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Senate panel votes to have taxpayers pick up the tab for higher education

PHOENIX - Hoping to put an end to sharp tuition hikes, a Senate panel voted Monday to have taxpayers pick up more - much more - of the cost of higher education for Arizona high school graduates.

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Public dollars for private education: Senate panel votes to alter voucher rules

PHOENIX - Rejecting claims they are ignoring the will of voters, a Senate panel voted last week to alter the rules governing the use of vouchers of state dollars by parents to send their children to private and parochial schools.

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Federal judge denies Goldwater Institute’s request to make FDA decisions public

PHOENIX — A federal judge has slapped down efforts by the Goldwater Institute to force the Food and Drug Administration to detail publicly how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines.

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Preview: Prescott baseball hopes to end 2-year playoff drought in 2019

PRESCOTT — With snow falling relentlessly this week, and more to come, longtime Prescott baseball skipper Kent Winslow recently said it’s the most water he’s seen on the Badgers’ home field in his tenure.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain baseball hungry for 2019 season to begin

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With one senior on its 12-player roster for the 2019 campaign, the youth movement is in full swing for Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team.

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Preview: Cougars eye unprecedented 3rd straight 3A West title

CHINO VALLEY — If you visit one of the Chino Valley baseball team’s practices during the 2019 season, pay particular attention to fourth-year coach Mark Middleton’s energy and enthusiasm.

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West Virginia teachers’ unions call for strike over education bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia teachers’ unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year.

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Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.

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Trump lashes out at key officials involved in Russia probe

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Feb. 19, 2019

An editorial cartoon published in The Daily Courier, Feb. 19, 2019.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Feb. 19, 2019

An editorial cartoon published in The Daily Courier, Feb. 19, 2019.

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Reagan: Damning the ‘do-nothings’ of Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the looniest lefty I’ve seen elected to Congress in my lifetime.

Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 28%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 42%

432 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 28%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 42%

432 total votes

See past polls

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Greatest Western film? 'Wild Bunch' book argues its case

In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before drifting off onto a side trail of American culture.

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'Alita: Battle Angel is easily the most entertaining movie so far’

Definitely worth braving the Stockton Hill Road madness. “Alita: Battle Angel” is easily the most entertaining movie so far this year! Never mind we're only a month and a half into the new year.

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Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

NEW YORK — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.

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Obituary: Richard O. Reinhart, M.D.

Richard O. Reinhart, M.D., 84, born Feb. 1 1935, in Fargo, North Dakota, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Angelita “Angie” Jaime Nash

Angelita “Angie” Jaime Nash, 94, died Jan. 29, 2019, in Sedona, Arizona. She was born on June 12, 1924, in Jerome, Arizona, to Jesus Jaime and Juana Gaitan Jaime.

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Obituary: Sandra Kay Sorenson

Sandra Kay Sorenson was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, on Nov. 18, 1960.