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Ducey wants budget that includes pay raises for teachers

Already fighting with educators over his pay hike plan, Gov. Doug Ducey opened a second front Friday, this time attacking members of his own Republican Party.

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Cochise and Bascom: How the Apache wars began

In 1861, Lt. George Bascom confronted Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise, demanding the return of abducted boy, Felix Ward (a.k.a. Mickey Free).

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ADOT announces winners in Safety Message Contest

Messages will be displayed on signs statewide this weekend

The votes are in and Arizonans have selected the winners of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest.

Young adult career and job fair May 16

The 2018 Young Adult Job Fair, for ages 16-24, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday May 16 at Yavapai Juvenile Justice Center Lawn Area, 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway, Prescott.

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CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states.

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Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest gun violence

High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest against gun violence.

Calendar of Events: April 21 - 25

Ongoing The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event 2018, downtown Prescott, April 27-29.

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Arizona teachers vote to walk out

Schools across the state could be forced to close if walkout lasts multiple days

The vote is in — some 78 percent of more than 57,000 Arizona teachers who submitted ballots favor a walkout.

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Fire restrictions officially active

County’s fire ban more expansive than local fire departments’, districts’ stage-one restrictions

As of 8 a.m. this morning, Friday, April 20, all local entities are entering some degree of fire restrictions.

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Earth Day brings attention to our home; Firewise Expo does, too

Saturday celebrates clean air, environment, fire prevention

Downtown Prescott is the place to be Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, as the community celebrates Earth Day and the annual Firewise Expo in a variety of activities.

Quad Cities in Brief: Clinic announces Governance Board addition

Clinic announces Governance Board addition Since 1966, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic has relied on the dedication of volunteers to provide leadership through service on the Board of Directors.

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‘Millennial caucus’ being formed in Arizona

Insisting that age — or lack thereof — makes a difference, a group of young Republican and Democrat lawmakers are forming a “millennial caucus’’ to find areas of common ground.

Senate panel voted to force some people to surrender weapons

A Senate panel voted 4-3 Thursday to allow judges to force some people to surrender their weapons — but only after a multi-step process that supporters say will protect due process rights.

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Teachers express overwhelming support for strike

Claiming overwhelming support, leaders of the #RedForEd movement called Thursday night called for a strike -- but not for another week.

Calendar of Events: Through April 21

Ongoing The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event 2018, downtown Prescott, April 27-29. Mountain bike races, events for amateurs and pro-riders, expo, and fun for the whole family.

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Educators stage another walk-in

Second #RedForEd rally affirms need for pre-Recession funding to do what’s best for students

The momentum behind the #RedForEd movement has not lost its gusto in the Quad Cities.

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Watch: Man rescued from car in Clarkdale

Wednesday afternoon, Verde Valley emergency services responded to a report of a single car motor vehicle accident on Broadway, approximately at the intersection of Bent River Road in Clarkdale, Arizona, approximately 40 moles north of Prescott .

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Prescott's launch of program to manage homelessness raises questions on human dignity

‘Change for the Better:’ Is it compassionate?

Compassion — and questions about whether the city is showing enough of it — was under consideration Wednesday morning during the kickoff of the city’s new Change for the Better program.

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Reckless burning causes wildfire in Dewey-Humboldt

Man who started fire receives fine

A wildfire that started because a man was recklessly burning tumble weeds in Dewey-Humboldt received a fine for his actions Wednesday morning, April 18.

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Governor signs bill outlawing ‘fake’ service animals

If you’ve been sneaking Fluffy into the grocery store with the claim that’s your service dog, you’ll soon have to make other arrangements for your pet.

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Teacher pay hike plan rejected by Arizona PTA

Calling the governor’s plan not sustainable, the Arizona PTA has withdrawn its backing for Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher pay hike plan.

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Ducey plans to fund part of teacher pay increase with new form of gambling

Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to fund part of his teacher pay package through a new form of gambling that may be illegal; is opposed by a key backer of the governor; and also could blow up the deal Arizona negotiated nearly two decades ago with Indian tribes.

Calendar of Events: April 20-24

Ongoing The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event 2018, downtown Prescott, April 27-29. Mountain bike races, events for amateurs and pro-riders, expo, and fun for the whole family.

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Two vehicle wreck blocks southbound Highway 89

Drivers appear to be okay despite significant damage to vehicles

Two trucks - a red Toyota Tundra and a white Ford F-250 - were heavily damaged from a collision at the intersection of Highway 89 and Prescott Lakes Parkway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

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Wildfire threatens large apartment complex in Prescott Valley

Human caused; specifics undetermined

Fortunate circumstances allowed area firefighters to quickly extinguish a highly visible wildfire that threatened the Terraces at Glassford Hill apartment complex in Prescott Valley mid-day Wednesday, April 18.

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