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The current city ballot measure — to support or not a franchise agreement for a natural gas pipeline system citywide — should receive a No vote.

October 14, 2021
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Why read The Daily Courier? Whether it is to follow the decisions the Prescott City Council made, from the mundane to the controversial; your local school board’s decisions on curriculum (or masks); the upcoming events – happening at what time and where; or how old your neighbor is now or whether or not their child played in the big game, everyone who reads the Courier has their own reasons for doing so.

By The Daily Courier October 6, 2021
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Times certainly have changed. Rewind 12 years or so — the Prescott area, and much of the country, was in the throes of chaos: the Great Recession was tightening public and private budgets.

By The Daily Courier September 15, 2021
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The system broke down Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Humboldt Unified School District’s special meeting. The school board members abdicated their responsibility, and many parents behaved worse than incorrigible children.

August 21, 2021
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Years ago, we published an editorial, “Kneel and ‘believe in something?’ How about do the right thing.” It centered on Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 surpassed his fame as a quarterback in the NFL when he ignited a firestorm of controversy by choosing to kneel on one knee, rather than stand, while the National Anthem was being played.

By The Daily Courier July 28, 2021
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Ten days. That is how long you have until your ballot is due in the City of Prescott mail-in Primary Election.

By The Daily Courier July 24, 2021
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Ten days. That is how long you have until your ballot is due in the City of Prescott mail-in Primary Election.

By The Daily Courier July 24, 2021
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The state of Arizona has enacted a 2021-22 budget of $1.9 billion worth of tax cuts. And, setting aside who benefits most — the wealthy or the poor — it is a huge deal.

By The Daily Courier July 14, 2021
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Every election is a chance at forging our future, and the 2021 Prescott City Council and Mayoral election is no different. Who can we trust to make decisions for us?

July 6, 2021
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Some things can become legendary, even morph — or can be twisted — into what they truly are not. Propositions 400 and 401 are two of them.

June 30, 2021
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A few weeks ago, Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to veto any legislation that comes to his desk before the state budget. He started with 22 bills that were already on his desk.

By The Daily Courier June 22, 2021
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Elections are a matter of local control, particularly when it comes to the state’s 19 charter cities.

By The Daily Courier May 8, 2021
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The issue of “parklets” is back today, March 23, for Prescott City Council review.

By The Daily Courier March 22, 2021
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Be careful what you wish for. That is a message that applies to Arizona’s stance on the Second Amendment.

By The Daily Courier March 20, 2021
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By The Daily Courier March 8, 2021
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There is something unfortunate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) picking Yavapai County as ground zero for a new, comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths throughout Arizona involving opioids, especially fentanyl.

March 3, 2021
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One year ago we wrote in this space the Prescott Regional Airport expansion is “good for Prescott and the Quad Cities.”

By The Daily Courier February 24, 2021
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Many of our local businesses have felt the economic impacts of the pandemic.

By The Daily Courier February 23, 2021
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This is an editorial of mixed messages coming from the state, surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Daily Courier February 20, 2021
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It was called “Snowmageddon 2,” rivaling a 2019 storm’s results.

By The Daily Courier February 6, 2021
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Earlier this month The Daily Courier Editorial Board announced that the newspaper would work harder in 2021 to increase community emphasis by asking our local columnists to write about local topics ...

By The Daily Courier January 27, 2021
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The Prescott area is not, nor should it be, about division or derision. When the chips have been down in the past, we have come together as a community.

By The Daily Courier January 20, 2021
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As part of the agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 12, Prescott City Council meeting is a schedule laying out the process of how councilors will fill Billie Orr’s seat.

By The Daily Courier January 9, 2021
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Resolutions. What a hot topic every year as people vow, with the best of intentions, that they will improve their lives in the new year that awaits them.

January 2, 2021
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This editorial was written by Francis P. Church and first published in The New York Sun in 1897. It has become a holiday tradition.

December 24, 2020

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