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Arizona residents turn out for midterm vote

Vignettes from Tuesday’s midterm election vote in Arizona.

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Young Dewey man arrested for child pornography

Tip sent to task force

In late October, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) detectives received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force providing email and other web identification information related to persons downloading child pornography.

Yavapai College to host third annual Veterans celebration and resource fair

Yavapai College invites all veterans and the public to join in on a day of celebration to honor those courageous men and women who have served our country.

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Two men rescued after plane crash near Red Creek Airstrip

Two men were rescued Saturday at 6 p.m. after a small plane crashed on the Red Creek Airstrip along the Verde River, according to a Yavapai County Sherriff's Office news release.

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Election-eve Republican rally on courthouse steps follows tradition set by Goldwater, McCain

The memory of Arizona’s longtime U.S. Senator John McCain was front and center Monday night, Nov. 5, as McCain’s widow Cindy McCain appeared at an election-eve Republican rally on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse.

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Early voter turnout takes jump

New figures from the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday showed that 1,586,783 early ballots had been turned in. By contrast, in the entire 2014 midterm race, only 1,537,671 people voted at all, whether early or at the polls.

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Forest Service waives fees in celebration of Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day and those Americans who have served in the armed forces, Prescott National Forest will waive the $5 fee at all day-use facilities across the forest on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, as part of the nationwide fee waiver event.

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Let your voice be heard, vote today

Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman announces all eligible Yavapai County voters may cast their ballots at any one of the following 25 vote centers for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election:

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2 charged with sexual conduct with minor

Deputies have arrested two 18-year-olds from Mayer for an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy in October.

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Ban on smoking in city parks is implemented with new signs

In the patchwork of signs that already adorns the entrances to many Prescott parks, another piece was added recently.

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State pension board pushing current, former public employees to vote in favor of Prop 125

PHOENIX — Current and former public employees are being informed at state expenses that the board that oversees their retirement plan wants people to vote in favor of Proposition 125.

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Four vehicle crash on Highway 69

Four transported with minor injuries; traffic held up for about 90 minutes

A four-vehicle chain reaction crash occurred in front of Frontier Village Center along Highway 69 around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The front vehicle was a motorcycle.

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Prescott considers $2.5 million upgrade to high school athletic facilities

Athletic director to inform school board about proposal for new track and synthetic turf field

Nostalgia can lead people astray — especially when it butts up against big dollars. Such truth is why Prescott High School’s Athletic Director Missy Townsend refused to let her nostalgia for playing sports on natural fields skew her decision on the future of the school’s flagship athletic field.

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‘Pride of Prescott’ marching to state championships

Band will compete Nov. 17 at Sun Devil Stadium after earning ‘excellent’ rating Saturday

“The Pride of Prescott” marching band was awarded an “Excellent” rating, the highest honor in its division, Saturday at the State Marching Festival in Mesa to earn a trip to the 2018 Arizona State Marching Band Championships.

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Turnout of young voters jumps in Arizona

But those ages still trail most other groups in participation

Young Arizonans are casting ballots at more than three times the rate they did in 2014, according to an analysis of early voting, the possible result of such high-profile voter registration efforts as March for Our Lives.

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Community Calendar: Nov. 5-7, 2018

Hear about “The Art of Weddings” Monday morning at Prescott Center for the Arts, and check out the LEGO Expo on Wednesday at the Prescott Public Library.

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Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

TUCSON — Thunder and lightning. Dust and wind. Flash floods. These hallmarks of the North American monsoon are well-known to Arizonans, and new research indicates these impressive storms have been a part of the Southwest’s climate for millions of years.

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Senate, governor races top Arizona election ticket

PHOENIX — A contentious race that will end with Arizona's first female U.S. senator and a governor's race featuring Republican Doug Ducey against challenger Democrat David Garcia as Ducey seeks a second term top the ticket in the state's 2018 general election.

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Daylight saving time does not apply here

As many Arizonans wake up this morning and grab their coffee and newspaper, they won’t feel any effects of a time change.

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Cast your vote: Here’s a review of voting places, races, propositions

It is too late to mail in your early ballots. But your vote still counts as long as you get your ballot in the ballot box or at a voting station by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Survival of the fittest: Program aims to give aspens an edge over pines in the competitive Prescott National Forest

In the battle for survival in the arid Prescott National Forest, the towering and prolific ponderosa pines have a natural advantage over the rarer and treasured stands of aspens.

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Bagdad man arrested as homicide suspect

Bagdad resident Nathan Winwood, 38, was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday, Oct. 31, charged with manslaughter for the death of his father, Kenneth Winwood, 69, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Out of the Darkness walk raises money, awareness for mental health and suicide prevention

Hope, comfort, support

Valinda Reeder’s story is not over. Standing in front of the dozens of people at the third annual Out of the Darkness walk Saturday, Nov. 3, Reeder stated she has Bipolar Disorder and...

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Country sees high number of Native American candidates

Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday.

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Gov. Ducey, Kyl and McSally to appear in Prescott on eve of election

Gov. Doug Ducey, alongside Republican candidates and elected officials, are scheduled to make an appearance on the eve of midterm elections on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse on Monday night in Prescott.


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