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Gunmaker Ruger will track and report on gun violence after shareholder vote

In a meeting in Prescott on May 8, shareholders of Sturm Ruger and Company won a vote to force the company to track and report on gun violence involving Ruger weapons, a move that the board of directors had advised against.

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Need2Know: Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott; Prescott True Value wins company “Best Hardware Store in Town” award

Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott Farm Provisions, a new restaurant, has opened at 148 N. Montezuma Street in Prescott. Co-owner Brittany Peters said they offer an “American-style” menu, with dishes from lobster to hamburgers.

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Uber and Lyft offer drivers extra money, opportunity to meet people

Driving for Uber or Lyft is one of major sources of revenue for people who, depending on whom you ask, either participate in the emerging “gig economy” or drive as a “side hustle” to pick up some extra cash.

Need2Know: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery celebrates 24 years in business, TASERs now available at Sportsman’s Warehouse

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery celebrates 24 years in business Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery was founded by a group of Prescott artists, who believed in themselves and the ability of a small town to showcase quality art 24 years ago.

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Small businesses thrive in Prescott, Prescott Valley

When you think of business, you might think of Walmart, Amazon, or maybe McDonald’s, or an airline, such as American or Delta.

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Need2Know: Lucy’s Machine Co. moves to Prescott Valley; new office for Sumner Commercial Real Estate; and Cowboy Country Antiques has new hours

Lucy’s Machine Co. moves to Prescott Valley Lucy’s Machine Company, a supplier of a variety of machine tool accessories and adaptors, has relocated to 7256 E. 2nd Street in Prescott Valley from a California plant.

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State of the region's economy: Positive trends, optimistic outlook – but we need more labor

Ten years after the start of the Great Recession in the U.S., the western Yavapai County economy is now looking solid, said Teri Drew, the regional director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments’ (NACOG) Economic Workforce Division.

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Need2Know: Bob’s Barber Shop to move; Chino Valley Shopko Hometown shutting down; Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital in top 10 percent; Flour Stone Bakery and Café in Mayer expands hours

Bob’s Barber Shop to move After 33 years in the same location, Bob’s Barber Shop has closed at 732 W. Hillside Ave. and will be re-opening on May 2 at 340 W. Willis St., on the corner of Willis and McCormick streets, according to owner Lily Gannon, who bought the shop from Bob Reichmuth last year after working there since 1984.

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Email reveals potential buyer for Navajo coal-fired power plant

The potential investors of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have been identified as a New York-based firm that focuses on distressed companies and one of its subsidiaries in the utility business.

Business in Brief: Young adult career and job fair set for May 16

Young adult career and job fair set for May 16 The 2018 Young Adult Job Fair, for ages 16-24, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Yavapai Juvenile Justice Center Lawn Area, 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway, Prescott.

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What your windows and your shoes may have in common

3 local companies share a profitable, semi-symbiotic relationship

The three Rs of sustainability — reduce, reuse, recycle — are being demonstrated daily by three companies, two in Prescott and one in Prescott Valley, as they work together to reduce waste, increase their profits and keep jobs local.

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Need2Know: Four new tenants coming to Gateway Mall; Uma’s Haven Resale Store benefits animal shelter; and Prescott DermaLiftClinic celebrates third anniversary

New tenants coming to Prescott Gateway Mall A range of four new tenants will soon be opening at the Gateway Mall, according to Matthew Fish at Sumner Commercial Real Estate.

Business in Brief: Dorn Homes recognized for charitable work

Dorn Homes recognized for charitable work Local homebuilder Dorn Homes’ efforts to support area charities have garnered national attention with the announcement that the company is a finalist for the 2018 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, which is given each year to the homebuilder that demonstrates a lifetime commitment to public service.

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What’s bitcoin? - ‘Fiat’ money may be on the way out

Cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are gaining popularity. In fact, they’re so popular, they’ve already experienced their own bubble, seen it burst, and are now on the rebound.

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Need2Know: The Event Spot now in PV; ON Q Financial and Farmers Insurance opening; Firehouse Subs still coming; local Walmarts miss out on re-modeling projects

The Event Spot opening soon in PV; now booking The Event Spot, a venue for large gatherings, opens soon at 6520 E. 1st Street, Suite B, in Prescott Valley, and, owner Ken Foote said, reservations are being accepted.

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Business in Brief: Prescott’s JCPenney store wins company award

Prescott’s JCPenney store wins company award The JCPenney store at Prescott’s Gateway Mall was honored as a top performing store with its company’s Founder’s Award at a special ceremony held Thursday, April 5, in Grapevine, Texas.

Realty Executives International acquires Northern Arizona brokerage

Realty Executives International of Scottsdale has acquired a 50-percent stake in Realty Executives Northern Arizona, buying out its two minority partners, according to a news release.

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Have you picked your APS plan yet?

Customers can choose, but are they satisfied?

In February, electricity generation company Arizona Public Service (APS) introduced a new billing system that allows a customer to select a plan that seems to be best for their pocketbook.

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Need2Know: News for New Life CPR training center; Mystic Harmony Yoga Boutique; and Tri-City Property Management Services

New location for New Life CPR training center New Life CPR, which trains people in lifesaving techniques, as well as the use of automated external defibrillators, has moved its office and training facility to 3767 East Karicio Lane, Suite C — behind Costco and Joe’s Furniture.

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Feds seizing Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing Backpage.com and its affiliated websites.

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‘Trump Slump’ hits gun manufacturers

Firearm sales have direct link to political stance of President of United States

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, when pollsters predicted a win for Democrat Hillary Clinton, sales of guns skyrocketed, because Clinton’s views on guns were widely seen as even more restrictive than those of sitting president Barack Obama.

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Need2Know: Deano’s Sweet Potato Café to reopen; Affinity RV wins award; Thumb Butte Distillery honored

Deano’s Sweet Potato Café ready to reopen Deano’s Sweet Potato Cafe, which closed after the shooting death of owner James Dean Herbert II in January, is almost ready to open once again, thanks to the hard work of his family.

Banner Health expects hacker probe will fault its security

A Phoenix-based health provider said it is expecting that an ongoing federal probe into a 2016 cyberattack will produce findings that the company’s past security assessments were inadequate.

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‘Ban the Box’ Is it working?

Governor signed order stopping state from asking potential new hires about criminal record in November

In November, Arizona joined more than two dozen other states in giving convicted felons a better shot at getting a job.

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Need2Know: WingSpace ‘co-working’ office opens; Dutch Bros. Coffee coming to Prescott; BloomTree Realty donates to PUSD; Backstreet Indoor Flea Market to shut down

WingSpace ‘co-working’ office opens April 2 A concept that has taken hold in larger cities comes to Prescott on April 2 with the opening of WingSpace.

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