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Trump, Clinton battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

Meet candidates, talk 1-on-1 tonight at chamber event

Tonight, Sept. 27, is your chance to meet the candidates running in contested races in Yavapai County.

Sheriff's call blotter: Sept. 12-19

Yavapai County Sheriff’s responses in Prescott for Sept. 12 – 19, 2016; all addresses are approximate:

Judge won’t block ballot harvesting ban

PHOENIX - Saying it doesn’t place an undue burden on voters, a federal judge this past week refused to block the state from enforcing its controversial law against “ballot harvesting” this coming election.

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Photo: Highway 89 pile-up

A truck that stopped on northbound Highway 89 just south of Outer Loop Road caused four other vehicles to run into each other just before 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, Chino Valley Police Department officials said.

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At almost 102, Prescott Valley hospice patient treated to one last ride

PRESCOTT VALLEY – At almost 102, Ray Weser still manages a fair share of swagger despite the need for a wheelchair; he wears a black eye patch over a weak right eye and, Monday, he proudly sported a nylon gray Harley Davidson cap.

Final 2016 town halls set for Supervisor Brown

Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown has three more town hall meetings scheduled for 2016.

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Gas prices: Sept. 27, 2016

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

Community calendar: Sept. 27-Oct. 5

Calendar of community events in the Prescott area, Sept. 27-Oct. 5.

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Fact Check: Trump, Clinton deny their own words

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error.

*Update* - Pumpkin time at Mortimer Farm begins Sept. 30

The annual Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze at Mortimer Farm in Dewey begins Friday, Sept. 30, and runs every weekend throughout the month, including Columbus Day.

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Will you be watching the debate tonight?

Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted.

Draft ordinance for sober living homes heads to Prescott Council study session

PRESCOTT – In what could be the final study-session consideration of an ordinance for regulation of structured sober living homes in the city, a finished draft will go to the Prescott City Council this week.

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Pillowcase Project aims to teach kids how to prepare for emergencies

PRESCOTT – When wildfire or other emergencies threaten homes, residents are often faced with some basic questions: What to save, and how to carry it?

Deadline approaches for Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp

The National Forest Service, Southwest Region, is seeking a small group of career-focused women or other individuals to become temporary seasonal employees and on-call wildland firefighters for the 2017 fire season.

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Photos: Corvettes, Corvettes and more Corvettes

Corvettes lined the streets of North Montezuma and North Cortez streets Saturday, Sept. 24, for the 10th annual Historic Prescott Corvette Show.

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PUSD student of the week: Pierce Cate-Beccera

Teachers Ms. Gifford and Mrs. Haskell proudly nominated Pierce Cate-Beccera for Granite Mountain School’s student of the week.

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Dewey-Humboldt Town Council approves buying old bank/museum building

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council, after two years of discussion, approved at its Sept. 20 meeting a resolution to buy the 1918 bank building on Main Street that currently houses the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Museum.

AARP to offer ‘Smart Driver’ classes in October, November

Fall AARP ‘Smart Driver’ classes are being offered in the months of October and November.

Community calendar: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Calendar of community events in the Prescott area, Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Across Arizona briefly: Judge gets negative performance review, decides to step down

TUCSON — A Tucson judge who was accused of profanity, gender bias and improper statements and actions from the bench is stepping down and will not appear on the November ballot.

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Gas Prices: Sept. 26, 2016

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

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Photo: Skye Pipes & Drums

The Southwest Skye Pipes and Drum Band performed for about an hour at the Prescott Public Library courtyard on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Heritage Park to host Fall Zoo Camp Oct. 10-14

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary’s Fall Zoo Camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10-14.

Senior Connection talk Sept. 29 tackles trapped emotions

“Dumping the Baggage - Releasing Trapped Emotions” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.