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Joe Arpaio defeated in what's likely his last political race

This political campaign was likely the last for Joe Arpaio, the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for leading immigration crackdowns and building a political career around the harsh treatment of jail inmates. The 88-year-old lawman narrowly lost a race to win back his old job, his second failed comeback bid four years after getting voted out of office.

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Arizona reports 816 new coronavirus cases and 13 more deaths

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 816 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 13 more deaths amid slowing of the state's coronavirus outbreak.

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Navajo 'water warrior' drives miles on pandemic aid mission

When the sun is up, he's up and ready to hit the road by 8. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off – up and down the burnt orange washboard roads that crisscross the Navajo Nation.

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Lamet brilliant as Tatis, Padres pound Bumgarner, Dbacks 9-5

Dinelson Lamet was brilliant in taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his remarkable power surge with a two-run homer off winless Madison Bumgarner, who allowed four of San Diego's club-record six long balls as the Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Sunday.

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'Wild' NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams, including Coyotes

Derek Stepan gave some words of advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey.

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Booker's 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat, 119-112

Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 points as the Phoenix Suns remained undefeated in the NBA restart, beating the Miami Heat 119-112 on Saturday night.

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Congress abandons 30 million unemployed Americans

Out of all 535 members of Congress, only about 10% can be classified as solidly pro-American worker. Their immigration voting records prove their inexplicable indifference to American workers’ fates.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Aug. 10, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): Aug. 10, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (2): Aug. 10, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): Aug. 10, 2020

Reader Poll:

Are you more apt to shop/do business at a store that requires a face mask?

  • Yes. 64%
  • No. 27%
  • I do not care. 9%

596 total votes

See past polls

Reader Poll:

Are you more apt to shop/do business at a store that requires a face mask?

  • Yes. 64%
  • No. 27%
  • I do not care. 9%

596 total votes

See past polls

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 081020

Courier digital subscribers can print this Wonderword Puzzle challenge. This feature will print on standard 8.5x11-inch paper.

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Dear Annie: Bring your info with you

Dear Annie: I often go to a large pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. They see hundreds of customers daily, so there is no way the several pharmacists would recognize me.

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Hamilton: At least the explosion wasn't nuclear

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened Wednesday to shut off water and power to homes that host parties. Not to be outdone, New York Mayor DeBlasio set up checkpoints to enter Manhattan. You know the world sucks when the best news in the last six months is that at least the explosion wasn’t nuclear.

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Sheldon and Delora Coffelt celebrate 73 years

Sheldon and Delora Coffelt of Dewey, Arizona, celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on June 20, 2020!

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Starr-Dibble engagement, to be wed Aug. 29

Eddie and Linda Starr of Tempe are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy, of Prescott, to Gordon Dibble of Prescott Valley, son of Steve and Mary Dibble of Dewey.

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Zieran receives Continuing Education Grant

P.E.O. Chapter BG in Prescott sponsored Jessica Anne Zieran for a Program of Continuing Education (PCE) Grant for her summer session at Northern Arizona University (NAU).

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Obituary: Mollie Sue Pendergast

Hi, everyone, and bye — I hope to see you in heaven — I have left for the big trip. It was a wonderful life, two beautiful children and the love of my life for a companion. ...

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Obituary: Lucille Whitaker

Mrs. Lucille Whitaker, 89 of Dewey, Arizona, entered in eternal rest on July 18, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by her family.

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Obituary: Dusty Johnson

Family and friends will soon gather in Prescott, Arizona, to celebrate the life of Dusty Johnson, who, like his favorite Saturday matinee western movie hero, rode off into the sunset on April 24, 2020.

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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A last-ditch effort to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus.