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The Launch Pad embarking on a big dream — a home of its own

The Launch Pad Teen Center prides itself as a safe haven for all teenagers in the Prescott/tri-city area.

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Officials warn of possible 'wildland firefighting' scam

The motive of two men who claim to be starting a “volunteer wildland firefighting engine crew” in the quad-city area is being called into question by local authorities.

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ACC asks judge to block bid to investigate APS election finances

Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel’s members to investigate whether financial help they got or are suspected of getting from Arizona Public Service for their elections tainted their vote to allow the company to collect more money from customers.

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Eagles eye success in return to national tournament

The Embry-Riddle women’s volleyball team is flying high off a strong regular and postseason and has its sights set on the 2018 NAIA national tournament.

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Suns slam Spurs as Warren scores 27

PHOENIX — Nights when star Devin Booker is off his game don't often spell victories for the struggling Phoenix Suns. But Booker was still a factor Wednesday night, and his teammates picked him up.

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Johnson: Quick trip up Guadalupe Peak in Texas offers fresh scenery

Remember John Denver singing, “Leaving on a jet plane …?” I can count the number of times I’ve traveled to a hike via a jet plane on one hand. Perhaps you’ve done so more often. It comes down to what you have more of, time or money.

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Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

WASHINGTON — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

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After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment.

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

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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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Coalition for Compassion and Justice holds ‘Wine & Wreath’ event at Elks Theatre

The Coalition for Compassion and Justice held its first Wine & Wreath reception at the Elks Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 8, attended by about 225 people eager to help end homelessness.

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Mountain Oak School gets help with gardens

Mountain Oak School in Prescott was chosen by Lowe’s as a participant in its Heroes program.

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Marvin Bailey’s gift of love benefits Good Samaritan campus

Marvin Bailey, a Prescott-area resident, left a legacy of love for the Good Samaritan Society — Prescott Village when he died last year.

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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: Elva Jane “Lefty” Power

Elva Jane “Lefty” Power was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the oldest child and only daughter of Otto Henry Woehler and Dorathea Schramm Woehler.

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Obituary Notice: Jet De Castro

Jet De Castro, 69, born Dec. 8, 1948, in Manila, Philippines, passed away Nov. 2, 2018, in Ash Fork, Arizona. ABC Funerals of Chino Valley was entrusted to handle all arrangements.

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Obituary Notice: George Raymond Black

George Raymond Black, 85, born June 21, 1933, in Walsenburg, Colorado, died Nov. 11, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.