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Governor orders barbers, salons and more closed

Conceding there’s no way to operate them safely in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday, April 3, ordered the shuttering of barbers, beauty parlors, nail salons, massage parlors and spas.

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Yavapai County has 41 cases of COVID-19 on April 3, Health Services reports

Yavapai County still has 41 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed, as of the April 3 afternoon report from Yavapai County Community Health Services.

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Passenger numbers decline at Prescott Regional Airport due to COVID-19 threat

Commercial flights continue to depart from the Prescott Regional Airport for Los Angeles and Denver, but dramatically fewer passengers are on board these days.

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The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers.

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NFL medical officer Dr. Sills speaks of uncertain times

Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic forcing NBA players to work out with what's on hand

Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games.

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Raising Prescott: Gov. Ducey doing the best he can, despite the voices

Is it me, or is our governor a bit wishy-washy these days? That may be the case, but can you blame him? These are unprecedented times.

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Editorial cartoon (2): April 4, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): April 4, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (1): April 4, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): April 4, 2020

Reader Poll:

Is the threat of COVID-19 being overblown by mainstream media and politicians?

  • Yes 27%
  • No 17%
  • Yes, but I am concerned 24%
  • No, I am extremely concerned 32%

332 total votes

See past polls

Reader Poll:

Is the threat of COVID-19 being overblown by mainstream media and politicians?

  • Yes 27%
  • No 17%
  • Yes, but I am concerned 24%
  • No, I am extremely concerned 32%

332 total votes

See past polls

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Church News: Week of April 4, 2020

Sunday worship at Prescott Community Church is being live-streamed each Sunday in April at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to tune in from your computer, tablet or smartphone and watch the service by clicking on the link that appears on the home page of the church website: pccaz.org.

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Dear Annie: New beau, new woes

I am 75. I’ve been single for more than 20 years. I was resigned to live my life as a single woman.

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Birding: Re-living my NAU Road Scholar days

This past week I took some of my own advice—I went birding to find the peace and solitude that comes from spending time in nature.

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Obituary: James A. West

James A. West, Jim West, 82, passed away March 25, 2020. He was born in Prescott, Arizona to Alvin and Rosetta West on September 29, 1937 and raised on the A. West Ranch, 30 miles east of town.

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Obituary: Boyd Davis Johnson

Boyd Davis Johnson passed away on March 28, 2020 in Skull Valley, Ariz.

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Obituary: Sue Celeste (Quinn) Christian

Sue Celeste (Quinn) Christian, 82, of Riverton, IL, formerly of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Villa West, Sherman, Ill.

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Appeals court refuses to block extended voting in Wisconsin

A federal appeals court refused Friday to block extended absentee voting deadlines for Wisconsin’s presidential primary, allowing voters to continue turning in ballots for six days beyond Tuesday’s election.

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AP Gallery: The spaces we filled, now filled with space

It's a scene playing out all over the world. The empty streets, the silent playgrounds and the lone commuter. Rush hour feels more like hush hour.

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'Lean On Me,' 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including " Lean on Me, " "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81