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More drug users getting treatment instead of jail in Tucson

Hundreds of Tucson residents wrestling with substance abuse are getting treatment instead of jail under a program funded with federal grants.

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Firefighters making significant progress on Cellar Fire

The Cellar Fire has reached approximately 7,512 acres with about 18 percent containment, as of Sunday morning, July 21, the Forest Service reported.

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Prescott Valley wants peddlers in town to be licensed

In June, as summer approached, Prescott Valley police reported they had cited and released two peddlers for wandering around the Quailwood and StoneRidge subdivisions without the town’s permission.

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Harvick holds off Hamlin at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Pinot strikes again in Pyrenees, Alaphilippe stalls in Tour de France

When one French rider starts to fade, another comes to the fore. One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985.

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Surfers test waves ahead of sport’s Olympic debut at Tokyo

As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience.

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Editorial: Election season calls for care with comments

Election season is upon us. In accordance with an established tradition of fair play, the Courier handles letters to the editor and talks of the town a little differently during election season.

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 21, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): July 21, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 21, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): July 21, 2019

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. 22%
  • I don't like any of this / I do not care. 6%

362 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. 22%
  • I don't like any of this / I do not care. 6%

362 total votes

See past polls

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Smoki Museum holds annual consignment market

The Smoki Museum was hopping with people Saturday for its annual consignment market with tables filled with Native American art, pottery, jewelry and an assortment of other Southwest décor items.

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Big names, shows set for Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Tickets for the 2019-20 season at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, featuring big names and shows all season long, go on sale Monday, July 22.

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Main Event: Gary Allan, Harlem Globetrotters coming up at Findlay Toyota Center

There’s no shortage of entertainment expected at the Findlay Toyota Center in the coming months, starting with a performance by country music star Gary Allan next week.

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Obituary: Al Frank III

Al Frank III, loving husband, father and “Papa,” passed away in his home surrounded by family on Monday, July 15, 2019, after a 16-month battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

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Obituary Notice: Phillip Moreland

Phillip Moreland was born June 14, 1940, and died July 13, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary Notice: Edward Lawrence Cassidy

Edward Lawrence Cassidy, born Sept. 8, 1939, in Stamford, Connecticut, died July 16, 2019, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they see as a "one-sided" Russia investigation.

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US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.