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Suicide attempt leads to advocacy

In 2000, a San Francisco college student struggling with inner voices and untreated depression left his campus and headed to the Golden Gate Bridge, a historic landmark attractive to suicidal jumpers.

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Police not pressing charges for false report of shooter at PHS

No one will be facing charges in connection to the report of an armed individual at Prescott High School on Friday, Sept. 14.

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Calendar of Events: Sept. 20 - 22

Today You Too Mentor! 10 or 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Training on iPads with hearing and vision accessibility apps.

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Diamondbacks, Ray avoid sweep with 9-0 win over Cubs

PHOENIX — Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Chicago Cubs to one hit over six innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night.

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Yavapai volleyball falls in 4 sets at Eastern Arizona; Roughriders remain winless in ACCAC

THATCHER — Looking to snap out of its funk in ACCAC play, the Yavapai College volleyball team had the unenviable task of visiting league stalwart Eastern Arizona College Wednesday night, Sept. 19.

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‘Frustrated’ Bradford looks to turn around Arizona’s offense

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals’ offense has been dreadful by any measure and Sam Bradford knows that, as the quarterback, he takes the lion’s share of the blame.

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Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

MIDDLETON, Wis. — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators.

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How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.

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Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday after 15 years amid concerns that she might still be a threat to other young people.

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Watch: Six-legged walking robot named world's largest by Guinness

Watching Star Wars as a seven-year-old inspired a British engineer Matt Denton to create a 2-ton, 6-legged robot that has walked into the record books.

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Watch: Bear breaks window to escape from van

A North Carolina woman who unknowingly trapped a bear in her van is paying for a new driver's side window and other repairs after the bear found its own way out.

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Man sends toddler into arcade machine to steal prizes

Police say a man was caught on video using a toddler to steal expensive prizes by having her crawl inside an arcade machine at a New Hampshire mall.

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Editorial: Downtown hotel project vote needed more transparency

An Aug. 28 vote of 5-1 by the Prescott City Council continues to raise questions and concerns three weeks later.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 20, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 20, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 20, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 20, 2018

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Poet Alberto Rio headlines 10th anniversary of Literary Southwest Sept. 21

One of the Literary Southwest series’ original featured authors, Arizona poet Alberto Rios, the first poet to be named Arizona Poet Laureate, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room.

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Rotary Balloon Fest returns; seven balloons to glow Saturday evening

After two years of not being able to pay for and have it, the Prescott Valley Rotary Club is bringing back the Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Fest and is putting a new spin on it, said Rotary President Chuck Abbott.

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Kennel Club hosts 4th annual dog show this week

When the Prescott Arizona Kennel Club moved its annual championship show from Chino Valley indoors to the Prescott Valley Event Center, it started with two days of conformation and obedience competitions.

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Mountain Artists Guild raises money for scholarships

Mountain Artists Guild is crafting an “Unforgettable” auction Saturday, Sept. 22, to raise money for scholarships going to students pursuing degrees in the visual arts.

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YEI! gets puppeteer, Courier Cares visit

The Musical Puppeteer, Andy McKinn, visited Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) this past Tuesday and entertained a full house, according to a news release.

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Moore: Wild bird migration can occur day, night

Wild bird migration can take on many forms. In the northern hemisphere, it typically involves moving from south to north in the spring, and then reversing the pattern in the fall.

Life see more>

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Bud and Carole Hanen celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Bud and Carole Hanen were married on Sept. 6, 1958, in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in San Diego.

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Birth announcements: Week of Sept. 16, 2018

Birth Announcements: Week of Sept. 16, 2018

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Remembering local WWI fallen soldiers

Anyone who meets Betty Bourgault is likely to describe her as friendly, kind, creative and busy. What they might not catch immediately is that this 76-year-old Yavapai County Daughters of the American Revolution chapter member is a relentless fighter for patriotic and other community causes that garner her passion.

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Photos: Chino Valley Territorial Days

Chino Valley’s 32nd annual Territorial Days hit its stride early Saturday morning near Memory Park as more than 100 runners took part in 10K and 2-mile fun runs.

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Chamber Focus: Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters opens new location

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters to town and its new location recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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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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Obituary Notice: Robert “Bob” E. Meyer

Robert “Bob” E. Meyer, born June 20, 1928, in San Francisco, California, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Ernest “Ernie” Jones Sr.

Ernest “Ernie” Jones Sr. was born in Prescott, Arizona, and died in Gilbert, Arizona, on Sept. 16, 2018.

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Obituary Notice: Barbara B. Schulz

Barbara B. Schulz, 78, born July 28, 1940, in Glen Cove, New York, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.