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Avoid the flu: Get a vaccination now, Arizona health department says

With Thanksgiving just a week away, and Christmas following on its heels, no one wants to have to cancel holiday plans because they contracted the flu.

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Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

WASHINGTON – Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 14-15

Today Coffee Chat with Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith, 8 a.m., Step One Coffee House, 6719 E 2nd St., Prescott Valley.

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Civilizing Arizona through the pages of newspapers

Sharlot Hall print shop operator talks journalistic heritage

In the days of the Old West, the printing press was the great civilizer, a sign that a town was a town, according to Sharlot Hall Museum print shop operator Troy Groves.

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Price of Thanksgiving meal in Arizona down slightly

Drop in turkey costs caused by increase in supply

PHOENIX — A healthy supply of turkeys is going to make the cost of feeding the family Thanksgiving dinner a bit less expensive this year.

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Vote Update: Democrat Katie Hobbs maintaining lead for secretary of state, but barely

The latest votes counted appear to put Democrat Sandra Kennedy close to being able to reclaim a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Local handyman sees home on fire, tries to knock it down until firefighters get there

Fred Lore was driving along Highway 69 in Prescott Valley Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, when he spotted smoke coming from a home atop Onyx Drive.

Turn restrictions on Highway 89 between Deep Well Ranch Road and Highway 89A beginning Nov. 14

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Highway 89 in Prescott to plan for the following change in traffic control beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14:

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2018 General Election results, updated

Unofficial returns

Following are the unofficial results, with the state reporting 100 percent of precincts reporting – as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 13; the local election results have 99 to 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 13-25

United Animal Friends will hold its annual “Rummage to the Rescue” rummage sale Nov. 9-14 at Prescott Gateway Mall in the former Barnes & Noble location, west of Sears.

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Senate seat after Martha McSally concedes

PHOENIX — The latest batch of votes counted Monday put the U.S. Senate out of the reach of Republican Martha McSally and into the hands of an Arizona Democrat for the first time since 1994.

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Northpoint students enriched through field experiences, community service

At the Circle L Ranch on Friday morning, 37 Northpoint Middle School seventh and eighth-graders from Prescott toured and cleaned portions of the Prescott Valley-based animal rescue sanctuary on Coyote Springs Road.

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Photo: Heroes Among Us

The Prescott area Bethany’s Gait Ranch presented the third annual awards luncheon to recognize the “Heroes Among Us,” veterans and first responders who served in uniform and now continue to serve our community through volunteering. Also recognized were two military spouses and a local organization, as honorees.

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Juniper chips going wattle, wattle, wattle all the way home?

Could erosion control be another use for biomass vegetation?

A consultant company looking into a commercial scale biomass conversion facility for central Arizona thinks stuffing chipped juniper waste instead of straw inside wattles could produce a viable, sustainable product.

Parks official’s signature on documents raises questions

PHOENIX — The deputy director of Arizona State Parks & Trails, who is under investigation over accusations the agency bulldozed over archaeological sites, once signed a federal grant application over the objections of a staff archaeologist.

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Arizona general election recounts require less than 1% margin

PHOENIX — Any losing candidate in the general election who is counting on an automatic recount needs to come close to winning.

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Arizona firefighters ordered to help with California wildfires

Local departments assisting effort

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) has deployed nearly 150 firefighters and 42 fire engines to California to help with wildfire suppression efforts.

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Steve Skurja retires; ‘Huge’ chapter of Yavapai Silent Witness coming to an end

For 34 years, Steve Skurja has been the face and driving force behind Yavapai Silent Witness.

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Sinema still holding lead, Hobbs within striking distance for Secretary of State

PHOENIX — New election returns Sunday put Democrat Katie Hobbs in striking distance in the race for secretary of state.

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Retiring PV mayor feted in high style; Civic Center Circle to be renamed Skoog Boulevard

Everybody loves Mayor Harvey – and Harvey loves everybody, even curmudgeons and folks that once were fond of dirt roads.

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Glass artist Cindi Shaffer set to discuss work Monday

Cindi Shaffer presents “An American in Guanajato on the Day of the Dead” at a free public talk to Prescott Art Docents at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Prescott Center for the Arts Theatre, 208 N. Marina St.

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State pushes for court ruling to allow ban on companies that boycott Israel

PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state want a federal appeals court to allow it to deny public contracts to those who boycott Israel, saying Arizona has a legitimate interest in denying support to the Palestine Liberation Army and its “unsavory — and frequently murderous — ends.’’

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Latest vote tally helps Dems more

‘Emergency voting,’ ballot checks alarm GOP

Unless the trend in election returns shift — and soon — Arizona will get its first Democrat in the U.S. Senate in decades.

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Deaths of 2 horses in national forest under investigation

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of two free-roaming horses found shot on national forest land in eastern Arizona.

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WWII veteran was witness to sinking of USS Yorktown

Prescott veteran at the Battle of Midway Island

Donald Brubaker didn’t want to be an Ohio farmer.

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