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Prescott master swimmer, disabled veteran accomplishes one-of-a-kind feat

On a cool, dark night a week ago, Prescott swimmer and disabled former United States Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler waded into the Pacific Ocean from the shore of San Clemente Island in southern California for a 15.5 hour trek to the rough terrain, not-public coast of Catalina Island.

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Gov. Ducey, GOP outspending Garcia for re-election bid

PHOENIX — Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey is burying his Democratic foe in a landslide of dollars.

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Sacred Heart Parish Heritage Festival coming up

Attendees of the annual Sacred Heart Parish Heritage Festival can expect a little bit of everything this year.

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No. 1 Cougars win 12th straight, shut out Blue Ridge 2-0

CHINO VALLEY — Julz Elsea and Ashley McGuffey each scored a goal in the second half to power the Chino Valley girls’ soccer team to their 12th straight win with a 2-0 win over rival Blue Ridge during a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bradshaw Mountain, moves to 10-0 in region

FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball squad succumbed to 4A Grand Canyon region unbeaten Flagstaff on Tuesday, Oct. 16, dropping to third place in the seven-team standings with three league matches left in the 2018 regular season.

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Prescott mashes Mingus, remains in playoff hunt

COTTONWOOD — By the time mid-October arrives, high school volleyball teams in Arizona are hoping that they’re reaching their peak performance in the quest for making state.

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California winds ease, wildfire risk narrows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks.

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Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience.

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past.

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Watch: Large python falls from ceiling at Chinese bank

An employee meeting at a Chinese bank was interrupted this week when a 6-foot python dropped from the ceiling.

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Global warming could produce costlier beer

A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. The study published in Monday's journal, Nature Plants, says bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key ingredient of beer.

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Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

A man suspected of robbing a Wichita bank earlier this week spent time in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same bank seven years ago.

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Doug Graham: Candidates: Please play nice, and pick up your signs

I remember how excited I was to vote for the first time.

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Editorial Cartoon (2): October 17, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (2): October 17, 2018

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Editorial Cartoon (1): October 17, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (1): October 17, 2018

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‘First Man’ a dramatization of the moon landing, lacks the patriotism

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon. This is supposed to be his story, what he went through, his family life and, ultimately, his moon landing.

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Sky Daddy to perform Clapton tribute

Sky Daddy is putting on his sixth Eric Clapton tribute show next week and said he wants to recreate last year’s performance.

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Now Playing: Oct. 12, 2018

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads), as of press time. 928-775-7444; www.harkins.com.

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Barrett Propane donates $4,695.26 to The BreastCare Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center through its Pink Truck Program

Prescott, Arizona-October 15, 2018 - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barrett Propane recently presented a check for $4,695.26 to The BreastCare Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

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Five tips to prevent the flu this season

Autumn ranks as our country’s favorite season, but even it has its downside – namely, seasonal flu.

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Dear Annie: How to deal with a problem son

Dear Annie: I am writing to you about the adult son of a friend of mine. This young man, “Dwayne,” has had a bad couple of years.

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PIN conference: Speakers encourage college leaders to tackle tough issues

In separate talks Tuesday, Sept. 25, during a Postsecondary International Network conference about “changing perspectives,” a journalist and a psychiatrist encouraged the gathering of college leaders from as far away as New Zealand to tackle difficult issues to better serve their students.

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Helios CEO outlines educational foundation’s student success initiatives

Helios Education Foundation CEO Paul Luna, speaking Monday, Sept. 24, at a conference for international postsecondary executives hosted by Yavapai College, said his “community-impact” organization doesn’t have all the answers for ensuring all students are successful in school, but a number of investments are eliciting positive returns.

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Birth announcements: Week of Oct. 13, 2018

Birth announcements: Week of Oct. 13, 2018

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Pur Solar & Electrical ribbon cutting ceremony

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Pur Solar & Electrical in Prescott Valley with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 5.

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For Love of history, air show

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Love’s death. His last dogfight will be reenacted as part of the Wings Out West Air Show on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Photo Gallery: Prescott High School students participate in annual parade, bonfire

Prescott High School students gather around the bonfire at Prescott Mile High Middle School following the annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Obituary Notice: Margaret "Smokey" Renehan

Margaret "Smokey" Renehan was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Prescott, Arizona, on Sept. 30, 2018.

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Obituary Notice: Carl C. Carlsson, Jr.

Carl C. Carlsson, Jr., 73, born June 7, 1945, in Lancaster, California, died Oct. 1, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Nancy Crose Comstock

Nancy Crose Comstock, 85, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona. She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Phoenix to G.H.