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Friday Catchall: Rain in buckets pervasive, near-death encounters

• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of

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Stossel: Working for tips

Union protesters and celebrity advocates have decided that waiters’ tips aren’t big enough.

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Mengarelli: Changing the paradigm for commercial air service in Arizona

We are pleased to announce new Essential Air Service (EAS) for Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC), featuring commercial jet service for the first time in our aviation history.

Micek: In doing nothing, sometimes, you do everything

SOMEWHERE ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND — From my beach chair, there’s a strong wind blowing in from across the water, rippling the pages of my book, as moisture slowly condenses on the beer bottle at my side.

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Mascher: ‘Abolish ICE’ not good idea for Arizona, Yavapai County

As Yavapai County Sheriff, my top priority is public safety.

Purcell: D.C. vs Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.

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Bergner: Neighborhood speedway cause for concern in Prescott Valley

Raising Prescott

Instead of enjoying peaceful crickets chattering, the summer wind blowing through local trees or a distant monsoon storm lighting up the sky only to hear thunder seconds later, residents in my Prescott Valley neighborhood are often treated to the soothing sounds of a racetrack.

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Guzzardi: Prospects for reducing rush-hour traffic ‘dim’

Summer is half over, which means that many people have taken their traditional driving vacation, and likely encountered oppressive traffic.

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Polman: Lots of tips on how to live sanely in Trumplandia

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an anecdotal basis.

Shannon: Kavanaugh’s audition to join Oracles at Delphi

The Claremont Institute and the James Wilson Institute recently co-hosted a panel discussing “The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Battle of Two Constitutions.”

Piacenza: Unexpected treasure

Our first home in Prescott was up the hill from the Gateway Mall in The Ranch at Prescott.

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Wiederaenders: What would you do to survive?

A reader’s recent comment got me thinking and remembering a lot of things when mentioning a 1972 movie of struggle, risks … and leadership.

Reagan: ​A man of God sins against my father

If a liberal like Jesse Jackson went on CNN and accused my father of being a “known womanizer” like President Trump, conservatives across America would go off the rails.

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Stossel: Less-communist Cuba

While self-proclaimed “democratic socialists” win Democratic primaries in America, actual socialists in Cuba are finally backing away from some of the ideas that kept Cubans poor.

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Micek: New polling shows more trouble for Republicans

In case national Republicans needed another reminder of the power of women at the ballot box, pollsters at Quinnipiac University just handed it to them.

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Guzzardi: Melting down over ICE

Calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began as whispers, but today are a lion’s-roar demand, at least among illegal immigration advocates and their congressional allies.

Tyree: Naked vacations: Yes, that’s a thing

According to NBC News, the travel industry’s latest trend is the “nacation.”

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Cantlon: News that indicates more than it appears

Here are a handful of notable news pieces that might indicate more than they look like on the surface, which I’ll expound on below.

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West: The consequences of groveling before Putin

There’s no softer or more polite way to say it: President Trump groveled before Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

One Man's Rant: The things I’ve wished for in my life

Many among us maintain wish lists.

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Purcell: Wearing out longevity’s welcome

Boy, are Americans getting old.

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Shannon: The social cost of nonprofit lawyers

Recently the Washington Pravda caused me to start thinking about lawyers.

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Guzzardi: As population rises, leaders ignore the obvious

The Washington Post recently published a column titled, “Why do we need more people in this country anyway?”

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Reagan: Putin wins, Trump second, Dems still nuts

Yes, President Trump screwed up in front of the whole world at the Helsinki Summit.

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Barnes: Ever had one of those days you wanted to forget?

Have you ever had one of those days you wish you never had?