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Friday Catchall: Election turnoffs, read it here & take to air

A “rant” that came across my desk recently spoke the truth: These candidates who air negative and accusatory advertisements about their opponents — instead of telling us their stance on issues — do not realize they are actually convincing us not to vote for them

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Stossel: Shut up, they explain

Gloria Alvarez, the young woman from Guatemala I wrote about last week, just got blocked by Facebook. Why? Because she criticizes socialism.

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Wiederaenders: Cars, trucks are for driving – not distractions

It is with a heavy heart that I have listened to and read readers’ comments about the ordinance concerning distracted driving.

Tyree: Do you have an irrational fear of Halloween?

My son Gideon will not be trick-or-treating this year.

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Doug Graham: Candidates: Please play nice, and pick up your signs

I remember how excited I was to vote for the first time.

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Tom Cantlon: A positive note about some dedicated people

Want to read something positive? There’s a quote I’ll share with you but let me mention where it comes from.

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Purcell: Dietary scientists, make up your minds!

Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again!

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Alex Rodriquez: Please go away

For baseball bugs, to use the 1900’s word for fans, October is the sweetest month – play in, play off, and eventually World Series games.

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Reagan: The true party of evil

The Democrats and their parrots and lapdogs in the liberal media never stop accusing people on the right of being racists, sexists and homophobes.

Shannon: Nov. 6, the day conservatives go on strike

Republican incumbents are getting nervous as Election Day approaches, and for good reason. T

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Barnes: A few thoughts on not growing up

I acknowledge that I am old.

Tyree: Parents, do you know where your love letters are?

Maybe I shouldn’t share something so personal with the world, but…my love affair with books continues unabated.

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Funt: Corporate names go from dollars to donuts

It seems that in the age of abbreviated communication, where “r u ok?” passes for a sentence, and KFC is a place that used to be called Kentucky Fried Chicken, the name Dunkin’ Donuts is simply too big a mouthful.

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Purcell: Failing US citizenship

“If younger generations don’t know why and how America is such a great nation, we are doomed!”

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Friday Catchall: Cell ban a tool; airshow awe; news, what we do!

I have received many emails this past week concerning the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors’ action that, as of Nov. 2, will outlaw use of hand-held devices while driving.

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Micek: Trump goes full Trump in yet another Pennsylvania rally

ERIE, Pa. — With his second U.S. Supreme Court confirmation in the bag, President Donald Trump took a victory lap around this city by the lake on Wednesday night, skewering “radical” Capitol Hill Democrats and the “dishonest” media, even as he exhorted supporters to vote in next month’s midterm election.

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Williams: Saving a reputation

For many years, I have been hearing that iceberg lettuce is a worthless form of green leaves that should be shunned and even banned from the kitchen.

Cunningham: Your journalism has never been more important

Not every U.S. president has agreed with Jefferson about the importance of journalism, of course.

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Graham: Newspapers: It’s the people I have met along the way

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Geiger: Community journalism matters because communities matter

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”

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Bergner: Slowing down Prescott Valley drivers, one road at a time

Raising Prescott

With National Newspaper Week upon us, professional journalists and their organizations across the country are receiving the proverbial pat on the back for keeping their community informed and up to date on local issues and beyond.

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Flowers: When we officially abandon civil discourse

Hoping that a child will be raped is the vilest thought that can be formed in the civilized brain. There is no “larger picture,” no justification, no explanatory context. Unfortunately, it’s no longer out of bounds in social discourse.

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Zweifel: Journalism matters because democracy matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

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Guzzardi: Anatomy of a flip-flopper’s re-election campaign

According to the latest Gallup poll, the congressional approval rate is currently just 19 percent, with 76 percent disapproving. Congress’ miserable showing surprises no one. After Election Day, campaign promises abruptly vanish, and are replaced by an agenda that voters would never have supported.

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Beverly: Arizona water law destroys rivers

Arizona water laws fundamentally threaten the upper Verde River.