Column: Science — something you can put numbers to

With all the alternative facts, half-truths and myths that are out there about science, it is time that people involved in science start speaking out.

Talk of the Town: 10 reasons why Prescott has a pension problem

I find it alarming that some in the community choose to white-wash the facts regarding the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) unfunded liability issue.

Friday Catchall: Making laws not always pretty or known

• VOTES — Along with our state legislators’ votes on bills is the irony that threats behind the scenes exist.

Column: Democrats just don’t get it

When Hillary Clinton lost the election last year, Democrats, liberals, progressives, socialists and leftists were stupefied.

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Column: 5 steps to beginning a healthier lifestyle

'Raising Prescott'

The well-known “12 Steps to Recovery” program is primarily applied to members of the Alcoholics Anonymous community, but what process exists to help those in need of a life change from another addicting substance?

Column: Pearsall names names in her book

Pam Pearsall has written a book, and, oh man, what a book it is. She names names and names crimes.

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Column: A radio station, a bomb and Kermit the Frog — why belief matters

On Friday March 22, 1996, a young man walked into a radio station in Wanganui, New Zealand, and claimed to be carrying a bomb.

Talk of the Town: The 31st vote: A reason to celebrate

Public education has entered a new era. Friends of school choice have reason to celebrate.

Column: President Donald Trump is breaking the news

Supposedly, the Chinese or the Arabs or the Scientologists or one of those ancient inscrutable cultures, has a saying that goes “May you live in interesting times.”

Column: There is another way to do your taxes

Taxes are in the news lately, what with tax day nearly here (due Tuesday, April 18, this year) and our representatives in Congress wanting to rewrite the tax code if they can ever figure out what they’re doing on health care.

Column: The only thing needing protecting is the economy

“Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet!” warns CNN host Van Jones.

Column: Some public servants have lost focus

We have a crew of malcontents among our public servants.

Column: The lesson

It was my first year in graduate school. And my first class. The teacher introduced himself and I took an immediate dislike of him.

Column: Climate change

Regarding Community Editor Tim Wiederaenders’ March 21 column, “When it comes to climate change, whose agenda can you trust?”

Friday Catchall: Big Five-Oh milestone, disagreements

The Friday Catchall: • NO, NOT ME! – Milestones certainly hit hard.

Column: Missiles and attitudes about Trump

Somehow, firing Tomahawk missiles at Syria suddenly changed people’s opinions of President Trump. Now they call him a “serious” leader.

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Column: Being overweight – The fight of my life

'Raising Prescott'

Let’s be honest, being overweight is no one’s fault but my own.

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Column: Gosar should look to science on climate change

I have recently visited Rep. Paul Gosar’s website and in particular I noted four things:

Column: Roundabout when you want something else

I remember as a child my mom driving near our house and abruptly stopping, backing up 10 feet, driving forward, backing up, and doing it again and again.

Talk of the Town: Local antidote to national malady

Plenty of Prescott-area residents have come here from the Valley of the Sun and big cities in California, the Midwest and many other states.

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Column: Arizona lawmakers need some common sense

Thoughts from a Sain mind:

Column: Talk of the Town: Call it a normal retirement

In September 2016 I “retired” after 20 years of service as a police officer in Yavapai County.

Column: A life lesson

Travel back with me to January 1942.

Column: Decency should win over vulgarity and violence

I remember watching the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards when something surprising happened that has left a memory more than 18 years later – something I didn’t expect to ever see on anything associated with MTV.

Column: Benefits of Northern Connector Road

The organization, “No Northern Connector Road,” has been passing out flyers entitled, “Taxpayer Alert.”