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From single mother to ‘Fab Five,’ Prescott’s Carol Springer leaves behind singular legacy

If there was new ground to be broken in Prescott over the past half-century or so, Carol Springer was the woman to do it.

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Hit-and-run on Navajo Drive in PV leads to arrest

PV community members helped track suspect

Following reports of a hit and run in Prescott Valley Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 15, officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) were able to track a suspect to his residence in Dewey with the help of witnesses.

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Calendar of Events: August 17-22

Today - 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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#RedForEd a sleeping giant — the movement now focused on long-term funding solutions

The bright red T-shirts are now folded in a chest of drawers. The banners are hidden inside garages. Bumpers stickers still adorn hundreds of cars, but sightings tend to be more sporadic.

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Judge rules tax on rich measure can go to ballot

PHOENIX — A judge has slapped down efforts by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to block people from voting on whether to hike income taxes on the rich to generate $690 million a year for education.

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International exhibit marks start of Voila Tour Friday, Aug. 24

Art reflects relationship with France

The French have returned. Or at least the Voila Tour is returning for a second year, presenting Prescott with another cultural exchange

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Sharlot Hall celebrates anniversary with sixth annual WineFest on Saturday

In the middle of all the festivities surrounding its 90th year, Sharlot Hall Museum is celebrating with the sixth annual Sharlot’s WineFest.

Firewise Tip of the Week: CHECK YOUR DECK!

If a spark lands on porch furniture, wood decking and railings it can catch your house on fire.

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Gosar, Arpaio applaud president while in Kingman

KINGMAN – U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, hoping for reelection to Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, and Joe Arpaio, candidate for U.S. Senate, were met with applause at a packed Dambar Steakhouse Tuesday during the Kingman Republican Women meeting.

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Not-guilty plea entered for man in fatal shooting of trooper

PHOENIX — A not-guilty plea was made for an Avondale man in the shooting death of a state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

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Arizona voters won't see primary debates

PHOENIX — Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates.

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Arizona court to rule on appeal in 2 home-invasion killings

he Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to rule on a death row inmate's appeal in the shooting deaths of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion.

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Arizona grandmother covered in bruises after elk attack

An 83-year-old northern Arizona woman says a mother elk left her with deep bruises and lacerations after she tried to guide the mother's calf out of her yard.

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Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries in Scottsdale

Kroger, the biggest U.S. grocery chain, will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

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Calendar of Events: August 16-18

You Too! Mentor Session, 10 or 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Training on iPads with hearing and vision accessibility apps.

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Highway 89 widening features new roundabout

ADOT: Project should be completed by August 2019

The number of roundabout intersections on Highway 89 is on the rise once again.

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Prescott attorney’s body found in Montana

Cause of death under investigation

The body of longtime Prescott resident and attorney David William Kell, 61, was found by hikers late last month near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area north of Helena, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two Arizona firefighters injured after fire engine rolls

Tire blows while driving back from California Carr Fire

Two Arizona firefighters are recovering after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the way home from their fire assignment in California.

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Sex offender arrested for alleged sexual assault in Congress area

A Congress man, who was already on lifetime probation as a sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her home, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

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Prescott Library meeting-room fees termed a ‘no win’

A move that was intended to generate revenue for the Prescott Public Library reportedly has had the opposite result.

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Gov. Ducey doubles down on gun provision of school safety plan

MESA — Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered “dangerous’’ even though it was that provision that killed pretty much his entire school safety plan earlier this year.

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A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, 5 Arizona mayors still cling to fight

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t.

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Chantry trial: Prosecuting attorney calls former pastor ‘sick, twisted’

Closing arguments follow four weeks of testimony

CAMP VERDE – Prosecuting Attorney Susan Eazer called the defendant in a child assault and molestation case a “sick, twisted pedophile” Wednesday, Aug. 15, during her closing rebuttal.

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Immigrant advocate wants to move his trial out of Arizona

PHOENIX — A longtime advocate for immigrants wants a judge to move his upcoming trial on federal tax charges out of Arizona because of publicity about the case and his past efforts in speaking up for people who were in the country illegally.

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Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

TEMPE — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

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