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Community Calendar: Nov. 15-17

Get some help with your genealogy work today at the Prescott library, then attend the fifth annual Community Celebration tonight at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

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Judge won't give more time to find victims of detentions in Arpaio case

PHOENIX — A judge in Arizona who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order has declined to give the victims more time to apply for the money.

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Flake vows to oppose judges unless Mueller bill gets a vote

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

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Many Pac-12 South scenarios as season winds down

Clay Helton is on the hot seat at USC and four teams in the Pac-12 South could wind up with identical records at the top of the standings at the end of the season. The conference’s southern side enters the final two weeks in a jumble.

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Embry-Riddle women’s soccer flying into national tourney at full speed

PRESCOTT — After compiling a regular season record of 17-2 and successfully winning their second Cal-Pac Conference championship in a row, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team has set their sights on the 2018 NAIA national tournament.

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Warriors use big 2nd half to best NAZ Suns 115-112

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a tale of two halves on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Northern Arizona Suns couldn’t solve the Santa Cruz Warriors for the second time in 10 days at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at Tijuana on U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers.

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Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks.

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What can be done? Fatal California fires spur search for solutions

BILLINGS, Montana — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce the growing death tolls from increasingly severe blazes in California and across the West.

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Graham: Turning the page on an uncomfortable year

Big announcement: I “celebrate” my 55th birthday on Friday.

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Cantlon: The Dells ... it’s not about property rights, it’s about negotiation

In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.

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Letter: Bad impression

Our educational system wages lengthy campaigns to garner support for various school funding, although I have not met anyone, including seniors, who doesn’t wholeheartedly agree with the need. Lately, however, I am noticing a disturbing trend.

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Film Review: A commanding turn from Viola Davis in 'Widows'

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White?

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Review: Is 'The Grinch' a Cumberbatch-Christmas classic mismatch?

Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch?

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Interfaith council puts on annual Celebration of Thanks Nov. 15

The Quad-City Interfaith Council is putting on its fifth annual Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Thursday.

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Myths about diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body’s blood sugar is too high. “Insulin, which is a hormone created by the pancreas, helps get sugar from the food you eat into your cells,” says Linda Reagan, Dietitian at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “But sometimes the body doesn’t make enough insulin, and the sugar stays in the bloodstream.”

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Rosenberg: Just how common is sleep apnea?

Dear Dr. Rosenberg: It seems like many of my friends, have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. How common is it?

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Fall prevention in older adults

Every year, more than 1 out of 4 adults — age 65 or older — fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those who fall, more than 800,000 are hospitalized because of injuries, usually to the head or hip.

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Chamber Focus: Cattle Growers & Wedbush Securities

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors celebrated Yavapai Cattle Growers Association’s 86 years in Yavapai County with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 17 at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Prescott.

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Sip and savor raises money for teachers

Foundation President Krista Carman, left, is joined by Lamb Chevrolet/Cadillac General Manager Ed Walsh and his wife Allison at the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation Sip and Savour fundraiser at the Prescott Lakes Country Club Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

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Chamber Focus: Pur Solar & Electrical

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Pur Solar & Electrical in Prescott Valley with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 5.

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Obituary: Sandye Lee Kelley-Boelts

Sandye Lee Kelley-Boelts, age 64, passed away in Prescott, Arizona, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, to be with Jesus.

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Obituary: Jeri Anne McFarlane

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands.” — 2nd Corinthians 5:1

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Obituary: Richard Swope

Richard Swope was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Arthur and Vera Swope. He passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Nov. 10, 2018.