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RECALL: Perdue recalls chicken nuggets after customers find wood

Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination.

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Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun.

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9 projects, MLK March take place Monday

Opportunity to serve community Jan. 21, MLK Jr. Day

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21, 31 AmeriCorps members of Arizona Serve of Prescott College have organized nine service projects in the Quad Cities in which the community is invited to participate.

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Civil rights organizations commend Prescott for taking early stand against Stringer’s comments

The “immediate, bold stance” taken by the City Council against racially disparaging remarks by a State Legislator from Prescott in late 2018 apparently helped to avert a statewide NAACP boycott of Prescott.

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Lynx Lake, Thumb Butte, other parks closed

Shutdown impacts Prescott National Forest

Driving out to the national forest parks around Prescott, visitors should not be surprised by the gates, road closures and posted signage apologizing for sites being “unavailable due to a lapse in funding.”

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Dems balk at drought plan; say it lacks conservation

House Democrats are balking at ratifying a proposed drought contingency plan over what they see as a key missing element.

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Highway 69 collision Tuesday caused by erratic driver

Investigation ongoing to see if driver was impaired

A crash that caused delays on Highway 69 Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, was caused by an erratic driver, officials said.

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Community push against fentanyl continues with donation

Sheriff states tips have increased recently

Yet another company has chosen to donate to Yavapai Silent Witness in an effort to battle the fentanyl scourge that has made itself known in Yavapai County.

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Newest YCSO K9 ‘Haddie’ helps find pound of meth during traffic stop

Yavapai County Sheriff’s newest K9 ‘Haddie’ is being credited for finding about a pound of meth during a traffic stop Monday night, Jan. 14.

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Prescott Valley’s ban on the use of handheld mobile communication devices while driving to begin Saturday

Police will conduct an information and warning campaign until Friday, March 1.

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Everyone welcome to join Women’s March with ‘Inclusion’ theme

The event is Saturday and begins at 1 p.m. at courthouse

Taking place for the third year in a row, the Yavapai County Women March On event takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.

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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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Calendar of Events: Jan. 18-24

Touchmark Trekkers Walking Group, 7 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. This walking group is open to the public.

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Border sheriffs say wall alone won't increase security

TUCSON — A group of border sheriffs says that a border wall is only a sound bite and "not a cogent" public policy position that's needed to secure the border.

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Trump nominates Liburdi to fill US District Court vacancy

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump has nominated a lawyer who formerly was Gov. Doug Ducey's top staff attorney to become a U.S. District judge for Arizona.

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Errant email leads Arizona man to join stranger's bachelor party

MONTPELIER, Vt. — An Arizona man is heading to a bachelor party this weekend in Vermont — with a bunch of guys he has never met.

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Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

PHOENIX — A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators have located and spoken with the mother, Phoenix police said Thursday.

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Yavapai College board members sworn in

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter swore in two members of the Yavapai College District Governing Board during the board’s work study session Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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3 Prescott firefighters earn professional designation

Trio now among 447 recognized fire officers in the world

Prescott Fire Department Engineers Jeffrey Archer, David Haskell and Eric “Conrad” Jackson have successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Officer” (FO).

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Grandparents raising grandchildren: New Prescott group offering much-needed support

Richard and Allene Young are not unlike near-retirement age parents who after raising a total of four adult children – he has two and she has two – welcomed the arrival of their five grandchildren.

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Prescott listed as 2019 place to visit

Amongst the best-performing small cities

Just two weeks into the New Year, Prescott has already landed on two lists of top communities in the U.S.

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Medical marijuana consumption growing too fast in Arizona?

The number of pounds of medical marijuana being purchased and consumed in Arizona is increasing at a rate twice as fast as the number of people legally entitled to use it.

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Sierra Club to discuss legislative report card

The Yavapai Group of Sierra Club will offer its annual update on how well the Arizona Legislature is governing the environment from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave. (behind True Value Hardware) in Prescott.

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Gosar, Biggs among handful to oppose back pay for furloughed feds

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump repeated a promise Monday that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.

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House Speaker won’t succumb to pressure to approve drought plan

House Speaker Rusty Bowers warned Tuesday he won’t be pressured by Gov. Doug Ducey into approving a drought contingency plan by a Jan. 31 deadline that he and other lawmakers have yet to see.


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