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How did Prescott get into PSPRS trouble?

Prescott suffered from pension fund's financial challenges

The first wave hit in 2001-02 with the “dot.com” crash. Soon after, Arizona’s public-safety pension fund was battered again by another, even larger, wave with the 2008-09 “great recession.”

Candidate meet-and-greet set for July 24

Prescott residents will have an opportunity to “meet and greet” Prescott City Council candidate Phil Goode at a July event.

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Forum: Voters looking for answers from candidates

Las Fuentes forum attracts more than 200 citizens

Parking and seating spaces were at a premium at the Las Fuentes Resort Village Wednesday, July 12, when the candidates running for Prescott City Council and Mayor met up for a public forum.

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Arizona declines request for extensive voter info

Reagan changes mind, won’t comply with Trump commission

PHOENIX — Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won’t provide extensive voter registration information to the Trump administration.

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PSPRS: ‘Financial freefall,’ or reformed system?

State Legislative ad hoc committee kicks off PSPRS study effort

The six state legislators serving on an ad hoc committee appointed to look into the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) heard a variety of views last week about the status of the pension system, as well as its impact on local governments.

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Council Candidate Profile: Joe Viccica

This is part of a series of profile articles on the candidates running for Prescott Mayor and City Council in the Aug. 29 primary. The profiles will focus on the candidates’ backgrounds, while a future series will question the candidates on current local issues.

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Council Candidate Profile: Alexa Scholl

This is part of a series of profile articles on the candidates running for Prescott Mayor and City Council in the Aug. 29 primary. The profiles will focus on the candidates’ backgrounds, while a future series will question the candidates on current local issues.

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Council Candidate Profile: Greg Lazzell

Age: 51 Length of time in Prescott: 19 years Occupation: Director of Facilities, Prescott College

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Council Candidate Profile: Phil Goode

Age: 66 Length of time in Prescott: Seasonal renter since 2010, permanent resident for 3 years Occupation: Retired senior health care executive

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Council candidate profile: Connie Cantelme

Age: 60 Length of time in Prescott: 13 years Occupation: Owner Keswick Construction and Design 35 years (retired), now current owner of The Prescott Wedding Chapel

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Council candidate profile: Steve Blair

Age: 61 Length of time in Prescott: Lifetime Occupation: Window coverings dealer

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Mayoral candidate profile: Jean Wilcox

Age: 66 Length of time in Prescott: 5 years Occupation: Attorney

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Mayoral candidate profile: Greg Mengarelli

Age: 50 Length of time in Prescott: 22 years Occupation: CEO of United Christian Youth Camps Educational background: Resource Management Degree - Kansas State University

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Mayoral candidate profile: Mary Beth Hrin

Age: 58 Length of time in Prescott: 15 years Occupation: Former police officer and Assistant District Attorney, City of Philadelphia

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Pension debt, sales tax dominate first Prescott candidate forum

One question was obviously uppermost on the minds of those attending the first Prescott City Council candidate forum Friday, June 16: Yes or no on Proposition 443, the city’s pension-related sales tax-increase measure?

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Sen. Steve Farley enters race for Arizona governor

Admittedly underfunded and less well known than the incumbent, Tucson Democrat Steve Farley announced Monday he intends to take on Doug Ducey for governor.

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Hrin announces as mayoral candidate; Cantelme joins Council candidate field

Field of prospective Prescott council candidates grows to 8

Two new prospective Prescott City Council candidates took out nominating packets from the city clerk’s office this past week, bringing the total field to eight.

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The Latest: Trumps dance with military members at final ball

District of Columbia police are using tear gas canisters in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington.

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Trump cruises to electoral victory; protests end up not persuasive

WASHINGTON — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become America's 45th president.

Arizona’s Electoral College voters urged not to back Trump

PHOENIX — Arizona’s 11 Electoral College voters have each been inundated with tens of thousands of emails, hundreds of letters and untold numbers of phone calls urging them not to cast their ballots for president-elect Donald Trump.

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Trump assails recounts, claims ‘millions’ voted illegally

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump claimed Sunday that “millions” voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton’s nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepares to enter the White House in less than two months.

Backers of recreational pot law admit defeat

Backers of recreational use of marijuana finally conceded Tuesday what has been generally known for a week: Arizona voters didn’t like their proposal.

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Defeated Arpaio has no regrets about immigration crackdowns

PHOENIX — The outgoing sheriff of metro Phoenix says he was saddened by his defeat after 24 years in office, but expressed no regrets about launching dozens of immigration crackdowns that made him a national political figure but ultimately led to his downfall.

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'Not my president:' Trump denounced in protests across US

A day after Donald Trump's election to the presidency, campaign divisions appeared to widen as many thousands of demonstrators — some with signs with messages declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" — flooded streets across the country to protest his surprise triumph.

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Prescott High government class dissects election; Trump victory a stunner

With a hands-open gesture and shake of the head, one Prescott High School senior exclaimed to a fellow U.S. government classmate: “What? Insane!”