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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

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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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Costs and Questions Leave Voters Opposed to an Additional Jail

The most important issue facing Yavapai County property owners in the August 4th primary election is not on the ballot.  Or is it?  The County Board of Supervisors, with little public discussion, hit taxpayers with an 18% increase in their primary property tax last Summer to fund a new $86M jail complex on Prescott Lakes

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