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Prescott July 4 fireworks celebration to take place at Watson Lake

A family-friendly celebration, complete with fireworks, live music, water slides, and food and drink, is on tap for the July 4 holiday.

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‘We are ready to receive you’: Blue states prepare for influx of patients seeking abortion care

Health care clinics in states including California, New Mexico, Colorado and Washington are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in Arizona and other places where abortions are restricted or banned.

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National park tourism, spending recovers from pandemic but still lags

National parks in Arizona welcomed 10.7 million visitors who pumped $1.12 billion into local economies in 2021, both sharp increases from the pandemic-induced lows of the year before, according to the National Park Service.

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While Suns sort out free agency, Mikal Bridges delivers for young basketball campers

Even with the buzz of NBA free agency as a soundtrack, Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges stayed focused on his first youth camp, which attracted hundreds of boys and girls of all ages seeking guidance from the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year runner-up.

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As Brittney Griner awaits trial, discontentment grows closer to home for Phoenix Mercury

Around the same time Brittney Griner went on trial in a courtroom near Moscow, the Phoenix Mercury dealt with challenges closer to home.

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Cron hits pair of 3-run homers, Rox rally past D-backs 6-5

he ball had barely even left his bat and already C.J. Cron was staring into the Colorado dugout. That's how sure he was of where it would end up. That's how clutch he's been, too.

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 4, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): July 4, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 4, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): July 4, 2022

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Polman: Catholic Ireland is more progressive than America about abortion

I can’t help but notice that the six Supreme Court justices who criminalized abortion were all raised Catholic.

Reader Poll:

How will you be voting this Primary Election?

  • In person at the Elections Office. 6%
  • By mail. 83%
  • In person at a poll center on Aug. 2. 6%
  • I don't vote. 6%

158 total votes

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Reader Poll:

How will you be voting this Primary Election?

  • In person at the Elections Office. 6%
  • By mail. 83%
  • In person at a poll center on Aug. 2. 6%
  • I don't vote. 6%

158 total votes

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Mutton Bustin' - in which children attempt to ride a sheep - is back at Prescott Frontier Days, the "World's Oldest Rodeo," for 2022. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds.

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Adoption Spotlight: Adam

Adam is a sweet, thoughtful, talkative kid who is always willing to lend a hand to help others.

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Adoption Spotlight: Ahdrina

Ahdrina loves adventure and figuring out problems, aspiring to become an FBI agent one day.

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Anniversary: Cork and Bobbi Davis celebrate 67 years of marriage

Cork and Bobbi Davis met in Salome, Arizona and were married in Prescott on June 26, 1954. They have three children, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They still live in Wagoner, Arizona where they continue to run the P7 Bar Ranch. (Courtesy photo)

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Obituary: Joan Emery Twedell (Turner)

Joan Emery Twedell (Turner) went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Obituary: Allan ‘Brian’ White

Allan “Brian” White went home to be with The Lord on Friday, June 24, 2022.

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Obituary: Christopher (Chris) Ezell

In the twentieth week into the year 2022, the 16th day of May, Christopher (Chris) Ezell succumbed to his 24-day fight of metastasized pancreatic cancer.

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In rural West, more worries about access to abortion clinics

In the central Oregon city of Bend, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is bracing for an influx of patients, particularly from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer.

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Putin declares victory in eastern Ukraine region of Luhansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province.

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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess.