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Arizona is by no means out of the woods in its war against the COVID-19 pandemic. But, there is growing evidence we are winning a key important battle. We have slowed the rate of virus infections, the long-desired goal of flattening the curve. Six months into the pandemic, Arizona’s data collection has made a few things perfectly clear.

By The Daily Courier August 5, 2020
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Elections in America have come a long way since 1858. That is when Abraham Lincoln was challenging Stephen Douglas for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois.

By The Daily Courier August 1, 2020
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This week, Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to address the start of the school year and face-to-face instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.

By The Daily Courier July 22, 2020
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In recent days a post has been circulating on local social media pages that reveals an ugly reality — that there are hateful racists living among us in the Quad Cities.

By The Daily Courier July 13, 2020
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Today, The Daily Courier Editorial Board is making its Primary Election recommendations.

By The Daily Courier July 11, 2020
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When one considers our communities’ safety, and a threat to our very lives, what comes to mind? COVID-19, right?

By The Daily Courier July 8, 2020
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A perennial issue in the State of Arizona is education, specifically education funding.

By The Daily Courier July 7, 2020
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Nearly every morning for many years a woman sits down and sends us a string of electronic hate mail. It’s not only hate mail about the newspaper staff, it’s also hate mail about many, many things.

By The Daily Courier July 4, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision Wednesday to provide Arizona cities and counties with the power necessary to require people to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a step in the right direction.

By The Daily Courier June 17, 2020
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Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that the state will not require residents to wear masks in public, and from the reactions we’ve seen on social media and through comments sent to the Courier it appears a good many people agree with him.

By The Daily Courier June 15, 2020
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With recent nationwide protests grabbing news headlines on a daily basis due to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody last month, some community leaders have recently called for the defunding, downsizing and or the altogether abolishment of police departments.

By The Daily Courier June 10, 2020
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All along in the process of Arizona Eco Development’s proposal to develop a portion of the Granite Dells, all sides have been spoken about in an abusively disparaging manner.

By The Daily Courier June 8, 2020
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All eyes were on downtown Prescott for a few hours Tuesday evening as hundreds of protesters marched at the courthouse plaza to voice their displeasure in the killing of an unarmed black man who died in police custody last week in Minnesota.

By The Daily Courier June 3, 2020
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Unlike most graduates before them, the Class of 2020 truly is entering a world of the unknown. A worldwide pandemic has made sure of that, and then some.

By The Daily Courier May 27, 2020
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As our communities grow — consider: traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, nonprofits needing volunteers, law enforcement and rescues, and more — these challenges receive help from local, state and federal governments … or not.

By The Daily Courier May 23, 2020
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“Be Kind to Your Mind.” That’s the message the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking all of us to remember during this pandemic.

May 20, 2020
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We recently received a message from a woman who was offended by one of the editorial cartoons that appeared on the Courier’s opinions page.

By The Daily Courier May 16, 2020
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Up close and personal, day after day, Yavapai County’s law enforcement officers are our front line in fighting crime. During this COVID-19 pandemic, most residents are focused on staying at home, social distancing, and wearing protective equipment when officers interact with them.

By The Daily Courier May 13, 2020
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As area businesses and government offices begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic we applaud the tri-city mayors for deciding to keep face masks as a choice for residents visiting city and town facilities. However...

By The Daily Courier May 11, 2020
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One of the symptoms of a coronavirus infection is fever. You would think a lot of people have COVID-19 based on that – or their frustrations are boiling over.

By The Daily Courier May 6, 2020
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We want to take a moment to express our sincerest thanks to you, our customers, who continue to read The Daily Courier. We especially want to thank the more than 1,000 readers who have donated money to help us continue reporting at a time when our supporting local businesses are closed down or operating on modified business models and are unable to advertise.

By The Daily Courier May 2, 2020
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Thanks to a Gov. Doug Ducey executive order to administer 60,000 tests for COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the next three weekends, quad-city residents now have a chance to get tested, and tested quickly, if they so choose.

By The Daily Courier April 29, 2020
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There is a missive making the rounds on social media that is a mixture of humor, hope and assurance in these trying times.

By The Daily Courier April 25, 2020
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State lawmakers are debating whether to return to work or not, and wildland firefighters are eying the upcoming fire season, while the National Forest Service has already banned campfires.

By The Daily Courier April 22, 2020

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