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GOP lawmakers plan to prepare state budget proposal earlier

The Arizona Legislature’s majority Republicans plan to have their own state budget proposal for the next fiscal year on the table before Gov. Doug Ducey presents his own version in mid-January.

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Arizona county prepares for role as landing site for capsule

Cochise County officials don’t have to consider possible emergency responses or road closures when thousands of migratory birds drop in on the Wilcox Playa every year. Not so with Boeing Corp.’s plan to use the flat desert grassland in southeastern Arizona as one of five preferred landing sites in four states for its new reusable space capsule.

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Survey finds gain in endangered red squirrel population

Wildlife officials say an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a 2017 wildfire.

Happenings & Events see more>

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Free Monday Night Movie: 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw', Nov. 18

The Monday night movie "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" will be showing at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, First floor auditorium at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.

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Kids get free books, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Families in the Prescott area can register their children for the Prescott Area Imagination Library (PAIL) and receive a free book in the mail every month from birth until the child’s fifth birthday.

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"Rummage to the Rescue" benefits United Animal Friends, Nov. 16-20

United Animal Friends’ annual “Rummage to the Rescue” rummage sale will be held over two weekends at Fortner Warehouse, 428 N. Mount Vernon Ave. in Prescott.

Sports see more>

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Preview: Oregon hosts Arizona looking for 7th straight Pac-12 win

It’s pretty simple: if the Oregon Ducks want even a chance to get into the College Football Playoff field, they have to keep winning.

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Preview: Sun Devils needs a win vs Oregon State to be bowl eligible

The game between Arizona State and Oregon State might not appear to be a super compelling matchup, but to the Beavers it is vitally important.

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A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington.

Opinions see more>

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Editorial: 5 ways to spot an ‘open enrollment’ scam

With 2020 just around the corner, we’re all trying to decide what type of health coverage we’d like to have in the next calendar year.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Nov. 16, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): Nov. 16, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): Nov. 16, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): Nov. 16, 2019

Reader Poll:

How do you feel about Congress passing a bill making some types of animal cruelty a federal felony?

  • I am in favor of it. 73%
  • No, this goes too far. 22%
  • I don't care / it will not help. 5%

215 total votes

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Reader Poll:

How do you feel about Congress passing a bill making some types of animal cruelty a federal felony?

  • I am in favor of it. 73%
  • No, this goes too far. 22%
  • I don't care / it will not help. 5%

215 total votes

See past polls

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary Notice: Lindsey Nicole Herold

Lindsey Nicole Herold, 28, of Paulden, Ariz., born December 10th, 1990 in Glendale, Ariz., passed away on November 6th, 2019 in Prescott, Ariz.

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Obituary Notice: Mildred E. Yanzick

Mildred E. Yanzick, age 96, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away on November 11th, 2019 in Prescott.

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Obituary Notice: Stanley Craig Marshall

Stanley Craig Marshall, age 84, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., passed away on November 10th, 2019 in Prescott Valley.

National & International see more>

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Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack, a big federally funded study found.

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Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person.

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Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, including the alleged gunman and one of the three people wounded in what authorities said Saturday was the result of “petty vengeance.”