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Prescott area home sellers see significant profits

Ranks in top 20 most profitable U.S. markets

The Prescott area is one of the most profitable areas for home sellers in the nation, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.

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Legislature's choice to remove Confederate monument; Governor wants no part of it

Gov. Doug Ducey’s assertions that he has no role in deciding the future of four Confederate monuments on state land appear not to be backed up by statute, according to two key state lawmakers.

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City has $123M? Yes, but most is already spent

Should Prescott use its cash on hand for pension debt?

For some voters, word this past week that the City of Prescott has a fund balance of $123.5 million begged a question: Why is a sales-tax increase needed if the city has so much money on hand?

Need2Know: Mexican street food in Prescott; Jim’s Auto Clinic awarded; Go Bananas has new owners; new Asian market in PV

Mexican street food in Prescott Three local brothers, Angel, Alex and Carlos Marin, have started a small eating establishment where the coffee shop Solanos Y Hermanos used to be, 520 W. Sheldon St., in Prescott.

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Voters to decide Home Rule Option in primary

Proposition 442 is ‘equally important’ as Proposition 443

The City of Prescott’s bid to extend its Home Rule Option for another four years (Proposition 442) may not have generated as much voter interest as Proposition 443, but officials say it is also critical to the city’s future.

Unemployment rate steady for Arizona, county

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July, a figure now virtually unchanged for a year, even as the national jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to 4.3 percent.

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Monsoon Festival-goers enjoy sliding down

On his way down the 675-foot water slide on Union Street at the 2017 Northern Arizona Monsoon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, Brian Patterson had only one thought going through his mind: don’t let his son get down first.

Final week approaches for Prescott voters

Primary ballots due in by 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Now about two weeks into the City of Prescott’s primary voting period, more than 6,000 ballots have been processed at the County Recorder’s Office.

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Gun show continues Sunday at Event Center

Attendees of all stripes prove there’s something for everyone

Wandering through the Western Collectibles & Firearms Gun Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday, Aug. 19, Daniel Gilliam said he was looking for a bow case and wound up finding a crossbow for his friend.

Prescott Western Heritage accepting scholarship applications

The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation will award two very unique scholarships for up to $2,000 each this year to deserving students ages 16 -19.

Chip seal work on county roads begins Aug. 21

Yavapai County Public Works will perform chip seal and fog seal work on various county-maintained roads in Congress, Cornville, Spring Valley, Peeples Valley, Yarnell, Bagdad and Hillside.

Calendar of Events: Aug. 20 -29

Sunday, Aug. 20 Guided Naturalists Walks, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Gathering Circle, James Family Discovery Garden, Highlands Center, 1375 Walker Road.

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6 police officers shot in Florida, Pennsylvania; 1 killed, 5 wounded

Six police officers were shot, one of them fatally, in three separate gun incidents in Florida and Pennsylvania late Friday, Aug. 18, officials said.

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Con artists pass phony bills in the Verde, Mayer

An old counterfeiting technique has reappeared in the Verde Valley and as far east as Cornville and Mayer, according to authorities.

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Survey: Arizona is harshest on DUI offenders

Polk says enough laws are on the books; judges must now act on them

Arizona is the harshest state in the U.S. when it comes to DUI offenders, according to a survey by economic website

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Change of plea on table for Wal-Mart brawl defendant

Hearing continued for 6 weeks for possible acceptance of plea by Jeremiah Gaver

Jeremiah Gaver appeared in Yavapai County Superior Court Friday, Aug. 18, for a pre-trial conference, but at the request of his attorney, the hearing was continued until Oct. 4.

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4 killed, 1 injured in I-17 crash

Two-vehicle collision occurred early Friday near Munds Park

Four people were killed after a two-vehicle collision on northbound I-17 near Munds Park early Friday.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured on 69

A woman on a three-wheeled motorcycle was seriously injured Friday, Aug. 18, when she crashed into the rear of a car on Highway 69, according to Prescott Valley police.

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Pardon of Arpaio would refute crux of immigration debate

Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one — no matter who you are — is above the law.

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1 of 2 men arrested in drug bust sentenced to probation

One of two men arrested in a July 30 drug bust has been sentenced to probation, while the other has had his prosecution set off, according to court documents.

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Secret compartment of motorhome hides 40 pounds of pot

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy found 40 pounds of marijuana sealed in bags in a motorhome he stopped on Interstate 40 on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and arrested the driver, said Dwight D’Evelyn, YCSO spokesman.

Calendar of Events: Aug. 19 - 28

Ongoing “Meeting the 4 O’Clock Train” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., chronicling the boom-to-bust railway legacy that almost cost Arizona its statehood. 928-445-3122.

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Community College vs. 4-Year University

What today’s students think about when making the decision

For a lot of high school students in the Prescott area, the decision on whether to attend Yavapai College (YC) before going to a four-year university is a common one.

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County attorney dismisses charges against Goodwin Fire drone pilot

Case will return to sheriff’s office based on new evidence

The Yavapai County Attorney has dismissed the charges against Gene Carpenter, the man arrested for operating his drone in the restricted airspace over the Goodwin Fire in June.

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Counterfeit money circulating in Verde Valley

Police ask merchants to exam currency before accepting it

The Cottonwood Police Department has taken several reports of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills this month being passed at local businesses.