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Arizona Pioneers’ Home victim of nasty bug this season

A reminder to all to be vigilant with hygiene

A week-long quarantine was imposed at the Arizona Pioneers’ Home in Prescott just after the first of the year because of a nasty gastrointestinal virus that impacted 43 patients and 32 staff members.

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AG Brnovich: Hackers expose 773 million email addresses, 21 million passwords

Warns consumers to review, update online accounts

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is advising all Arizona residents to take immediate steps to protect their personal information online, according to a news release.

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Field of prospective Prescott Council candidates grows to four

Nine others have signaled interest in running but have yet to file

One new prospective candidate has joined the three Prescott City Council incumbents who earlier filed paperwork for the 2019 city election.

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Governor proposes budget increases

CPS, DPS and teachers among recipients

Flush with cash, Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing an $11.4 billion spending plan for the coming year.

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Prescott-owned well site to be rehabilitated

Current building out of date

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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Development continues in PV, but slowdown ahead?

Development in Prescott Valley has grown steadily over the past decade, and some experts are predicting a slowdown may be around the corner.

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House bill would redefine marijuana edibles, other products in Arizona

A Peoria Republican lawmaker is moving to alter state law to ensure that edible forms of medical marijuana remain legally available to patients.

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Photo: Thumb Butte sunset

Some sunsets you just luck into. While covering the Prescott versus Flagstaff girls soccer game on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, the sunset behind Thumb Butte was spectacular.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 19-26

League of Women Voters Central Yavapai County, discussion about affordable housing for the workforce, 10 a.m., Yavapai College main campus, Building 4, Room 102, Prescott.

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PV's ban on use of handheld devices while driving starts Saturday, Jan. 19

Police will conduct an information and warning campaign until Friday, March 1.

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RECALL: Perdue recalls chicken nuggets after customers find wood

Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination.

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Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun.

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9 projects, MLK March take place Monday

Opportunity to serve community Jan. 21, MLK Jr. Day

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21, 31 AmeriCorps members of Arizona Serve of Prescott College have organized nine service projects in the Quad Cities in which the community is invited to participate.

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Civil rights organizations commend Prescott for taking early stand against Stringer’s comments

The “immediate, bold stance” taken by the City Council against racially disparaging remarks by a State Legislator from Prescott in late 2018 apparently helped to avert a statewide NAACP boycott of Prescott.

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Lynx Lake, Thumb Butte, other parks closed

Shutdown impacts Prescott National Forest

Driving out to the national forest parks around Prescott, visitors should not be surprised by the gates, road closures and posted signage apologizing for sites being “unavailable due to a lapse in funding.”

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Dems balk at drought plan; say it lacks conservation

House Democrats are balking at ratifying a proposed drought contingency plan over what they see as a key missing element.

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Highway 69 collision Tuesday caused by erratic driver

Investigation ongoing to see if driver was impaired

A crash that caused delays on Highway 69 Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, was caused by an erratic driver, officials said.

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Community push against fentanyl continues with donation

Sheriff states tips have increased recently

Yet another company has chosen to donate to Yavapai Silent Witness in an effort to battle the fentanyl scourge that has made itself known in Yavapai County.

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Newest YCSO K9 ‘Haddie’ helps find pound of meth during traffic stop

Yavapai County Sheriff’s newest K9 ‘Haddie’ is being credited for finding about a pound of meth during a traffic stop Monday night, Jan. 14.

Montezuma street and Sheldon street sewer relocation project beginning

The City of Prescott is scheduled to begin a utility improvement project the week of Jan. 21.

Prescott city offices closed Monday for MLK

City of Prescott offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8 a.m.

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Everyone welcome to join Women’s March with ‘Inclusion’ theme

The event is Saturday and begins at 1 p.m. at courthouse

Taking place for the third year in a row, the Yavapai County Women March On event takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.

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New mayor, 2 council members tackle difficult topic at first meeting

Teary goodbyes, and some stumbles mark first council meeting of year

For many in the packed auditorium, the farewells to two Prescott Valley council members and one mayor brought tears along with plentiful accolades at the first council meeting of the year Jan. 10.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 18-24

Touchmark Trekkers Walking Group, 7 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. This walking group is open to the public.

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Border sheriffs say wall alone won't increase security

TUCSON — A group of border sheriffs says that a border wall is only a sound bite and "not a cogent" public policy position that's needed to secure the border.


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