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New class at Yavapai College teaches students to 3D print a house with concrete

Yavapai College (YC) is a pioneer in the emerging technology of 3D concrete printing as the first community college in the nation to offer training. YC will begin teaching students how to 3D print a house this spring semester in its new class, CBT250 - Construction Building Technology. Classes begin Jan. 18.

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Catch 22 — Day 19: Man, convicted of aggravated assault on woman, sought for probation violation

For Day 19 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding fugitive Aaron Frederick Pomeroy.

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YCSO needs help identifying vehicle suspected in property theft Jan. 11 in Dewey-Humboldt

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle suspected in a property theft that occurred between 9:40 and 9:43 p.m. Jan. 11 in Dewey-Humboldt, YCSO reported in a news release Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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Prescott dominates Bradshaw Mountain for 71-42 win

Prescott boys basketball suffocated another opponent with their press defense on Monday, securing a third straight victory against region opponent and cross-town rivals Bradshaw Mountain 71-42.

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No. 10 Arizona's Barnes reprimanded for comment on officials

The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded No. 10 Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes for public comments about officiating following a game against Oregon last weekend.

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Cards' Baker evaluated for concussion following collision

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is being evaluated for a concussion after he appeared to briefly lose consciousness in a helmet-to-helmet collision Monday night late in the third quarter of a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 19, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): Jan. 19, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 19, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): Jan. 19, 2022

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Babbitt: Big Chino, the Verde River: a time for action

The upper Verde River is in danger of extinction. If groundwater pumping from the Big Chino basin is not controlled, this section of the live, free flowing river will eventually be lost for all time.

Reader Poll:

What one issue should take priority in the state Legislature this session?

  • $1 billion to help secure a lasting and secure supply of water 29%
  • Money to accelerate the widening the last stretch of Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande from two to four lanes in each direction 1%
  • A major cash investment to get students who have fallen behind because of COVID back on track 13%
  • Push Congress/feds to finally secure the border 40%
  • Private/parochial school funding for children from schools closed by COVID 1%
  • Other -- including funding for foster care, and processing rape kits 3%
  • I do not care / it's all smoke and mirrors 13%

215 total votes

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Reader Poll:

What one issue should take priority in the state Legislature this session?

  • $1 billion to help secure a lasting and secure supply of water 29%
  • Money to accelerate the widening the last stretch of Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande from two to four lanes in each direction 1%
  • A major cash investment to get students who have fallen behind because of COVID back on track 13%
  • Push Congress/feds to finally secure the border 40%
  • Private/parochial school funding for children from schools closed by COVID 1%
  • Other -- including funding for foster care, and processing rape kits 3%
  • I do not care / it's all smoke and mirrors 13%

215 total votes

See past polls

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The Sleep Doctor: At the age of 77, should I bother treating my apnea?

I am 77 years old and was recently diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. My doctor thinks I should go ahead and get it treated. My question is, at the age of 77, what difference does it make?

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Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?

Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs.

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Around the Bluhmin' Town: In a chaotic world, Betty White was the real deal

Oh Betty, how we miss you. That mischievous laugh, perfect comedic timing, beautiful smile and funny zingers are just a few of the reasons why the whole world is in mourning. These days, it seems people disagree on just about everything, but the entire country is in total agreement that Betty White was a national treasure.

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Adoption Spotlight: Salina

These are AZ’s children: Salina loves math, volleyball, basketball and listening to rap music - especially Drake.

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Adoption Spotlight: Seth

A smart, funny and caring boy, Seth enjoys riding bikes, hiking, skateboarding and playing football.

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Adoption Spotlight: George

Friendly, laidback and athletic, George loves his friends, sushi and Manga comics.

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Obituary: Lee M. Smith Jr.

Lee M. Smith Jr., 65, died unexpectedly January 12, 2022, at Honor Health Osborn Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after succumbing to the Coronavirus. He was born July 28, 1956, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Lee and Ola Mae Smith.

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Obituary: Linda Marie Collins

Linda Marie Collins, age 73 of Prescott Valley, Arizona passed away December 29, 2021 at Chandler Regional Medical Center.

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Obituary: James Stuart “Benji” Benjamin

James Stuart “Benji” Benjamin, 73 years, born to John Herbert Benjamin and Joan Phyllis Estes in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, March 28, 1948, passed away January 4, 2022 in Prescott, Arizona.

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AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.

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How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark.

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US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet suburbia

The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called “hotspots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.

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The historic Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott rang in the New Year once again on Dec. 31, with the 10th Annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop. A 6-foot illuminated boot was lowered from the Palace building's flagpole followed by a fireworks show. (Jesse Bertel/Courier)