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Got a medical marijuana card? You can’t own a gun

Federal law prohibits selling firearms to marijuana users

If you hold a medical marijuana card in Arizona, you cannot possess a firearm.

Rimrock man dies after vehicle overturns

A Rimrock man died Friday, Feb. 17, apparently after his Jeep rolled down an embankment on Montezuma Well Road in the Verde Valley, the Sheriff’s Office reported this week.

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Prescott mayoral field grows to 2 prospective candidates

Now about three weeks into the Prescott City Council’s election season, two people have expressed interest in running for Prescott Mayor, and another five are considering running for City Council.

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National recognition, award goes to Bob Betts, wildland fire protection

The highest national commendation for innovation and leadership displayed by individuals committed to wildfire mitigation goes to Prescott resident Bob Betts.

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Council finalizes sales tax increase language

In an attempt to “get out of the weeds” of its public-safety pension shortfall, the City of Prescott will ask voters in August to approve paying 0.75-percent more in sales tax.

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State lawmakers move to limit city elections involving taxes

State lawmakers voted Tuesday, Feb. 21, to once again try to tell cities how and when they can conduct their elections, setting the stage for a legal fight with at least some of them.

Calendar of Events: Feb. 22-March 4

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Lunch N Learn: “Grading and Drainage Inspections,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers ...

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1 suspect identified, 1 in custody on suspicion of antique sign thefts

One man is in custody and another is being sought in connection with the December 2016 case of historic signs being stolen from a Seligman business, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Prescott Valley boy seeks third straight county spelling bee win

Can you spell "three-peat"?

Two years ago, Tanner Dodt of Prescott Valley won his first Yavapai County Spelling Bee. For good measure, he won again last year.

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Mandatory recess bill advances

Arizona elementary school students are a step closer to getting time each day to pretty much do what they want.

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How extreme collecting turns into a lifestyle

Next Level Collection

Sylvia Martinez has accumulated more than 300 clown dolls, statues and paintings throughout her life.

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2007 Bagdad murder suspect arrested

Anthony Richards has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2007 death of Larry Powers.

Public meeting on 484k acres of national forest

Prescott National Forest officials are hosting a public meeting to share information and request public input on the proposed Chino Valley Landscape Restoration Project.

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Prescott schools honor 'Excellence in Teaching'

On Friday, Feb. 17, PUSD and its Education Foundation celebrated the devoted teachers and staff that enable this district to excel in so many ways despite the challenges that educators today must endure.

Learn how writers do historical research

Parker Anderson, author of several local history books including Wicked Prescott, will detail the methods of historical research at the Professional Writers of Prescott monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room.

Survey provides answers on why, how kids use drugs

The Feb. 23 MATFORCE Lunch ’n’ Learn workshop will go over results of the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey, which provides answers on why and how kids use drugs.

Economic development forum to focus on benefits of sports

The Arizona Association for Economic Development will hold a Northern Economic Development Regional Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss the “Economic and Community Benefits of Sports.”

Calendar of Events: Feb. 21 - March 2

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Free Seminar: “Are Hidden Costs Eating Away at Your Investment Return?”

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Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

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No refugees in Prescott area; local group tries to help

No matter that Prescott calls itself Everybody’s Hometown, it isn’t. Not for refugees, anyway.

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Syrian refugee to speak in Prescott Feb. 25

Akram Zreikat, his wife, mother and four children arrived in Phoenix a few months ago from Syria after fleeing their country, living in the Zaatari refugee camp, and finally arriving in the United States.

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Hotshots artwork on display this month

Offers a ‘glimpse of Hotshots’ lives’

The iconic photo of Granite Mountain Hotshots smiling broadly while in pyramid formation in front of an ancient juniper tree got special treatment recently from a local artist.

State may limit police’s right to seize property

Conviction needed before forfeiting suspect’s goods

State lawmakers are moving to limit the power of police and prosecutors to take away property they say is involved in criminal activity without actually having to first convict the owner of any crime.

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A dozen federal officials sworn in to aid local officials

Cross certification aids many facets of YCSO’s operations

On Feb. 7, 12 line-level law enforcement employees from local federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Postal Inspector and Forest Service, received the oath of office for state peace officer cross certification.

Sales tax hike language up for Prescott Council vote

Prescott officials to meet Tuesday to approve verbiage on the Aug. 29 ballot

A draft ordinance for taking a 0.75-percent sales tax to Prescott voters in August will be reviewed by the Prescott City Council this week, with the possibility of a vote.

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