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County supes set tax rates on $241M budget

With a vote of 4-1, Yavapai County Supervisors approved the 2019-20 Yavapai County primary and secondary property tax rates at the board’s special meeting Monday, Aug. 19, in Prescott.

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Federal appellate court gives players right to sue for minimum wage during spring training

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they’re in spring training in Arizona.

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‘Warm for Winter’ program expands distribution; needs donors of warm weather gear

In this drink-more-water, seek-out-shade heat it can be hard to think about winter coats, scarves, boots and other winter wear. The reality, though, is winter is only a few months away.

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Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies 5-3

Carson Kelly hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning, part of a three-run rally that sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

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Early end of season for Woods doesn’t take away from Masters

For the fifth time in the last six years, August on the PGA Tour means no more Tiger Woods for the rest of the season. Only now he’s healthy.

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Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36.

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 20, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): August 20, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1) August 20, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1) August 20, 2019

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Guzzardi: Senate to consider American job-busting bill

Shortly before Congress adjourned for its summer break, what it aggrandizingly likes to refer to as “constituent work days,” the House of Representatives passed a horrible immigration bill.

Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors has approved a property tax increase to pay down pension debt and begin work on a Criminal Justice Center. How do you feel about this? (Choose one or two answers.)

  • I am fine with the property tax hike, the debt payments and the justice center. 7%
  • I oppose the property tax increase; this should go to a vote of the people. 39%
  • The county is looking out for our interests; I'd rather not pay more in property taxes, but these are needs. 8%
  • What happened to pension reform? The county needs to pursue that first. 14%
  • Forget the property tax increase. I am opposed to the justice center (jail). 11%
  • The property tax hurts residents on a fixed income. 20%
  • I do not care. 1%

1056 total votes

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Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors has approved a property tax increase to pay down pension debt and begin work on a Criminal Justice Center. How do you feel about this? (Choose one or two answers.)

  • I am fine with the property tax hike, the debt payments and the justice center. 7%
  • I oppose the property tax increase; this should go to a vote of the people. 39%
  • The county is looking out for our interests; I'd rather not pay more in property taxes, but these are needs. 8%
  • What happened to pension reform? The county needs to pursue that first. 14%
  • Forget the property tax increase. I am opposed to the justice center (jail). 11%
  • The property tax hurts residents on a fixed income. 20%
  • I do not care. 1%

1056 total votes

See past polls

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Highlands Center Discovery Gardens makes nature accessible

At the Highlands Center for Natural History’s James Family Discovery Gardens, people of all ability levels have been able to enjoy nature and learn about the natural world around them.

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At a Glance: Hear the Granite Mountain Bel Canto Singers

The Granite Mountain Bel Canto Singers, classical musicians and opera singers living in the Prescott area, are putting on their Summer Serenade on the Sea at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Featuring light comic operettas, the concert benefits the Prescott Community Cupboard.

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Beat the heat at Monsoon Festival

Slide down Union Street on a massive water slide this weekend for the Monsoon Festival, put on by Prescott Events.

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All About Pets: Tortoise on the loose

My friend, Bob, called the other day, saying that he had a visitor and he and his cat were not quite sure what to do with it. A fellow working in the yard found this tortoise (pictured). Bob was hoping that I might have an answer for him. I did not.

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To Your Good Health: Patient wishes to pick and choose what issues to follow up on

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old female in very good health. Admittedly, I smoked for 22 pack-years, but that is pretty far in the past. I have had two CT lung scans as a result of a pneumonia diagnosis last fall.

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Dear Annie: 1,200 miles of miscommunication in family

Dear Annie: We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Wisconsin, while we live more than 1,200 miles away in Florida.

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Obituary: Jon Richard Jensen

Jon Richard Jensen was born in Oakland, California, on Oct. 12, 1952, the third son of Jack and Patricia Jensen.

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Obituary: Karen Stokes

Karen Stokes of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away Aug. 15, 2019, after a brief illness.

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Obituary notice: Lee Irving French

Lee Irving French, age 83, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on August 18, 2019 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune.

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Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

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Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability.