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‘Don’t give up’: Arizona high school football players join forces to address teen suicide

Nick Martinez, a quarterback for St. Mary’s Catholic High School, looked into the camera and spoke from his heart. Addressing his fellow teens, he said, “Don’t give up. There is help and there is hope.”

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Obamacare enrollment in Arizona rose by 40,000, with more gains likely

More than 40,000 Arizonans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance in the six-month special enrollment period earlier this year, and advocates expect the numbers to keep rising in the enrollment period that opens next month.

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Yavapai College tuition, fees set for 2022-23

PRESCOTT — Tuition and fees at Yavapai College have been set for the 2022-23 academic year.

Sports see more>

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García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez stayed hot at the plate and the Houston Astros earned yet another trip to the World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Friday night in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.

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Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism.

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Local Sports: Bradshaw Mountain Bears volleyball team beats Mesquite in 4

The Bradshaw Mountain Bears on Wednesday, Oct. 20, beat the Mesquite Wildcats (Gilbert) in four — 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, BMHS girls volleyball coach Karrie Platt reported.

Opinions see more>

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Micek: Two policies at the core of Biden's agenda

During an appearance in his childhood home of Scranton, Pa. this week, President Joe Biden made the case for congressional approval of his nearly $2 trillion dollar ‘Build Back Better’ agenda, which is currently in the midst of a tug-of-war between progressive and moderate Democrats on Capitol Hill.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Oct. 23, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): Oct. 23, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 23, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 23, 2021

Reader Poll:

A worker shortage is continuing in Arizona -- most industries seeing fewer applicants for open positions; what do you think is the answer?

  • It is the pandemic pushing people elsewhere or into other work. 8%
  • It is the pay not keeping up with cost of living. 25%
  • It's the unemployment (money) people have received. 56%
  • People are afraid to work in public settings / risk of COVID. 7%
  • I do not know / do not care. 3%

307 total votes

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Reader Poll:

A worker shortage is continuing in Arizona -- most industries seeing fewer applicants for open positions; what do you think is the answer?

  • It is the pandemic pushing people elsewhere or into other work. 8%
  • It is the pay not keeping up with cost of living. 25%
  • It's the unemployment (money) people have received. 56%
  • People are afraid to work in public settings / risk of COVID. 7%
  • I do not know / do not care. 3%

307 total votes

See past polls

Features see more>

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 102321

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

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Dear Annie: Love never dies

Dear Readers: Thank you for your heartfelt and humbling responses to Second Wife, who is bothered that her second husband continues to carry a photo of his late wife in his billfold.

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To Your Good Health: Colonoscopy is a valid screening test for 70-year-old

DEAR DR ROACH:I am a 70-year-old man in good health. I have had regular colonoscopies since my 50s, but I wonder about the wisdom of a colonoscopy at my age.

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Adoption Spotlight: Adah

A charismatic girl who loves to help others, Adah dreams of becoming a nurse when she grows up. She loves animals, arts and crafts and going out to her favorite restaurants.

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Adoption Spotlight: Alexander

Alexander is a self-described “old soul” who loves fantasy novels, sports, Gilligan’s Island and classic rock.

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Adoption Spotlight: Xavier

Xavier has many interests; Fortnight, Transformers, Hot Wheels, music and origami to name a few. His favorite subject in school is science, and he dreams of creating new inventions.

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Margaret Opal (West) Pauley

Margaret Opal (West) Pauley of Prescott, Arizona, was greeted by her Heavenly Father at the young age of 99, on the morning of Oct. 12, 2021, with her family and friends surrounding her.

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Obituary: Phyllis Ilene Pemberton

Phyllis Ilene Pemberton, 88, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021.

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Obituary: Thomas Brent Bowen 1944-2021 and Vicki Jean Bowen 1946-2021

On Oct. 8, 2021, Brent and Vicki Bowen unexpectedly passed away from a tragic car accident.

National & International see more>

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Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

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Deal appears near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day's informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it.

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US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating effects of a global pandemic.