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Gunmaker Ruger will track and report on gun violence after shareholder vote

In a meeting in Prescott on May 8, shareholders of Sturm Ruger and Company won a vote to force the company to track and report on gun violence involving Ruger weapons, a move that the board of directors had advised against.

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Drones go to work at fire scenes

‘Really cool stuff,’ says fire spokesman

Drones, more properly called “quadcopters” or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), are starting to make inroads into the world of firefighting.

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Arizona judge gives former Prescott man 170 Years for child porn

The Arizona attorney general's office says a former Prescott man now living in Tucson has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor after downloading pictures and video of child pornography on his cellphone.

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AZ ‘Dreamers’ struggle after losing cheaper tuition option

Prescott College offers an alternative

David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona’s lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college.

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2 sent to hospital after head-on collision in Prescott

Two patients were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center after two vehicles suffered heavy damage from what witnesses reported as a head-on collision Saturday afternoon in Prescott.

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Need2Know: Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott; Prescott True Value wins company “Best Hardware Store in Town” award

Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott Farm Provisions, a new restaurant, has opened at 148 N. Montezuma Street in Prescott. Co-owner Brittany Peters said they offer an “American-style” menu, with dishes from lobster to hamburgers.

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National Trails Day in Prescott

Volunteers construct a turn through a rock garden as more than 50 volunteers came out to the Spence Basin trail system to help the Prescott National Forest as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Prescott.

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Gov. Ducey vetoes minimum liability insurance bill

Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972.

Arizona unemployment rate reaches 4.9 percent; US at 3.9 percent

Arizona’s jobless rate is stalled - and at a rate higher than earlier this year -- even as the national figure continues to drop.

Judge: ‘No citizen has legal right to ignore, defy officer’ during traffic stop

Waiting until you’re on your own property before pulling over for police won’t save you from having you or your vehicle legally searched.

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Ballot initiative could shut down Phoenix-area nuclear plant

About 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, three massive concrete domes, spaced side-by-side on a 4,000-acre plot of land, dominate the skyline.

Arizona in Brief: Border Patrol arrests American, 4 Hondurans in chase

Border Patrol arrests American, 4 Hondurans in chase Border Patrol agents from Arizona’s Tucson Station say they have arrested a U.S. citizen and four Honduran nationals after a failed human smuggling attempt that led agents on a pursuit.

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PVPD family violence unit thanks community members for donated cell phones

The Prescott Valley Police Department’s family violence unit extended a big thank you to all community members and organizations who donated cell phones and phone cards for victims of domestic violence at a ceremony Tuesday.

Calendar of Events: May 21-27

Today “Where It All Began” Historic Downtown Walking Tours, 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or

2018 summer camps schedules and activities

Make Your Own Book Summer Camp, featuring composing and illustrating a self-authored book, for ages 10-13, June 5 to 9.

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‘Close before you doze’: Officials say it could save your life in case of fire

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably seen the photo: The interior of a home gutted by fire, and, in the background, a bedroom, relatively untouched by the blaze.

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Ride your bike to work with the mayor

Also, a look at Arizona bicycle laws

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli led a group of about 50 bicyclists down Gurley Street in the city’s annual Bike to Work with the Mayor ride Friday, May 18, 2018, in Prescott.

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Kindergartner wins fundraiser, gets ride from fire department to school

Money raised used to replace playground equipment

Madison Sturdevant was the big winner in a fundraiser by Taylor Hicks School to raise money for the replacement of playground equipment.

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Lawmakers attempting to bring Gov. Ducey back to the gun laws table

Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws.

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Calendar of Events: May 20-22

Upcoming 7th annual Walk for the Animals for pet lovers, 8 a.m., Mile High Middle School, 300 South Granite St. Prescott.

Unemployed workers must take job, or risk losing benefits after 4 weeks

Arizonans who don’t take pretty much any job after being out of work for at least four weeks will lose their unemployment benefits.

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As wildfire danger looms, Arizona forest lands start closing

Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won't have access to parts of some national forests this summer as authorities attempt to prevent wildfires in the drought-parched state during a critically dangerous time.

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Man arrested for burglary after arriving to update sex offender registration

A man was arrested for burglary at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde after arriving to update his sex offender registration.

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Hotshot museum group ‘right on course’

Opening of center set for June 29 at Prescott Gateway Mall

Over the nearly five years since the loss of 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, those close to the tragedy heard a recurring comment: “Something needs to be done.”

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What’s allowed at graduation? Rules explained, from cellphones to air horns

Different districts have different rules

The caps and gowns, the pomp and circumstance, the speeches — high school seniors around the Quad City Area are getting ready to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

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