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Progress on Cellar Fire continues; evacuation order lifted for Pine Flat

Prescott-area residents are begging for rain as firefighters work to contain the Cellar Fire, which started a week ago with 5 acres ignited after a lighting strike and now has burned 7,410 acres, 16 miles south of the city limits.

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‘Like the chain saw’: Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.

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Structure fire in Yarnell destroys residence, damages other property

Three structures and a vehicle in Yarnell were heavily damaged in a fire Friday morning, July 19.

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D-backs hit natural cycle in 10-7 win over Brewers

Christian Walker hit a two-run homer to cap the first natural cycle in Arizona’s history, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 10-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

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Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge

An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge.

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Gruden, Fitzgerald, Morgan work to build grass-roots sports

Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it.

Odd & Interesting see more>

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Fans in Italy root for clever brown bear to elude captivity

A brown bear in Italy has eluded capture for a third day, following its escape from an electrified enclosure in a forested Alpine region. Appeals mounted urging authorities not to shoot it.

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Nesting penguins can’t resist lure of New Zealand sushi shop

Two little blue penguins just couldn’t stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

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Utah boy advertises ‘Ice Cold Beer’ at root beer stand

A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, “Ice Cold Beer” with “root” above the word beer in tiny print.

Opinions see more>

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 20, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): July 20, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 20, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): July 20, 2019

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Micek: Republicans are complicit in Trump’s racism

The next time a Republican tries to tell you that he or she is an heir to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, remind them that in 2019, when the GOP had a chance to stand up to the worst kind of bigotry and un-American behavior, the self-styled “Party of Lincoln” was conspicuously and shamefully silent.

Reader Poll:

What do you think about state utility regulators' decision not to roll back Arizona Public Service's rates, in the wake of customer complaints?

  • I disagree; if customers did not get to pick their plan and are facing steep increases, it is unfair. 72%
  • I agree with the Corporation Commission. APS explained the changes and gave everyone ample time to pick their plan. 21%
  • I don't like any of this / I do not care. 6%

337 total votes

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Reader Poll:

What do you think about state utility regulators' decision not to roll back Arizona Public Service's rates, in the wake of customer complaints?

  • I disagree; if customers did not get to pick their plan and are facing steep increases, it is unfair. 72%
  • I agree with the Corporation Commission. APS explained the changes and gave everyone ample time to pick their plan. 21%
  • I don't like any of this / I do not care. 6%

337 total votes

See past polls

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Lorna Jeanne Burnett Dotson

Lorna Jeanne Burnett Dotson passed into the presence of her Lord on July 14, 2019.

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Obituary Notice: Nathan Joseph Campbell Jr.

Nathan Joseph Campbell Jr., age 71, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away July 11, 2019, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Timothy John Hancock

Timothy John Hancock, age 64, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on July 11, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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'It's brutal': Heat wave gripping half the US cancels events

Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.

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Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global consequences.

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Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies.