Two meetings May 24 about Dells project

Representatives from Arizona Eco Development will hold an open house regarding their proposed annexation and development in the City of Prescott.

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Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president’s policies.

Printpack to make $40M investment in PV plant

Printpack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging products, will make a major investment in its Prescott Valley, manufacturing plant, according to Printpack’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Love, who made the announcement during a recent visit to the plant.

Court rejects woman’s death benefits claim

Heterosexual couples that always have had the right to marry in Arizona are not entitled to the same benefits that the state provided to gay couples who were not at the time entitled to wed, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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Arizona gun control activists call for action at vigil

Yamile Martinez choked back tears as she talked about the life of Shana Fisher, a 16-year-old killed in the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School last week.

Calendar of Events: May 23-26

Today Free computer use, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Computer Classroom, 237 S. Montezuma St. One-on-one instruction. 928-778-0150, ext. 1115.

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Woman falls off cliff at Lake Powell, dies in Page hospital

Authorities have released the name of an Arizona woman who fell off a cliff into Lake Powell last weekend and later died at a hospital in Page.

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Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

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Yavapai County Fair, 4-H break up; go separate ways

When business relationships sour, rarely are personal feelings left out of the equation.

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Open Space Alliance concludes its two-decade run

End of an era

Ridgelines were in jeopardy, scenic tracts along Granite Creek were facing development, and trail development was floundering.

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Veterans cook for the community

Local chef Harley Ray Guy and four U.S. VETS culinary students prepared a four-course dinner Saturday, May 19 for Master Chef II – Passport to Paris.

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Maricopa prosecutor wants to restrict access to police records, video

PHOENIX — Maricopa County’s top prosecutor has sent a letter to area police departments saying the prosecutor’s office should control when reports and video are released or withheld to the public.

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Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

Arizona in Brief

Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker.

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Body found west of Forest Lakes, being called homicide case

Coconino County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating a homicide case after the body of a man was found west of Forest Lakes.

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Prosecutor: Judge accused of sex abuse won't face charges

Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against an Arizona judge who was investigated on allegations that he sexually abused a girl from when she was 13 until she reached adulthood.

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Scientists find no cancer-causing erionite at Kirkland mine site

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has received results of scientific tests indicating there is no erionite or harmful asbestos-like materials present on the proposed pozzolan mine in Skull Valley.

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Prescott to pay $20M toward pension debt

The City of Prescott is expected to add about $20 million more in payments toward its public safety pension debt in the next fiscal year — on top of the $25 million it is paying this year.

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Arizona forest lands start closing as fire danger looms

Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won’t have access to parts of some national forests this summer as authorities attempt to prevent wildfires in the drought-parched state during a critically dangerous time.

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Arias lawyers continue push to keep her appeal from public

Jodi Arias’ lawyers say the upcoming appeal of her murder conviction in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend should be kept secret because the trial records remain sealed and public interest in her case remains extremely high.

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Dog doused with gas, set on fire May 7 dies in Tucson

A small dog that was doused with gasoline and intentionally set on fire almost two weeks ago in Tucson has died.

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Arizona in Brief: Tucson officer’s belt stops bullet in ‘way too close a call’

Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit the officer’s belt.

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Gunmaker Ruger will track and report on gun violence after shareholder vote

In a meeting in Prescott on May 8, shareholders of Sturm Ruger and Company won a vote to force the company to track and report on gun violence involving Ruger weapons, a move that the board of directors had advised against.

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Drones go to work at fire scenes

‘Really cool stuff,’ says fire spokesman

Drones, more properly called “quadcopters” or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), are starting to make inroads into the world of firefighting.

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Arizona judge gives former Prescott man 170 Years for child porn

The Arizona attorney general's office says a former Prescott man now living in Tucson has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor after downloading pictures and video of child pornography on his cellphone.

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AZ ‘Dreamers’ struggle after losing cheaper tuition option

Prescott College offers an alternative

David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona’s lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college.

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