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No winners in a govt shutdown? You haven't met Brandon Judd

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown.

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Infant murder case to reach conclusion 11 years later

Julio Cesar Garcia-Soto facing life in prison

An 11-year-old murder case involving an infant’s death in 2008 may finally have closure Tuesday.

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Here’s how you can watch or listen to Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address live

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver his State of the State at 2 p.m. today. Find links to watch or listen live.

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VA’s medical foster program offers ‘home-like’ alternative to nursing home care

The teasing banter around a lace-cloth covered dining room table in a Prescott Valley home last week between four adults and visitors was that of longtime friends, relatives, or at least neighbors.

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Gov. Ducey: ‘Sense of urgency’ needed in AZ water problem

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey will use his fifth State of the State speech Monday to try to corral the votes to approve a drought contingency plan in the next 17 days or risk federal intervention.

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Former Arizona forester taps years of history in new Forest Service job

WASHINGTON — One of Vicki Christiansen’s first jobs in her career as a wildland firefighter was helping to reforest the blast zone around Mount St. Helen’s after the Washington volcano’s 1980 eruption.

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2019 ‘WaterSmart: Drop by Drop’ kicks off with Jan. 16 talk on Prescott’s urban water cycle

The City of Prescott’s WaterSmart: Drop by Drop, an interactive education series on water supply and water conservation, will continue with a new program throughout 2019.

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College interns looking for experience, opportunities

Setting up summer and fall semester positions

Prescott College wants to expand internship opportunities for its local students in order to provide real-world experiences combined with college credit.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 14-20

Our Calendar of Events for the week of Monday, Jan. 14.

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Photo: Winter weather continues in Prescott

The hills of Prescott were covered in snow by the time the sun came up Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (George Johnston/Courier)

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Fireplace ashes ignite back porch, cause estimated $10K in damage to Prescott home

On Saturday at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Prescott Regional Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a fire on the back porch of a home on Sequoia Drive in the Prescott Heights area on the north side of Prescott.

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Arizona governor: Many ways to secure border

AP Interview

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says building a wall isn't the only way to provide security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Ruling limits extensions of traffic stop to ID a passenger

TUCSON — A court ruling in an Arizona case says law enforcement officers may not extend a lawful traffic stop because a passenger refuses to identify himself unless there's reasonable suspicion the passenger committed a crime.

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Report: Center where comatose woman had baby probed in 2016

PHOENIX — State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth.

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Average US price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.31; Prescott at $2.74

According to a Lundberg Survey, the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.31. In Prescott, that average sits at $2.74.

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Tempe plans interior renovations for eye-catching City Hall

TEMPE — Tempe treasures the inverted pyramid-shaped building that's served as City Hall for nearly 50 years and is regarded as an eye-catching landmark in the Phoenix suburb.

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Water, taxes top crucial issues for Legislature

2019 session opens Monday

Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers begin the new legislative session with a deadline to act — and soon — on two issues crucial to Arizona residents.

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Matforce evolves from fighting meth to focus on fentanyl, all other cycles of abuse

A crime fighter and justice seeker, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk experienced a job-fueled epiphany in about late 2005 that left her seeking answers to a troubling mystery.

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‘Change for the Better’ meters collect $2,700 in 2018 to help reduce homelessness

City seeks more applicants for program grant awards

The loose change from Prescott residents and visitors continues to accumulate in the City of Prescott’s program aimed at alleviating homelessness and panhandling in the community.

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Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services.

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Need2Know: New Prescott espresso bar/consignment shop; PV Denny’s closed for renovation; Mall has new food court tenant

A former New York City math teacher has opened his spin on the classic espresso bar in Prescott.

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City reports making ‘headway’ on strategic-planning goals

When Prescott’s strategic-planning process kicked off in 2016, two main issues rose to the top: Resolving the city’s growing public-safety pension debt, and modernization of the Prescott Airport.

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Governor’s attorneys hope to quash suit over McCain’s Senate seat

Attorneys for Gov. Doug Ducey are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit demanding that he call an election — and soon — to determine who will occupy the U.S. Senate seat following the death of John McCain rather than let Martha McSally keep the post until 2020.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 13-19

Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 2 p.m. Main Street, right outside Harkins Theatre

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Online grocery shopping growing, changing in Prescott area

During the Golden Globes telecast on Sunday, Jan. 6, Walmart debuted a new commercial in which famous vehicles from movies and television — such as The Mystery Machine, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and the Batmobile — pull into the retailer’s parking lot.

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