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Editorial: Growth is coming, manage it wisely

Transitions are never easy, and it’s beginning to look like this region is entering one that has already caused a great deal of angst among residents.

Editorial: The ‘War on Christmas’ is over

It’s no secret that conflict is a big draw.

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Editorial: Give firefighters the best tools to save us

This year residents in this area witnessed the Goodwin Fire, which forced some to leave their homes, and we paid close attention to the wildfires in California, that caused so much death and destruction.

Editorial: Governor, we have an education problem

The first step to addressing a problem is recognizing you have one.

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Editorial: December 7 should remind us who the enemy is

It has been 76 years since the Japanese surprised us with bombs dropping on Pearl Harbor at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time.

Editorial: How do we react to these sexual harassment revelations?

Another day and even more names of people we know, and sometimes people we respect, are revealed.

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Editorial: Enough with Deep Well and its naysayers

After two months of Planning and Zoning meetings, the Deep Well Ranch development proposal is expected to culminate Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a vote by the Prescott City Council.

Editorial: Don’t change the minimum age on marriage in Arizona

The greatest poets and musicians in history have tried to unravel the mysteries of love for centuries.

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Editorial: Court decides correctly what is a tax

Arizona voters decided in a state constitutional amendment in 1992 that any new taxes would need the approval of two-thirds of the state House and Senate before it could be enacted.

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Editorial: Frivolous lawsuits hurt everyone

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) agreed to a deal with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich last week that will end a rash of lawsuits against Arizona businesses in state courts.

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Editorial: Bergdahl did a horrible thing, and will pay a price

There are times we wish deciding an issue was easy. Right and wrong should be easy, right?

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Editorial: Navajo Nation keeps Grand Canyon free from more developments

There are perhaps no better guardians for the Grand Canyon than the people who live in and around it.

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Editorial: 'Banning the box' in Arizona is the right move

America loves redemption stories, our history is filled with them.

Column: Why children lie and how today’s parents deal with it

'Raising Prescott'

With their mom in Phoenix, the kids were able to enjoy some father time Sunday — that was until a small lie interrupted our fun.

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Editorial: Ban on ‘dark money’ makes sense

We have a right to know who is influencing an election, and voters in 2018 may get a chance to change the rules.

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Editorial: Gov. Ducey deserves praise for his KidsCare plan

Gov. Doug Ducey announced that if funding for the KidsCare program runs out as expected next month, and Congress still hasn’t acted to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), he will take money out of the state’s reserves to cover costs to keep it going.

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Editorial: National parks should not come at Cadillac prices

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” Wallace Stegner

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Editorial: State should step aside and let Bisbee govern Bisbee

In 2012 the quaint city of Bisbee decided, through its duly-elected representatives, that they were sick of all the litter ruining the views and damaging one of its major industries, tourism.

Editorial: State Education Board flunks test on grading Arizona schools

As if Arizona’s education system did not have enough problems, it’s beginning to look like the state’s new school grading system is flawed.

Editorial: Proposals losing touch: It’s not about the show

You’ve no doubt seen them, videos on Facebook where someone went to great effort to stage a marriage proposal or to ask someone to the prom.

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Editorial: The word that makes us uncomfortable

The Biloxi School District in Mississippi removed Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” off its eighth-grade reading list this month because, “There were complaints about it.

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Editorial: Vaccination case is not simply religion vs. science

There are great philosophical debates to have on when people should trust their faith and values, and when science needs to be considered.

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Editorial: Walking to school safely would include needed sidewalks

The centerpiece story on The Daily Courier’s front page Thursday, Oct. 5, asked the question: What does it take to walk to school safely?

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Editorial: Sexually transmitted infections are increasing, health care is not working

The sexually transmitted diseases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all become more common leading up to 2016, the last year numbers are available.

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Editorial: HOAs have a purpose, foreclosing is not one of them

There is no doubt that Homeowner Associations do a lot of good for communities, especially in protecting everyone’s investment in their properties.