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AG Brnovich alters language of ballot description for Prop. 127

PHOENIX — A key aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich altered language of the ballot description of Proposition 127 that the state’s top elections officer called “eyebrow raising’’ and the lawyer for initiative organizers said is designed to help Arizona Public Service convince voters to reject it.

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For the kid in all of us

Prescott Sunrise Lions fundraiser to feature sports, food and fun

The Prescott Sunrise Lions have a new fundraiser coming up that combines food, beer and sports, all for the benefit of the Yavapai Food Bank/Lion charities.

Stroke prevention, recovery: What you need to know

“Stroke Prevention & Recovery - What You Need to Know” is a free Senior Connection presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

Facts about service dogs

Whiskers Barkery and Dandy Dawgs are offering a “Facts About Service Dogs” seminar.

Prostate cancer screenings in City of Prescott

Prostate On-Site Project, a medical mobile service, will be providing affordable prostate cancer screenings to men forty years and older or younger if a history of prostate cancer runs in the family.

Republican Women of Prescott forum — Referendum 101

Republican Women of Prescott presents Referendum 101 from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Social Room, Prescott.

Planned giving seminar planned for Sept. 20

In partnership with Friends of the Prescott Public Library, Prescott Meals on Wheels, Smoki Museum, and the Yavapai Humane Society, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County is hosting a planned giving seminar on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Authorities unsure what led ATV to go off Arizona cliff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to figure out how an ATV went off a cliff, killing all four men riding in it.

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Rash of vehicle thefts, burglaries strike Granville in Prescott Valley

One theft leads to high-speed chase to Phoenix

Between Friday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 16, the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) responded to reports of over twenty vehicle burglaries and four vehicle thefts that took place within the Granville subdivision of Prescott Valley, according to a PVPD news release.

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Bugs with bad reputations: Common annoyances have important roles to play

Flies, spiders, bees, ants, mosquitos — it’s no surprise that bugs can be quite annoying and bothersome to many people.

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$25,000 in bed tax money slated for Prescott Chamber Visitors Center

A portion of the revenue that the City of Prescott raises by taxing customers at local hotels and motels will now go to help cover the cost of informing the community’s visitors.

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VA slowly unfolding no-smoking policy on its Prescott campus

At a time when smoking in public places has become more and more taboo, the local VA is instituting a no-smoking policy, beginning at its Domiciliary program, a short-term, in-patient rehabilitation program for those coping with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and homelessness.

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Prescott National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day

In celebration of National Public Lands Day and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee free day” on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 18-20

As you go through your week, study meditation and Buddhism at Unity Church of Prescott, or enjoy an Italian dinner at VFW Post 541.

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YCSO volunteer rescues dog attached to moving semi-truck

A dog tied to the back of a semi-truck lived to chew another bone Sept. 8 thanks to the quick actions of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, who used his patrol vehicle to signal the unknowing truck driver before leaving the parking lot of a gas station.

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Bodies of 4 men in ATV crash off an Arizona cliff recovered

The bodies of four men apparently killed in a fiery crash of an ATV that went over a northern Arizona cliff have been recovered, authorities said Monday.

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Man fined $52 for causing Phoenix airport terminal shutdown

A man who caused a busy terminal at Phoenix's airport to shut down for hours after abandoning a rental car in a no-parking area isn't facing charges.

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Body recovered from Grand Canyon believed to be missing man

A body recovered from the bottom of the Grand Canyon is believed to be that of a California man reported missing from a river trip.

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70-year-old pilot crashes crash in Cottonwood neighborhood

Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

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Crews put out fire on train in Paulden

Incident was highly unusual for CAFMA service territory

Firefighters with the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) were called to handle a highly unusual situation for them early Sunday morning, Sept. 16. A train passing through Paulden reported two train cars on fire.

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'We Take Section 8' – but not really. FTC issues warning for apartment hunters

Looking for an apartment? Many of us start looking online, trusting that the rental sites give us good information. But what if they don’t, and then charge for it? That’s just what the FTC says happened in its most recent case related to housing.

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Why people buy guns: Majority of owners say self-defense key reason

Eileen Sherrill stood in front of the counter at Prescott Gun Club. Today was the day — she was buying her first gun.

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Education advocates trying to oust 2 Arizona justices

Decision on education tax hike proposal draws ire of some

PHOENIX — Upset with a ruling that knocked a tax hike for education off the ballot, some education advocates are trying to get voters to turn one or two Supreme Court justices out of office in November.

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VA gives progress report to veterans

Town hall updates staff, program changes

Only about a handful of veterans attended a Prescott VA Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, but the medical facility’s officials shared updates on everything from construction to campus hires.

Cable access channel to update vets on VA, community events

With a goal of keeping area veterans informed of all things at the VA and in the community available to them, be it a new brand of medical technology, home care resources or a concert or art show, local leaders have collaborated to offer them a new public access channel.

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