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Cantlon: Closed door negotiations about the Dells are happening now

Prescott continues to move toward annexing the area of the Granite Dells considered for development, and key negotiations are happening out of sight.

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Purcell: Concierge doc shows way to lower health care costs

Much like small-town doctors years ago, he isn’t paid by a third-party insurance firm. He’s paid by me, directly, at a reasonable $115 monthly.

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Roff: New pipeline will add to U.S. energy independence

Thanks to technology, innovation, and deregulation, the American energy sector is thriving.

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Manieri: From the ashes, a lesson in love and empathy

We’ve been taught a lesson which we would do well to commit to memory. It’s a lesson about love, respect and what is possible when, as one of my academic colleagues said, we see those on the opposite side as rivals rather than enemies.

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Polman: The ridiculous rebellion against Pelosi

There’s an old saying, attributed to nobody in particular, that Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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Wiederaenders: Christmastime shopping does not have to be difficult

Black Friday is one of those “events” that comes and goes in my family.

Barnes: Update on our Hungry Kids Project

Thanksgiving – To all who have written checks and raised money to feed hungry kids in our four public school districts, THANK YOU!

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Micek: A break from the political grind, one album at a time

A friend who works in campaigns recently joked that there ought to be a mandatory, two-week respite from any kind of political talk immediately after Election Day.

Tyree: Are you washing your hands correctly?

When I was a tyke, I always freaked out over the possible presence of “cat hairs and goims.” (Why a Tennessee farmboy pronounced “germs” like a hooligan in a 1930s movie set in Brooklyn, I’ll never know.)

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Stossel: Grateful for not starving

When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights.

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Friday Catchall: Many around us use opioids too

Many of us use drugs, many more of us than you realize — and it is not good.

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Bergner: A Thanksgiving Day story that’s bursting with memories

Raising Prescott

Standing at my kitchen counter, hands soaked with water, bubbles and cranberry sauce, I chose this very moment to reflect on why exactly I was doing dishes in a trash can.

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Williams: The death of advice and consent

The Democrat Party has just streamlined our legal system.

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Graham: Feed your soul with family time on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has more than one meaning for Americans.

Purcell: Give more thanks — It’s good for you

“Thanksgiving is the time of year when we reflect on our incredible blessings, but many Americans aren’t feeling very thankful?”

Reagan: American politics and tragedy

So what’s the final score? Who won the midterm elections on Tuesday night? The D team or the R team? Let’s see.

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Guzzardi: California’s worst wildfires bring more death, destruction

For California natives like me, the wildfires are a real gut punch. The wildfires are the deadliest in the state’s history with at least 76 fatalities, and hundreds unaccounted for. More than 10,000 buildings are gone, and more than 230,000 acres have burned.

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Micek: You didn’t lose the Amazon lottery. You dodged a bullet

So what do Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York, have that your city or state doesn’t? Well, everything, as it turns out.

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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.