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Governor candidates Ducey, Garcia, Torres face off in televised debate

PHOENIX — Democrat David Garcia lashed out at incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday for signing legislation last year to let all students take advantage of a voucher program now reserved for students with special needs.

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Sex offender faces court in case of 2 Arizona girls killed

PHOENIX — For years, police couldn't figure out how a 6-year-old girl was taken from her bedroom window while she slept in her family's Arizona home, never to be seen again.

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A safe haven: Prescott Area Shelter Services ‘saved my life,’ woman says

Cynthia Lawrence considers herself of hearty stock, a self-reliant woman able to take whatever comes. After retiring from sales management, she worked part-time as a housekeeper. She never expected she would run out of funds.

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AZ education advocates want Diane Douglas’ academic ideas rejected

PHOENIX — A parade of teachers, parents and others lined up Monday to ask the state board of education to reject efforts by state schools chief to alter — and they believe dilute — academic standards.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 25, 2018

Today, don't miss Soledad O’Brien speaking at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, and then catch a performance by The Rockin’ Ukes in the Prescott Valley Public Library-Crystal Room.

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Man breaks into Ash Fork convenience store, raids cash register

Police looking for suspect

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is looking for a man suspected of breaking into an Ash Fork convenience store and stealing from its cash register.

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Will Smith's bungee jump: The latest stunt near Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF — At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.

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Embry-Riddle ROTC member Austin Fischer receives 'Cadet of the Year' honor in Washington

Embry-Riddle student and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028 cadet Austin Fischer was the recipient of the 2018 Air Force Association (AFA) “Outstanding ROTC Cadet of the Year” award. Fischer received this honor Sept. 17 at the AFA Air, Space, and Cyberspace Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Homeless veterans can now benefit from waived Arizona MVD fees

Homeless veterans in Arizona looking to stabilize their lives now have one less financial burden to worry about.

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Big Chino Water Ranch: Science-gathering phase continues

Current analysis of the aquifer plans will not be done before 2020

Prescott has been eyeing the Paulden-area Big Chino Sub-Basin as a possible source of imported water since the 1970s; four decades later, officials are still in search of answers.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 24-27, 2018

As you start your week, catch the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck on Monday at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, then stop by the Prescott Valley Farmers Market on Tuesday in the Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.

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Wings Out West Airshow returns Oct. 6

Embry-Riddle, City of Prescott presenting event

The skies will be active Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field.

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Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT — Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November.

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Even if measure passes, state utility companies can ignore Prop 127 by paying fine

PHOENIX — It ultimately may not matter if Arizonans vote in November to require utilities generate more of their electricity from renewable sources.

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State force not reaching 24-hour patrols of border highways

PHOENIX — The creation of a state task force three years ago included a promise from the director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety that state highways near the border would be patrolled around the clock.

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Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.

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Goats assist with weed abatement

Mile High Middle School grounds cleared out by volunteers

The sound of bleating blended with the whir of weed-whackers Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, in the weedy area behind the Prescott Mile High Middle School.

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Dog show continues Sunday in Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley dog show goes until Sept. 14

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Prescott Powwow continues Sunday at Watson Lake

Traveling to Prescott’s Watson Lake from Sacaton for the 12th annual Prescott Powwow, are members of the New Moon family, dancers from the Ponca and Cheyenne Nation, here to support Head Woman Sue Sixkiller.

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6 siblings of GOP congressman from Prescott endorse his opponent

PHOENIX — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.

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Need2Know: Krispy Kreme bails on PV; Western Heritage Foundation filling vacancy on Whiskey Row; car wash developments in PV; new Alfonso’s in Prescott

In early July, it was reported that Krispy Kreme had gone through an initial project review process with the Town of Prescott Valley regarding a stand-alone building in the Crossroads shopping center.

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Dutch Bros grand opening draws huge crowd

If you happened to drive by the intersection of Willow Creek and Willow Lake roads in Prescott on Monday, Sept. 17, you likely saw a massive line of vehicles winding down both roads throughout most of the day.

Business in Brief: Employment law conference highlights workplace topics

The Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA) is sponsoring “Hot Topics in the Cool Pines,” a full-day employment law conference on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

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Calendar of Events: Sept. 23 - 27

Today Prescott Powwow, 10 a.m., Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Road, www.prescottpowwow.org.

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Photos: Balloons launch Sunday morning over Prescott's Watson, Willow lakes

The crew and team from Sandy’s Sol Balloon Team from Cornville works to set up their hot air balloon Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, as part of the Prescott Valley Rotary Club's Balloon Fest at the Prescott Valley Entertainment District.

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