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Roughriders split ACCAC opener at South Mountain

PHOENIX — The Yavapai College baseball team opened ACCAC play with a doubleheader split at South Mountain, winning game one 5-3 but dropping game two 10-0 on Saturday afternoon.

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Colorado sends Arizona to historic 7th straight loss, 67-60

BOULDER, Colo. — Lucas Siewert and McKinley Wright IV led the Colorado Buffaloes to a 67-60 win over Arizona on Sunday night, sending the Wildcats to their first seven-game losing streak in 36 years.

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Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.

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'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

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Aurora shooting victims included plant manager, intern

The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her "I love you, I've been shot at work," and an intern in his first day on the job.

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Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O'Rourke

EL PASO, Texas — When Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready.

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Editorial: Vaccinations still best odds for children

The debate ensues — whether children should be vaccinated or not. Decades ago it was without question. If you wanted your child to attend school or just be healthy you took them to get their shots.

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Tyree: Are you suffering from awards fatigue?

When I was a starstruck youth, I watched more than my fair share of televised awards programs; but in my nearly 28 years of wedded bliss, such show-biz soirees have consumed only minuscule amounts of my time.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Feb. 18, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): Feb. 18, 2019

Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 29%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 41%

338 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 29%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 41%

338 total votes

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'Alita: Battle Angel is easily the most entertaining movie so far’

Definitely worth braving the Stockton Hill Road madness. “Alita: Battle Angel” is easily the most entertaining movie so far this year! Never mind we're only a month and a half into the new year.

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Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

NEW YORK — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.

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Music Festival attracts 300 high school students to Yavapai College

More than 300 top high school musicians from Northern Arizona spent two and a half days at Yavapai College participating in the annual Arizona Music Educators Association’s Northwest Region Music Festival.

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Prescott gets the mural treatment from PHS students

Art students from Mrs. Chartier and Mrs. Hein’s advanced art classes at Prescott High School recently completed a mural for the city of Prescott.

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HUSD annual School Expo set for Saturday

The Humboldt Unified School District 2019 School Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Entertainment District.

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Howard: Prescott High School students continue to shine

Many of our Prescott community members saw a few weeks ago that our Prescott High School Student Council brought more than 2000 people to town for the State Student Council Convention.

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Obituary: Helen Augusta Brand/Scharr

Helen Augusta Brand/Scharr, 97, of Prescott, Arizona, went home to be with Jesus on Jan. 28, 2019, at her care home in Tempe, Arizona.

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Obituary: Casey Joe Wright-Wells

Casey Joe Wright-Wells went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Casey was born on Oct. 11, 1978, in Prescott, Arizona, to Doug and Lei Ann Wright.

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Obituary Notice: William ‘Bill’ J. Meadows

William “Bill” J. Meadows went to his heavenly home on Feb. 5, 2019. Bill was born Oct. 6, 1954, to Virgil and Mary Meadows.