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No injuries or structure damage reported as pilot makes emergency landing near Prescott Regional Airport

No injuries were reported Sunday morning when a single-engine Cessna 172, owned by Lenore Aircraft, had engine failure on takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport at about 9:15 a.m. and went down on the airport side of Willow Creek Road in the area of James Lane and Warrior Way.

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Lower Goldwater Lake set to open to foot traffic Monday, May 23

After years of planning and months of construction, the long-closed Lower Goldwater Lake is scheduled to open to foot traffic on Monday, May 23.

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Community garden plan, General Plan Committee up for review by Prescott Council May 24

A proposed community garden near Willow Lake, formation of a General Plan Committee and possible improvements to the city’s website will be among the issues the Prescott City Council will consider this week.

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Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

Maybe extra rest isn't such a bad thing for a racehorse after all.

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Heat Alert: Miami beats Boston 109-103 for 2-1 series lead

Still angry over a blowout loss in Miami that cost them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat jumped to a 25-point, first-half lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 3.

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Varsho's double scores 3 in 10th in Dbacks’ 7-6 win vs Cubs

Daulton Varsho drilled a two-out, three-RBI double in the 10th inning then scored on a throwing error by Andrelton Simmons to give the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 comeback win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

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German farm owner saves fuel money with horse-drawn carriage

Stephanie Kirchner’s journey to work has got longer but, she says, cheaper: she has left her SUV at home and switched to real horse power.

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Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said.

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Update: Passenger who landed plane says 'hand of God' was with him

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says “the hand of God” was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls.

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Editorial cartoon (2): May 23, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): May 23, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (1): May 23, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): May 23, 2022

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Polman: Pennsylvania, birthplace of democracy, could elect America’s first fascist governor

The writer Alan Furst has shrewdly observed, “Fascism famously stomps around in jackboots, but it sometimes wears carpet slippers, padding about softly on the edges of one’s life, and in a way that is worse.”

Reader Poll:

Arizona has reached a 15-year high in traffic fatalities. What do you think is the problem?

  • Bad driving habits / impairment -- re-testing for driver's licenses is needed 43%
  • Gas prices and the pandemic have left people frustrated / impatient on roadways 10%
  • Nothing - it's a blip in the statistics, no specific reason 2%
  • It's the vehicles; it is not safe out there anymore 1%
  • More traffic on the roads 45%

155 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Arizona has reached a 15-year high in traffic fatalities. What do you think is the problem?

  • Bad driving habits / impairment -- re-testing for driver's licenses is needed 43%
  • Gas prices and the pandemic have left people frustrated / impatient on roadways 10%
  • Nothing - it's a blip in the statistics, no specific reason 2%
  • It's the vehicles; it is not safe out there anymore 1%
  • More traffic on the roads 45%

155 total votes

See past polls

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 052322

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

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Printable Sudoku Puzzle 052322

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

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Dear Annie: Help for hearing

Dear Annie: I would like to reply to "An Aging Adult Facing Reality." I, too, have profound hearing loss and have been wearing hearing aids since the age of 10.

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Adoption Spotlight: Jasmine

Jasmine is a bubbly, talkative girl who loves school – especially math.

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Adoption Spotlight: George

Friendly, laidback and athletic, George loves his friends, sushi and Manga comics.

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Birth: Cru Louie Prehn

Cru Louie Prehn was born 2:50 p.m. Dec. 23, 2021 at home in Prescott to Tyler and Shannon Prehn.

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Obituary: Samuel ‘Sam’ Mondello

Samuel “Sam” Mondello, 90, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, Richmond, Illinois, and Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Obituary: Frances C. Pearson

Frances C. Pearson, born September 24, 1942, in Tolleson, Arizona, passed away May 14, 2022, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Oscar A. Andrade

Oscar peacefully left his loving family to join our Lord in heaven on May 14. He was devoted to his family and especially his best friend, his loving wife of 70-plus years, Michele.

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US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

The White House is planning for "dire" contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19.

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Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

Concern mounted Saturday over Ukrainian fighters who became prisoners at the end of Russia's brutal three-month siege of Mariupol, as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals.

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Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for "that smile that could light up a room," as the city marked one week since the shooting with sorrowful moments of silence.