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Barnes: Reflections on a favorite author

I was rummaging through our home library recently and was somewhat surprised to discover that we had accumulated 17 early edition books written by Sinclair Lewis.

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Reagan: ​Avoiding the shutdown – for fun and laughs

No matter where you look, you can’t escape it.

Shannon: That long winter at Valley Shutdown

The long winter at Valley Shutdown is evidently growing more dire for federal employees.

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Friday Catchall: Being called ‘best’ comes with consequences

A lot of people now think of Prescott, Arizona, when considering where to retire, glorious downtowns, most romantic, community wellbeing, best value, and best places to see, among others.

Stossel: Shutdown ‘crisis’

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.”

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Williams: I’m blowing the top off a major story right here, right now

It all started in 1896. It ends now in 2019. Here in downtown Chino Valley.

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Graham: Forgive me for I have erred; let me count the ways

I have decided to start a new custom. Joining the ranks other venerable occasions such as International Louie Louie Day and National High Five Day, I am declaring today as the first-ever Apology Day in the Quad Cities.

Trudeau: The politics of open space protection

There’s a growing conversation about transparency in the City of Prescott’s negotiations with Arizona Eco Development (AED), starting with Tom Cantlon’s column “Closed door negotiations about the Dells are happening now” (Daily Courier, Nov. 27, 2018).

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Polman: If President Hillary Clinton had stormed out of a meeting

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis), and tells off congressional Democratic leaders by tweeting, “bye bye.”

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Purcell: It’s up to us to realize Dr. King’s dream

We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.