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Update: Second person dies in hospital after Highway 89 crash; witnesses sought

A second person has died due to injuries sustained from a major collision on Highway 89 in Chino Valley Monday afternoon, March 18.

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Trump: Never was, never will be fan of Sen. John McCain

WASHINGTON — Carrying a bitter personal feud beyond the grave, President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, declaring he will "never" be a fan of the Vietnam war hero and longtime Republican lawmaker who died last year of brain cancer.

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Stranded man who feared arrest found dead after 5-day search

PHOENIX — A man who likely died from exposure while stranded in Arizona might have survived if he had not rejected rescue efforts because he was afraid of being arrested, authorities said Tuesday.

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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

NEW YORK — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.

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Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year.

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Mourners gather for burials of New Zealand attack victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Relatives of those killed in last week's shootings at two mosques in New Zealand gathered to bury their dead Wednesday, hours after the country's prime minister defiantly urged her wounded nation to remember the 50 victims and to never speak the name of the white supremacist responsible.

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Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use.

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Are eggs bad for you? New study rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.

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Police: Drunken man rides school bus to get closer to home

Police say a 20-year-old intoxicated man got on a school bus hoping to be dropped off closer to his home but instead rode to a suburban Philadelphia high school and went inside.

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Purcell: Erasing capitalism? Consider the pencil first

According to the website of dictionary maker Merriam-Webster, socialism is a political theory that advocates “governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.”

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Guzzardi: More immigration is incompatible with layoffs, automation

The Economic Policy Institute recently released its U.S. wage study. Titled “State of Working America Wages 2018,” the report took a critical look at income inequality in the United States and what EPI calls “sluggish wage growth” that has for four decades depressed most working Americans’ incomes.

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Editorial cartoon (1): March 19, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): March 19, 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. 73%
  • No, cell towers benefit only the land owner and look bad. 5%
  • 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%

610 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. 73%
  • No, cell towers benefit only the land owner and look bad. 5%
  • 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%

610 total votes

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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.