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I’ve written before about dark forces that are thriving to erode the character and traditions of America.

By Wil Williams May 25, 2022
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The writer Alan Furst has shrewdly observed, “Fascism famously stomps around in jackboots, but it sometimes wears carpet slippers, padding about softly on the edges of one’s life, and in a way that is worse.”

By Dick Polman May 25, 2022
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Just moments before writing this column, I received the heart-wrenching news that 14 elementary school kids and a teacher were killed by yet another mass shooter. This time in Uvalde, Texas.

By Aaron Valdez May 24, 2022
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Should you invest in the stock market now or wait? That is the tough question the money experts are discussing.

By Tom Purcell May 24, 2022
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One recent study found that a person could survive 30 days without food and still live. Humans can survive for three days without water, if they are in the shade, have a cool body temperature, and are not physically exerting themselves. ...

By JOEL THOMAS, Special to the Courier May 23, 2022
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The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. He wanted to kill Black people. We don’t know exactly how he developed his hatred, but we know that it was the motivating factor in his rampage because it’s confirmed by his own words.

By Christine Flowers May 23, 2022
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The writer Alan Furst has shrewdly observed, “Fascism famously stomps around in jackboots, but it sometimes wears carpet slippers, padding about softly on the edges of one’s life, and in a way that is worse.”

May 22, 2022
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I’ve always believed in the primacy of market forces, and how every time we try to artificially direct the outcomes of a market, just the opposite occurs.

By STEVE SISCHKA, Special to the Courier May 21, 2022
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Life can be going along just fine and then you do something dumb, like not checking if there’s a toothpick in the appetizer you’ve just popped into your mouth and gulped down without really chewing.

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We’re living in gray times, bobbing in a sea of information where there is no longer much black or white.

By Peter Funt May 20, 2022
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This week I received some emails from folks wondering where their license plate refund is. Yes, money.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 19, 2022
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Editorial cartoon (1): May 20, 2022

May 19, 2022
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The price of gas keeps rising. “The reason for that is because of Putin’s war,” said President Joe Biden.

By John Stossel May 19, 2022
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A few weeks back I was talking television with some colleagues about TV back in the day, and I mentioned a few shows that I’ve grown to love through syndication, after not paying that much attention during their initial run.

By Jim Wright May 18, 2022
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Hi there. My name is Jim. Jim Slade. I want to set the record straight about some stagecoach “robberies” a number of years ago not far from Prescott.

By Wil Williams May 18, 2022
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In the world of comic books, Spider-Man learns that “with great power comes great responsibility,” a point that is hammered home when the young hero fails to stop a criminal who later kills his beloved uncle.

May 17, 2022
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Prom season is upon us.

By Tom Purcell May 17, 2022
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Chino Valley Mayor Jack Miller wanted to be a police officer when he was young. But that was before he saw Phoenix TV coverage of a fugitive who had killed his wife and fled.

By Wil Williams May 17, 2022
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When you dial 911 in an emergency, you rightfully expect your local fire department to show up promptly. If you live in an urban area where 911 response times typically average about five or six minutes, a rapid response is the norm.

By PAUL BOYER, Special to the Courier May 16, 2022
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Cats are said to have nine lives. Rasputin was said to have almost as many. If only the #MeToo movement had the same brief lifespan.

By Christine Flowers May 16, 2022
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If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

By Elwood Watson May 15, 2022
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I was asked the other day for a list of questions that I might ask a potential governing board member to determine their practical knowledge and understanding of school districts.

By TIM CARTER, Special to the Courier May 14, 2022
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If you come from a family with several children, you’ve no doubt had the experience of sharing a room with a sibling or two.

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Even if you’ve only been casually following the fiery debate over abortion rights in the days since a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion eviscerating Roe v. Wade became public, you are likely well aware that there are deeply entrenched opinions among those who support and oppose abortion rights.

By John L. Micek May 13, 2022
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Earlier this week I took a break to walk over to the intersection of Highway 69 and Robert Road. Demolition crews were tearing down the old Circle K there and I needed a photo; it had stood vacant for about two years.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 12, 2022

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