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Editorial: Majority condemn Stringer’s comments as racist; others say they’re true

Earlier this month, Prescott’s own Rep. David Stringer came under fire nationally after he gave a speech at the local Republican Men’s Forum on June 12. Critics, including the head of the Arizona Republican Party, deemed his comments so racist they called for his resignation.

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Editorial: Where can members of Congress live?

The fervor seems to never stop over the people who, we as Americans, have sent to Washington, D.C., to represent us.

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Editorial: Honoring journalists who have died to deliver truth (#WithoutNews)

Today, Monday June 4, 2018, journalists and news advocates around the world are pausing to remember those who have given their lives in pursuit of covering the news and freedom of the press.

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Editorial: Take the fire out of fireworks

The front page of our June 1, 2018 edition of The Daily Courier — and the dCourier.com website — we carried news of officials putting into effect a partial closure of the Prescott National Forest.

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Editorial: NFL scores with new anthem protest policy

The National Football League has put its proverbial foot down when it comes to National Anthem protests.

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Editorial: America’s silent citizens, we salute you

“It is D-Day plus five years, soldier, on this sandy coast where the world hinged on what you did."

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Editorial: School safety comes with a cost

Prescott and Humboldt school district officials are not waiting for lightning to strike here, in the wake of deadly shootings on school campuses across the country.

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Editorial: Close the forest, don't take chances

It is time to close the Prescott National Forest. Forests to the north and east of Yavapai County have done so, because of drought conditions and lack of precipitation.

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Editorial: Smokey’s right: Preventing fires is up to us

The early results are in, and it is apparent that fire season is upon us.

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Guest Editorial: Investors take aim causing Ruger to go on the defensive

Activist investors fired a warning shot during Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s annual meeting last week in Prescott and management would be wise to pay attention.

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Editorial: What it takes to be a good Samaritan

As temperatures begin to creep upward, so does the number of heat-related deaths.

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Editorial: Sign up for CodeRED and Nixle alerts for a safer fire season

On Friday many of us watched in anguish as multiple wildfires ignited near the Viewpoint subdivision in Prescott Valley.

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Editorial: National Guard’s Charlie Company has a job to do

A beautiful show of pride filled the streets of Prescott Valley on Sunday, when the town gave the National Guard Infantry Unit Charlie Company 1st Battalion-158 a parade and grand send-off.

Editorial: Do not give power to those who divide

Last month someone called a local law enforcement agency making a claim that there was a bomb at a building in the quad-city area.

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Editorial: ‘Election season’ is upon us; take care with comments

“Election season is here,” someone commented to The Daily Courier this past week.

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Editorial: Justice has come a long way

Many of Joseph James DeAngelo’s longtime neighbors in the Sacramento County, California, neighborhood where he lived said they were accustomed to the old man’s loud fits of rage over the small irritants of daily life, like his misplaced car keys.

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Editorial: Roadside memorials serve purpose for a time

The issue of roadside memorials seems to never go away.

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Editorial: The smallest victims among us need help too

To the common citizen, opioid abuse exists only among drug abusers; however, among us are people who “maintain” on painkillers that are opioids.

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Editorial: Are you seeing red yet?

You will likely be seeing red today. Around school buildings, in the crosswalks, and particularly inside the schools themselves.

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Editorial: Give ‘Dreamers’ path to citizenship

Earlier this month, Trump administration officials said they are crafting a legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes.”

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Column: Take care regulating what is said in public places

As you have seen in The Daily Courier this week, the City of Prescott’s continuing plans to manage social interactions in the city’s attractive downtown district will soon include installation of signs to warn the public away from making impromptu contributions to other members of the public.

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Editorial: National Guard troops will help at border

The United States is deploying members of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Donald Trump’s request.

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Editorial: Service dog legislation needed, but onerous

Service dogs seem to be fairly common nowadays. Question: Is that dog you see “really” a service dog?

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Editorial: New law shrouds identity of political campaign contributors in Arizona

Especially with last year’s mayoral election in Prescott so badly muddied by secret donations to political efforts for that critical local office, it is with acute disappointment that we observe the state Senate’s vote last week, approving, in a narrow margin – 17 to 13 – a measure that, since being signed into law this week by the governor, outlaws any local ordinance in Arizona that would require donors to political campaigns to be identified.

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Editorial: What would you be willing to give up to educate our children?

The state of education funding in Arizona is dire.

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