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With teen tobacco use down, health officials target e-cigs

WASHINGTON — With teen use of cigarettes and other tobacco products declining, Arizona health officials say their “No. 1 priority” now is reducing e-cigarette use, or “vaping,” by high school and middle school students in the state.

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Cellphone driving ban up for Prescott Council vote

Legal use of a hand-held cellphone while driving in Prescott could be a thing of the past soon, depending on this week’s vote by the Prescott City Council.

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Chino Valley volunteer group works to feed Hungry Kids

In less than an hour on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11, 15 energetic Chino Valley volunteers — retirees to high school and college students — emptied and organized more than 175 reusable green grocery bags filled with non-perishables such as juice boxes, soups, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter.

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Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

ATLANTA — Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons’ porous defense faces the New York Giants’ sluggish offense on Monday night.

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Late field goal miss dooms Dallas

LANDOVER, Md. — Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s strip-sack of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was recovered for a touchdown by Preston Smith with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter Sunday, and Washington held on to edge Dallas 20-17 when a last-second field-goal attempt by Brett Maher went off the left upright.

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Elliott wins again in NASCAR playoffs, heads into round of eight

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR’s top level. Now that he’s got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own.

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Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

ISTANBUL — In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

CHICAGO — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.

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Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

MOSCOW — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

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Watch: Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Some 30 people were hurt after a floor collapses during a party at an apartment in South Carolina near the campus of Clemson University.

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Minnesota woman hopes to solve class ring mystery

A Minnesota woman is trying to solve the mystery of a 1955 class ring found along a gravel road near Sargeant in Mower County.

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Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory

The moment in the spotlight isn’t over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year.

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Manieri: A civics test to graduate high school? Absolutely

It was an inspiring lecture. One of my finest. And then, I brought up D-Day.

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Guzzardi: It’s raining work permits for new immigrants

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that he opposes illegal immigration, but supports legal immigration, I could take a nice vacation.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 22, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 22, 2018

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Environmental film festival celebrates protecting rivers

Friends of the Verde River has partnered with Prescott Creeks and Citizen’s Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to the Elks Theatre and performing Arts Center as well as at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Camp Verde.

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“Haunted Prescott” – a year in the making

Haunted Prescott” authors Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson, owner of A Haunting Experience Tours, worked on the book for about a year, Anderson said.

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Now Playing: Oct. 19, 2018

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads), as of press time. 928-775-7444; www.harkins.com.

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Bluhm: Pumpkins add spice to season, but watch out for javelinas

Autumn is the season of longer nights, cooler weather and plenty of giant-pumpkin growing contests. And Pumpkin Spice Lattes, which might make us grow fat as a pumpkin because each cup “weighs in” with around 430 calories!

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Dear Annie: Reach out and annoy someone

Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number.

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PUSD Student of the Week: Jacub Colvin

Jacub is kind, polite, and a hard worker in school.

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Chamber Focus: Pur Solar & Electrical

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Pur Solar & Electrical in Prescott Valley with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 5.

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For Love of history, air show

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Love’s death. His last dogfight will be reenacted as part of the Wings Out West Air Show on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Photo Gallery: Prescott High School students participate in annual parade, bonfire

Prescott High School students gather around the bonfire at Prescott Mile High Middle School following the annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Obituary: Patricia Ann Mae (Pam) Wagener DeFere

Patricia Ann Mae (Pam) Wagener DeFere passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2018 in Prescott, Arizona, with her family by her side.

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Obituary: Barbara Lee Riddle

Barbara Lee Riddle passed away early Saturday morning on Sept. 30, 2018, at the age of 80 to be with her Lord and Savior.

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Obituary: Marguerite B. Powers

Marguerite B. Powers was born to Joseph and Vera Marcoux on May 17, 1935.