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I know it is hard to believe sometimes, but our government was established on the idea that it should not operate in the shadows, but that the sun should shine on its actions.

By Doug Graham March 12, 2019
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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day is upon us — which means it’s time for retailers, and too many other Americans, to perpetuate the “drunken Irishman” stereotype.

By Tom Purcell March 12, 2019
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Television’s most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation’s most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity.

By Peter Funt March 11, 2019
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I wish to announce that I am available to be a spokesman for a national TV advertising campaign. For one thing, I can fake sincerity as well as anyone...

By Wil Williams March 11, 2019
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The Daily Courier’s article (Feb. 15) on the Dells and annexation plans by Arizona Eco Development (AED) raised several interesting issues.

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I was out of the country for a week with my wife, but when we got back it was like nothing had changed.

By Michael Reagan March 10, 2019
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Public records are documents made by a government agency that are required to be kept and maintained.

By Ken Kramer, Guest Columnist March 9, 2019
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We have a difficult situation — call it an ongoing conundrum: People often call to complain we did not observe a certain “day.”

By Tim Wiederaenders March 9, 2019

Of all the nursery rhymes, silly songs and TV jingles I heard and repeated as a child, there was one I learned in my first days of school that has stuck in my memory for the many decades between then and now:

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist March 9, 2019
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This headline in Tuesday’s Courier jumped out at me; “Lawmakers vote to allow parents dropping kids off at school to carry loaded guns.”

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The experience of two Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania — a state that President Donald Trump won in 2016, and one that remains critical to his reelection chances — tells us a lot about the state of the GOP in 2019.

By John L. Micek March 8, 2019

I'm seldom late to supper, but I am sometimes late to a topic.

By Danny Tyree March 8, 2019
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ROBO THIS! — I hate robo calls. There, I said it. I imagine you don’t exactly like them either.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 7, 2019
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If you are an American college professor, the way you get a raise or tenure is by getting papers published in “academic journals.”

March 7, 2019
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I’m a native Californian who grew up in the 1950s when the state was truly Golden.

By Joe Guzzardi, Syndicated Columnist March 6, 2019
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When I applied for work at The Daily Courier, I will admit I had baseball on my mind, since Arizona is the home of Cactus League spring training.

By Doug Graham March 5, 2019

A leading state Republican wrote a recent opinion piece encouraging Republicans to take climate change seriously, but he framed it in a way that is, remarkably, simultaneously positive and sad.

By Tom Cantlon March 5, 2019
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Nothing short of Mingus Mountain has ever created a divide between the Verde Valley and the Prescott communities quite like the great water war of the 1990s.

By Dan Engler March 4, 2019
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Democrats are moving quickly to address problems faced by both parties in the last presidential campaign concerning early-stage debates.

By Peter Funt March 4, 2019
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Sadie’s name and situation are generalized for purposes of this column, which reflects my volunteer association with Kindred Hospice in Prescott.

By Wil Williams March 3, 2019
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Today, March 3, kicks off the Courier Cares “Lew Loves the Zoo” fundraiser. The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott, is a “rescue” zoo — meaning,

By Tim Wiederaenders March 2, 2019

It goes somewhat like this: An old friend asks how and what I am doing, and in the course of replying I mention that I am still writing a column for The Courier.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 2, 2019
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A Florida math teacher recently decided to conduct an experiment, asking each student to walk up to the front of the classroom and mark on the whiteboard a tally every time they received a notification on their cellphones.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 1, 2019
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Locally and nationally, we have various political problems, we all know what they are by now, and I don’t enjoy harping on them.

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Fire season is fast approaching. Although the winter and spring are on track to receive added moisture as compared to the past few years, it in no way means we can let our guard down.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier March 1, 2019