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‘Boycott of Prescott was never a statewide measure,’ says Arizona NAACP President

For Arizona NAACP State Conference President Charles Fanniel, the idea of boycotting Prescott over racially disparaging comments made by a Prescott State Legislator was inconsistent with the action the Prescott City Council took on Dec. 4.

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PUSD forced to revise 2018-19 budget by $800K

A drop in student enrollment during this school year forced Prescott Unified School District to revise its existing 2018-19 budget by $800,000, relying on district savings to cover the balance.

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Education committee approves sales tax hike to support public education

State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to asking voters if they want to pay even more in sales taxes to support public education.

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Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

PHOENIX — That Hall of Fame slot will have to stay vacant for a while. Larry Fitzgerald isn't ready to hang up the cleats just yet.

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Pac-12 This Week: Ducks look to regain footing against Washington

The slumping Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and any shot at making the NCAA Tournament field — apart from a conference tournament win — seems to be rapidly slipping away.

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Next year it's Jeter's chance to join Rivera in the Hall

Mariano Rivera sailed into the Hall of Fame without a single dissenting vote. Next year, it's Derek Jeter's turn — and don't expect much opposition then, either.

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Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week.

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Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers

When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit.

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Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.

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Police: Drunken man took wrong Lyft to wrong home

Police in Maine say a drunken man took the wrong Lyft and tried to get into a house he mistakenly thought was his home.

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Man uses ax on car, TV, laptop after he thought his wife damaged his action figures

Wisconsin police say a 34-year-old man who thought his wife damaged his action figures retaliated by taking an ax to the family’s car, television and laptop in the house.

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Illinois man let 11-year-old drive to school, authorities say

An arrest warrant has been issued for a northern Illinois man who police say allowed an 11-year-old relative to drive herself to school in a stolen rental car while he rode along.

Opinions see more>

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Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 24, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 24, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 24, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 24, 2019

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Williams: Be my valentine?

February the 14th this year is on a Thursday.

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Review: A goofy, sweet and modern spin on Arthurian legend

The Arthurian legend gets a modern and more youthful spin in "The Kid Who Would Be King," a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as "old" Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn't have come at a better time.

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'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

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The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards

View a list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards.

Features see more>

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Boys to Men Mentoring celebrates volunteer appreciation

Boys to Men Mentoring recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of serving boys and teens in the Quad Cities and beyond.

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Prescott students make All-State Jazz

In January, high school students from all over the state auditioned for spots in the Arizona All-State Jazz Band.

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Moore: Adaptability of birds is impressive

Recently, one of our sons and his family moved to Mesa, so now we have an excuse to go down to the valley on a regular basis to spend time with some of our granddaughters.

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Birth announcements: Week of Jan. 20, 2019

Birth announcements: Week of Jan. 20, 2019

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Haylee Fletcher and Jean-Paul LaCroix now married

Dale Fletcher of Erin, Tennessee, and Diana Fletcher of Prescott Valley, Arizona, are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Haylee Rae Fletcher, to Jean-Paul LaCroix, son of Charles and Christine LaCroix of Linden, California.

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YC academy graduates 22 cadets for 11 Arizona law enforcement agencies

The Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy is helping fill the ranks of 11 Arizona law enforcement agencies. The academy based at Yavapai College bestowed badges on 22 men and women during a graduation ceremony Dec. 13.

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U.S. VETS celebrates anniversary, moving, expanding

For 16 years, U.S. VETS Prescott has been housing homeless veterans, either through its transitional living complex that expanded this year or through independent housing with case management supports.

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Embry-Riddle flight team wins Regional Competition for 32nd consecutive year

For the 32nd year in a row, Embry-Riddle Prescott’s 12-Time National Champion Golden Eagles Flight Team won the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Elevation Conference (NIFA SAFECON) regional competition with 13 overall first-place victories, including Top Scoring Contestant and a two-way tie for Top Pilot.

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Board of Supervisors recognizes Glaab for 35 years of service

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors honored Anna Mary Glaab, former Bagdad/Yarnell Justice of the Peace, at the Jan. 2 Board of Supervisors meeting for her 35 years of service to the county.

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Obituary: Walter “Dale” Meyer

Walter “Dale” Meyer, born Feb. 1, 1933, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Walter and Luella Meyer, passed away in Prescott, Arizona, on Jan. 21, 2019, after a brief battle with melanoma cancer. Faith, church and family were very important to Dale.

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Obituary: Phyllis Marlene Sides

Phyllis Marlene Sides was born in Ashland, Kentucky, and died in Prescott, Arizona, on Jan. 18, 2019.

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Obituary Notice: Norah Pridgeon

Norah Pridgeon, age 65, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on Jan. 17, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona.