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The recent case involving Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey in St. Louis has generated quite a firestorm of comments, both pro and con.

By Ron Anderson, Special to the Courier August 5, 2020
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Being a parent of two school-aged children growing up during the COVID-19 pandemic creates a certain level of anxiety that can be hard to explain.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 4, 2020
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I’ve published a new book, US, Everything is done by US. We can make it for US. It’s a short book in plain language that gives three ideas.

By Tom Cantlon August 4, 2020
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Especially during these times of COVID-19 shutdown, one seeks activities to keep the mind and fingers busy. I was probably first introduced to the phenomenon of knitting when my parents told me I should “tend to my own knitting” rather than be concerned about what others were doing, saying and thinking.

By Wil Williams August 4, 2020
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Nearly half a million Arizonans are living with Alzheimer’s or caring for a loved one with the disease. Prior to COVID-19, our state was grappling with how to prepare for an astounding 33% increase over the next five years in the population impacted by all dementias.

By Jackie Goodwin, Special to the Courier August 3, 2020
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“Shower the people you love with love/ Show them the way that you feel.” — James Taylor With all due respect to the five-time Grammy Award winner, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain and I’ve seen sunny days when I wished people would put their advice where the sun DON’T shine.

By Danny Tyree August 3, 2020
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Teachers are now complaining about having to go back and do what they profess to love: Teach in a classroom.

By CHRISTINE FLOWERS, Syndicated Columnist August 2, 2020
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I am so fortunate to have a library in my home. Especially now, with this frightening coronavirus scare.

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 1, 2020
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President Trump’s remarks to the nation today, as recorded by Fox News: In a few hours I will temporarily leave office, but I will never give up our fight to make America great again.

By Peter Funt July 31, 2020
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MASKS — OK, I know we’re getting tired of the Great Mask Debate — to wear them or not. But play along with me here with this true scenario. In our community, we have leaders and some are adamantly opposed to the wearing of face coverings for a variety of reasons. I’m not talking about our mayors, who have not mandated them but do wear them if they cannot socially distance.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 30, 2020
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This week, American astronauts returned to earth. Their trip to the space station was the first manned launch from the U.S. in 10 years. By NASA? No. Of course, not.

By John Stossel July 30, 2020
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Once thought of as a way to “expand the Suns brand in the state,” the Northern Arizona Suns fell victim to big-league decisions driven by money and a misunderstanding of community and commitment.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 29, 2020
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I recently read the Black Lives Matter website. The most glaring problem I saw was that the expressed justification for the group is demonstrably false.

By Wil Williams July 29, 2020
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Over the past few months, I’ve seen more people on the trails than ever. A May 7 article in the Courier reported that use of city trails has doubled as people have ventured out for socially distant exercise.

By Joe Trudeau July 28, 2020
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The 2020 Major League Baseball season is, in a manner of speaking, underway. Fans who can overlook the cardboard cutouts that have replaced them in stadium seats, or tolerate the piped-in music and masked players will be fine.

By Joe Guzzardi July 28, 2020
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Each and every one of us has been dared by colleagues to do something, go somewhere, or to act in some way that is outside our normal behavior pattern.

By Wil Williams July 28, 2020
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In the grim darkness of the night, during a heavy rainstorm many years ago, a ship was discovered in distress just off the coast of Holland. A rowboat went out to rescue the crew. The waves were enormous, and each of the men at the oars had to give all his strength and energy to reach the unfortunate sailors.

By Richard Haddad July 27, 2020
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Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Try saying Joe Biden’s clunky campaign slogan three times fast without gagging — or laughing.

By Michael Reagan July 27, 2020
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Here’s the 2020 presidential race in a nutshell: On Tuesday, Joe Biden unveiled the “third pillar” of his substantive plan to defeat our health and economic crises.

By Dick Polman July 26, 2020
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I’ve always been proud to be a part of the unique and lively Prescott community. Our community pride, fierce independence, diverse population, small-town feel, climate, natural beauty, culture and arts scene make this hometown one-of-a-kind.

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier July 25, 2020
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On the heels of the public outcry to Save the Dells, the Prescott area has produced another local bipartisan effort, “no new jail.”

By ALEXANDRA PIACENZA, Courier Columnist July 25, 2020
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Good grief: Apparently, America has yet to move past the anger phase regarding COVID-19. In 1969, you see, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross described five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

By Tom Purcell July 24, 2020
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“Not once but twice” is what some critics of the new Yavapai County jail said recently concerning defeat of the concept at the polls. Their message: “No means no.”

By Tim Wiederaenders July 23, 2020
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With elections underway we are hearing differing views regarding the Yavapai County jail project.

By CHIP DAVIS, Special to the Courier July 23, 2020
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Picture this: You are driving from Prescott to Prescott Valley, doing the speed limit, and around a dozen vehicles have passed you going at least 10 miles per hour over the stated maximum speed.

By RON ANDERSON, Courier Columnist July 22, 2020

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