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Photos: Zucchini car races at the Prescott Public Library

Children of all ages made zucchini race cars at the Prescott Public Library Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.

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Local police trained, equipped to handle active-shooter response

In just 32 seconds of opening fire outside a popular bar in Dayton, Ohio, the gunman responsible for the Aug. 4 massacre was shot and killed by police.

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Federal court ruling could give Arizonans protection against companies gathering their biometric information

A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images.

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MLB Roundup: Greinke earns 200th win as Astros beat A's 4-1 to stop slide

Zack Greinke threw seven smooth innings for his 200th win, pitching the first-place Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

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Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in a 25-19 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

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A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch's idol, mentor

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office.

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Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest

A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday.

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Rare Amur leopard cubs go on view at zoo; no names yet

Visitors may now get a look at two rare leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.

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Monarch symbol of species in crisis as US protections shrink

Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims, “I’m flying! I’m flying!”

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (2): August 19, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): August 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (1): August 19, 2019

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Manieri: Maybe the real Fredo wasn’t so dumb after all

“Fredo has a good heart but he is weak...and stupid.” - Michael Corleone.

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. 40%
  • 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%

958 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. 40%
  • 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%

958 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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Portland 'ground zero' for protests between right, left-wing

Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests.

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Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left.

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Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said.