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Rusing, Orr win Prescott council seats
Third seat could go to Nov. 5 run-off; Mengarelli, unopposed, easily wins re-election

Outdistancing her nearest competitor by more than 3,000 votes, City Council challenger Cathey Rusing termed her win on Tuesday a “mandate” from the voters.

By Cindy Barks August 27, 2019
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Following are the unofficial results, with county elections officials reporting – as of about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 - voters returned 15,622 ballots...

August 27, 2019
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With less than a week to go before the Prescott city primary, the five candidates seeking seats on the City Council have raised a total of $86,957 toward their individual campaigns.

By Cindy Barks August 20, 2019
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33% of Prescott voters cast ballots during first two weeks
Ballot deadline set for 7 p.m. Aug. 27

With just more than a week to go in Prescott’s mail-in primary, voters are casting their ballots in numbers that exceed the response two years ago.

By Cindy Barks August 16, 2019
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Prescott voters who would like to have an early ballot mailed to them now have less than two days to make the request.

By The Daily Courier August 15, 2019
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About 16% of Prescott voters opted to cast their ballots during the first week of voting for the Prescott City Council and Mayor positions.

By Cindy Barks August 9, 2019
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City Council hopefuls delve into water issues
Fixing groundwater deficit takes center stage at CWAG forum

The region’s groundwater overdraft is not the sole responsibility of the City of Prescott, City Council candidates stressed during a recent public forum.

By Cindy Barks August 6, 2019
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Is ‘scramble’ best solution to downtown Prescott traffic woes?
Candidates weigh in on problem as city seeks answers

By the last week of August, downtown pedestrians could be in for a “scramble” at the corner of Gurley and Montezuma streets.

By Cindy Barks August 3, 2019
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Leading up to the Sept. 27 primary, the five candidates seeking office on the Prescott Council have raised more than $50,000.

By Cindy Barks August 2, 2019
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For two decades or more, the preservation of Prescott’s scenic, open land has been a hot-button issue in City Council elections.

By Cindy Barks July 31, 2019
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More than 30,000 ballots will begin making their way to Prescott voters today, as the Yavapai County Recorder’s office launches the City Council mail-in primary for the city.

By Cindy Barks July 30, 2019
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While Prescott officials say proposed changes in the way the city tracks and manages its water portfolio would more accurately reflect reality, a City Council challenger sees them as “pro-growth.”

By Cindy Barks July 30, 2019
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A full decade and a half has gone by since the conception of the Big Chino Water Ranch, and Prescott officials are now questioning whether the water pipeline is necessary at all.

By Cindy Barks July 29, 2019
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Work has been underway for weeks at the site of the Hilton Garden Inn – downtown Prescott’s first major new hotel in years.

By Cindy Barks July 28, 2019
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For more than a year, the proposal by developers Arizona Eco Development (AED) to build hundreds of homes in the Granite Dells has generated controversy in the community.

By Cindy Barks July 27, 2019
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For the first time in years, Prescott’s pension shortfall is on a downward trend — thanks largely to revenue from a voter-approved sales tax increase.

By Cindy Barks July 26, 2019
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Candidate Steve Sischka is among the incumbents seeking a new four-year term on the Prescott City Council in this year’s primary.

By Cindy Barks July 25, 2019
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The only non-incumbent in this year’s Prescott Council race, Cathey Rusing is seeking her first term on the council. She is one of four candidates running for three seats on the council.

By Cindy Barks July 24, 2019
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With four years as Prescott’s mayor pro tem behind her, incumbent Billie Orr is seeking a second four-year term on the Prescott City Council.

July 23, 2019
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Incumbent Jim Lamerson initially ran for a seat on the Prescott City Council in 2003, and he has served four, four-year terms since then.

By Cindy Barks July 22, 2019
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Mengarelli runs unopposed for 2nd two-year term
City of Prescott Election 2019

After facing two opponents in his first run for Prescott mayor two years ago, incumbent Greg Mengarelli is running unopposed this year for a second term.

By Cindy Barks July 21, 2019
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Judge asked to order US Senate election soon
Attorney: McSally should not hold McCain seat until 2020 without vote

An attorney for members of various political parties told a federal judge Friday she should order a statewide election -- and soon -- to let voters fill the Senate seat now occupied by Martha McSally.

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TUCSON — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press February 23, 2019
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PHOENIX — The vote wasn't as predictably Republican this time around, but don't call Arizona purple yet.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press November 25, 2018
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The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona's general election — a request that could delay the state from certifying ballots next month.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press November 24, 2018

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