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There will be a new uniform this Veterans Day – one that includes a mask to stem the spread of COVID-19. Organizations around the state are coming up with creative ways to honor veterans this holiday while accommodating social distancing, sanitizing and other health and safety measures during the pandemic.

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»

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

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»

The Verde River flows 170 miles from near Flagstaff to join the Salt River east of metro Phoenix. Along the way, it passes through Cornville and other cities in central Arizona.

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»

Witnesses wait for House hearing on the impact that a Supreme Court ruling on online sales tax has had on small businesses. From right, they are Linda Lester, vice president of K-Log Inc., Kevin Mahoney, president and founder of FindTape and Brad Scott, finance director for Prescott-based Halstead Beads Inc.

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»

President Donald Trump at the White House Sunday announcing that U.S. forces had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State the night before, in an operation named for one of the group’s victims, Arizona native Kayla Mueller.

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»

Michael Ray White was convicted for the 1987 murder of David Johnson, but a federal appeals court said there was 'compelling evidence' that he did not do it for money, a factor that led to his death sentence.

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»

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»

Las Milpitas Community Garden in Tucson is growing grape vines and trees in its greenhouse.

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»

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a crowd in Prescott Valley, AZ, on October 4, 2016.

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»

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»

A sign for Kayla Mueller is displayed along a main street in Prescott, February 10, 2015.

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»

A trio of Taiwanese planes flying out of Luke, in USAF colors.

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»

A trio of Taiwanese planes flying out of Luke, in USAF colors.

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»

Granite Mountain Hotshots in front of an ancient tree they saved during the June 2013 Doce Fire.

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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