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Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

Soldier’s Best Friend, an Arizona nonprofit, trains dogs to work with veterans with PTSD – or a combat-related traumatic brain injury – as service dogs. The organization either pairs the veteran with a dog adopted from a local shelter, or they train a dog already owned by the veteran.... Read more»

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COVID-19 & Veterans Day: Remember your mask as you remember our vets

In addition to wearing the traditional red, white and blue, people watching the Veterans Day parade in Prescott are being encouraged to wear something else this year: a mask. It’s just one of the ways that organizations across Arizona have responded to the coronavirus, trying to balance the usual parades and picnics with the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»

Photos: Trump stumps in Tucson

President Donald Trump spoke in Tucson on Monday afternoon, part of a quick campaign swing through Arizona.... Read more»

Rep. Gosar calls voting by mail ‘dangerous.’ He’s voted by mail 8 times since 2012

U.S. Rep Paul Gosar tweeted a video of President Trump decrying mail-in voting. But the Prescott Republican congressman has voted by mail at least eight times dating back to 2012.... Read more»

Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River

The Verde River, one of the few perennial rivers in Arizona, is known for its fishing and recreation, but it also provides water to Prescott and metro Phoenix. With a growing population and new housing developments coming to Prescott, this water faces increasing demand that could threaten the river itself.... Read more»

Az small-business owners outline problems with online sales tax ruling

Prescott businessman Brad Scott told lawmakers Tuesday that a Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to help small businesses compete against online retailers is instead threatening to drive small firms like his out of business. ... Read more»

'Operation Kayla Mueller’ stirs memories of Arizonan killed by ISIS in Syria

Arizonans remember Kayla Mueller, a Prescott women captured by ISIS and the namesake of the operation that killed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.... Read more»

Court reverses death sentence in Prescott killing where lawyers ‘utterly failed’

A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed the death sentence given to a Prescott man for the 1987 murder of his lover’s husband in an alleged scheme to collect on the victim’s insurance policy.... Read more»

Arizona taxpayers could pay more as pension costs continue to rise

Pension costs for Arizona police officers and firefighters are rising to the point they are overburdening taxpayers, according to a legislative committee that is seeking reforms.... Read more»

Arizona food deserts: How can leaders and residents address the issue?

Many Arizona communities have long struggled to address "food deserts" — areas that lack immediate access to healthy, affordable food. Local experts say there are a variety of ways to alleviate these hardships. Some solutions include broadening government-assistance programs, growing community gardens and building supermarkets.... Read more»

Trump stumps for 'great America' in Prescott Valley

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pounded on familiar themes that he will create jobs, stop illegal immigration and work on “fixing our inner cities” Tuesday in his sixth visit to Arizona, exhorting Arizona supporters to help him keep America rich, strong and great by electing him on Nov. 8.... Read more»

Ducey: Honor Granite Mtn Hotshots on anniversary of Yarnell Fire

Ordering flags at half staff on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey said, "Three years ago today, Arizona lost 19 brave Granite Mountain Hotshots to the most devastating wildfire in Arizona history. Our hearts are with their families, fellow firefighters and the community of Yarnell on this solemn anniversary."... Read more»

Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of Arizona woman

The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. ... Read more»

Taiwan IDs F-16 pilot killed in Az crash

The pilot of an F-16 that crashed near Prescott has been identified by Taiwanese officials. Maj. Kao Ting-cheng of the Taiwan Air Force died on a training mission out of Luke Air Force Base, near Phoenix.... Read more»

Body found at F-16 crash site in Az, Taiwanese pilot presumed dead

An F-16 fighter jet based at Luke AFB in Glendale crashed Thursday morning near Bagdad, Ariz., west of Prescott. A body was later found at the crash site, and the student pilot from the Taiwanese air force was presumed to have been killed, U.S. Air Force officials said.... Read more»

Key evidence in Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy never provided to investigators

Key evidence that could explain why the Granite Mountain Hotshots moved from a safe location into a treacherous box canyon where 19 men died on June 30, 2013 was in the possession of the Office of the Maricopa County Medical Examiner but was not provided to the state-contracted investigation into the tragedy, autopsy records recently obtained by InvestigativeMEDIA show.... Read more»

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