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PUSD to open 2020-21 school year with distance learning on Aug. 6

Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard announced during the Tuesday, July 14, board meeting that the district will open the school year with distanced (at-home) learning on Aug. 6.

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HUSD academic year likely to start with online-only learning

Parents in the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) should receive a letter from the superintendent’s office in Prescott Valley later this week regarding back-to-school plans for the 2020-2021 academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prescott High School student posts threatening video on social media

On Monday, July 13, The Daily Courier was made aware of a video circulating on social media that involved a Prescott High School student ranting and making life-threatening remarks toward members of the LGBTQ community.

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Yavapai College athletics moves soccer, volleyball seasons from fall to spring due to COVID-19

The Yavapai College Athletic Department announced on Tuesday that it will reschedule its men’s soccer and women’s volleyball programs’ seasons from the fall to the spring 2021 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus

Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the league's restart later this summer.

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AP sources: About 10 MLB umpires opt out over virus concerns

About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus.

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 15, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): July 15, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 15, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): July 15, 2020

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Talk of the Town: A Christian case against (and for) wearing masks

Christians are often accused by unbelievers of thinking irrationally. We’re told we believe things for which there is a pitiful lack of “evidence” and that basing a worldview on the Bible is muddle-headed at best and evil at worst.

Reader Poll:

If approved for the ballot, would you support a measure to add a 3.5% surcharge on taxes on income above $250,000 a year for individuals and $500,000 for married couples filing jointly to support education?

  • Yes, it would raise about $940 million for schools - they need it. 46%
  • No, taxes should be across the board - not on one income sector only. 25%
  • No, it should be up to state legislators to allocate the proper funds for schools. 28%
  • I do not care. 2%

544 total votes

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Reader Poll:

If approved for the ballot, would you support a measure to add a 3.5% surcharge on taxes on income above $250,000 a year for individuals and $500,000 for married couples filing jointly to support education?

  • Yes, it would raise about $940 million for schools - they need it. 46%
  • No, taxes should be across the board - not on one income sector only. 25%
  • No, it should be up to state legislators to allocate the proper funds for schools. 28%
  • I do not care. 2%

544 total votes

See past polls

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Dear Annie: Father/son rift is hurting all

Dear Annie: I am beside myself. I am tired and frustrated. I married my husband over 17 years ago. He is 11 years older than me. When we married, he had a teenage son. Shortly after we married, his son, in his senior year, decided to go live with his mother on the other side of the world. He would keep in touch with his dad by phone and visit once a year.

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Around the Bluhmin' Town: Do what’s best for all during these uncertain times

The uncertainty continues. So does the argument. To mask or not to mask, that seems to be the question.

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Recipe: Broaden your ‘burger’ horizons

Summertime is a great time to fire up the grill and toss burgers on top to sizzle to flame-licked perfection.

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Obituary: Fabio Marco Allodoli (aka Fred/Freddy)

Fabio Marco Allodoli (aka Fred/Freddy) was born in Florence, Italy and immigrated to the United States when he was 12 with his mother, father and older brother.

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Obituary: Kathleen Gail Ford

Kathleen Gail Ford was born on March 13th, 1936 in Newport, Rhode Island. She resided in Prescott Valley, Ariz. and passed away on June 18th, 2020, at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving family.

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Obituary: Audrey Dale Crittendon

Audrey Dale Crittendon, born May 5, 1935 in Santa Monica, Calif., passed away from natural cause July 10, 2020 after putting up a tough battle with Parkinson’s.

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Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time.

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Justice Ginsburg treated in hospital for possible infection

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being treated for a possible infection and was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days following a medical procedure, the Supreme Court said in a statement Tuesday.

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Care home refused free tests; now nearly everyone has virus

It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities. But not all of them followed through, according to state data, including a facility in Billings, Montana's largest city, that cares for people with de...

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Heritage Park Zoo is one of the few institutions that has remained open in Prescott during the mandatory business closures.