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VA work - $30M and counting - in progress as facilities upgraded, renovated and expanded

Effort is to meet health needs of veterans

The local VA campus on Highway 89 is a historic icon — its service to area veterans dates back to 1930.

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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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Local youth give thanks for their good fortune by collecting food to thwart local hunger

Siblings making change

Alex and Addie Daniels of Chino Valley have never worried about when they might be able to eat again.

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‘Walk to School Days’ offers local children a chance to get exercise while learning road safety

Fourth-grader Charly Dunn was one of the first Lincoln Elementary “Lions” to arrive on the south side of the Prescott courthouse plaza Wednesday morning for “Walk to School Day.”

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Prescott master swimmer, disabled veteran accomplishes one-of-a-kind feat

The Big Swim

On a cool, dark night a week ago, Prescott swimmer and disabled former United States Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler waded into the Pacific Ocean from the shore of San Clemente Island in southern California for a 15.5 hour trek to the rough terrain, not-public coast of Catalina Island.

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Feeding Hungry Kids

Chino Valley group’s food drive hailed as success

In less than an hour on Thursday morning, 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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Prescott homeless advocate closer to goal of buying home

Mattson ‘grateful’ to those donating to help him continue his mission

In between answering calls from folks in distress, Prescott homeless advocate Daniel Mattson on Monday morning was seeking a mortgage lender so he can buy the house he has rented for 10 years.

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Embry-Riddle Air Force ROTC cadet shines bright

A trip to a Seattle air show air at age seven planted a yearning in Austin Fischer to one day be a jet pilot.

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What grade did your school receive?

State letter grades for area districts, charters a ‘snapshot’ of student achievement

Like a parent reviewing their own student’s report cards, area district and charter school leaders’ reaction to the state’s A-F ratings of all state schools have generated enthusiasm and disappointment.

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New fight vs. old enemy: Local families called on to battle pornography

Time was when perusing “Playboy” magazine was seen as a rite of passage for teenage boys. Teenage girls were likely hiding copies of “GQ” or other such magazines, featuring half-nude males.

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