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Editorial: AZMerit unearths chasm of perception

Yes, the AZMerit scores are in. And, yes, local schools showed a little improvement, year over year.

Editorial: Stop the robocalls, FCC

“Ring, ring, ring,” followed by a recording. That’s what Arizonans have heard more than ever this year on our cell and landline phones.

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Haupt Jr.: New commercial passenger service a big deal

When the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 17, 2018, it had chosen SkyWest Airlines to provide commercial passenger service at Prescott Municipal Airport, I nodded in agreement because travel from and to Prescott was about to get a whole lot easier for me and other folks.

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Editorial: ‘Ballot harvesting’ versus voter responsibility

Some people just cannot get to the polls at election time.

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Editorial: Prescott Police kick it in Lip Sync Challenge

Law enforcement officers and employees have tough jobs. They handle tense calls for help. They run toward danger. They make quick decisions in complex situations. And they sing and dance ...

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Editorial: Saving water is a year-round responsibility

We’re in a drought. Though the area is currently receiving precipitation from monsoons, the rainfall will not be enough to undo our water shortage.

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Editorial: Why would Forest Service let Stubbs Fire burn?

“Why would Prescott National Forest officials not fight the Stubbs Fire and just let it burn?” That is a question that several readers have asked us this week.

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Editorial: Would ballot measure fix ‘dirty money’ woes?

Do we have a right to know who is influencing an election? Voters in 2018 may get a chance to change the rules — but not necessarily on the local level.

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Editorial: Remember what today’s holiday commemorates

This is the day for picnics and entertainment events. (We’d say fireworks, but we will get to that later.)

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Editorial: Rep. Stringer badly misses mark on ‘apology tour’

Prescott Rep. David Stringer went on the road last week to mend some fences. Stringer had come under fire following comments he made at a June 12 Republican Men’s Forum in Prescott.

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Editorial: Hotshots memorial fitting, done right

After years of diligent work and dozens of meetings, Prescott will have a memorial fitting for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30, 2013 fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Editorial cartoon (1): June 25, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (1): June 25, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (2): June 25, 2018

Editorial Cartoon (2): June 25, 2018

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Editorial: Majority condemn Stringer’s comments as racist; others say they’re true

Earlier this month, Prescott’s own Rep. David Stringer came under fire nationally after he gave a speech at the local Republican Men’s Forum on June 12. Critics, including the head of the Arizona Republican Party, deemed his comments so racist they called for his resignation.

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Editorial: Where can members of Congress live?

The fervor seems to never stop over the people who, we as Americans, have sent to Washington, D.C., to represent us.

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Editorial: Honoring journalists who have died to deliver truth (#WithoutNews)

Today, Monday June 4, 2018, journalists and news advocates around the world are pausing to remember those who have given their lives in pursuit of covering the news and freedom of the press.

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Editorial: Take the fire out of fireworks

The front page of our June 1, 2018 edition of The Daily Courier — and the dCourier.com website — we carried news of officials putting into effect a partial closure of the Prescott National Forest.

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Editorial: NFL scores with new anthem protest policy

The National Football League has put its proverbial foot down when it comes to National Anthem protests.

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Editorial: America’s silent citizens, we salute you

“It is D-Day plus five years, soldier, on this sandy coast where the world hinged on what you did."

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Editorial: School safety comes with a cost

Prescott and Humboldt school district officials are not waiting for lightning to strike here, in the wake of deadly shootings on school campuses across the country.

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Editorial: Close the forest, don't take chances

It is time to close the Prescott National Forest. Forests to the north and east of Yavapai County have done so, because of drought conditions and lack of precipitation.

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Editorial: Smokey’s right: Preventing fires is up to us

The early results are in, and it is apparent that fire season is upon us.

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Guest Editorial: Investors take aim causing Ruger to go on the defensive

Activist investors fired a warning shot during Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s annual meeting last week in Prescott and management would be wise to pay attention.

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Editorial: What it takes to be a good Samaritan

As temperatures begin to creep upward, so does the number of heat-related deaths.

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Editorial: Sign up for CodeRED and Nixle alerts for a safer fire season

On Friday many of us watched in anguish as multiple wildfires ignited near the Viewpoint subdivision in Prescott Valley.

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