January 14, 2021

Legal Beat

YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

As the investigation continues in the recovery of human remains and arrest of suspect Walter Mitchell, detectives are seeking additional information from the public. Detectives are hoping to locate what is commonly known as a ‘chest freezer’ owned by Mitchell and then sold in Chino Valley sometime between mid-November and December 19, 2020. The freezer

Local

City Seeks Applications for Council Vacancy

In an earlier release, Councilwoman Billie Orr announced her resignation from Prescott City Council effective January 19, 2021. At their Voting Meeting on January 12, Prescott City Council voted to accept applications to fill the vacancy through the November 2023 Election. Applicants must have been a registered voter in the City of Prescott for at

Local

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Schedule January 18, 2021

The City of Prescott will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  City offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th, at 8 a.m. The Solid Waste Division WILL BE collecting residential and commercial trash and recyclables on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Please have your containers curbside on your

Health

The Real Cost of Smoking by State – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick

Energy

Opinion: Will America’s Renewable Energy Policy Offshore U.S. Jobs?

As the Biden administration prepares to take office, there’s increasing momentum to expand America’s renewable energy sector. Many in Washington are looking to increase the deployment of solar panels throughout the United States. This is expected to be a leading part of the Biden “Build Back Better” agenda. However, unless Washington gets serious about tackling

COVID-19

Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who’ve had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick. January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when agencies typically work to recruit more donors as bad winter weather and seasonal illnesses reduce

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