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Arizona mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

Mayors of Tucson and Mesa agreed Wednesday that immigration reform is badly needed to address the current situation at the border, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate.

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Still no solution yet for emergency response system ‘crisis’ in Quad Cities

On Aug. 20, 2021, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) Engine 61 was called to a residence in Chino Valley because Lily — at the time only 8 months old — was in cardiac arrest and respiratory distress.

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CAFMA chief seeks help from legislature to solve ambulance service woes

As the state legislature opened its 2022 session Jan. 10, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) Chief Scott Freitag was busy advocating for new legislation that, among other things, would improve ambulance response times in the Quad Cities.

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Coyotes claw past Devils 4-1 behind Vejmelka, Crouse

Lawson Crouse scored a goal and added an assist, and Karel Vejmelka made 35 saves to help lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.

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Criticism, support follow Cardinals’ Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury after postseason loss

Despite a woeful ending that led to criticism of quarterback Kyler Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury, voices of support for the Arizona Cardinals’ most high profile figures also followed a postseason loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Earnhardt Jr. matches his father as NASCAR Hall of Famer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized early he would never be a seven-time NASCAR champion like his dad.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 20, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 20, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 20, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 20, 2022

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Talk of the Town: The Sundog Connector: Winners and losers

Past Prescott-area councils and CYMPO (Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization) boards somehow overlooked the connection between unplanned rapid development in Prescott and Prescott Valley and our current traffic congestion.

Reader Poll:

What one issue should take priority in the state Legislature this session?

  • $1 billion to help secure a lasting and secure supply of water 29%
  • Money to accelerate the widening the last stretch of Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande from two to four lanes in each direction 1%
  • A major cash investment to get students who have fallen behind because of COVID back on track 13%
  • Push Congress/feds to finally secure the border 40%
  • Private/parochial school funding for children from schools closed by COVID 1%
  • Other -- including funding for foster care, and processing rape kits 3%
  • I do not care / it's all smoke and mirrors 13%

231 total votes

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Reader Poll:

What one issue should take priority in the state Legislature this session?

  • $1 billion to help secure a lasting and secure supply of water 29%
  • Money to accelerate the widening the last stretch of Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande from two to four lanes in each direction 1%
  • A major cash investment to get students who have fallen behind because of COVID back on track 13%
  • Push Congress/feds to finally secure the border 40%
  • Private/parochial school funding for children from schools closed by COVID 1%
  • Other -- including funding for foster care, and processing rape kits 3%
  • I do not care / it's all smoke and mirrors 13%

231 total votes

See past polls

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Birding: Unusual plumage results in mistaken identification

Recently I started receiving verbal communication from customers reporting they were seeing an unusually large brown bird in the area of Prescott High School, off Ruth Street.

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Dear Annie: Drive while high, get a DUI

I had a high school boyfriend 47 years ago but left him. He came to my house the day before I was marrying someone else and begged me not to marry him, but I did.

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Quad-City Interfaith Council announces leadership change; invites faith leaders to join forces

The Quad-City Interfaith Council (QCIC) has announced the installment of a new facilitator and issued an invitation to faith leaders throughout the Prescott area.

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Adoption Spotlight: Tyler

Tyler is a kind, creative and passionate young man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He loves shooting hoops and playing football – he’ll be playing football on his school team this fall.

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Adoption Spotlight: Tyris

Tyris loves sports, math and his younger brother (and best friend), Tirahji. He’s very proud of his grades at school, likes to spend time outdoors and dreams of becoming a professional athlete.

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Adoption Spotlight: Salina

These are AZ’s children: Salina loves math, volleyball, basketball and listening to rap music - especially Drake.

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Obituary Notice: Dennis Richard Clarke

Dennis Richard Clarke, age 81 of Chino Valley, Arizona passed away January 15th, 2022 in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Lee M. Smith Jr.

Lee M. Smith Jr., 65, died unexpectedly January 12, 2022, at Honor Health Osborn Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after succumbing to the Coronavirus. He was born July 28, 1956, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Lee and Ola Mae Smith.

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Obituary: Linda Marie Collins

Linda Marie Collins, age 73 of Prescott Valley, Arizona passed away December 29, 2021 at Chandler Regional Medical Center.

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US: Swift, severe response if Russia sends troops to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Thursday that there would be a "swift, severe" response from the United States and its allies if Russia sends any military forces into Ukraine.

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Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

The Georgia prosecutor looking into possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation.

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Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austria's parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe, with maximum potential fines of up to 3,600 euros ($4,000) for people who don't comply after a series of reminders.

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The historic Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott rang in the New Year once again on Dec. 31, with the 10th Annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop. A 6-foot illuminated boot was lowered from the Palace building's flagpole followed by a fireworks show. (Jesse Bertel/Courier)