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Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press August 17, 2019
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With many regular donors delaying giving, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a blood shortage.

August 17, 2019
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Are you intrigued by the visual arts? The Prescott Art Docents invites you to consider membership in its art appreciation and education service organization.

August 17, 2019
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33% of Prescott voters cast ballots during first two weeks
Ballot deadline set for 7 p.m. Aug. 27

With just more than a week to go in Prescott’s mail-in primary, voters are casting their ballots in numbers that exceed the response two years ago.

By Cindy Barks August 16, 2019
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Local leaders push state agencies’ directors for help growing rural economies
Discussion at Yavapai College reveals continued need for higher-paying jobs

To begin a roundtable discussion with local leaders and state agencies’ directors during an Arizona Economic Development Tour Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Yavapai College, Department of Administration Director Andy Tobin said Gov. Doug Ducey is ready to listen to rural communities’ needs.

By Doug Cook August 16, 2019
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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Highway 89 in Prescott to plan for delays and lane restrictions while contractors are paving new sections of the roadway as part of the widening project.

August 16, 2019
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Earlier north- and southbound delays have cleared on Interstate 17 near the Sunset Point Rest Area.

August 16, 2019
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Sheridan Fire grows, Pemberton Fire dwindles
Less smoke expected as operations wind down

Billowing smoke was highly visible in the tri-city area Thursday, Aug. 15, as firefighters conducted aerial ignitions on the Sheridan Fire throughout the day.

By Max Efrein August 16, 2019
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is seeking to locate 47-year-old Charles Gregory Jones from Ash Fork for allegedly attempting to murder his 69-year-old mother at her home on Rocky Hill Road. A $500,000 warrant has been issued

By The Daily Courier August 16, 2019
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Motorcyclist injured in Hwy 69 crash identified
Police: PV man unable to stop for traffic; alcohol may have been a factor

A Prescott Valley man who suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle crashed on Highway 69 Thursday, Aug. 16, has been identified by police as 69-year-old Douglas Cannon.

By The Daily Courier August 16, 2019

Continued talk of a trade war hasn’t dampened the state’s job growth — at least not yet.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier August 16, 2019
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On a Sunday morning, ten local teenagers were taking turns sipping fancy teas, such as magnolia oolong tea, or tasting brands of rich coffee, including a vanilla latte.

By Nanci Hutson August 15, 2019
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Matthew Thigpen says he tends to be more guarded, but also gives people the benefit of the doubt. Maverick Thigpen says he, personally, feels he can trust people and they’re not out to get him. Hannah Asfeldt says that, for her, trust depends on the person.

By Jason Wheeler August 15, 2019
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Several thousand septic systems currently operate within Prescott city limits, and more are added each year. City officials say the septic systems are known to create the type of pollutants that have caused Watson Lake and Granite Creek and other area waterways to be listed as “impaired” for years.

By Cindy Barks August 15, 2019
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will vote to set primary and secondary property tax rates for 2019 at its special meeting 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

August 15, 2019
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Prescott voters who would like to have an early ballot mailed to them now have only one day to make the request.

By The Daily Courier August 15, 2019
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Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading.

By Associated Press August 15, 2019
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Prescott Valley Police arrest man during undercover sex sting
PVPD detective posed as 16-year-old girl via Facebook

Detectives with the Prescott Valley Police Department apprehended a male subject earlier this week who had been in contact with an undercover detective posing as a 16-year-old female via Facebook, according to a press release Thursday afternoon.

By The Daily Courier August 15, 2019
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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Highway 69 crash
Highway reopen after being closed in both directions for helicopter landing

A man in his 70s was transported via helicopter to a level one trauma center near Phoenix after his motorcycle crashed on Highway 69 at Sunrise Blvd in Prescott around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, according to officials.

By Max Efrein August 15, 2019
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A cluster of bushes in front of the Calvary Chapel church on Highway 69 in Prescott went up in flame due to illegal burning midday Thursday, Aug. 15, officials said.

By Max Efrein August 15, 2019
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Firefighters beginning aerial ignitions on Sheridan Fire
Pemberton Fire continues to be monitored

Wildland firefighters with the Prescott National Forest are beginning to shift some of their focus from the Pemberton Fire to the Sheridan Fire, both of which are burning on the Chino Valley Ranger District northwest of Prescott.

By Max Efrein August 15, 2019
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Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, Thursday, August 15, 2019, to honor the life of former Chairman Ronald “Ronnie” Lupe of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who passed away earlier this week.

By The Daily Courier August 15, 2019
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Overnight closure of Highway 89 in Prescott beginning Aug. 19
Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider an alternate route

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Highway 89 in Prescott to plan for overnight road closures while installation of directional overhead sign structures is underway.

August 15, 2019
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Prescott voters who would like to have an early ballot mailed to them now have less than two days to make the request.

By The Daily Courier August 15, 2019
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Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading.

By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press August 15, 2019

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