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Authorities say a former Arizona Department of Transportation employee has been accused of tampering with the Motor Vehicle Division files of 16 state prison inmates.

By Associated Press July 15, 2019
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has no idea who is behind Phoenix billboards urging him to run for office in 2020.

By Associated Press July 15, 2019
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Firefighters monitoring smoke reports after monsoon weather
Two small fires currently being worked

As monsoon thunderstorms crossed portions of the Prescott National Forest this afternoon, firefighters have been busy chasing smoke reports across the forest.

By The Daily Courier July 14, 2019
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Mary Mallory appointed as new Dist. 5 county supervisor
Board cites experience, ability to fill position

By a unanimous vote, the four supervisors on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Mary Mallory to the vacant District 5 seat. The open seat in District 5 became available with the resignation of Jack Smith who accepted an appointment as Arizona director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development.

By Sue Tone July 15, 2019
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A new lawsuit seeks to strike down a statute that can invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.

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As members of Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority’s Engine 53 A Shift were leaving the training center on Wednesday, July 10, they noticed something a little out of the ordinary: an owl in the shallow end of a foldable water tank.

By Jason Wheeler July 14, 2019
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The Prescott Valley Police Department is looking for Daniella Brianna Hernandez. Hernandez is wanted for credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card in relation to an incident which occurred in Prescott Valley on March 21, 2018.

July 14, 2019
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors promised to build a new jail by raising property taxes if voters rebuffed efforts to pass a sales tax increase in November 2014. That ballot measure narrowly failed, 52.5% to 47.5%. Now supervisors are making good on their vow.

By Sue Tone July 14, 2019
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Bring your canine freinds to the Woof Down Lunch, a fundraising event that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yavapai County courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott.

July 14, 2019
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Registration is open for the second annual Cornhole Tournament to benefit Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity.

By The Daily Courier July 14, 2019
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A 62-year-old woman was sent to the hospital for precautionary purposes after two vehicles collided on Highway 89 near Granite Gardens Dr. in Prescott on Sunday morning.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 14, 2019
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Police in Phoenix say a man and a teenager are dead after being struck by the same hit-and-run driver and they're still searching for the suspect.

By Associated Press July 14, 2019
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Police in Chandler say a man has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.

By Associated Press July 14, 2019
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Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV.

By Associated Press July 14, 2019
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Native artists show wares at Prescott Indian Art Market
Event continues Sunday at Sharlot Hall Museum

Using a photo as a resource, Diné Navajo artist Jerilynn Yazzie painted a portrait of her grandmother smoking mountain tobacco and doing a prayer in Yazzie’s home, blowing the smoke to the south.

By Jason Wheeler July 13, 2019
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It is uncommon for a nonprofit and a small business in the same town to swap the buildings where they sell their merchandise.

By Doug Cook July 13, 2019
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A lawsuit filed a year and a half ago by local water advocate Howard Mechanic has achieved its goal: acquisition of city water for a 195-home subdivision.

By Cindy Barks July 13, 2019
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Large earthquakes possible for Prescott area; how to prepare
Take these safety measures in case powerful temblor hits

Californians were recently reminded of what the ground we stand on is capable of, with two large earthquakes that centered near the small town of Ridgecrest on July 4 and 5.

By Max Efrein July 13, 2019
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Struggle with opiate addiction lands young man in prison
Father hopes teen’s problems behind him, looks to future

A 19-year-old Prescott man was recently sentenced to 3½ years in prison after a string of criminal behavior stemming from an opiate addiction that nearly ended his life several times.

By Max Efrein July 13, 2019
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State utility regulators unanimously approved a new code of ethics late Wednesday, including new limits on how much anyone with business before them can donate to candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Arizona is landing a new Nike plant despite what a week ago appeared to be efforts by Gov. Doug Ducey to blow up the plan.

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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Sarah Maria Distefano.

July 13, 2019
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You could say that Prescott Valley and Prescott will soon be awash in Ocean Blue Car Washes.

By Doug Cook July 13, 2019
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Lisa Watters Lain has worked in her family-owned business — Watters Garden Center — since she was old enough to hold a hose, according to a news release.

July 13, 2019
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The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press July 13, 2019

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