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Supreme Court: Family court judges must be ‘mindful,’ not ‘intrude’ on parental decisions

Family courts have no right to interfere with the decisions of a parent given sole legal custody of a child after a divorce absent some showing of specific harm, even when the issue involves the youngster’s decisions about sexual identification, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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‘Gold Rush’ finale Friday continues search at Lynx Creek

The finale of “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” airs on Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, and continues the saga of Turin searching for gold at Lynx Creek.

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State senators deny squeeze over lemonade bill

Reversing course, state senators agreed Thursday to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case for declaring lemonade the state drink.

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J.C. Mortensen to make Mile High PBR debut Saturday at Findlay Toyota Center

Rodeo is in J.C. Mortensen’s blood, and he’s been waiting with bated breath for this moment since he was a youngster.

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Preview: Prescott baseball to host Estrella Foothills in 4A playoffs’ 1st round

Prescott’s baseball team received a difficult draw as the No. 8 seed in the 4A state tournament, which begins Saturday, April 27, but it would be unwise to overlook these experienced Badgers.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain nabs 3-seed in 4A state playoffs

The 4A No. 3-seeded Bradshaw Mountain softball team will not only play host to a first-round game in the 16-team 4A state tournament at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, on its campus field.

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Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed atop Idaho tree

A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said.

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California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day.

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Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral.

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Friday Catchall: Growing sales taxes, terrorists & fire response times

This week, Kelli Ward, the head of the Arizona Republican Party, sought to rally GOP lawmakers to allow on the 2020 ballot a plan to boost the state sales tax for education.

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Stossel: Green dreams

The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years.

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Editorial cartoon (1): April 26, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): April 26, 2019

Reader Poll:

With the changes in the tax laws, how did you do on your taxes?

  • I received a higher return. 22%
  • I got less money back this year. 19%
  • My return was about the same. 17%
  • I had to pay. 42%

64 total votes

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Reader Poll:

With the changes in the tax laws, how did you do on your taxes?

  • I received a higher return. 22%
  • I got less money back this year. 19%
  • My return was about the same. 17%
  • I had to pay. 42%

64 total votes

See past polls

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Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers lead Whiskey Off-Road entertainment

As the mountain biking community rolls in for the 16th annual Whiskey Off-Road event this weekend, there’s quite a lot of entertainment planned from Friday to Sunday, April 26-28.

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At a Glance: Anthony Mazzella returns to PCA on Saturday

The “Legends of Guitar” show featuring Anthony Mazzella is returning to the Prescott Center for the Arts for a 7 p.m. show Saturday, April 27.

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Wine, Bites & Brew is Saturday, one hour longer this year

After nobody wanted last year’s inaugural Wine, Bites & Brew to be over, this year’s second annual event is going to be longer, said Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lorette Brashear.

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Ask the Contractor: Wood-versus-metal construction: which is best?

Metal has the potential to rust, but you won’t find any rotting like there is commonly found in wood...

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Backyard Gardener: Using fertilizers wisely in landscapes

Fertilizers are compounds that contain one or more essential plant nutrient(s) and are formulated to be applied to plants either through the soil or by foliar spray.

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Why flowers die, what to do to prevent it

If you’ve experienced flower garden failures, you probably have labeled yourself as having a “brown thumb.” However, even experienced gardeners make mistakes resulting from impatience and the initial excitement of spring planting.

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Prescott students to attend Girls State

The local American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 in Prescott is sponsoring three girls from Prescott High School — Claire Barrett, Holly Martinez and Madison Jackson — to the Girls State Program, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

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ERAU students receive NSF fellowship

Three aerospace engineering students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus have been awarded or received honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

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Photo: 4-H/FFA Food Drive collects 1,355 pounds

In preparation for the Yavapai County 4-H/FFA Expo — scheduled for April 24-27 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds — members of local 4-H and FFA organizations conduct a food drive.

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Chino Valley kids scramble for eggs

Darletta Haverstock took part in her first egg hunt at the annual Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Chino Valley Community Center Ball Fields Saturday, April 20.

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Great Prescott Easter Egg Hunt full of egg-cited kids

In his scramble to pick up as many eggs as he possibly could during the third hunt at the Great Prescott Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, Donald Flowers scooped an egg into his basket.

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Chamber Focus: Priority Family Medical

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 11, celebrated the opening of Priority Family Medical, 3625 Crossings Drive, Suite B, Prescott.

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Obituary: Daniel Michael VonUrban

Daniel Michael VonUrban, a Prescottonian of 47 years, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife and supportive family.

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Obituary: Kathryn M. Otreba

Kathryn M. Otreba, 93, a Prescott, Arizona, resident for 31 years, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Prescott’s Good Samaritan Village.

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Obituary Notice: Gary Allan Sawallisch

Gary Allan Sawallisch, age 63, of Dewey, Arizona, passed away on April 23, 2019, in Dewey, Arizona.

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Putin says he'll brief US on summit with Kim

President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization.

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Judge gives US 6 months to identify children split at border

The federal government has six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border early in President Donald Trump's term, a judge ordered Thursday.

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Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to guarantee their political dominance over the last decade by unconstitutionally diluting the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday.