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Family courts have no right to interfere with the decisions of a parent given sole legal custody of a child after a divorce absent some showing of specific harm, even when the issue involves the youngster’s decisions about sexual identification, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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‘Gold Rush’ finale Friday continues search at Lynx Creek
‘Dave Turin’s Lost Mine’ airs on Discovery Channel

The finale of “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” airs on Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, and continues the saga of Turin searching for gold at Lynx Creek.

By Jason Wheeler April 25, 2019
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State senators deny squeeze over lemonade bill
Measure will return in future despite Wednesday’s defeat

Reversing course, state senators agreed Thursday to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case for declaring lemonade the state drink.

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Crowd control at a March 26 Prescott City Council meeting may have led to “a couple of bumps along the way,” but it did not amount to a violation of the Arizona Open Meeting Law.

By Cindy Barks April 25, 2019
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The impact of childhood trauma does not end once a boy or girl reaches puberty, goes off to college, starts a career or begins raising a family. Those traumas, everything from neglect prompted by addition to witnessing familial abuse or suffering sexual abuse, can abbreviate a person’s life.

By Nanci Hutson April 25, 2019
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In June 1995, Thomas Chantry became a new pastor at Miller Valley Baptist Church in Prescott. The then 24-year-old pastor whose father was also led a congregation in Pennsylvania, succeeded Bob Selph’s 17-year ministry.

By KELCIE GREGA, Verde Independent April 25, 2019
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Bring your family and your appetite to the annual Firefighter Angel Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m. to noon.

By The Daily Courier April 25, 2019
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is rejecting demands to take down a social media post sending Easter greetings and citing a Bible verse.

By Associated Press April 25, 2019
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The Arizona Department of Transportation cited a man driving with a mannequin in the HOV lane on Loop 202 Tuesday.

By The Daily Courier April 25, 2019
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Knowing how noisy construction can be, contractor and PUSD parent Marc VanWormer called a temporary halt of work for three weeks as to not disrupt students participating in the annual AzMERIT standardized testing program.

By Nanci Hutson April 25, 2019
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A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputy’s quick actions prevented a 92-year-old Village of Oak Creek resident from losing $5,500 to a scam this week.

By The Daily Courier April 25, 2019
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Dairy farmers in Arizona are dealing with challenges brought by tariffs and competition from alternative milk products, such as almond and soy milk, as well as persistent drought across the Southwest.

By TYLER PECKHAM, Cronkite News April 25, 2019
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It’s not exactly life imitating art. But a real life state senator from Mesa decided to air the fictional “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’’ Tuesday for colleagues and staff saying the movie will educate them about the nature of politics, corruption in government and “swamp creatures’’ that wear suits and ties at the state Capitol. Republican Sen. David Farnsworth told called the movie a lesson in caution.

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A group that works to locate, identify and inter the cremated remains of unclaimed American military members plans to hold services for 23 veterans.

By Associated Press April 25, 2019
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Environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for Thursday in metro Phoenix. People with respiratory problems are recommended to limit their outdoor activities.

By Associated Press April 25, 2019
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About 400 students and staff lined the front walkway at Williams Elementary-Middle School on April 18, holding signs and waving pompoms and streamers as they waited to greet their teacher, Beverly Stearns, who recently was honored as the 2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year.

By WENDY HOWELL, Williams Grand Canyon News April 24, 2019
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The head of the Arizona Republican Party is seeking to rally GOP lawmakers to allow a public vote on a plan to boost the state sales tax for education by four-tenths of a cent.

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In September 2000, a 19-year-old San Francisco college student leaped off the Golden Gate Bridge, suffering a crushed vertebrae but emerging as one of the few to survive such a suicide attempt.

By Nanci Hutson April 24, 2019
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Don't miss the Pinwheel Party and Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo on Saturday at the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

April 24, 2019
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A claim of “corporate greed” is at the heart of a lawsuit that the City of Prescott filed this week against a number of pharmaceutical and distributor companies.

By Cindy Barks April 24, 2019
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Keepers of the Wild founder and Executive Director Jonathan Kraft is recovering after he received multiple injuries Monday afternoon when he was attacked by a Bengal tiger at the animal sanctuary.

April 24, 2019
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Yavapai County 4H/FFA Expo returns to spring for 70th year
Showmanship the culmination of kids’ skills, organizer says

The Yavapai County 4H/FFA expo is returning to the spring this year as the event celebrates 70 years of exhibiting projects and community involvement.

By Jason Wheeler April 24, 2019
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Police have released the name of the man killed in a Wilhoit homicide that took place early Tuesday morning, April 23, now that his family has been fully notified of his death.

By Max Efrein April 24, 2019
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ADOT’s Safety Message Contest returns
Winning entries will appear on overhead signs statewide

For the third time, the Arizona Department of Transportation is holding its Safety Message Contest, giving you the chance to see your punny, witty, snarky or serious safety slogans on overhead signs, encouraging drivers to make better decisions behind the wheel.

April 24, 2019
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Among events this weekend, Yavapai County 4-H/FFA EXPO and Auction at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds.

April 23, 2019

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