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State superintendent releases ‘road-map’ for schools to return

The state’s top education official wants schools to plan for reopening even as she concedes she doesn’t know how much money they will have -- and that it’s virtually impossible to guarantee a risk-free environment.

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Prescott Valley Council candidate Steve Caros disqualified from 2020 primary

Prescott Valley Town Council candidate Steve Caros has been disqualified from the 2020 primary election for failing to meet a state statute and the town’s residency requirement, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

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Truth or Legend? New book disputes long-held claims about early Yavapai County ‘mass murderer’ Charles P. Stanton

The stories are shocking: The slaying of an entire family, including two little boys; systematic killing of as many as three business competitors; and an iron-fisted takeover of an entire town.

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Will open seats be familiar sight in sports as virus fades?

Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks.

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Analysis: NFL will play games after support/pressure applied

Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the NFL is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule.

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Hoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance to unveil a completely renovated museum.

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Watch: Florida woman discovers alligators fighting by her home

A woman in route to get her morning coffee was jolted awake with pounding on her front door she later discovered to be two alligators fighting in front of her home in Florida.

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Turtle smashes through Georgia driver's windshield

A Georgia woman and her brother had an unusual and frightening experience last month when a turtle crashed into their car windshield and became lodged in the glass on a busy highway.

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Watch: Ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

The first animal studies trickling out show no sign of a side effect that has worried researchers. But it's still not clear exactly how much of an immune reaction possible vaccines need to spark for real protection.

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Haddad: A missed target and a prize still won

During the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, American rifle shooter Matt Emmons was about to use his last bullet and win his second gold medal of the games.

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Editorial cartoon (2): June 3, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): June 3, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (1): June 3, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): June 3, 2020

Reader Poll:

If scientists and the National Institutes of Health bring to market a COVID-19 vaccine in the next seven to 10 months, would you get one?

  • Yes, with no worries. 25%
  • No, I am concerned I or someone in my family would become infected as a result / I don't like vaccines. 14%
  • No, I am not worried about COVID-19 infection, regardless. 29%
  • Yes, but with some concerns / how proven would it be? 31%

245 total votes

See past polls

Reader Poll:

If scientists and the National Institutes of Health bring to market a COVID-19 vaccine in the next seven to 10 months, would you get one?

  • Yes, with no worries. 25%
  • No, I am concerned I or someone in my family would become infected as a result / I don't like vaccines. 14%
  • No, I am not worried about COVID-19 infection, regardless. 29%
  • Yes, but with some concerns / how proven would it be? 31%

245 total votes

See past polls

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Gelber: Dementia diagnosed - Drawing up the plan

Having the correct diagnosis of a disease is essential for proper treatment and planning. Many of the symptoms associated with the dementias are symptoms found in other diseases.

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Dear Annie: Dreadful ‘dear’

Why do strange men call women “dear” as they get a little older? I am in my late 60s but don’t consider myself an “old lady.”

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Around the Bluhmin' Town: A toast to our good health

Since COVID-19 and the “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, there has been quite an increase in liquor sales. U.S. online alcohol sales spiked 243% during the pandemic! Nationally, tequila saw the biggest gain, with a whopping 75% increase.

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Obituary Notice: Cynthia Morton Villarreal

Cynthia Morton Villarreal, age 70, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on June 1, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona. Affordable Burial and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

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Obituary Notice: Travis Justin Parish

Travis Justin Parish was born on March 25, 2004 in Prescott, Arizona and passed away on May 31, 2020 in Dewey, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory.

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Obituary Notice: Robert Elmont Woolridge

Robert Elmont Woolridge, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was born on June 16, 1939 in Altoona, Pennsylvania and passed away on May 28, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements are entrusted to David’s Desert Chapel of Wickenburg, Arizona.

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Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

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President Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

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Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country.

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