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Friday Catchall: Being called ‘best’ comes with consequences

A lot of people now think of Prescott, Arizona, when considering where to retire, glorious downtowns, most romantic, community wellbeing, best value, and best places to see, among others.

Stossel: Shutdown ‘crisis’

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.”

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Williams: I’m blowing the top off a major story right here, right now

It all started in 1896. It ends now in 2019. Here in downtown Chino Valley.

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Graham: Forgive me for I have erred; let me count the ways

I have decided to start a new custom. Joining the ranks other venerable occasions such as International Louie Louie Day and National High Five Day, I am declaring today as the first-ever Apology Day in the Quad Cities.

Trudeau: The politics of open space protection

There’s a growing conversation about transparency in the City of Prescott’s negotiations with Arizona Eco Development (AED), starting with Tom Cantlon’s column “Closed door negotiations about the Dells are happening now” (Daily Courier, Nov. 27, 2018).

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Polman: If President Hillary Clinton had stormed out of a meeting

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis), and tells off congressional Democratic leaders by tweeting, “bye bye.”

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Purcell: It’s up to us to realize Dr. King’s dream

We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

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Manieri: Guess who’s the socialist

Let’s play a game. I made it up over the holidays. I like to call it, “Name that Socialist.”

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Purcell: Alexa, why won’t you reply to my father?

Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good? My family offers proof that it is.

Piacenza: Truth be told . . .

Once upon a time, there was a monk sitting under a large, leafy tree meditating.

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Reagan: ​Trump versus the crazies

If for some strange reason you didn’t already know how much the liberal media hates President Trump, you found out this week.

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Funt: No Oscar host? No problem!

It seems this year’s Academy Awards will be conducted using a no-host format, now that Kevin Hart and his dossier of homophobic wisecracks have been officially ruled out.

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Friday Catchall: Little bird furthers Dells development debate

The debate continues over Save the Dells versus Arizona Eco Development. (I should state “talk” continues because one side speaking out does not make a debate; the City of Prescott and AED have been quiet publicly.)

Stossel: Legal weed

Ten states and Washington, D.C., have now legalized adult use of marijuana.

Williams: Friend took advantage of chance to live free after leaving Vietnam

I met Dong (American pronunciation “Dome”) in 1970.

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Graham: Peace of mind: ‘Wind of change’ never goes away

Sometimes our world these days seems like such an unfriendly place, with trouble seemingly waiting around every corner and a fog of malaise hanging over everything.

Cantlon: Dells to become a parking lot? Residents vote?

If you haven’t followed details of what’s proposed for development in the Dells, it includes a hotel/resort/spa.

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Micek: What would Jefferson think of the government shutdown?

WASHINGTON — It was a perfect post-Christmas day, as I watched tourists move in concentric circles around the Jefferson Memorial at the far edge of the National Mall.

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Funt: Binging makes an unhealthy TV diet

In 2019 I resolve to cut back on bingeing. Not at the dinner table — although that would be wise — but at the TV.

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Shannon: Hospitals guard prices like the CIA guards secrets

Way back in 2017, before we were on the road to Nuremberg With Donald Trump, the Washington Post was outraged that hospitals were trying to make a profit.

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Guzzardi: Christmas in New York: A cautionary tale

A New York City Christmas vacation, spawned by nostalgia for the Manhattan where I lived for most of the 1960s and 1970s, was a grave disappointment.

Barnes: Thoughts about truth

What a year you have had, Truth.

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Reagan: Mitt Romney, son of Flake

What’s with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah?

Durst: After-Christmas gift wish list

It’s way past time to congratulate the baby Jesus on the anniversary of his birth.

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Friday Catchall: Snow job or are we too impatient?

This week I was left wondering whether a lot of people have moved to the Prescott area — and are not used to the method of snow removal here (main streets then side streets) — or if we have become a magnet for people who cannot drive in the white stuff.