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Cantlon Column: Who knew regulators could do this

Regulators have just forced Wells Fargo to replace four of its board members because of the bank’s repeated criminal behavior.

Talk of the Town: President delivered a great State of the Union speech

As someone who has not been afraid to be critical of some of President Donald Trump’s speeches, I have to say, his State of the Union speech, Tuesday night, was masterfully written and artfully delivered.

West column: Dangers of a ‘Bloody Nose’ strike on North Korea

As State of the Union coverage was in full swing on Tuesday night, another story was quietly breaking in Washington — the Trump Administration’s once-likely nominee for the critical post of ambassador to South Korea, Victor Cha, was apparently out of the running.

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Sain Column: The rise of political parties in the USA

We seek out those with like minds, similar histories and features, and we make them our friends.

Roff Column: Technology and the Papermakers' Petition

When disruptive technology becomes widely adopted, those who rely on whatever has been displaced often turn to the government, seeking protection.

Barnes Column: A few thoughts on the Games

Later this week the Olympic Games begin.

Stossel Column: USA ranks 17th in Human Freedom Index

Is America the world’s freest country? Sadly, no.

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Friday Catchall: Fast food and Miller Valley School like chocolates?

To paraphrase Forrest Gump: you never know what you’re gonna get.

Column: Time to act on region’s big project

Throughout my campaign, I emphasized that we live in a unique and vibrant community.

Williams column: I’m giving up socks for lint

I’ve found that life is a decision-driven experiment. Some of our decisions shape the fame and fortune we may (or may not) reap.

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Column: Top 5 ways for your graduate to avoid senioritis

'Raising Prescott'

With the holiday season behind us, soon-to-be high school graduates across the country are preparing for the stretch run.

Bess column: Shut up or shut down

Chaos theory has been called the study of predicting “inherently unpredictable” systems.

Talk of the Town: Marijuana makes the opioid epidemic worse

A study published last year by the Brookings Institution Press found that white Americans with no college degree are dying in unexpectedly high numbers, especially from opioid overdose.

Durst column: Reign of error has been bumpy

These last 12 months have slogged by like cold molasses, riddled with bat guano and dripping through a tightly woven bamboo sieve.

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Sain column: Edmund Burke and the rise of conservatism

John Locke and the other great thinkers of the Enlightenment — a period that began in the 17th century and continued into the 19th century — changed how people viewed themselves and altered the justification for government.

Shannon column: Beware the conservative who grows in office

The maddening problem facing conservatives fighting the growth of big government is that much of the growth is fertilized by former conservatives who started growing it.

Talk of the Town: Student recess time would be mandated for reason

Everybody likes local control. Nobody likes mandates.

Piacenza column: What ever happened to humility?

Once upon a time in America, many of the icons we admired in sports, movies and real life were “the strong silent type.”

Stossel column: Should have kept government closed

The government is open again. That’s too bad.

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Friday Catchall: Another War on Drugs, ‘fake’ news & MVD

The Friday Catchall: • OPIOID WAR — The Courier has published quite a lot on the opioid crisis in Arizona and locally.

Talk of the Town: Does water conservation promote development?

Although water conservation is an important way to reduce groundwater pumping, people often ask, “Why should I conserve water when it will only support more new home building?”

Purcell column: Hey, Feds, take your ethanol mandate and shovel it

It’s time for Congress and the president to roll back the ethanol mandate.

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Column: Our children have a right to recess, with or without the state’s help

'Raising Prescott'

When did mandatory recess become a hot topic of discussion around the parental water cooler?

One Man’s Rant: I used to like math

Numbers in elementary school were friendly.

Column: Raw water: Threat or menace?

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts.