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AG backpedals on support for Polk's anti-pot funding
PRESCOTT - Arizona's Attorney General has withdrawn a legal opinion that allowed Arizona officials to use public money to take a position on issues that will appear on the ballot.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Firefighters' plan to save pensions not popular, may face uphill battle
PRESCOTT - Although the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA) plan to repair the state's public service retirement plan was met with smiles of relief from firefighters at a presentation Wednesday, May 13, in Prescott Valley, it may face a tough road to adoption due to opposition by police organizations and retirees.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Comer Wadzeck, 68, fostered close relationships in family, business and community
PRESCOTT - To his family, Comer Wadzeck was "coach - the man with the answers."

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Authorities coax man down from 80-foot pole
The unidentified man had been standing on a platform near the top of the pole for more than three hours, holding an upside-down flag and refusing commands to come down.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pink legacy: Sheriff Arpaio comfortable with his place in history
DEWEY - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said history will remember him as the pink underwear sheriff, speaking to a packed room at the Highway 69 Republicans meeting Monday night, May 11, at the Puerta Vallarta restaurant.

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher introduced his Maricopa County counterpart outlining Arpaio's years of law enforcement experience in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas before working 25 years for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its predecessor agency, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

La Paz Co. authorities find fake skeletons in underwater lawn chairs (watch VIDEO)
A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified - and later embarrassed ...
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Former coach confirms suspect in Texas shooting played on Yavapai College basketball team
Elton Simpson, one of the suspects in Sunday's failed attack on a Texas community center that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, is believed to have a connection to Prescott's sports community going back more than a dozen years ago.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

At least one of the Texas gunmen well-known to FBI before attack
Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

2 Yarnell lawsuits dismissed
PHOENIX - Two lawsuits filed against Arizona by homeowners whose properties were destroyed by the Yarnell Hill Fire have been dismissed.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chino woman claims final Lucky Life $2 Scratchers top prize
PHOENIX - The Arizona Lottery has announced that the final $1.04 million Lucky Life $2 Scratchers® game top prize winning ticket has been claimed.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prescott's top cop awarded for role in ending violence against women
PRESCOTT - Prescott Police Chief Jerald Monahan has been given the 2015 Visionary Award by the group End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).
Friday, April 24, 2015

Funding cuts worry JTED, local school officials
PRESCOTT - The Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District has seen its popularity grow over the last three of its seven-year tenure, with double-digit enrollment of high school students each year.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Fann to seek Pierce's Senate seat
Arizona Rep. Karen Fann of Prescott will seek this region's Senate seat in next year's election.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Gov. Ducey: working to make Arizona best place to live
PRESCOTT - Before a politically cordial crowd of predominantly women Monday, April 20, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey won accolades for his first 100 days in office that saw him emerge victorious on key campaign promises, particularly fiscal restraint, economic growth and education reform.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Solutions sought to I-17 issues
PRESCOTT - On a regular basis, drivers sit stranded on Interstate 17, waiting hours for traffic to clear after major crashes require lane closures.
Friday, April 17, 2015

VA decision leaves flight students grounded, wondering
PRESCOTT - About 40 Yavapai College flight students gathered in a library meeting room on campus Monday, April 13, to try to figure out how they could rescue their program, which last week was canceled by the Veterans Administration.

The program is a joint effort between YC, North-Aire Aviation, and Guidance Aviation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Public will get to submit designs for Hotshots memorial
PRESCOTT - The public will get to submit proposed designs for a memorial at or near the site where 19 of Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots died near Yarnell in 2013.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release
A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release Monday.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Prescott VA pledges better wait times, communication
PRESCOTT - Mary Guertin praises the scrutiny of VA medical hospitals around the nation as a means to ensure veterans in northern central Arizona get prompt, life-sustaining health care.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Development of next-gen fire shelter moves to next stage
U.S. Forest Service researchers have initially tested approximately 50 materials for the federal government's next-generation emergency shelter for wildland firefighters.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

County voices support for Carter on Arizona Board of Education
PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors registered support for County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter Monday, after Arizona Senate Education Committee Chair Kelli Ward blocked his nomination to the Arizona Board of Education.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kingman clinic hosts Town Hall; concerns over health care voiced
KINGMAN - Representatives from the Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System hosted a town hall meeting at their Kingman outpatient clinic on Thursday afternoon. Around 60 local veterans packed the building and had the opportunity to voice their concerns and have their questions answered about their health care options through the VA.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Arizona National Guard suspends 9 during financial probe
PHOENIX - The Arizona National Guard has suspended nine uniformed and civilian officials amid an investigation of financial matters.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Ducey vetoes three bills
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday vetoed three bills.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Carter will 'defend and defeat'; new role on state board hailed as win for students
PRESCOTT - Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter is passionate about assuring all children in Arizona have the tools to be thinkers and problem-solvers.

"We're in this business for one reason - to educate young people. Everything is subservient to that, and I think sometimes we forget that. And we shouldn't," said the longtime Republican administrator just selected as one of five new members on the 11-member state Board of Education.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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