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The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County and the League of Women Voters of Northern Arizona, which encompass a large part of Yavapai County, are writing to express our serious concerns with the resignations of Recorder Leslie Hoffman and Elections Director Lynn Constabile.

July 5, 2022
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I sure could use a vacation about now — but I have no plans to take one this summer.

By TOM PURCELL, Syndicated Columnist July 5, 2022
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Wayne Ballard, pastor of Grace Church, graduated from a small college in Houston with a bachelor’s in communications with an emphasis in theater.

By Wil Williams July 5, 2022
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I have been thinking what we can do to honor our veterans.

By By TOM KNOX, Special to the Courier July 4, 2022
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It was a fabulous week for conservatives, Republicans and millions of ordinary Americans.

By Michael Reagan July 4, 2022
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I can’t help but notice that the six Supreme Court justices who criminalized abortion were all raised Catholic.

By Dick Polman July 3, 2022
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Abortion. Let me be clear, I do not promote abortion.

By ART ATONNA, Special to the Courier July 2, 2022
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It’s been five years since I’ve grasped the metal handrails at Mather Point and stared at the vast canyon rippling out across the horizon.

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I knew I was in trouble when the dollars needed to water my grass each month exceeded the square footage of my lawn. For me, in Central California, that number is 1,400.

By Peter Funt July 1, 2022
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Among my many emails this week were some declaring Arizona being “on the cutting edge of school choice in the nation.” Like so many other things, it’s true — from a certain perspective.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 30, 2022
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Now abortion law is up to the states. Some will ban it, while most blue states will allow it in some form.

By John Stossel June 30, 2022
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We all know that Prescott is a highly desirable community to live and work in.

By Phil Goode, Special to the Courier June 29, 2022
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It’s been way too long since I lit a sparkler as the sun goes down on the Fourth of July.

By Tom Purcell June 29, 2022
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Summertime in Arizona is something that all of us residents seem to dread. Not only does it get unbearably hot, but the heat can also spark an outbreak of wildfires across the state, which can cause a whole heap of problems.

By Aaron Valdez June 28, 2022
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As the country emerges from that blasted COVID misery, developers are, once again, making plans to provide the homes and neighborhoods that Americans will need as everyone teeters back toward normal.

By Wil Williams June 28, 2022
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The cost of drugs in the United States is a hot topic. Courier Editor Tim Wiederaenders noted that in a recent column that caught my attention.

By JOEL J. THOMAS, Special to the Courier June 27, 2022
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I cry to see what’s happened to Disney. When I was growing up ...

By Michael Reagan June 27, 2022
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To millions of oblivious Americans, “democracy” is just an abstraction conjured by dead men in powdered wigs, and “fascism” is just something with swastikas on the History Channel.

By Dick Polman June 26, 2022
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There’s something about having a small animated dog around the house that brightens a day. I know; I’ve had one in the household for a little less than half my life, and those have been the best times I’ve known.

By Jim Wright June 25, 2022
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Often, when I tell someone I write a column for the Courier, he or she will ask, “Oh, what’s it about?”.

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If you want to know what the slide into fascism looks like, go back and review Tuesday’s session of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

By John L. Micek June 24, 2022
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I am out of the office this week. As I sit here eating breakfast, I hear the news declare the monsoons have begun. “Not at my house,” I reply. Here is a column of mine from July 2017 that is timeless. Enjoy.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 23, 2022
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A woman tells the cop who stopped her in a carpool lane she’s allowed to drive there because her pronouns are “they” and “them.”

By John Stossel June 23, 2022
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How many movies have you seen or how many books have you read recently that claimed to be “Based on a true story”?

By Wil Williams June 22, 2022
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You’ve probably seen the screaming headlines about a Gallup survey revealing that Americans’ belief in God has hit an all-time low.

By Danny Tyree June 22, 2022

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