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In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist September 15, 2019
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I ended a recent column observing that American taxpayers, not the government of Mexico or anyone else, was going to end up footing the bill for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

By John L. Micek September 15, 2019
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It was with a bit of dismay that I read the comments coming into my email’s inbox this past week regarding the smoke that surprised all of us Friday morning, Sept. 13.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 14, 2019
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Right up there near the top of my “Worst responses I’ve ever heard” list are the words, “That’s the way it is.”

By Dr. Ron Barnes September 14, 2019
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The City of Prescott has spent the summer discussing complex municipal water policy that ensures long-term viability of our city’s water supply.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier September 13, 2019
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Prescott pedestrians are scrambling across the intersection of Gurley and Montezuma streets. It is a two-week experiment by the city to see whether it improves traffic flow (people and drivers).

By Tim Wiederaenders September 12, 2019
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With most services, you get to shop around, but rarely can you do that with government-run schools.

By John Stossel September 12, 2019
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“I wanna be Bobby’s girl. I wanna be Bobby’s girl. That’s the most important thing to me.” - as sung by Marcie Blane in 1962.

By Danny Tyree September 11, 2019
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New water policies proposed by the City of Prescott leadership will speed growth, provide water outside of the city without annexation, and increase the overdraft. These new policies depend on “paper water” created by diverting the Groundwater Allowance to new development.

By Gary Beverly, Ph.D , special to the Courier September 10, 2019
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When my retired professor friend told me about it, my alarm bells went off.

By Tom Purcell September 10, 2019
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Shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August report - which showed that the economy had created a middling 130,000 new jobs - the White House issued an effusive statement.

By Joe Guzzardi September 9, 2019
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Joe Biden has long been adept at talking with a foot in his mouth, so perhaps it’s no surprise late-ly he has overdosed on whoppers. Nevertheless, it has unnerved many Democrats to hear their 2020 front-runner oscillate so frequently between fact and fiction.

By Dick Polman September 8, 2019

You probably haven’t heard about this because no shots were fired.

By RICH MANIERI, Syndicated Columnist September 8, 2019
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When we publish news of a wreck along a local roadway, reader reactions tend to go in one of two directions: blame the driver or blame the folks who constructed the road.

By Jason W. Brooks, Special to the Courier September 7, 2019
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Considering my past is something I do less and less these days.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist September 7, 2019
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It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a ratings disaster. If 20 times as many viewers had tuned in Wednesday night, about 22 million Americans today would have a real clear idea what a bunch of left-wing nutjobs are running in the Democrat presidential primary.

By Michael Reagan September 6, 2019
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A group of readers reached out to me this week asking how City of Prescott officials cannot see the mandate from the Primary Election.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 5, 2019
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On Labor Day, did you celebrate workers? More likely, you made it a day of rest.

By John Stossel September 5, 2019
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My wife and I developed a habit several years ago of reading before we drop off to sleep each night.

By Wil Williams September 4, 2019
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Do you long for the days when the only outbursts our delicate ears had to worry about were the Z word (“Zoinks!”) and the J word (“Jinkies!”)?

By Danny Tyree September 4, 2019
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The results of the municipal election should have been a wake-up call for the Prescott mayor and council. Instead Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr and others are using the results and the winning tactic (single-shot for Cathey Rusing) to excuse their comparatively poor showings.

By GERALD STRICKLIN, Special to the Courier September 3, 2019
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Despite a recent poll I am not at all concerned about whether young people are going to have enough commitment, or will be up to the work of being the next impressive generation.

By Tom Cantlon September 3, 2019
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President Donald Trump wants a wall. It just may not be the one his supporters thought they signed up for back in 2016.

By John L. Micek September 2, 2019
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An invasion from outer space might do America some good. And maybe one’s coming?

By Tom Purcell September 2, 2019
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Last week, I got an email from my friend Chris Casazza, a partner with the immigration firm Solow, Isbell and Palladino in Philadelphia. He reached out to tell me about something that had happened to a former client, and he hoped that I could tell the story.

By Christine Flowers September 1, 2019

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