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Prescott High School students taking a second year Japanese language course

With a blend of poise and humor, Prescott High School sophomore Teagan McPherson this week shared with a lively class of some 20 students a video presentation about what she did over the summer break —

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Two Yavapai County men killed in weekend plane crash

Two Yavapai County men were killed Saturday evening, Aug. 18, when the experimental plane they were flying in crashed in rugged terrain southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Spicer recounts tumultuous White House tenure

Former White House spokesman Sean Spicer briefed a crowd of more than 350 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Saturday evening, offering a mix of partisan political views and often humorous personal anecdotes from his tumultuous seven-month tenure as President Donald Trump’s first press secretary.

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Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country.

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Stinky ‘corpse flower’ in full bloom in California

Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.

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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 20, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): August 20, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (1): August 20, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): August 20, 2018

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West: Democrats - Don’t root for crazy

I used to root for crazy. In fact, as a lifelong Democrat, I was thrilled when President Trump announced he was running for president.

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Jazz Summit gives tribute to New Orleans on Aug. 24

The Prescott Jazz Summit is gearing up for its big show of the season next weekend, featuring Mike Vax and The Great American Jazz Band performing a tribute to the music and heritage of New Orleans.

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Review: In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a delightful new fairy tale

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians," a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 bestseller.

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International exhibit marks start of Voila Tour Friday, Aug. 24

The French have returned. Or at least the Voila Tour is returning for a second year, presenting Prescott with another cultural exchange

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Humboldt Unified School District welcomes new Wellness Coordinator

We would like to welcome Rebecca Kraxberger to the district. It is more of a “welcome back” for Rebecca, who once worked as the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) Nutritionist.

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Dear Annie: Distracted and rude on the phone

Dear Annie: It’s important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking.

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AROUND THE BLUMIN’ TOWN: The essence of humanity

Seventeen days. That is how long an orca whale carried the corpse of her dead calf.

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Kammie Kobyleski named new Director of Alumni Relations at Yavapai College

Kammie Kobyleski, the new Director of Alumni Relations at Yavapai College, steps into a position that’s new for her and new for the college.

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Birth Announcements: Week of August 19, 2018

Birth Announcements: Week of August 19, 2018

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Anya Stryker and Joshua Herron were married May 20

Anya Stryker of Prescott, daughter of Mary Ann and John Stryker of Prescott, married Joshua Herron of Prescott, son of Delaney Herron-Swanson and Erik Swanson of Prescott Valley, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at L’auberge De Sedona in Sedona.

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Farmers Market's second annual Farm to Table Dinner

Erica Ryberg takes an hors d'oeuvre from Kathleen Williams at the Prescott Farmers Market's second annual Farm to Table Dinner at the Holday Courtyard in Prescott Sunday, Aug. 19.

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Chamber Focus: Synergy Wellness

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Synergy Wellness Center to the town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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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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Obituary: Bill Fox

Bill Fox, 84, born June 16, 1934 , in Dyer, Arkansas, died Aug. 16, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Gordon Ray Lichtwardt

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Ray Lichtwardt announces his death on Aug. 8, 2018 in Prescott, Arizona, at the age of 93 years.

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Obituary: James Dwight ‘Pete’ Newnum

James Dwight “Pete” Newnum, 96, passed away peacefully at home in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.