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Relief down the aisles: prices at the grocery store drop average of 2.5%

PHOENIX — Arizona shoppers can expect to find a bit of relief at the grocery store.

Business in Brief: TSA expects record crowds as July 4 holiday period starts

If you’re traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line. The TSA projected that the weekend would be its busiest ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people Friday alone.

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Tiny homes grow in popularity, but where can you put them?

Tiny houses have received major attention over the past few years, but, although potential buyers view them with fondness, these small homes often come with big problems when their owners want to place them on land within incorporated areas.

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Need2Know: Prescott Junction restaurant mulls sale; the Event Spot now open; and Edelweiss Boutique in new location with new owner

Answering the rumor that his restaurant is up for sale, Don Burton said, “We’re contemplating (a sale). I’m thinking about it."

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Investment dollars flow into Yavapai County

The Prescott area is leading the state in the percentage of new jobs created, with 1,930 new jobs in this area for the first quarter of 2018.

Yavapai County ranks third in Arizona -- behind Maricopa and Pinal counties -- in terms of incoming investments in the county, and Yavapai County is also third highest in the state in the number of building permits issued, according to a new survey released by SmartAsset.com.

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Report: Yavapai County renters make less than needed to pay for housing

Local official questions study’s motive, accuracy

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Yavapai County, renters need to earn $17.13 per hour, according to a report released Wednesday, June 13, by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Arizona Housing Coalition.

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Need2Know: Vintage 107 nears opening; new painting business in Prescott; Alfonso’s about to open 2nd location; unbiased financial advice available

Vintage 107 antique store nearly ready to open The Vintage 107 antique store is preparing to open its new location at 219D N. Cortez St., near the Peregrine Book Company.

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Need2Know: Watters Garden Center to host Frontier Rotary’s Grapes-4-Grades; Rickety Cricket opening delayed; Dutch Bros. Coffee closer

Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, will once again host a garden party for the Prescott Frontier Rotary’s 13th Grapes-4-Grades benefit, with all proceeds going directly to Rotary causes and the Prescott Unified School District’s 21st Century Grant Summer Program.

Firm eying purchase of Navajo Generating Station

A Chicago-based company said Thursday it is putting together a proposal to buy the coal-fueled Navajo Generating Station, a move that could forestall the plant’s scheduled closure in late 2019 and save hundreds of jobs and funding for Native American tribes.

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Need2Know: Dunkin Donuts hailed; Gripstone Climbing opening; Sears store in Prescott dodges closure; and more

In a video posted to social media on May 29, PVPD Officers Gabe Maldonado and Branden Kelly exchange high-fives after discussing the fact that the construction permit has been pulled for the long-awaited Dunkin Donuts.

Business in Brief: US unemployment falls to nearly 1969 levels; hiring solid

US unemployment falls to nearly 1969 levels; hiring solid WASHINGTON (AP) — Another month of strong hiring drove the nation’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War was raging.

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Need2Know: Beal’s Auto Body and Paint robot; Summer’s DanceWorks celebrates; Dunkin’ Donuts still coming; and Talking Rock expands

If watching paint dry isn’t your idea of a good time, you might appreciate the new robotic dryer at Beal’s Auto Body & Paint, at 1460 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

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Uber pulls plug on tests of self-driving vehicles in Arizona

PHOENIX - Unable to currently test its self-driving vehicles in Arizona in the wake of a fatal mishap in March, Uber has decided to pull the plug on that program here.

Printpack to make $40M investment in PV plant

Printpack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging products, will make a major investment in its Prescott Valley, manufacturing plant, according to Printpack’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Love, who made the announcement during a recent visit to the plant.

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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.