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Graham: It’s a wrap - Keep this holiday tradition alive

I think gift wrapping is becoming a lost art. People don’t seem to want to buy paper, tape and bows, then take the time to wrap a box.

Cantlon: George H.W. Bush’s mistake is still costing us

George H.W. Bush made perhaps the most costly mistake in post-WWII U.S. history.

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Talk of the Town: Media distorting Rep. Stringer’s constitutional right to free speech

We as Arizona state legislators voluntarily seek public office. Yet once elected, we are instantly denied a true sphere of privacy.

Purcell: I’m dreaming of a debt-free Christmas

Merry debt-fueled Christmas, America! According to a recent NerdWallet study, nearly 40 million Americans are still struggling to pay off credit-card debts from last Christmas.

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Manieri: The media’s revisionist history of Republican presidents

Some things look worse over time — bread, milk, my hairline. Other things get better — wine, cheese, Tom Brady.

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Funt: A strategy for giving

In the emergency room and on the battlefield it’s easy to appreciate the wisdom of a triage system: Those with the greatest need are helped first.

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Guzzardi: Babe Ruth - From shirt maker to Medal of Freedom winner

To hear Babe Ruth tell his story, he was the best shirt maker that the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys ever had.

Barnes: Looking for a very good book?

You probably won’t be interested in this book unless you are educators (K-16) or parents of either young children, high school youngsters or college students, or grandparents of any of these, or know folks who are in any of these categories.

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Tucker: Coyotes vs. antelope, which do we want?

I read with interest the article on coyote hunts or control and the opposition to them from local citizens.

Micek: Will Trump listen to Lindsey Graham?

What got into Lindsey Graham?

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Friday Catchall: What is Rep. Stringer’s job?

I have found this to be an interesting week — the condemnation by many community and political leaders of Rep. David Stringer’s remarks, Humboldt schools banning him from the HUSD campuses, and the NAACP reportedly boycotting Prescott as a result.

Stossel: The creepy line

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people.

Williams: I never wanted to be an Egyptologist

As I’ve indicated in previous columns, even though I’m beyond the career selection stage of my life, I continue to think about professions I would have – and would not have -- wanted to take on.

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Graham: End the tradition of naming a child Doug

This column could upset people across the state, all the way to the governor’s office, but its message must be delivered:

Purcell: Good grief! Critics miss Christmas specials’ points

Good grief! With everything in everyday American life politicized, count on someone, somewhere, being offended by something, anything - even classic Christmas TV specials.

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Tyree: Christmas gifts for bosses: Let the stress begin!

Does your workplace have a tradition of employees giving a Christmas gift (er, holiday gift ... um, scrupulously secular seasonal transfer of goods) to the boss?

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Guzzardi: Bush 41, hero to many also ushered in cheap labor era

Few Americans have lived such a blessed life as George H.W. Bush.

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Manieri: ‘Bah, humbug’ to social media trolls

I was one of the first to speak out against Twitter. In fact, I was one of the first to speak out against a lot of things.

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Micek: Bush-appointed judge credits Roberts for standing up to Trump

John E. Jones III doesn’t look or sound much like a rebel. Like a lot of federal judges, he’s given to sober suits, long pauses, and thoughtful and deliberative sentences.

Piacenza: Troubling topic deserves attention

Two teen-centered programs recently collaborated to conduct a conference on a topic as important to adults as to their young constituents.

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Mengarelli: Prescott’s airport, citizen involvement highlights for 2018

As my first full year as mayor comes to a close and I look back at what has occurred in our great city, I am amazed.

Oberg: Fly Prescott!

The Friends of the Prescott Airport is a group of local citizens who want to inform and encourage the public in the Quad-Cities to utilize the Prescott Regional Airport and to see the potential of the Prescott Airport (PRC) to serve our community now and into the future.

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Friday Catchall: City Hall changes, subsidies, drugs and prizes?

• CITY HALL — The story about officials with the City of Prescott reimagining the city’s vision, possibly including a new city hall, was interesting — especially considering the changes.

Stossel: Pro-smoking government

E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco.

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Hon: My dreams are within reach

Hi, I’m Kyle Hon. I’m a 10-year-old boy. I’m just a regular-looking kid on the outside, but I was born with high functioning autism.