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Report: Teenage parenthood bad for kids' health
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:25 -0700

Potter County residents continue to face high poverty rates, have less education and have poorer health than Randall County residents, and a yearlong study ranked Potter County dead last in the state in health data, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon representatives said Wednesday.

Editorial: Missing men to blame for Potter County health woes
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:30 -0700

We doubt we were the only ones to spot a troubling trend in a study used Wednesday during a United Way of Amarillo & Canyon presentation.

Report by United Way points out the differences between counties
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:43:50 -0700

Amarillo, Tx - A 2014 Status Report by United Way shows Potter and Randall County, although close to each other in Amarillo, are not as similar as some may think.

Voter ID fight confuses some early voters
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:42:50 -0700

More than 4,000 people in Potter and Randall counties cast early votes Monday for the Nov. 4 general election, with mail-in ballots outweighing in-person votes by nearly 1,000.

Editorial: Voter fraud is old, rotten
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:17:30 -0700

How's this for an interesting lead?: "Potter County was one of the rottenest in the state in the matter of fraudulent voting in the recent governor's election." Rottenest? Fraudulent voting? Potter County? Ouch.

Potter County proposes 2% sales tax increase
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:51:54 -0700

For years the Potter County Fire Department has considered itself to have less than adequate funding, meaning the equipment isn't where it needs to be for a department that covers more than 850 square miles.

39 grams of crack seized from Amarillo residence
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:38:28 -0700

The Amarillo Police Department Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 712 NW 4th in Amarillo and recovered approximately 39 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $4,900.

2014 ELECTION GUIDE: Army veteran faces off with 4-term Potter County justice of the peace
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:34:58 -0700

Potter County's Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace race pits incumbent Nancy Bosquez against challenger Richard "Rich" Herman. Early voting for the Nov.

APD officer indicted by grand jury, terminated from department
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:03:18 -0700

An APD officer has been indicted by the Potter County grand jury, and subsequently terminated from the police force.

Jonna Juan Loftis
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:20:25 -0700

Jonna Juan Loftis, 59, of Borger, Texas passed away February 3, 2014. Jonna was born November 27, 1954 in Potter County to James Warren and Rachel Loftis.