Prescott-based 12U Sand Snakes fast-pitch softball team defeated the AZ Cats from Tucson 16-7 on Sunday, Aug. 12, to claim the Summer Mile Hi Classic title at Heritage Park in Prescott.

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Colon wins again as Rangers beat Diamondbacks 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon won his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher, going five innings to help the Texas Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Monday night.

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Cardinals parse the good and the bad from preseason opener

GLENDALE — The first-team offensive line looked powerful in its brief appearance in the Arizona Cardinals preseason opener. The second unit, not so much.

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Editorial Cartoon (2): August 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (2): August 14, 2018

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Editorial Cartoon (1): August 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (1): August 14, 2018

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Purcell: Americans too worried to vacation

“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!”

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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: Ron Smith

RONALD HENRY SMITH. Husband, father, friend, publisher, photographer, gardener, author, hiker, naturalist, hunter, fisherman, BBQ-er, traveler, professor, birder, cowboy, sage, singer, DIYer and sourdough cook.

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Obituary: Donald (Don) Madison

Donald (Don) Madison, 64, of Ocean Shores, Washington, passed away on Aug. 2, 2018.

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) Dwayne Wright

Robert (Bob) Dwayne Wright was born July 20, 1954, in Denver, Colorado, to Drue Wright Sr., and Ilda Kusma.