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More than 90 new teachers welcomed to area districts ‘rejuvenated and ready to go’

Laughter, hugs, polite handshakes, and lots of talk about the value of teaching and learning — and a few foibles along the way — constituted much of Prescott Unified School District’s new teacher orientation on Monday.

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Back to School Community Health & Wellness Fair on July 27 at Findlay Toyota Center

From 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, join the Firefighter Angel Foundation and more than 30 vendors for the 2021 Back to School Community Health & Wellness Fair at Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main St. in Prescott Valley.

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Federal judge tosses Brnovich’s bid of using COVID relief funds for tax cuts

A federal judge has thrown out a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to void provisions in a COVID-19 federal relief package that preclude any of the cash being used for tax cuts.

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Bryant, Rizzo, Bote homer as Cubs beat D-backs 5-1

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and David Bote homered, Trevor Williams pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.

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Positive virus tests knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic.

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With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league’s members through 2025.

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Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

A miner who said he was harassed by a bear for seven straight nights in the tundra near Nome was rescued when a passing Coast Guard helicopter spotted the SOS, an internationally recognized sign for help, on top of his cabin.

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Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow.

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Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle

A New York man and a Maine woman are facing charges over cocaine disguised as a cake that was seized from their vehicle, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday, July 21.

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Wiederaenders: City of Prescott, you have a leak

The city has a leak. I was talking with our city reporter, Cindy, on Monday about what to expect from the Prescott City Council this week.

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 27, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): July 27, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 27, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): July 27, 2021

Reader Poll:

With all of the concerns over ballots and voting in the news, will YOU vote in upcoming elections via mail?

  • Yes. I believe questionable practices and vote-by-mail concerns are either not happening here or are overblown. 77%
  • No, I will either vote in person or not at all. The system needs true reform. 21%
  • I do not care. 2%

312 total votes

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Reader Poll:

With all of the concerns over ballots and voting in the news, will YOU vote in upcoming elections via mail?

  • Yes. I believe questionable practices and vote-by-mail concerns are either not happening here or are overblown. 77%
  • No, I will either vote in person or not at all. The system needs true reform. 21%
  • I do not care. 2%

312 total votes

See past polls

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To Your Good Health: In the diabetic’s toolbox: diet, exercise and blood sugar control

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a recently diagnosed diabetic. Can you please give me advice on how to reverse it if possible?

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Dear Annie: Forgive to reconnect with sons

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for four years. I have never been married before, and my wife, “Gertrude,” was divorced when we married.

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Pet of the Week: Diesel

Hi, my name is Diesel and the shelter staff believe I am an approximately 1- to 2-year-old Pit Bull/Boxer mix.

Life see more>

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Adoption Spotlight: Martha

Martha is intelligent, artistic, kind, generous and caring.

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Adoption Spotlight: Marquell

Marquell is the brightest kid you will ever meet! A highly gifted boy with a creative mind, he loves learning new things and does so with ease.

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Adoption Spotlight: Leanna

Leanna enjoys school – especially math – and speaks highly of her teachers. She loves music and likes to get outdoors to play sports or catch frogs and bugs – but she is very much a “girly-girl,” too!

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Joan Liebenheim Webb

Joan passed away peacefully at Highgate Senior Living. Joan lived in Prescott from 1993 until her death.

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Obituary: James Carroll Bell (Jim)

James Carroll Bell (Jim) passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Hill Skougaard

Mary Elizabeth Hill Skougaard passed away June 27, 2021, at the age of 92.

National & International see more>

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Western Democrats to push US mining industry changes

House Democrats from some Western states are preparing to push for changes to a longstanding law that governs mining for copper, gold and other hardrock minerals on U.S.-owned lands, including making companies pay royalties on what they extract.

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As drought cuts hay crop, cattle ranchers face culling herds

With his cattle ranch threatened by a deepening drought, Jim Stanko isn’t cheered by the coming storm signaled by the sound of thunder.

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Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate time pressure rises

Senators ran into new problems Monday as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority.

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Prescott Farmers Market, a weekly community market that supports local agriculture, is open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Miller Valley Lot at 900 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.