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The Launch Pad embarking on a big dream — a home of its own

Prescott center prides itself on being a free, safe haven for all teenagers

The Launch Pad Teen Center prides itself as a safe haven for all teenagers in the Prescott/tri-city area.

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Officials warn of possible 'wildland firefighting' scam

CAFMA, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office express concern, say volunteer fire department startup is suspicious

The motive of two men who claim to be starting a “volunteer wildland firefighting engine crew” in the quad-city area is being called into question by local authorities.

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ACC asks judge to block bid to investigate APS election finances

Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel’s members to investigate whether financial help they got or are suspected of getting from Arizona Public Service for their elections tainted their vote to allow the company to collect more money from customers.

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Winners announced for 2018 Prescott Veterans Day Parade

The City of Prescott has announced the winners of the Veterans Day Parade that took place in downtown Prescott on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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State to stock prized fishery near Page with rainbow trout

A prized fishery below Glen Canyon Dam is getting more rainbow trout.

Yavapai County 4-H introduces ‘My Preparedness Initiative’

Yavapai County 4-H Youth Development Program presents MyPI, an Arizona Youth Preparedness Initiative.

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Community Calendar: Nov. 15-17

Get some help with your genealogy work today at the Prescott library, then attend the fifth annual Community Celebration tonight at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

City seeks local students interested in serving on Prescott Youth Advisory Board

The Prescott City Council recently approved the Youth Advisory Board and is encouraging all eligible students to apply.

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Judge won't give more time to find victims of detentions in Arpaio case

PHOENIX — A judge in Arizona who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order has declined to give the victims more time to apply for the money.

School bus tips over after collision with pickup; no serious injuries reported

Authorities say a school bus rolled onto its side after colliding with a pickup that ran a stop sign on the southwestern outskirts of metro Phoenix on Wednesday but that there were no serious injuries among the elementary school children on the bus and the two drivers.

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Flake vows to oppose judges unless Mueller bill gets a vote

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

YCCA teams up with State Farm, CAFMA and ‘Courier Cares’ to donate smoke alarms

Members of the Yavapai County Contractors Association are teaming up with State Farm, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott News Network’s “Courier Cares” initiative to give away smoke alarms.

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Arizona space company plans first Kodiak launch

Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.

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Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers.

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Avoid the flu: Get a vaccination now, Arizona health department says

With Thanksgiving just a week away, and Christmas following on its heels, no one wants to have to cancel holiday plans because they contracted the flu.

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Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

WASHINGTON – Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 14-15

Today Coffee Chat with Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith, 8 a.m., Step One Coffee House, 6719 E 2nd St., Prescott Valley.

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Civilizing Arizona through the pages of newspapers

Sharlot Hall print shop operator talks journalistic heritage

In the days of the Old West, the printing press was the great civilizer, a sign that a town was a town, according to Sharlot Hall Museum print shop operator Troy Groves.

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Price of Thanksgiving meal in Arizona down slightly

Drop in turkey costs caused by increase in supply

PHOENIX — A healthy supply of turkeys is going to make the cost of feeding the family Thanksgiving dinner a bit less expensive this year.

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Vote Update: Democrat Katie Hobbs maintaining lead for secretary of state, but barely

The latest votes counted appear to put Democrat Sandra Kennedy close to being able to reclaim a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Local handyman sees home on fire, tries to knock it down until firefighters get there

Fred Lore was driving along Highway 69 in Prescott Valley Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, when he spotted smoke coming from a home atop Onyx Drive.

Turn restrictions on Highway 89 between Deep Well Ranch Road and Highway 89A beginning Nov. 14

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Highway 89 in Prescott to plan for the following change in traffic control beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14:

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2018 General Election results, updated

Unofficial returns

Following are the unofficial results, with the state reporting 100 percent of precincts reporting – as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 13; the local election results have 99 to 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 13-25

United Animal Friends will hold its annual “Rummage to the Rescue” rummage sale Nov. 9-14 at Prescott Gateway Mall in the former Barnes & Noble location, west of Sears.

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Senate seat after Martha McSally concedes

PHOENIX — The latest batch of votes counted Monday put the U.S. Senate out of the reach of Republican Martha McSally and into the hands of an Arizona Democrat for the first time since 1994.



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