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Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials.

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As survivors pass on, more Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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WWII veteran flies in a rare aircraft for his 94th birthday, thanks to nonprofit

The two-seat aircraft – sunshine gold and christened Amazing Grace – taxied along a line of its honored passenger’s family members, friends and Patriot Guard Riders before roaring off from Falcon Field Airport.

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Tyree: Have you remembered your pets in your will?

Sure, it made the rounds of the “News of the Weird” columns when a Nashville businessman left $5 million in a trust fund for his beloved border collie Lulu. But such gestures aren’t as eccentric as you might think.

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Editorial cartoon (1): March 8, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): March 8, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (2): March 8, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): March 8, 2021

Reader Poll:

As Zoom and other video meetings have become commonplace, how would you rate their effectiveness compared to in-person meetings?

  • 1. Not at all as effective 44%
  • 2. Slightly less effective 21%
  • 3. About the same 10%
  • 4. Fairly effective 13%
  • 5. Very effective 12%

104 total votes

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Reader Poll:

As Zoom and other video meetings have become commonplace, how would you rate their effectiveness compared to in-person meetings?

  • 1. Not at all as effective 44%
  • 2. Slightly less effective 21%
  • 3. About the same 10%
  • 4. Fairly effective 13%
  • 5. Very effective 12%

104 total votes

See past polls

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 030821

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

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To Your Good Health: An expert is best when it comes to hormone therapy needs

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old woman who has been suffering from four to five bouts of hot flashes with night sweats (about every two hours from bedtime until morning) since I stopped taking HRT at age 62.

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Dear Annie: Why not?

Dear Annie: I'm a mom to three beautiful little boys, all under the age of 10.

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Anniversary Jim and Jackie Richardson celebrate 60 years

Congratulations to Jim and Jackie Richardson of Dewey-Humboldt as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Anniversary: Gary and Juanell Stramandinoli celebrate 50 years

On March 13, 1971, Gary and Juanell Stramandinoli were married at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Recognition: Josephine Marie Beal celebrates 102 years

Josephine Marie Beal of Prescott Valley is celebrating her 102 birthday.

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Obituary: Marian Joan Tripp

Marian Joan Tripp, born Dec. 2, 1938, in Francesville, Indiana, lost her battle with breast cancer Feb. 24, 2021.

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Obituary Notice: Jimmie P. Houts

Jimmie P. Houts, age 97, of Chino Valley, Arizona, was born January 5, 1924 in Arthur, Illinois and passed away February 25, 2021 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Arrangements are entrusted to Chino Valley Funeral Home.

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Obituary: Rosemary B. O’Driscoll

Rosemary B. O’Driscoll, 1930-2021. Daughter of Alice Blanche Anderson and John Hoy Brown Jr., Rosey passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2021, at the age of 90 years old in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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Students read with Bailey, a dog with the Pet Partners of Prescott. In school settings, children gravitate to these dogs’ unconditional affection and acceptance, a major plus in these unsettling times when children, teachers and administrators have all been forced to learn and educate in all new ways.