Column: Explaining a loved one’s passing to a 5-year-old

Wrapping an adult mind around the concept of death is hard enough, but what about trying to explain it to a 5-year-old?

Column: Lake water helps with recharge, other needs

Water is always an important subject in Arizona, and there is an old saying here in the West: “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.”

Point-Counterpoint: Should journalists be licensed?

The President of the United States has called the media an “enemy of the people.”

Talk of the Town: Everyone, let’s just chill

And, that is the word, “chill,” that defines the remedial action needed in our nation, now.

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Column: An open letter to Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo, you blew it.

Column: What is the city’s Plan B?

When going for voter approval on a sales tax increase, the fallback shows your planning.

Column: A grandson replies

If you have been a Courier reader over the past few decades, you may have come to know Ron Barnes through his weekly columns.

Column: Moving goal for Mexican gray wolf

Cattle ranching is an essential part of our cultural heritage in Arizona, and it continues to play an important role in our state economy.

Friday Catchall: Ban everything, even ballot issues?

The Friday Catchall: • BAN TOO FAR? – When is (blank) too much? Fill in the blank.

Column: Nothing remains the same

A lot has changed over the years, no matter who you are or where you live.

Column: Rookies running loose in the White House

Major League Baseball has an annual training season in Florida.

Editorial cartoons are on the endangered list

Newspaper editorial cartoons are disappearing when they are most needed.

Column: 5 reasons why all children need good manners

'Raising Prescott'

Please. Thank you. Simple right? For so many parents, teaching their children to say “please” and “thank you” is an afterthought, something drilled into their own habits during childhood.

One man's rant: These ARE your grandfather's movers

I hear of a new moving company in the area called Mature Movers.

Column: Has the judiciary branch gone too far?

Stephen Miller, one of President Trump’s right hands, said something striking.

Column: Sales tax funding not reliable

The Prescott City Council is discussing changes in tax policy that would eliminate the city component of property tax in favor of additions to the sales tax.

Column: Behind legislation is passion

Lawmakers. Why do they do what they do?

Column: Republicans lost their appetite to investigate

To best understand the Republican mentality on Capitol Hill — specifically, their disgraceful refusal to probe the Trump-Russia national security scandal with even a scintilla of the energy they devoted to Benghazi — you need only read what Senator Rand Paul said Tuesday on Fox News Radio.

Column: Knock, knock: Please save me Mr. Ken

The 15-year-old neighbor boy knocked on my door one day.

Column: Editorial cartoons on endangered list

Newspaper editorial cartoons are disappearing when they are most needed.

Column: Rough roads ahead, everyone

Retirement or potholes, we’ll all eventually pay in the end.

Column: Different languages in America

During the past several years I have spent considerable time thinking about immigrants.

Column: Whose day is it anyway?

“I thought the purpose of Presidents Day was getting steep discounts on mattresses and furniture.”

Column: Love flag and country by choice, not by law

Like most veterans, I have vivid memories of my years in military service.

Friday Catchall: Balancing opinions and discovery

The Friday Catchall: • OPINIONS — I received a call Thursday, on top of five others earlier in the week, calling for the Courier to have a more balanced opinions page.