April 3, 2021

Sports

Badgers Sweep Deer Valley – PHS Sports Roundup

Photo: 13 Makayla Reyes Varsity Baseball The Badgers, off their extra inning win at home over Mohave, blasted the Deer Valley Skyhawks 10-3 in Phoenix. Hunter Hays threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit, and two earned runs, while striking out 8 and yielding 4 passes. At the plate, Prescott had four players with

Crime

20,000 Fentanyl pills seized in traffic stop

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit made another bust… This time – 20,000 fentanyl pills, with an estimated street value of $400,000, were seized from the trunk of an SUV during a traffic stop on Thursday. So that makes a total of 72,000 pills seized just by our K9 team in five days. Here is

State

Governor Ducey Proclaims ‘Made In Arizona’ Month

Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed April 2021 to be ‘Made In Arizona’ Month to highlight the diverse manufacturers of all sizes that call Arizona home and to encourage Arizonans to buy homegrown products. “An incredible range of products are made right here in Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “From food items like tortillas and prickly pear jelly

COVID-19

Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

A March report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention praised only two states for their efforts in getting vaccines to vulnerable communities. One of them was Arizona. But while the federal report shows strong outreach at the broader county level, ZIP code data from the state health department reveals disparities with the vaccination rates in

Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Four

See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here. The surprise of the day came when George Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, told prosecutor Eric Nelson that she was saved in Floyd’s phone as “Mama,” Floyd’s pet name for her. This raised the possibility that the “Mama” Floyd

Movies

The Fall of the Hero’s Journey and Why It’s Ruining Filmmaking

From Hamlet and Cinderella to Luke Skywalker and Batman, the greatest characters embark on a journey that takes them from a humble or unfortunate beginning to a heroic or affluent end – or from a successful and happy life at the top, all the way down to the bottom (and, possibly, back up). This character

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