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Lifeline donates ambulance

On Valentine’s Day, American Medical Response/LifeLine shared the love with its donation of an ambulance to Caborca — Prescott’s sister city in Sonora, Mexico.

Arizona in Brief: Nearly 170 animals seized from Phoenix boarding facility

Nearly 170 animals seized from Phoenix boarding facility Dozens of animals have been seized from a Phoenix pet boarding facility after an alert from the nearby Arizona Humane Society and two suspects have been arrested.

State senators want to choose U.S. senate candidates

Claiming they’re being ignored by U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Republican state legislators took the first steps Tuesday to allowing themselves — and not the voters — to choose who gets to run for the U.S. Senate from Arizona.

Calendar of Events: Feb. 16 - 22

Ongoing “Italian American Reconciliation – A Folk Tale,” 7:30 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. Show times continue at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25. www.pca-az.net.

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Governor asks for more fire prevention funds after dry winter

Dry winter could mean increased wildfire threat

This year’s exceptionally dry winter has prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year, which begins July 1.

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Yavapai Silent Witness offers cash reward for details in homicide of a Prescott woman 15 years ago

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case” detectives are asking for help from the public in unsolved murder case of Arleen Cilione.

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Senate panel favors new abortion requirements

Doctors will have to ask the woman why before the procedure

Women who want an abortion would have to tell state health officials exactly why under the terms of legislation approved Wednesday by a Senate panel.

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Prescott’s sales tax revenues up by 5.6 percent

Increase tax for PSPRS will add to overall growth

Even before the City of Prescott begins to see the results of a new 0.75-percent sales tax, revenues from its existing 2-percent sales tax continue to rise.

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25th annual VA Creative Arts Festival a must-see

A nurses’ uniform — crafted out of slices of colorful pieces of fabric scraps with a bright pink stethoscope — is one of the first pieces one will see when touring the 25th annual Creative Arts Festival at the Northern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System theater on the campus off Highway 89.

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‘Keep this state red’ rally cry at Republican Women’s luncheon

Politics, religion the most important things to talk about, AZ Rep chairman says

“Why are you a Republican?” guest speaker Jonathan Lines, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, asked the audience at the Wednesday, Feb. 14, Republican Women of Prescott’s luncheon meeting, held at the Prescott Resort.

Suspicious fire at Bagdad home

Deputies seeking arson/burglary suspect

A Bagdad resident woke up early Monday, Feb. 12, to a smoky home.

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House panel votes to limit child marriages

Leaves loopholes so people younger than 18 can still marry

A House panel voted Wednesday to restrict the ability of teens younger than 18 to marry in Arizona -- but did so only after creating a couple of ways around that proposed restriction.

District leaders offer teachers financial counseling

Board agrees to obtain appraisal for possible sale of district office

Leaders in Prescott Unified School District were busy this week entertaining a team of seven educational professionals from across the country and state who are examining how PUSD schools operate.

Calendar of Events: Feb. 15 - 20

Ongoing “Italian American Reconciliation – A Folk Tale,” 7:30 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. Show times continue at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25. www.pca-az.net.

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Sunset Point, southbound I-17 reopens

Crews placed barrier in area with loose rock above roadway

Interstate 17 southbound is scheduled to close at Sunset Point Rest Area at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 14, to place a barrier where loose rock has been found above the roadway, the Arizona Department of Transportation said just after noon.

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Havasu police release details in child death case

One month ago, a 2-year-old Lake Havasu City girl was flown by helicopter to Las Vegas for emergency medical treatment. This week, her parents remain in custody on charges of first degree murder. Police records made public on Saturday exposed new information in the case, alleging a pattern of abuse that ultimately led to the child’s death.

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Couple reconnects 40 years after they first married

Finding love on Facebook

On this Valentine’s Day, Mary Richards is like a teenager in love — all thanks to Facebook.

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Prescott High senior finds time for church, nursing home job and fun as graduation approaches

Balancing school, work and church

Elena Aragon is a Prescott High School senior who thrives on a crowded schedule.

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Small wildland fire near Paulden claims half acre of brush

Another reminder of how dry it is

A small wildland fire a few miles north of Paulden on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land claimed about 1/2 an acre of grass and brush midday Sunday, Feb. 11.

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Prescott council approves $30,000 for off-road race

One councilman terms city contribution a ‘subsidy’

For the $30,000 in cash and $28,000 in support services that the City of Prescott puts into the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race each year, officials say the community gains an economic impact of about $6 million.

Quad Cities in Brief: Humane Society hosts its first dog wedding

Overeaters Anonymous meetings Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program that helps people deal with weight and eating actions that cause problems. It is not a diet or calorie club.

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House wants to keep ‘dark money’ contributors hidden

Prescott’s Campbell only Republican to vote against the bill

State lawmakers voted Tuesday to block any efforts by Arizona cities and counties to find out — and inform the public — who is funneling money into local elections through nonprofit groups.

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Arizona Supreme Court to hear Dreamers, tuition case

Decision is a victory for state’s colleges

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether “dreamers” who the federal government has allowed to remain in the country are eligible to pay the same reduced tuition as other Arizona residents.

Appeals court rules in favor of immigration protesters

They want to be close to a Border Patrol checkpoint

Arivaca-area residents and protesters are going to get another chance to argue that they’re entitled to be closer to a Border Patrol checkpoint to keep an eye on what’s going on there.

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Arizona in Brief: Hearing for Arizona man accused of providing ammo to Vegas shooter

Arizona prison inmate dies in Florence of apparent suicide Authorities say an Arizona prison inmate serving a life term for murder has died in Florence and it appears to be a suicide.