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Prescott Valley installs new voting drop box in Civic Center’s parking lot

The Town of Prescott Valley, in coordination with the Yavapai County Elections Office, has installed a new ballot drop box for registered voters in the Civic Center parking lot.

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Bradshaw Ranger District’s Forest Road 103 near Big Bug Mesa to close temporarily for repairs

The Prescott National Forest will close National Forest System Road (NFSR) 103 several miles west of Mayer to protect the public during its reconstruction.

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Groups have right to contest elimination of Arizona’s permanent early voting list

Voting rights groups can contest a 2021 state law that eliminates the state’s permanent early voting list.

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Yavapai College volleyball coach Shaver resigns after successful 9-year run

After nine successful years at the helm, Yavapai College volleyball coach Zach Shaver has resigned to accept the head-coaching position at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions

The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his behavior, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

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‘We believe in body autonomy’: Mercury’s Turner, Nygaard react to Roe v. Wade decision

Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard and forward Brianna Turner spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion after the Mercury’s 83-72 win over the Dallas Wings Saturday.

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Valdez: Monsoons have arrived, hopefully here to stay awhile

Summertime in Arizona is something that all of us residents seem to dread. Not only does it get unbearably hot, but the heat can also spark an outbreak of wildfires across the state, which can cause a whole heap of problems.

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Editorial cartoon (2): June 29, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): June 29, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (1): June 29, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): June 29, 2022

Reader Poll:

What is most important to you when buying something?

  • I needed it / now I've got it, don't have to order online 8%
  • Best value; I know I got a great deal 30%
  • Best, lowest price - period 5%
  • Quality over price; not going to break or will last a long time 55%
  • I don't care, I just like shopping 2%

186 total votes

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Reader Poll:

What is most important to you when buying something?

  • I needed it / now I've got it, don't have to order online 8%
  • Best value; I know I got a great deal 30%
  • Best, lowest price - period 5%
  • Quality over price; not going to break or will last a long time 55%
  • I don't care, I just like shopping 2%

186 total votes

See past polls

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Around the Bluhmin' Town: Shortages — Even sweet pickles. Try to stay strong.

Shortages. Our new reality. If we could only figure out what is next to be delayed, out of stock or unavailable, it might help us plan our lives. Instead, we have entered the chaotic world of “uncertainty.”

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Dear Annie: Disapproval might be a deal breaker

I have been with my current boyfriend for over three years. My problem is that his father, sister and brother are so against our relationship that we have to hide it.

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Hearing loss linked to risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

"Hearing loss resulting from aging can not only be inconvenient, it can fast-track the risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations and diminished physical and mental health overall,” according to a Johns Hopkins University/National Institute on Aging study.

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Adoption Spotlight: Lee

Lee loves fishing, biking and being in the sun.

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Adoption Spotlight: Matheus

Matheus is an energetic and active kid who loves riding his bike and jumping on the trampoline, embracing anything outside. Matheus is a creative young man and makes his own music.

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Adoption Spotlight: Lashawna

Lashawna is a fun loving and smart young lady.

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Obituary Clarification: Michael Edward Frye

Michael Edward Frye, age 72, of West Sacramento, California, passed away on June 22, 2022 in Mayer, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Diane F. Greenough

Diane F. Greenough, born October 2, 1942, in Cadillac, Michigan, passed away June 23, 2022, in Dewey, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Ruth P. Derry

Ruth P. Derry, born July 24, 1937, in Riverside, California, passed away June 20, 2022, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home.

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Airbnb permanently bans parties at its rental locations

Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals

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A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal

From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spared him from serious prison time.