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2:33 PM Sat, July 21st



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Funt: Trump’s 27 loaded questions

Question 1: “Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?”

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Gisi: Proposed AED annexation of a portion of the Granite Dells, setting the record straight

With great land comes great responsibility.

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Friday Catchall: Police speeding, most dangerous highway in Arizona!?

The Friday Catchall: • POLICE SPEEDING – Why is that officer or deputy speeding?

Stossel: Banning straws

Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer?

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Micek: Jeffrey Lord, off CNN, still defending Trump

The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump’s bizzaro-world press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Tyree: You might be an irresponsible pet owner if ...

As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer.

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Bergner: Our children won’t think twice when subscribing to news

Raising Prescott

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For The Daily Courier, today marks that “single step” toward bringing our readers a subscription-based website at featuring the most relevant, accurate and timely local news, sports and beyond.

Jensen: What the government knows what’s best for you

When government “nudges” people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.

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Polman: Trump buys survival insurance from Brett Kavanaugh

Feel free to tell yourself that Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court because the guy went to Yale (Trump reportedly loves Ivy League creds), or because the guy has been thoroughly vetted by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society (the right-wing groups that have long been funneling conservative judges to the bench).

Shannon: In China, ‘Sharp Eyes’ and cicadas

Recently, business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately described China as a “techno-authoritarian” state.

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Wiederaenders: High Court nomination a ‘Paper Chase’?

I remember fondly “The Paper Chase,” that 1973 movie about a first-year law student.

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Piacenza: The ‘Prescott Effect’

I was remarking to my husband the other day about how much I’ve enjoyed knowing, at least in passing, a number of people who play significant roles in the Prescott area.

Haupt Jr.: Finding time to enjoy the weather

Having moved around as much as I have in the past 10 years has given me the opportunity to experience a wide range of climates, including the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Central Oregon Coast, Sierra Nevada in Northern California, North Shore of Lake Tahoe, and High Desert of Arizona.

Micek: Congress too weak to stop trade war

You may not have noticed it amid the White House’s bluster on NATO this week, but Congress utterly face-planted in its effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s ever-escalating global trade war.

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Friday Catchall: Not all dogs created equal; bring on water conservation

Each week in The Daily Courier we post photographs of pets that need “forever homes,” as the Yavapai Humane Society says it, but some people cringe at certain breeds.

Stossel: Dads needed

Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles.

Purcell: Summertime dinner calls long overdue

Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.

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Wiederaenders: We’re here to answer your website access questions

We’ve been receiving calls and questions concerning our website becoming subscription-based access on Tuesday, July 17.

Cantlon: A balanced solution to asylum, and we get played again

There’s an article on immigration that is informative and gives solid steps that could improve things in a balanced way.

Funt: Vacation checklist

If you’re getting ready for summer vacation, here’s a handy checklist of things you won’t need. A map. Remember those? I’m referring to the kind you got for free at the gas station.

Talk of the Town: Commission must adopt Judicial Code of Conduct to restore integrity

Arizona’s founders created the Corporation Commission to address concerns about the influence of public utilities, to ensure protection for consumers, provide a fair return on operational costs and infrastructure investment for telecommunications, pipelines, and railways, and guarantee reliable energy and water.

Shannon: Time for conservatives to go on strike

Retiring Rep. Paul Ryan, R-NeverTrump, has revealed what he hopes will be his lasting political legacy; he intends to be the last Republican Speaker of the House. Ever.

Barnes: Some thoughts about harmony

Harmony! My, how you have changed!

Haupt Jr.: Not a bad way to spend the day in Prescott

A desire to continue to reduce the amount of stuff I’ve been lugging around the western United States for the past 10 years has led me to a number of thrift stores, all of which have graciously accepted everything I have donated.

Micek: Journalists aren’t so different from their readers


If you stay in the news business long enough, you’re inevitably going to run into a reader who has a grievance – sometimes legitimate, sometimes not – against their hometown newspaper.