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Prescott Fire Department recognizes new hires, years of service at biannual ceremony

Prescott Fire Department recognized 16 of its employees and three community members during its biannual recognition ceremony on Friday, June 26.

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Pressure builds on governor to remove Confederate monuments

New pressure is building on Gov. Doug Ducey to reverse his defense of having monuments to the Confederacy on state-owned property.

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Election: Board of Supervisors candidates split on raises for county employees during COVID

Among the financial decisions that the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has delayed in the face of COVID-related reduced revenues is whether county employees should receive cost-of-living (COLA) and merit raises.

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Paulden pro bull rider J.C. Mortensen returns from facial injury with solid ride at ‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’

Three-and-a-half months ago, immediately before the coronavirus pandemic hit, pro bull rider and bareback rider J.C. Mortensen of Paulden suffered a serious injury to the left side of his face while riding a bull during competition in Okeechobee, Florida.

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Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus, a jarring hit to the NL East champions less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season.

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Hiking Arizona: Hiking surprise on Kendrick Peak

Surprise? Why would anyone be surprised when the trail they are on completely disappears? Stuff happens, especially when hiking in the Arizona wilderness. The real issue is your response to finding yourself off route, lost or in over your head.

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Editorial: Harbored hate is a destructive, blinding force

Nearly every morning for many years a woman sits down and sends us a string of electronic hate mail. It’s not only hate mail about the newspaper staff, it’s also hate mail about many, many things.

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 5, 2020

Editorial cartoon (1): July 5, 2020

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 5, 2020

Editorial cartoon (2): July 5, 2020

Reader Poll:

Should Prescott and Prescott Valley have Fourth of July celebrations amid COVID-19?

  • Yes, it is personal responsibility -- not the government's problem 28%
  • No, the government should shut it down and stop the spread 64%
  • I don't care, I'm not going anyway 8%

399 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Should Prescott and Prescott Valley have Fourth of July celebrations amid COVID-19?

  • Yes, it is personal responsibility -- not the government's problem 28%
  • No, the government should shut it down and stop the spread 64%
  • I don't care, I'm not going anyway 8%

399 total votes

See past polls

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Obituary: Dorothy (Dottie) Perkins

Dorothy (Dottie) Perkins, at 102 years of age, is survived by her two daughters, one son-in-law, one granddaughter, three great-grand children and one great great-grandchild.

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Obituary: Lois Elizabeth Park

Lois Elizabeth Park, born January 11, 1925, joined her savior Jesus Christ in heaven on June 25, 2020.

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Obituary Notice: Stuart Lee Rice

Stuart Lee Rice, age 77, of Casa Grande, Arizona, and a former resident of Chino Valley, Arizona, was born on October 27, 1942 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and passed away on June 28, 2020.

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US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden ‘no victory yet’

As Republicans and Democrats fought to spin Thursday’s jobs numbers to their advantage, both sides face tremendous political risks in navigating a delicate and defining issue heading into the presidential campaign’s final months.

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What is Geofence? Police know

It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller’s family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and escaped with $195,000.

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More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, especially as infections surge across the U.S.

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Heritage Park Zoo is one of the few institutions that has remained open in Prescott during the mandatory business closures.