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Prescott's water goal: More conversions to city's sewer system

Prescott’s chances of improving its water budget comes down to one major objective — getting homes that currently use septic systems onto the city’s sewer system.

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Prescott Fire battalion chief receives the Patriot Award

On Monday, Jan. 27, members of Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) paid a visit to Prescott Fire Department’s station 71 to recognize the department and one of its members.

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Arizonans may be asked to hike education tax

State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to asking voters to sharply increase the special sales tax for education, setting the stage for voters to be able to pick and choose between two proposals — or potentially adopt or reject them both.

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Come and see "Voyager - A Tribute to Journey", Jan. 31.

Come and see "Voyager - A Tribute to Journey" at the Elks Theatre Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. in Prescott at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.

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Russian Dance Troupe Family Concert benefits Rotary Children’s Fund, Jan. 31

The "Golden Gates Russian Dance Troupe Family Concert" will be held at Camp PineRock in the Tabernacle Meeting Hall, 1400 Pine Dr. in Prescott from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.

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Prescott Center for the Arts presents 'The Unexpected Guest,' Jan. 30 - Feb. 1

Performances for “The Unexpected Guest” are being held at the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

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Prescott’s Aaron Greene commits to San Diego State

Standout Prescott athlete Aaron Greene announced his commitment to continue his football and academic career at San Diego State on Tuesday.

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Results: Bears dominate River Valley Duals, go undefeated

Nearly all Bradshaw Mountain wrestlers went undefeated at the multi-team River Valley Duals on Tuesday as the Bears swept the competition in all three of its head-to-head matches.

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Roughrider bats come alive in series rout over Gateway

Roughrider softball’s bats were hot Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference doubleheader in Phoenix against fellow ACCAC member Gateway.

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Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy

Researchers say they’ve mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx.

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Powerful German auto club drops hard line on speed limit

Germany’s biggest car club said Friday it is shifting its position on the introduction of a general speed limit on the Autobahn to “neutral.”

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Infamous Florida Easter bunny arrested after hit-and-run

A Florida man who became a video sensation after fighting a man on the street while dressed as the Easter Bunny was arrested and tried to use the costume to elude capture, authorities said.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 29, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 29, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 29, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 29, 2020

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Polman: The Trump trial is democracy’s ultimate stress test

In a column on the eve of the 2016 election, I warned that if Donald Trump were to inexplicably occupy the White House, he would wreak havoc on American values, and his “authoritarian sensibility” would precipitate “a systematic breakdown of our democratic institutions.” I was merely stating the obvious. Any two-bit seer could foresee how his destructive reign would play out.

Reader Poll:

How do you feel about HB 2339, the balloon bill that would make it illegal to release balloons into the atmosphere "for any reason”?

  • I favor this bill - pollution and affecting planes is a concern. 50%
  • I oppose this - could we worry about real problems? 46%
  • I do not care. 5%

151 total votes

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Reader Poll:

How do you feel about HB 2339, the balloon bill that would make it illegal to release balloons into the atmosphere "for any reason”?

  • I favor this bill - pollution and affecting planes is a concern. 50%
  • I oppose this - could we worry about real problems? 46%
  • I do not care. 5%

151 total votes

See past polls

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Folk singer/songwriter Tom Chapin returns to Prescott

Folk singer/songwriter Tom Chapin, whose career spans five decades, 24 albums and three Grammy awards, is returning to Prescott for a show that kicks off Folk Sessions’ 17th year.

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Central Arizona Concert Band gives year’s first performance

The Central Arizona Concert Band is welcoming 2020 and a new decade with their first performance of the year featuring new music along with old favorites, according to a news release from Publicity Manager Joe Cotten.

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Now Showing: Jan. 24-30, 2020

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads), as of press time. 928-775-7444; www.harkins.com.

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Dr. Rosenberg: Sleeper’s ‘belly full of air’ actually a frequent problem

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I was started on a CPAP a few months ago. I awaken every night with my belly full of air. It’s so uncomfortable that I turn the machine off and return to sleep. I was never seen by a sleep specialist, and my primary doctor says he has no experience with this. Any ideas?

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Study reveals Americans want more from eye care

Versant Health released the results Tuesday of its inaugural Vision Wellness Study, which explores Americans’ perceptions of eye care and how it connects to and informs their overall health and wellness — from the frequency of eye exams, to highly-valued vision services to the cost-containment measures including eye care.

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Hamilton: Making sure Jesus gets his money's worth

The New York Times weighed in on the Democratic presidential race Thursday by giving out their endorsement just 10 days before the Iowa caucuses.

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Obituary: Wilma Jean Lay

Wilma Jean Lay was born to John and Hester Boatright on July 13, 1922. Jean went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 17, 2020. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Prescott, Arizona at the age of 12.

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Obituary: Rosemarie (Cascia) Dunn

Rosemarie (Cascia) Dunn, 78 years, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, January 22,2020 in Prescott. Born on September 5, 1941 in Boston, Mass., she was a longtime nurse at the Prescott Veterans Hospital.

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Obituary: Shauna Marie Delguidice

Shauna Marie Delguidice, Mother, “Nana,” Daughter, Sister and Friend, Shauna Marie Delguidice, passed away in a tragic automobile accident on January 20, 2020.

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Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage.

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Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy.

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Trump team wrapping up trial defense as senators mull Bolton

President Donald Trump's legal team prepared to wrap up arguments in his impeachment trial Tuesday as Senate Republicans wrestled with whether to allow witnesses, including John Bolton who appears poised to contradict a key Trump claim.

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Hundreds of Prescott residents, political groups and advocates gathered at the Yavapai County Courthouse on Saturday, January 18, for the 2020 Women's March. (Jesse Bertel/Courier)