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Letter: Destroying public lands

The proposed mine in the Kirkland area — where is EPA oversight in this? Environmental Impact Statement, regarding chemicals for extraction, cancer-causing dust, water quality of the valley for the future? Is the valley there a future superfund site?

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Wolfe: Potential strategies for solutions to major water issues

Despite the rain we’ve received this monsoon season, the larger water issues our region faces have not been magically resolved. In this column I discuss some issues the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) views as most important to consider.

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Purcell: The higher tech gets, the ruder we get

Our rapidly growing incivility started with the invention of the telephone-answering machine.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 6, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 6, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 6, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 6, 2018

Letter: Sparkling performance

We had an inkling of it from The Daily Courier’s “Kudos” article the previous week, and on Sunday, Aug. 26, it came to pass: That bright afternoon at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, the Arizona Philharmonic’s inaugural concert served up a sizzling, sparkling performance of our own Henry Flurry’s New Orleans-inspired compositions for a packed and grateful house.

Letter: Water study

I created a study on how the Southwest states could secure more water from Montana and the Dakotas. I sent it to 280 (plus or minus) Southwest politicians. I got one response. Guess who? John McCain.

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One Man's Rant: What could possibly go wrong with socialism?

The United States is history’s most successful national experiment in government. It’s the only time that citizens formed a government and told the government what powers it could have. ...

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Trudeau: Grasping the issue of saving the Dells

Prescott City Councilman Jim Lamerson recently wrote of his responsibilities when the city was approached by a developer with an annexation and rezoning request. He is correct in saying that “council members have the legal responsibility of grasping the issues.”

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Cantlon: Nuns are back on bus tour, this time targeting tax cuts

The Nuns on the Bus are doing a tour to raise awareness about the negative effects of the 2017 tax cut, which mostly benefited corporations and the top (wealthy), and the efforts to undo access to health care.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 5, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 5, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 5, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 5, 2018

Letter: Still discriminating

The Tribune featured an article about the use of motorcycles and loud vehicles near Spouse and Manley drives in Prescott Valley. I am always appalled by the attitude of neighbors and law enforcement officers toward the young adults in our communities. Weren’t we all young once?

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Guzzardi: Labor Day: no celebration for struggling Americans

Trying to figure out how many employment-based visas the State Department issues is a dizzying task.

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Golden: How Democrats could hurt chances in fall

In the face of month upon month of glowing reports of a national economy reaching new mile-stones, the blue wave – the movement predicted to sweep Democrats back into control of Con-gress this November – lost its momentum.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 4, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 4, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 4, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): Sept. 4, 2018

Letter: Math problems?

In last week’s Sunday Courier, Tim Carter, county schools superintendent, is quoted as saying: “The schools lose an average of 24 percent of first year teachers, and 20 percent of second-year teachers — each year.”

Letter: Attacks on the right

It seems as though half the news in this country is about how Donald Trump and some Russians hacked the last election. But this media-frenzy will have no effect if enough voters see it for what it is — an attempt to delegitimize election results unfavorable to the Democratic Party.

Letter: Loud meals

I must agree with the letter about restaurants being too loud for conversation. I hear this almost daily from Prescott residents.

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Reagan: Mr. Trump’s good friend Jeff Sessions

Along with his many other daily Tweet targets, President Trump can’t stop beating up on Jeff Sessions for being a lousy attorney general.

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Micek: The congressional race that Donald Trump is sweating the most

Politics are on the menu here at The Coffee Tree Roasters. At a patio table early one sunny August morning in this leafy Pittsburgh suburb, a quartet of friends debated President Donald Trump’s latest headache — the guilty plea by his longtime lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen.

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Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 3, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Sept. 3, 2018

Letter: Patriotism

So, congressional and other Republican politicians, you’ve always considered yourselves the patriotic party? Not when you support a president who gives in to Russia at U.S. expense, who undermines our security institutions, who has fights with our allies.

Letter: We have enough to deal with

I guess we don’t have enough to deal with in this country. OPOIDS, MS-13 gangs, school shootings, attempted bombings and division between parties supposedly there “for the people.” Our health care isn’t as good as I thought.