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2:42 PM Sun, Sept. 23rd



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Piacenza: Civilization 101 - Learn to behave

How did humankind evolve from a loosely connected band of primitive hominids whose mission in life was merely to survive, to citizens of the multi-faceted, complex society we live in today?

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Micek: Under Trump, it’s easy to like Ike

The golf clubs in the laundry room at the rear of Dwight Eisenhower’s farmhouse here are perched and ready, as if the 34th president of the United States might come and fetch them at any moment.

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Funt: Jamestown is now a very funny place

As thousands of tourists crowded into the center of town in search of hearty laughs, I walked over to Lake View Cemetery for a look at Lucy’s grave.

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Friday Catchall: School is in session; do you know the rules?

Anyone who has read my columns for even a short period of time knows I am big on safety and preparation. The most common topic for this is wildfire season — the Prescott area’s annual cause of worry and distress.

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Stossel: Ignorant Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders is all over the internet! New York Magazine says he is “quietly building a digital media empire.”

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Purcell: Home alone no way to work

Just as more private-sector organizations are calling telecommuting workers back to the office, two politicians in Washington hope to encourage federal agencies to allow more government employees to work from home.

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Reagan: Tweet presidentially, Mr. Trump

Trump is still being Trump.

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Bergner: LeBron James goes above and beyond with ‘I Promise School’

Raising Prescott

The first day of school has come and gone for most local kids in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and surrounding areas.

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West: Why is election security a partisan issue?

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan body responsible for key aspects of voter registration, election administration, and technical guidelines for voting systems.

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Funt: News by the numbers

“Ninety percent of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving.”

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Shannon: How dare Catholic hospitals protect the unborn? is an Opposition Media website that assures us of its superiority and authority: “FiveThirtyEight, uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and, culture.”

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Polman: Donald Trump and ‘the death of truth’

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we’re often benumbed.

Barnes: A matter of character

As an only child, I learned how to get along with other kids by imitating the behavior of older boys I respected.

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Micek: The Trump show returns to Pennsylvania

In a test of his election year clout, President Donald Trump returned a familiar electoral battleground recently to try to put one of his biggest supporters over the top in a key U.S. Senate race.

Tyree: Will you survive National Garage Sale Day?

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event.

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Friday Catchall: Rain in buckets pervasive, near-death encounters

• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of

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Stossel: Working for tips

Union protesters and celebrity advocates have decided that waiters’ tips aren’t big enough.

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Mengarelli: Changing the paradigm for commercial air service in Arizona

We are pleased to announce new Essential Air Service (EAS) for Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC), featuring commercial jet service for the first time in our aviation history.

Micek: In doing nothing, sometimes, you do everything

SOMEWHERE ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND — From my beach chair, there’s a strong wind blowing in from across the water, rippling the pages of my book, as moisture slowly condenses on the beer bottle at my side.

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Mascher: ‘Abolish ICE’ not good idea for Arizona, Yavapai County

As Yavapai County Sheriff, my top priority is public safety.

Purcell: D.C. vs Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.

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Bergner: Neighborhood speedway cause for concern in Prescott Valley

Raising Prescott

Instead of enjoying peaceful crickets chattering, the summer wind blowing through local trees or a distant monsoon storm lighting up the sky only to hear thunder seconds later, residents in my Prescott Valley neighborhood are often treated to the soothing sounds of a racetrack.

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Guzzardi: Prospects for reducing rush-hour traffic ‘dim’

Summer is half over, which means that many people have taken their traditional driving vacation, and likely encountered oppressive traffic.

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Polman: Lots of tips on how to live sanely in Trumplandia

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an anecdotal basis.

Shannon: Kavanaugh’s audition to join Oracles at Delphi

The Claremont Institute and the James Wilson Institute recently co-hosted a panel discussing “The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Battle of Two Constitutions.”