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Prescott YMCA

2022 James Family Prescott YMCA Youth Basketball League

The James Family Prescott YMCA’s 36th Annual Youth Basketball League season is almost here. The League, which is sponsored by Foothills Bank, will tip off January 8th and run through March 9th. Did you know that YMCA basketball goes back way beyond tear-away pants and orange slices? In fact, the YMCA was instrumental in the

Facebook

Facebook’s scandals and outage test users’ frenemy relationship

How do you feel about Facebook? Enes Evren/E+ via Getty Images Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive body of research that shows how people have come

Opinion

Opinion: Evolution Goes into Reverse

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] What to do about it. Ever since the first single-celled creature appeared — maybe four billion years ago — evolution has followed

Opinion

Opinion: The Lee Statue and the Rebellion to Come

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] On Wednesday, the Commonwealth of Virginia took down and then sawed to pieces Robert E. Lee’s 21-foot bronze equestrian statue in the former Confederate

History

US history shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Constructing barge canals took a massive investment that didn’t pay off. New York State Archives Richard White, Stanford University Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in

Holidays

A Holiday We Can All Agree On

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream! Particularly on the third Sunday of July, which President Ronald Reagan declared National Ice Cream Day. It may sound silly, but here is one holiday that everyone can support and feel happy about. Like most valuable creations, ice cream has a rich history. Its start

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