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Sheriff's office shooting range surprises Pinal neighbors

Pinal County personnel are clearing a road to an isolated 10-acre tract for a future sheriff’s shooting range, which neighbors fear will cause property values to plummet in the surrounding pristine desert and open range land north of Florence.

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Chandler aims to limit more data centers after early growth

Chandler is eyeing a proposal that would make it more difficult for new data centers to open in the city.

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Southern Arizona ranches find new life as conservation areas

A pair of ranches and a ghost town in southern Arizona will be conserved for wildlife and recreation under separate deals brokered recently by nonprofit land trusts.

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Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.

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In The Pits: NASCAR caps 2021 looking ahead to future growth

NASCAR will close its season this week with a three-day celebration in Nashville that ends with the crowning of three new national series champions in Kyle Larson, Daniel Hemric and Ben Rhodes.

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AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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Guzzardi: Noise pollution is an overpopulation-related health crisis

Overpopulation’s negative consequences are well-known to the nation’s environmentalists.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Nov. 29, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): Nov. 29, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (1): Nov. 29, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): Nov. 29, 2021

Reader Poll:

The US Department of Labor and OSHA, at the urging of the Biden Administration, will require businesses with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated, or be tested for COVID weekly and wear a mask indoors. What are your thoughts on this mandate?

  • I'm in favor of it -- we need to halt COVID in its tracks. 46%
  • I am opposed -- government should not issue personal mandates; this violates our liberties. 51%
  • This is an overreaction -- COVID is waning, compared to in 2020. 2%
  • I do not know / do not care. 1%

971 total votes

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Reader Poll:

The US Department of Labor and OSHA, at the urging of the Biden Administration, will require businesses with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated, or be tested for COVID weekly and wear a mask indoors. What are your thoughts on this mandate?

  • I'm in favor of it -- we need to halt COVID in its tracks. 46%
  • I am opposed -- government should not issue personal mandates; this violates our liberties. 51%
  • This is an overreaction -- COVID is waning, compared to in 2020. 2%
  • I do not know / do not care. 1%

971 total votes

See past polls

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Adoption Spotlight: Joshua

Joshua is an energetic and helpful boy who enjoys flag football, music, video games and his teacher. He recently discovered a passion for cooking – he makes a mean pot of mac and cheese!

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Adoption Spotlight: José

José loves everything about sports. He likes playing soccer and watching the Giants score touchdowns on television.

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Engagement: Danielle Olson to marry Kade Connaly

Josh and Stacy Olson of Prescott have announced the engagement of their daughter Danielle Lisean Olson, also of Prescott, to Kade Connaly, of Delta Colorado, son of Larry and Clarissa Conally, also of Dade, Colorado.

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Obituary: Maria (Mary) Dolores Avila Aguilera

Arizona native Maria (Mary) Dolores Avila Aguilera passed away November 1, 2021 at her home in Prescott, Arizona. She was born on September 15, 1924 in Globe, AZ.

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Obituary: Jeffrey (Jeff) Lee Grobe

Jeffrey (Jeff) Lee Grobe, at 69 years old, passed away peacefully at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona, November 11, 2021. Jeff was born June 29, 1952, in Phoenix, AZ, to Dr. James L. and Rosalind June (Evans) Grobe.

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Obituary: Philip Daniel Bybee

Philip Daniel Bybee passed away peacefully at his home in Dewey, Arizona, at the age of 90. He was surrounded by his children Carla Hernandez and Michael Bybee. He was born December 12, 1930 and left us November 2, 2021 to join his loving wife Betty Sue and son Blake Bybee who both proceeded his passing in 2017.

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Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal resume; US stays distant

Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the United States taking part at arm's length as in previous rounds since the Trump administration pulled out of the accord three years ago.

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Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday in opening statements, with the defense countering that like so many women before her, Maxwell was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior.

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WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk

The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”

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The Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire festival returned to Prescott, Saturday, Nov. 27, after a two-year hiatus. Santa Claus made a special appearance among the glowing parade floats and marching bands. After the Parade, participants and attendees convened at Mile High Field to warm up by the bonfire, drink hot cocoa, race the animated reindeer and listen to the Bradshaw Mountain High School marching band.