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Editorial: Downtown hotel project vote needed more transparency

An Aug. 28 vote of 5-1 by the Prescott City Council continues to raise questions and concerns three weeks later.

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Editorial: Downtown Prescott hotel project vote needed more transparency

An Aug. 28 vote of 5-1 by the Prescott City Council continues to raise questions and concerns three weeks later. At the center of the storm is a 50-year, city-land lease for a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in downtown Prescott.

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Editorial: Give wisely to hurricane relief charity funds

As Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Florence continues to batter the East Coast, the need for relief has shifted into high gear.

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Editorial: Kneel and ‘believe in something?’ How about do the right thing

Colin Kaepernick, in 2016, surpassed his fame as a quarterback in the NFL when he ignited a firestorm of controversy by choosing to kneel on one knee, rather than stand, while the United States national anthem was being played.

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Guest editorial: Social media doesn’t ruin people’s lives, people do

The old saying about “guns don’t kill people, people do” has a lot in common with the use of social media today.

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Editorial: A step in the right direction

When the Northern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System was notified by national officials in June that its nursing home facility in Prescott, the Community Living Center, ranked as the lowest VA of any in the country, the distinction was a black eye for the facility.

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Editorial: AZMerit unearths chasm of perception

Yes, the AZMerit scores are in. And, yes, local schools showed a little improvement, year over year.

Editorial: Stop the robocalls, FCC

“Ring, ring, ring,” followed by a recording. That’s what Arizonans have heard more than ever this year on our cell and landline phones.

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Haupt Jr.: New commercial passenger service a big deal

When the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 17, 2018, it had chosen SkyWest Airlines to provide commercial passenger service at Prescott Municipal Airport, I nodded in agreement because travel from and to Prescott was about to get a whole lot easier for me and other folks.

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Editorial: ‘Ballot harvesting’ versus voter responsibility

Some people just cannot get to the polls at election time.