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Court to rule in appeal by woman convicted of faking cancer to get state-paid late-term abortion

The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to release a ruling Monday in the case of a woman convicted on fraud and theft charges for faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion.

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Bill could allow 18 year olds to keep loaded gun in car in school parking lot

PHOENIX — It’s billed by proponents as a way moms can defend themselves from attackers while dropping their children off at school.

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Leashing ‘at large’: What happens when your dog escapes, creates havoc?

Your dog, Houdini, escapes from your fenced yard and kills your neighbor’s chickens. Or perhaps during the “visit” the chickens kill Houdini.

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March Madness: NCAA Tournament Bracket

The 2019 NCAA Tournament is here! For a full tournament bracket, pick up a copy of The Daily Courier on Monday, March 19, or view the bracket online by clicking this link.

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March Madness Preview: Arizona State vs. St. John's

Arizona State earned a No. 11 seed but is slated to open the tournament in the First Four round against St. John's on Wednesday, March 21, 2019. This is a preview capsule for both teams.

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McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.

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Sisters in Strength: Groups aid girls who've faced sex abuse

The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle.

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Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram, mayor says terror likely

A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a streetcar in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby.

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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.

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Editorial: Leave minimum wage alone, lawmakers

A bill to pay less than the minimum wage to people younger than 22, working 20 hours or less, has been pulled. It needs to remain that way. Dead.

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Editorial cartoon (2): March 18, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): March 18, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): March 18, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): March 18, 2019

Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors approved a new cell tower for Williamson Valley, north of Outer Loop Road; how do you feel about this?

  • I am in favor - it will look like a tree - and will improve service. 72%
  • No, cell towers benefit only the land owner and look bad. 6%
  • I don't care, as long as I don't have to look at it. 5%
  • Government should not have approval/rejection power for this. 8%
  • The 'Not In My Back Yard' attitude is unfair to the general public. 10%

569 total votes

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Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors approved a new cell tower for Williamson Valley, north of Outer Loop Road; how do you feel about this?

  • I am in favor - it will look like a tree - and will improve service. 72%
  • No, cell towers benefit only the land owner and look bad. 6%
  • I don't care, as long as I don't have to look at it. 5%
  • Government should not have approval/rejection power for this. 8%
  • The 'Not In My Back Yard' attitude is unfair to the general public. 10%

569 total votes

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Scholl: Chino Valley schools entering the home stretch

With spring break for most schools taking place last week, today marks the first day of the last quarter of the school year. We are now in the home stretch of the school year and it is a race to the finish.

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Prescott High School and Ruth Street Theatre to put on ‘Footloose’ April 4-6

One kid. One Town. One Chance. For those familiar with ’80s pop culture, the set up is well known. A boy going into his senior year of high school is uprooted from the city life of Chicago to the Midwest town almost devoid of entertainment.

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Chino Valley High School senior receives volunteer service award

Addie Daniels, 17, of Chino Valley, a student at Chino Valley High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

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Cattleman’s Weekend, Arizona Ranch Remuda Sale set for March 15-16

Cattleman’s Weekend, featuring a ranch horse sale, cow sale, two bull sales, and western trade show is set for Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.

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Chamber Focus: Granite Orthopaedics

The chamber helped celebrate the grand opening of Granite Orthopaedics’ third office location, which is at 3195 Stillwater Drive, Suite D, Prescott, with a ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday, March 1.

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Chamber Focus: The Espresso Barn Bakery & Collectibles

On Thursday, Feb. 28, ambassadors from the chamber welcomed a new business, The Espresso Barn Bakery & Collectibles, 1301 E. Gurley St., Suite B, Prescott, with a ribbon-cutting celebration.

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Obituary: Elisabeth ‘Bette’ Friedrich Ruffner

Elisabeth “Bette” Friedrich Ruffner September 17, 1919 — March 13, 2019 On Sept. 17, 1919, in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elisabeth Alma Friedrich came into the arms of her parents, Clara and William. World War I was over, and the country was eager for peace and security.

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Obituary: Jeanine Tenney Naegle Brown

Jeanine Tenney Naegle Brown was born on Dec. 7, 1945, and passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after battling leukemia for the past year.

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Obituary: Frank Andrew Dorothy Jr.

In the early morning of March 11, 2019, Frank Andrew Dorothy Jr., passed away in the comfort of his home following a two-year-long battle with lung cancer.