November 4, 2020

Local

The 2020 Excellence in Business Award goes to Watters Garden Center

As Americans quarantine, we keep hearing how small businesses will lead the way to an improved economy. The Prescott Chamber of Commerce honors visionary entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens leading the way in job creation, contributing to charity while introducing innovation. Watters Garden Center is awarded this year’s prestigious Excellence in Business

Legal Beat

Arizona on path to approve Prop 207 to legalize marijuana, clear criminal records

Arizona voters appeared poised to approve the legalization of recreational marijuana, with the Associated Press declaring the measure had passed Tuesday night. The measure also would allow certain marijuana offenders to seek to have their criminal records expunged. Proposition 207 would give adults 21 and older the right to possess an ounce of marijuana, although

COVID-19

Party? Hardly. COVID-19 puts a damper on post-election celebrations

The post-election victory party – which can only really be a victory for half of those throwing them, after all – has become another victim of COVID-19. In an election year like no other, election night will look like no other. Campaigns have scrambled to find pandemic-safe ways to gather supporters together to celebrate their

Politics

Elections and chill: Officials temper hopes for election-night returns

Tuesday is Election Day, but county election officials are asking voters to think more in terms of election week. Recorders say they do not expect problems – in fact, they believe Arizona is in better shape than most states – but are trying to tamp down expectations in light of what could be record-breaking turnout

Politics

Campaign donors gladly put their money where candidates’ mouths are

All politics is local, the saying goes. But it’s also personal for the individual donors who put their money – often only a few dollars at a time – where their candidates’ mouths are. Donors like Norma Wolford of Surprise, who made 43 separate donations to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid. Or Truly Bracken of

Legal Beat

GOP maneuvers to challenge battleground absentee ballots

Republicans are keeping their legal options open to challenge absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, if the battleground state could swing President Donald Trump’s reelection. A top Democratic lawyer says the suits are meant to sow doubt about the results and lack merit. Two federal lawsuits aim to prevent absentee votes from being counted. The GOP already

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