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Friday Catchall: Fast food and Miller Valley School like chocolates?

To paraphrase Forrest Gump: you never know what you’re gonna get.

Column: Time to act on region’s big project

Throughout my campaign, I emphasized that we live in a unique and vibrant community.

Williams column: I’m giving up socks for lint

I’ve found that life is a decision-driven experiment. Some of our decisions shape the fame and fortune we may (or may not) reap.

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Column: Top 5 ways for your graduate to avoid senioritis

'Raising Prescott'

With the holiday season behind us, soon-to-be high school graduates across the country are preparing for the stretch run.

Bess column: Shut up or shut down

Chaos theory has been called the study of predicting “inherently unpredictable” systems.

Talk of the Town: Marijuana makes the opioid epidemic worse

A study published last year by the Brookings Institution Press found that white Americans with no college degree are dying in unexpectedly high numbers, especially from opioid overdose.

Durst column: Reign of error has been bumpy

These last 12 months have slogged by like cold molasses, riddled with bat guano and dripping through a tightly woven bamboo sieve.

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Sain column: Edmund Burke and the rise of conservatism

John Locke and the other great thinkers of the Enlightenment — a period that began in the 17th century and continued into the 19th century — changed how people viewed themselves and altered the justification for government.

Shannon column: Beware the conservative who grows in office

The maddening problem facing conservatives fighting the growth of big government is that much of the growth is fertilized by former conservatives who started growing it.

Talk of the Town: Student recess time would be mandated for reason

Everybody likes local control. Nobody likes mandates.

Piacenza column: What ever happened to humility?

Once upon a time in America, many of the icons we admired in sports, movies and real life were “the strong silent type.”

Stossel column: Should have kept government closed

The government is open again. That’s too bad.

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Friday Catchall: Another War on Drugs, ‘fake’ news & MVD

The Friday Catchall: • OPIOID WAR — The Courier has published quite a lot on the opioid crisis in Arizona and locally.

Talk of the Town: Does water conservation promote development?

Although water conservation is an important way to reduce groundwater pumping, people often ask, “Why should I conserve water when it will only support more new home building?”

Purcell column: Hey, Feds, take your ethanol mandate and shovel it

It’s time for Congress and the president to roll back the ethanol mandate.

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Column: Our children have a right to recess, with or without the state’s help

'Raising Prescott'

When did mandatory recess become a hot topic of discussion around the parental water cooler?

One Man’s Rant: I used to like math

Numbers in elementary school were friendly.

Column: Raw water: Threat or menace?

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts.

Column: A refund on your sales tax

We need a really big refund to wage earners against state and local sales tax.

Talk of the Town: Walls are divisive

Human history abounds with all kinds of walls, built for all sorts of reasons.

Column: President Trump is best salesman for ‘Fire and Fury’

Nobody is more stunned about the stratospheric sales of “Fire and Fury” than the guy who wrote it.

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Column: The idealist - John Locke, grandfather of the USA

John Locke, recognized as the father of classic liberalism, was a big fan of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. In fact, he probably inspired it.

Column: The truth about the government shutdown 

Last week the U.S. Treasury bumped up against the “debt ceiling.” This debt ceiling is to the government what your credit card limit is to your dreams of furnishing your man cave.

Column: The story

I suspect most of us can recall stories we heard or read back when we were youngsters.

Column: Selling hate

Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty Law Center.