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What grade did your school receive?

State letter grades for area districts, charters a ‘snapshot’ of student achievement

Like a parent reviewing their own student’s report cards, area district and charter school leaders’ reaction to the state’s A-F ratings of all state schools have generated enthusiasm and disappointment.

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How to quickly, safely escape a home fire

Prescott Fire Department pushing ‘Look, Listen, Learn’ campaign

For Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13), the Prescott Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.”

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Clean energy supporters spending $3.6M on ads calling Brnovich ‘corrupt’

Supporters of a renewable energy ballot measure have opened up a new front in their bid to get it approved: an expensive attack on Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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PVPD changing hat, patch colors for breast cancer, domestic violence awareness

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness months, Prescott Valley Police officers have changed the color of their badges and hats to pink and purple for October with the goal of raising awareness and support for both campaigns.

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Yavapai College Board approves bond payoff, says move saves taxpayers millions

The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved the payoff of general obligation bonds owed by the college, which is says will result in a significant amount of savings for Yavapai County taxpayers.

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Funnel Cloud in Dewey

A funnel cloud forms above the Dewey-Humboldt area around 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The photo was taken from Highway 169.

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New recording shows Sinema implying Arizona produces ‘crazy’

PHOENIX — Republican activists on Thursday released a video of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat now running for an open Arizona U.S. Senate seat, advising liberal activists how to "stop your state from becoming like Arizona."

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Courier, Tribune, Review all receive Arizona Newspaper Association awards

Every year, Arizona newspapers and their employees vie for honors by throwing their hats into the Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual award competition.

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Calendar of Events: Oct. 12-16

Lapsit Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

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Border officials alarmed by migrants abandoned in Arizona desert

PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona's harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk.

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Update: Missing 70-year-old Cordes Lakes man found

Located in campground off Cherry Road

Victor Allen Jahns has been found safe and in good health at a campground off Cherry Road at Highway 169 in Dewey.

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Prop 127 split is without evidence

Public health advocates urged voters this week to support a renewable energy mandate on the November ballot even though not one of them could say how much of a difference it actually would make in ground-level air pollution.

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Antelope Hills Golf Course elicits support from Prescott Council

Asset or liability?

Over the past 18 years, Prescott’s municipal golf course has racked up more than $5 million in debt with the city’s general fund.

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Senior, caregiving resources available at conference & expo

Knowledge is power, organizer says

Seniors and caregivers looking for information can get connected with what they need and companies with the services they might have a need for at the Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

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‘Somebody’s going to have to use less’: Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

Years into a record-breaking drought across the Southwest, officials of the seven states along the Colorado River finally forged an agreement in 2007 on how to deal with future water shortages. Then they quietly hoped that wet weather would return.

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Calendar of Events: Oct. 11-13

JUSTFAITH, 9 to 11 a.m., Library at United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St.

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Six candidates vie for three LD1 State Legislative seats in Nov. 6 General Election

Six Legislative District 1 candidates — two for the Arizona State Senate, and four for the Arizona House of Representatives — will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot for Prescott-area voters.

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1929 beauty to be shown in local charity car show Oct. 14

Luxury, Speed, Bentley

Among the many vintage and classic cars in an unassuming Prescott Valley garage is a 1929 Bentley owned by Dick and Diane Belveale of Prescott.

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Prescott leans toward imposing ban on use of cellphones while driving

‘What took us so long?’

Ever since her arrival in Prescott two-and-a-half years ago, Police Chief Debora Black says a common question has consistently arisen during her meetings with members of the public.

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Former masseur accused of sexual assault rejects plea deal

A former masseur facing three charges of sexual assault rejected a plea during a Donald hearing Monday.

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Cottonwood man receives 145 years in prison for shooting at federal officer

Tuesday, Jack Witt Voris, 47, of Cottonwood, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 145.8 years in prison.

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Man pleads guilty to killing man in Prescott during confrontation over woman

Man killed was trying to stand up for a woman in his motorcycle group

A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and five counts of aggravated assault stemming from the shooting of another man in Prescott earlier this year.

Pile burning planned for Prescott Basin

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, winds, and weather forecasts to continue burning piles at various locations in the Prescott Basin Thursday, Oct. 11, through Wednesday, Oct. 31.

FBI: Arizona man fatally shot by ranger was armed with knife

The FBI says an Arizona man was armed with a knife when he was fatally shot by a National Park Service ranger at a national monument.

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Oops or Shine On? Phoenix program helps residents recycle better

Monica Strauss pulls on a pair of plastic gloves every morning to dig through blue recycling bins set out on curbs in parts of the city.

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