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Yavapai County, AZ, sued to stop jail construction on environmental grounds

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors were sued today to stop the construction of their jail because of  environmental concerns. An emergency motion was filed by activist investigative journalist Bill Williams, a Cronkite Journalism school graduate with decades of reporting experience who lives in Prescott Valley, AZ. A Yavapai County judge will determine a hearing date no

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Citizens Rally Against New Jail

A local citizens’ group recently  organized in opposition to building a new jail in Prescott rallied  Wednesday morning in front of the County Building on Fair Street. An orderly crowd of 75 to 80 protesters gathered to hear speakers,  wave signs and march around the  county building, shouting  their opposition, “Stop the Jail!”  and “Not

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Jail Opponents to Rally

Opposition to a new county jail in Prescott is now organized and growing.  A coalition of concerned citizens  has scheduled a  Rally Against the Jail,  Monday,  August 3rd,  outside the County  Building, 1015 Fair Street, from 8:30 to 11:00am. The Rally was originally scheduled to coincide with a Special Meeting on the jail set by the

Opinion

Opinion: Prescott Criminal Justice Center Warrants Reconsideration

This is an opinion from Donna Michaels, Candidate for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors District 3. Yavapai County Supervisors continue to advocate for an increase of 18% plus new construction cost increase in the Yavapai County portion of property owners yearly tax bill to support a $63M ($86M with debt service) dollar expansion of

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Prescott Rally’s Against New Jail

A rally against the proposal to build a new 144 bed jail and judicial complex in Prescott drew upwards of 60 opponents Friday morning to the proposed site on Prescott Lakes Parkway. The County Board of Supervisors originally scheduled July 17th as the ceremonial ground breaking for the new jail, but cancelled the event at

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