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Investigation into leak of city documents ‘closed,’ says Prescott Council statement

After an internal IT investigation and a round of polygraph examinations and affidavits by six of seven City Council members, the City of Prescott this week termed the investigation into an early-2024 leak of confidential city documents “closed.”

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HUSD selected for more than $1.2M grant to boost student achievement

Elated over what they envision as a historic, education achievement “game changer,” Humboldt Unified School District leaders on Tuesday night announced its selection for a more-than-$1.2 million state grant aimed at enhancing student math and English language arts scores so they rise above state averages.

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Firewise Part I: Is it a noun or a verb?

As Prescott Fire Department’s wildfire risk manager, I often hear the word “Firewise.”

Recipe of the Day

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Suns skip play-in by toppling T-wolves 125-106 to set up 1st-round rematch

Bradley Beal scored 36 points on 6-for-6 shooting from 3-point range and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-106 on Sunday to stay out of the play-in tournament and set up a rematch in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

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Gallen blanks Cardinals for 6 innings and Diamondbacks score 5 runs in 5th to win 5-0

Zac Gallen pitched six sharp innings and Corbin Carroll hit a two-run single in a five-run fifth to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Sunday.

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Scottie Scheffler leads Masters by 1 shot on a wild day of movement

Scottie Scheffler was in the lead and seemingly in control of his game Saturday in the Masters until realizing there was no such thing at Augusta National.

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Editorial cartoon (2): April 15, 2024

Editorial cartoon (2): April 15, 2024

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Editorial cartoon (1): April 15, 2024

Editorial cartoon (1): April 15, 2024

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Defending higher education against cynical politics

Thanks to the so-called culture wars, debates about events on college campuses are being employed as useful weapons for attacking the gradual democratization that has occurred in higher education since the 1950s.

Reader Poll:

O.J. Simpson has died; what is his legacy?

  • O.J. will always be known more for the murder trial, acquittal & other legal woes 75%
  • He will be remembered as an athlete, college & NFL player 4%
  • I choose not to remember any of O.J.'s exploits 13%
  • I do not know / do not care 8%

159 total votes

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Reader Poll:

O.J. Simpson has died; what is his legacy?

  • O.J. will always be known more for the murder trial, acquittal & other legal woes 75%
  • He will be remembered as an athlete, college & NFL player 4%
  • I choose not to remember any of O.J.'s exploits 13%
  • I do not know / do not care 8%

159 total votes

See past polls

Galleries & VideosMore: Photo Galleries | Videos

Other Desert Cities opens Thursday, March 14 at Prescott Center for the Arts. Look for a news article about the performance in the Daily Courier newspaper. Dcourier.com, AcrosstheStreetPrescott.com.

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World-renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella to perform ‘Legends of Guitar’ concert April 20

Anthony Mazzella, recognized as one of the leading guitarists of the new generation, is set to captivate audiences at the upcoming “Legends of Guitar” concert. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

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Prescott Palette: Into the woods... The Hike Shack

“When I’m outdoors I have the ability to simply tune everything else out. It’s my euphoria.” – Amanda Lane, The Hike Shack

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Q&A with Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs

The Prescott Celtic Concert Series presents Scotland’s top traditional folk band, the Old Blind Dogs, in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave., Prescott.

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The world’s oldest man says the secret to his longevity is luck, plus regular fish and chips

The world’s oldest man says the secret to his long life is luck, moderation — and fish and chips every Friday.

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Cicadas are nature’s weirdos; they pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren’t just plentiful, they’re downright weird.

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Olympics taster: Paris race celebrates the servers who nourish city’s life and soul

Usain Bolt’s sprint world records were never in danger.

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Dear Annie: Mother-in-law love

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 38 years, and it took me quite a long time to realize that this dynamic of being interrupted was not going to change, no matter what I did or said.

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Hamilton: Biden insists inflation is down … if you hold the chart upside down

The White House was slammed by bad reports last week as inflation kept soaring both in retail and wholesale prices. It’s gone up 19% since Biden took office. However President Biden argues that inflation has actually decreased dramatically since he took office, if you hold the chart upside down.

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Problem Solved: Jiffy Lube ruined my car’s engine; why won’t it pay for the repairs?

The engine in Ali Cotton’s Nissan Altima is damaged after he brings it to Jiffy Lube for an inspection. Does the company have to pay his $12,998 repair bill?

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Anniversary: Ron and Kathie Mitchell celebrate 50th anniversary

Ron and Kathie Mitchell met on a blind date on Dec. 26, 1973, that was set up by Ron’s friend Mark and Kathie’s sister Karen. Ron and Kathie discovered they were born on the same day and same year and they knew instantly that they were made for each other.

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Adoption Spotlight: Anthony

Meet Anthony, a determined young man with a great smile and infectious spirit! Anthony loves all things sports – especially football – and enjoys learning.

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Adoption Spotlight: Arely

Arely is a creative and passionate girl who loves to shop, go to the movies and spend time with friends.

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Obituary: Marlene M. Burke

Marlene M. Burke, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died peacefully on March 16, 2024, at the age of 91 yrs. in Cathedral City, California.

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Obituary: Peggy Ann Mills

After completing a long life among us, Peggy died peacefully early on the morning of April 7 at Alta Vista Senior Living Community in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Natália Tilman

Natália was born in Globe, Arizona on Jan. 5, 1931 to parents Santiago Pónce of Chihuahua and Dolores Turrietta of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Trump goes after the judge and prosecutors in his hush money case in last rally before trial begins

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday lit into New York prosecutors and the criminal hush money case they brought against him during his last rally before what he called a “communist show trial” begins Monday.

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Barges break loose on Ohio River in Pittsburgh, damaging a marina and striking a bridge

More than two dozen river barges broke loose from their moorings and floated down the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, striking one bridge that had already been preemptively closed and damaging a marina, officials said.

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Wall Street falls sharply to close out its worst week since October

U.S. stocks tumbled Friday following a mixed start to earnings reporting season. Worries about potentially escalating tensions in the Middle East rattled financial markets, pushing investors to look for safer places for their money.