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Joe Arpaio loses sheriff’s race in 2nd failed comeback bid

Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led to his now-pardoned criminal conviction.

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As feds debate COVID-19 deal, clock is ticking on Arizona protection

Arizona renters may have breathed a sigh of relief last month when Gov. Doug Ducey extended the state moratorium on residential evictions to Oct. 31.

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Fire on Bumblebee Road growing fast; not threatening, evacuations not necessary

Fire management crews are currently working a wildfire that was spotted at approximately 9:44 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the area of milemarker 4 on Bumblebee Road in southeast Yavapai County.

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Coyotes advance with 4-3 overtime win over Predators

The Arizona Coyotes got a reprieve when the postseason was expanded for the NHL's restarted season, only to face the distraction of their general manager resigning right before leaving for Edmonton.

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In the bubble, the Phoenix Suns have been perfect so far

The last time Devin Booker walked off the court as a winner in four consecutive games, these were the opponents: Hampton, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Notre Dame. That is, until now.

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Amid pandemic, Hall of Fame Village plans move forward

Instead of thousands of football fans converging on the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week, there might be dozens. The coronavirus pandemic ensured that when the hall's enshrinement ceremonies were postponed until next year, and the NFL canceled preseason games.

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Editorial cartoon (1): August 8, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): August 8, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 8, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): August 8, 2020

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Offering some praise for the Pentagon on flags

I’ve gotten a few letters from readers over the past couple of weeks who have asked me – some more politely and in publishable terms than others – if I have anything nice to say about the Trump administration at all. So, critics, write down the day. I am about to say something nice.

Reader Poll:

Are you more apt to shop/do business at a store that requires a face mask?

  • Yes. 64%
  • No. 27%
  • I do not care. 9%

596 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Are you more apt to shop/do business at a store that requires a face mask?

  • Yes. 64%
  • No. 27%
  • I do not care. 9%

596 total votes

See past polls

Features see more>

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 080820

Courier digital subscribers can print this Wonderword Puzzle challenge. This feature will print on standard 8.5x11-inch paper.

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Hamilton: Release your tensions, it's National Clown Week

God Bless America, and how's everybody? The Wall Street Journal reported the Gallup poll which says 84% of Americans blame the media for the nation’s bitter divisions. But every year in August there is a proven and happy way to release all the tension. This is National Clown Week, so arm yourselves and shoot to kill.

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Dear Annie: Finding Home Newly

My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We were separated for five years and, recently, have started spending time together again, with an interest in reuniting. But we've found that we get along better while he has his apartment and I have my apartment.

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary Notice: Barbara Yvonne Carroll

Barbara Yvonne Carroll, age 85, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away Aug. 1, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Virginia Faye White

Virginia Faye White, age 80, of Prescott, Arizona was born March 7, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona and died July 29, 2020.

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Obituary Notice: Dale Edwin Barke

Dale Edwin Barke, age 69 of Prescott, Arizona passed away on Aug. 4, 2020 in Prescott.

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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A last-ditch effort to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus.

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US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government's jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned.

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Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

At least 10 times over the past six years, authorities from Lebanon's customs, military, security agencies and judiciary raised alarm that a massive stockpile of explosive chemicals was being kept with almost no safeguard at the port in the heart of Beirut, newly surfaced documents show.