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Phoenix VA Health Care System getting yet another director

The Department of Veterans Affairs says the Phoenix VA Health Care System is getting a new director.

Group revokes Arizona lawmaker's award over use of new law

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has revoked an honor given to a state lawmaker after he asked for an investigation into an Arizona city.

Legalized marijuana foes seek court's help to stop initiative

Foes of legalized marijuana asked the Arizona Supreme Court late Thursday to keep voters from ever getting to decide the issue.

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Hotshots memorial ideas centered around their tree

Iconic Granite Mountain Hotshot images such as the giant juniper tree saved during the Doce Fire, and the crew posing in a pyramid formation, could be among the components of a memorial being developed for the courthouse plaza.

Corporation commissioner seeks APS records on political cash

A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who has been urging the state's largest electric utility to disclose whether it spent millions on the 2014 commission election issued subpoenas Thursday demanding the company provide the information.

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Humboldt man, one other in Nevada standoff plead guilty

Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.

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NAU-Yavapai Welcome Center opens

Northern Arizona University President Dr. Rita Cheng opened her presentation to the Prescott Valley Town Council with a children’s tale of a drop of water that wanted to be a snowflake.

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Heroin, meth found in Prescott home: Police also find stolen guns, mountain bikes

When detectives served a search warrant on a Prescott home Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, they arrested a woman and man on multiple charges related to drugs and reportedly stolen property found in the home.

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Local haz-mat teams descend on Sharlot Hall for 2 days of training

Hazardous Materials Response Teams from Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and the Arizona National Guard’s 91st Civil Support Team will conduct training exercises at Sharlot Hall Museum Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 30 and 31.

COMING HOME: Prescott Food Truck Festival sounds finger-lickin’ good

Maybe it’s because I am hungry that this weekend’s Food Truck Festival in Prescott sounds so good.

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Still seeing water being taken from Watson?

Although the City of Prescott reportedly has not released water from Watson Lake for aquifer-recharge purposes since spring, Utilities Manager Craig Dotseth noted Thursday, Aug. 25, that some water is being released to satisfy other city obligations.

Corridor Briefs: Shakespeare at Arcosanti

SPECIAL EVENTS Arcosanti is presenting Shakespeare on September 2, 3, and 4. At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday will be Alls Well That Ends Well and on Sept. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. is Hamlet, with dinner available at 6 p.m.

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Gas Prices: Aug. 25, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.

AG’s Office advises PV town staff to study Open Meeting Laws

A “field visit” by the Prescott Valley Planning and Zoning Commission this past April was the subject of a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) for violating the Open Meeting Law.

Calendar of Events: Aug. 26-28

Ongoing Prescott Valley United Methodist Church Annual Used Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive.

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Fain Road crash claims life

A rollover collision claimed the life of a 20-year-old Surprise man.

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Is your home covered? - Some insurance companies are factoring in defensible space, or lack of, for fire coverage

Patti and Robert Jacobsen were surprised to receive a notice this past month from their homeowner’s insurance broker that The Hartford insurance company would not renew their policy “due to the wildfire exposure.”

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Church on the Street still offers meals, prayers

The Prescott Church on the Street Ministries has relocated from its previous digs on Carleton Street in downtown Prescott to a home in a residential neighborhood off east Gurley following the sale of the Carleton property.

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A look at the lake levels: Low water deters withdrawals, but not recreation seekers

Despite recent heavy rainfall in Prescott, lake levels in Watson and Willow continue to lag behind – allowing for no city withdrawals for recharge since spring.

Beware ongoing IRS scam in Yavapai County

Due to a recent influx of reported IRS tax scam calls over the last few days, the Sheriff’s Office is reissuing updated informational warnings shared late last year.

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Gas Prices: Aug. 25, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.

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Grand opening of Kayla’s Hands Playground is Saturday, Aug. 27

The grand opening of Kayla’s Hands Playground will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Pioneer Park, 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott.

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Bond money at work: Prescott High School set for improvements

Prescott High School Principal Stephanie Hillig is delighted students and faculty will no longer have to dodge puddles in the hallways, or in their classrooms, because of a leaky roof.

Community Calendar: Aug. 25-Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 25 "Alzheimer’s – Tips for Effective Communication and Tips to Improve Daily Life," a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation ...

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Mueller family to be on ‘20/20’ Friday

Prescott viewers who tune in to “20/20” this weekend likely will see some familiar faces on the ABC newscast.

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