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Unmarked Police Vehicle Rear Ended

On Tuesday December 29, 2020 at about 10:36 am, an unmarked Prescott Police Department Traffic Enforcement vehicle was involved in a two vehicle collision which resulted in significant injuries to the driver of the other vehicle.  The police vehicle was stopped for a red light on Whipple Street at Division Street heading eastbound when a

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Arizona hate crimes bounced back in 2019; experts fear a surge in 2020

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported. Despite a steep increase from the 173 hate crimes recorded in Arizona in 2018, the state’s 217 hate crimes

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Legal Theory Brief Addressing Uncertifiable Elections

(reprinted from the American Post-Gazette with permission) 1. Legislative authority; initiative and referendum Section 1. (1) Senate; house of representatives; reservation of power to people. The legislative authority of the state shall be vested in the legislature, consisting of a senate and a house of representatives, but the people reserve the power to propose laws

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Mormon Church Sued in Arizona Over its Role in Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse

A month after approximately 90,000 victims filed sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America in federal bankruptcy court, new cases have been filed in Arizona state court against the Mormon Church for its role in the abuse. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – the Mormon Church – sponsored Boy

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Early Morning Structure Fire 100 Block W. Carleton, in Prescott

On December 26, 2020, at 4 AM, crews from Prescott Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the 100 block of West Carleton. While approaching the scene crews noticed a haze of smoke in the air. At the same time, Prescott Regional Communications Center received a call confirming there was a fire at the

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