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What are the numbers behind Proposition 208?
Tax on wealthy for education versus where money goes, alternatives

Both sides of the debate on Proposition 208 appear to agree that the state is not spending enough on public education.

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Kanye West can’t run for president, at least not in Arizona.

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The Yavapai County Republican Committee hosted a party “victory" rally on the downtown Yavapai County Courthouse plaza Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2020, attended by local, state and national Republican candidates.

By The Daily Courier August 29, 2020
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With more than 80% of Yavapai County already receiving their ballots through the mail, most voters in the county are old hands at voting by mail.

By Cindy Barks August 29, 2020
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Arizona voters will get another chance to decide if they want adults to be able to smoke, drink or otherwise ingest marijuana without having a medical condition.

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Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led to his now-pardoned criminal conviction.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press August 7, 2020
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In our Aug. 6 story about the protest over the new Prescott jail, we included a quote near the end wherein we incorrectly identified Board of Supervisors candidate Harry Oberg as being "newly elected."

August 6, 2020
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Arizona should not be forced to give voters a chance to "cure'' the fact that they forgot to sign the the envelopes holding their ballots before dropping them in the mail, Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.

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The Primary Election returns from Tuesday, Aug. 4, continue to be tabulated by the Yavapai County Elections Department, but final results may not come soon.

By The Daily Courier August 5, 2020
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Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk appears to have held off a challenge for her office in the Aug. 4 Primary Election, ending Tuesday night with 69.24% to David Stringer’s 30.76% of the vote.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 4, 2020
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In a primary race that Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown called “a referendum on the no-jail” campaign, Brown and Supervisor Mary Mallory appeared well on their way to wins in the Republican primary Tuesday, Aug. 4.

By Cindy Barks August 4, 2020
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Gosar wins Republican primary, advances to General Election in U.S. District 4 race
Garners more than 62% of the vote to defeat challenger Ward

Incumbent U.S. District 4 Rep. Paul Gosar fended off challenger Anne Marie Ward of Prescott Valley to win the 2020 Republican primary election Tuesday night, Aug. 4, unofficially garnering 62.4% of nearly 88,000 votes cast.

By Doug Cook August 4, 2020
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A political newcomer and a seasoned state lawmaker from Maricopa County Tuesday night, Aug. 4, appear to have emerged from a field of five candidates as front runners in the Republican primary for the state Legislative District 1 seat.

By Nanci Hutson August 4, 2020
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After the dust settled in the Chino Valley Primary Election race on Aug. 4, lone incumbent Annie Perkins retained her seat on the Town Council while newcomers Tom Armstrong and Eric Granillo finished in second and third, respectively, to apparently claim the remaining two seats.

By Aaron Valdez August 4, 2020
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Hunt, Hepperle each win seats on Prescott Valley Town Council
Grossman, Kinsinger, Dohm and Dickinson head to Nov. 3 runoff to fill other 2 spots

Lori Hunt and April Hepperle apparently each clinched a four-year term on the Prescott Valley Town Council Tuesday night, Aug. 4, as they were the two highest vote getters in the 2020 primary.

By Doug Cook August 4, 2020
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Gregory holds commanding lead in District 2 Supervisor race
Prescott Valley police lieutenant hold 581-vote lead over Rooney

According to unofficial results as of 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, Prescott Valley Police Lieutenant James Gregory has a sizeable lead in the District 2 Yavapai County supervisor’s race.

By BILL HELM, Special to the Courier August 4, 2020
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The Primary Election returns, as of 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, from voters in Yavapai County.

August 4, 2020
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Although the vast majority of Yavapai County’s voters requested early ballots, Vote Centers are open all day today, Tuesday, Aug. 4, for voters who prefer to vote in person.

By Cindy Barks August 4, 2020
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By Friday afternoon, July 31, more than one-third of registered voters in Yavapai County had already cast their ballots for the Aug. 4 primary, and nearly half of the ballots that were mailed out to voters had been returned and confirmed.

By Cindy Barks August 1, 2020
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The need for public transit has been studied for years in the Prescott area, and the region recently got word that $3.6 million of CARES Act money was available for transit.

By Cindy Barks August 1, 2020
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If you get your advice from Doug Ducey you’re going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot.

A measure to boost taxes on the state’s most wealthy can’t go on the November ballot because the description of the measure fails to inform voters of what it really does, a judge ruled late Friday, July 31.

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What is your position on growth in Chino Valley? Is it better the town remain a small farming town or will it be better off becoming a business friendly town and growing?

By Aaron Valdez July 28, 2020
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Of all of the issues confronting the Prescott Valley Town Council over the next four years, how the town should try to handle its growth in population and construction rises to the top of the list.

By Doug Cook July 28, 2020
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By Wednesday, July 22, more than one-fourth of voters who were mailed early ballots for the Aug. 4 primary had returned their completed ballots to the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office.

By Cindy Barks July 22, 2020

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