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Hamilton: Pelosi urges Trump to delay speech until after Civil War

President Trump invited House and Senate Democrats to the White House to discuss a deal to end the shutdown Wednesday but nobody showed up.

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Dear Annie: You gonna need change?

Dear Annie: I have gotten to the point that I no longer like to go out to eat, especially if it is a restaurant that my wife and I have not gone to before. Here’s why.

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New mayor, 2 council members tackle difficult topic at first meeting

Teary goodbyes, and some stumbles mark first council meeting of year

For many in the packed auditorium, the farewells to two Prescott Valley council members and one mayor brought tears along with plentiful accolades at the first council meeting of the year Jan. 10.

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Feature Home: 12766 E. Ortiz Street • Dewey

Last Chance on Amazing Lots at Quailwood!

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Ask the Contractor: Industry insiders bring knowledge to boot camp

Twenty-eight fabulous young adults exited the first week of the YCCA Job Readiness Boot Camp with smiles and high-fives, and I left the building with a glorious smile in my heart.

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Tomatoes add vibrant color and flavor to gardens and meals

Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking, and larger fruit is ideal for slicing, canning and sauces.

Corridor Calendar: Week of Jan. 18

Tuesday Planners are back. Each Tuesday at 9 a.m. the planners will meet at the Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, to plan for events, such as Cookies with Santa.

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Local winter greenery is best planted in cold

Winter is the season to plant evergreens that look good no matter the weather. Local evergreens brighten our winter landscapes, and they prefer being planted during the colder months.

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Poppies are tougher than they look and can be sown early

With seeds as fine as dust and flower petals as delicate as fairy shawls, it might seem that poppies are too fragile to have their seeds sown directly on melting snow or frozen ground.

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Help track health of insect populations with apps

More challenging than birdwatching and not nearly as popular, insect-watching — noting and sharing exactly what one sees and where — is nevertheless on the rise.

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New trend sees serious decor with a fun, playful edge

Dorothy Draper once said of her decorating projects, “I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.”

Mayer Meals on Wheels is reorganizing

As with any organization, if there isn’t complete dedication to the task, things tend to go awry.

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Dear Annie: When depression strikes

Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful.

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Moore: Winter birding has its challenges

I was in Atlanta last week attending the AmericasMart trade show.

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The beat goes on: A new tune for CPR

“The Beat Goes On” was recorded decades ago by Sonny and Cher, but today it’s the motivational theme behind a new way of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that was adopted recently by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC).

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Wondering if a sleep study is necessary for hypertension and blood pressure problems

I am on three medications for hypertension and my blood pressure still runs high.

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Hamilton: Nobody cleans a house faster than men expecting sex

President Trump told a convention of farmers Monday he’ll see that vetted farm workers and household help can cross the U.S. border back and forth easily.

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Dear Annie: Holiday spending

Dear Annie: Christmas used to be a time that I enjoyed. I have always enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins who live in other cities and catching up with them.

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Dear Annie: Should opposites attract

I am a soon-to-be divorced man who has suffered a great deal of pain after the collapse of my lengthy marriage.

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All About Pets: Therapy dogs bring lots and lots of smiles

Objective: To provide a positive social experience for YRMC patients.

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Pet Focus: Abigail — Catty Shack

Abigail loves to play with stick toys and has ALL the moves.

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Pet Focus: Autumn — Catty Shack

Autumn is a lovely little short hair ticked tabby.

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Pet Focus: Josephine — Catty Shack

Loving and playful is how her foster mom describes her! Josephine is a gorgeous black and white long hair kitty. Her DOB is approximately May of 2017.

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Roach: Low iron level indicates iron loss or lack of absorption

My daughter’s iron level has been dangerously low for several years.

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Dear Annie: Divorce leaves daughter open

Dear Annie: I recently went on vacation with my mom, stepdad and siblings. We went to the river where my stepdad has been going for about 30 years.

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