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K-9 demonstration wows crowd at Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Arizona police K-9 teams showcase training, friendships

Flying through the air, Tarzan swiftly took down a police officer posing as an assailant.

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Reagan: Arizona has election system it can be ‘proud of’

The contest for secretary of state could boil down to whether voters believe that things are being better run now in the office than they were two years ago.

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Pinnacle West files suit to block renewable energy vote

The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility filed suit Thursday in a bid to block voters from deciding if they want to impose new renewable energy mandates on power companies.

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Pile burning planned on the Verde Ranger District

Forest visitors reminded to use caution

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District began burning brush piles Wednesday, July 18, and will continue to do so through Tuesday, July 31; pending favorable weather conditions.

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Anonymous-spending group leaders file lawsuit to block anti-'dark money' initiative

Campaign contributors attempting to block voters from making the practice illegal

Officials of two organizations known for anonymous spending on political campaigns filed suit late Thursday to keep Arizonans from voting on a measure that would make the practice illegal.

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Transgender woman denied hormone prescription at Fountain Hills CVS store

An Arizona transgender woman says a CVS pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescription or transfer it to another location.

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Report: Tourism spending in Arizona up by nearly 7 percent

A new report says tourism spending in Arizona totaled $22.7 billion last year, an increase of nearly 7 percent from the previous year.

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Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegations

A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a crowded Democratic primary for a Tucson-based congressional district.

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Phoenix area gets ozone advisories the last 11 days

For each of the last 11 days, environmental regulators have issued ozone pollution advisories for metro Phoenix, warning that the area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality and recommending precautions for people with respiratory problems.

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Calender of Events: July 21-28

Today Prescott Farmer’s Market (PFM), 7:30 a.m. until noon, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St. www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.

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Prescott closes main Peavine Trailhead after damage from storm microburst

Peavine trail washed out

An old railroad bridge that has endured along the historic Peavine route for more than a century was no match for the intense rainstorm that moved through the area Wednesday, July 18.

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VA leadership and staff departures prompt skepticism over agency’s mission and future

Top VA leaders leave positions

More than a dozen top VA leaders and supervisors, including two of the four top-tier administrators, will be departing the 1,100-employee agency in the next month, adding to a 12.6 percent turnover rate between May and July.

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Hail damages about 1,000 vehicles at local car dealerships

Storm damage could translate to good deals for car shoppers

Rain and a significant amount of hail from the Wednesday, July 18, storm damaged about 1,000 vehicles at local car dealerships.

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Two injured in motorcycle accident on Mingus Mountain

One flown to Flagstaff; witnesses say neither were wearing helmets

A man and a woman riding on a motorcycle together were both injured in a single vehicle accident as they were heading up Mingus Mountain along Highway 89A late Thursday morning, July 19, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS).

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2 roads were closed in Prescott Valley due to heavy rain earlier this week

A deluge of rain in Prescott Valley caused two road closures Sunday, July 15.

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Catch 22 – Day 20: $500 reward offered for man, who failed to appear on possession charges

The Department of Public Safety is looking for Savvian Braxton Calvin, who has warrants for failure to appear on possession of narcotics for sale charges.

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Judge approves ‘clean elections’ measure for November ballot

Arizona Supreme Court to be asked to intercede

Arizonans will get a chance to vote in November on whether they want to alter the powers of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Pinnacle West, APS spend millions to influence elections

The state’s largest electric utility already has set aside close to $11 million to make elections this year come out the way it wants.

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Calendar of Events: July 20-22

Today Skull Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Skull Valley Elementary School, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road, Skull Valley.

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New Arizona law helps combat PTSD among first responders

Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed the “Officer Craig Tiger Act,” which provides more counseling services to public-safety officials who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder because of their experiences on the job.

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Married couple in Camp Verde traffic-stop meth bust each get 10 years

A married couple from Winslow who were both arrested in a methamphetamine arrest last year were each sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday on transportation of dangerous drug charges.

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Arizona man found guilty of stealing from US military base

A former government contractor has been convicted of stealing and selling U.S. military equipment from his Arizona home.

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Pleas entered for 92-year-old woman held in son's death

The attorney for a 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with killing her son because he wanted to put her into assisted living said Thursday that he's examining places where his ailing client can be brought to get the care she needs.

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Psychiatrist will examine Gaver son involved in deadly 2015 Walmart brawl with police

A psychiatrist has been appointed to examine the mental competency of Jeremiah Gaver, one of the family members involved in a 2015 melee in the Cottonwood Walmart parking lot that left one man dead and two others shot, including a Cottonwood police officer.

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