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Tim Wiederaenders

Senior News Editor

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Friday Catchall: Got gas? Ethanol not that great; car wash Saturday

The federal government is looking to extend or increase subsidies to farmers, and raise the ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent — possibly year-round. I am not a fan.

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Virus affecting deer in Yavapai Hills area near Prescott

A disease affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott has been confirmed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Police search for armed person at Prescott High School, turn up nothing

Social media runs rampant

Prescott Police investigated a report Friday evening, Sept. 14, of an armed individual at Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St., dressed in camouflage clothing, according to a news release.

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Friday Catchall: Ban cellphone, texting; great month of September

The county supervisors are considering a cellphone and texting ban while driving. A public hearing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19. It is ironic.

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Friday Catchall: Bike safety, yes; more meetings, no

The crash involving a car and a 9-year-old girl this past weekend in Prescott produced several comments worth noting.

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Wiederaenders: Bicycling should not be a high-risk activity

It was with great trepidation Friday night we posted a notice about a 9-year-old child who had been hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Prescott.

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Friday Catchall: Election surprises, red lights and a ‘maverick’ gone

The Primary Election was a whirlwind experience this year and it delivered a few surprises.

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Friday Catchall: Planes, fires, soul — sad day

In a world of travel, in which some people fear going by airplane, the argument is the ratio of safe flights far exceeds crashes compared with drivers and car accidents.

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Friday Catchall: School is in session; do you know the rules?

Anyone who has read my columns for even a short period of time knows I am big on safety and preparation. The most common topic for this is wildfire season — the Prescott area’s annual cause of worry and distress.

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Friday Catchall: Rain in buckets pervasive, near-death encounters

• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of

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