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1:26 AM Sun, Nov. 18th



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Lamerson: Is it time for residents of Prescott to purchase portion of Dells?

During a July 25, 1961, speech, John F. Kennedy said, “The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What is mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.’”

Piacenza: Unethical means cheapen the ends

The mid-terms are over at last, although as of this writing several important races aren’t yet decided.

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Esson: Here’s why we oppose a multi-family rezone at Pronghorn Ranch

Imagine you moved to your dream home, thinking that the town’s plan for the front door of your neighborhood was reasonable—only to learn it may be changed in a most unwelcome way.

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Funt: Give Trump credit when due

Stuck in a hotel room watching CNN the other day, I happened to catch live coverage of Donald Trump’s short speech about the “First Step Act,” concerning criminal justice reforms.

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Funt: Dogs get their day in Florida voting

Amid the brouhaha over Senate and gubernatorial voting, there was clarity here in the Sunshine State about one thing: Floridians are fed up with the cruel practice of organized dog racing.

Stossel: Single-payer health care

America needs single-payer health care, say progressives.

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Graham: Turning the page on an uncomfortable year

Big announcement: I “celebrate” my 55th birthday on Friday.

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Cantlon: The Dells ... it’s not about property rights, it’s about negotiation

In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.

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Purcell: Effective wit a dying art in politics

Among today’s most regrettable trends is the dying art of effective humor and satire in politics.

Guzzardi: After midterms, US tech workers still friendless in Congress

In Kansas’ Third District, IT has a strong presence with Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Over time, since taking office in 2011, the district’s soon-to-be former representative, Kevin Yoder, fell in love with the H-1B employment-based visa.

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Manieri: Another election has come and gone. Now what?

It’s usually at this point when I start reviewing what I’ve seen and heard over the past several months and try to make some sense of it, not unlike what a psychologist might do with a particularly vivid and disturbing nightmare.

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Polman: Blue wave meets red wall: Split decision for a divided nation

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ... “

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Haddad: Give food, give money, wave or salute, but don’t judge

“Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”

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Barnes: For all the children

I lease to you, my children, for the duration of your stay on this tumultuous, rolling ball —

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Beverly: Water for development often only on paper

Annexation applications by the Deep Well Ranch and Arizona Eco developments have awakened public concern about growth.

Funt: Onward to 2020

If you thought the midterms were bad - marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism - you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s 2020 time.

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Friday Catchall: Pets, vets and votes this week

The headlines on the emails were “Bring a pet home for the holidays” and “Give a pet the best gift of all — a home for the holidays,” something I do not support.

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Stossel: Told you so!

Republicans held the Senate! Democrats took the House but by a narrower margin! Did I just embarrass myself?

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Tyree: What if comic strip characters aged normally?

Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley?”

Williams: A hobby shouldn’t have you for lunch

A hobby is something you love to do without being paid to do it. Since I no longer have a fulltime career, I’ve developed hobbies that motivate my metabolism.

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Graham: Talking in the park with George

Election Day always makes me reminisce about my years working at newspapers.

Tyree: Veterans Day: Is it enough?

“What have you done for us lately?”

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Purcell: Smaller American towns connect in ways those in Washington don’t

After living in Washington, D.C., for nearly eight years, I love being back home in Pittsburgh.

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Manieri: Maybe we should try listening, for a change

It might be that our political discourse is what it is because those involved are satisfied with the status quo.

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Shannon: Trump says ‘adios’ to birthright citizenship

Ending birthright citizenship, better known as dropping the anchor baby, is the most significant illegal immigration reform the President Trump has announced.