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Editorial: National Guard’s Charlie Company has a job to do

A beautiful show of pride filled the streets of Prescott Valley on Sunday, when the town gave the National Guard Infantry Unit Charlie Company 1st Battalion-158 a parade and grand send-off.

Editorial: Do not give power to those who divide

Last month someone called a local law enforcement agency making a claim that there was a bomb at a building in the quad-city area.

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Editorial: ‘Election season’ is upon us; take care with comments

“Election season is here,” someone commented to The Daily Courier this past week.

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Editorial: Justice has come a long way

Many of Joseph James DeAngelo’s longtime neighbors in the Sacramento County, California, neighborhood where he lived said they were accustomed to the old man’s loud fits of rage over the small irritants of daily life, like his misplaced car keys.

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Editorial: Roadside memorials serve purpose for a time

The issue of roadside memorials seems to never go away.

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Editorial: The smallest victims among us need help too

To the common citizen, opioid abuse exists only among drug abusers; however, among us are people who “maintain” on painkillers that are opioids.

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Editorial: Are you seeing red yet?

You will likely be seeing red today. Around school buildings, in the crosswalks, and particularly inside the schools themselves.

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Editorial: Give ‘Dreamers’ path to citizenship

Earlier this month, Trump administration officials said they are crafting a legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes.”

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Column: Take care regulating what is said in public places

As you have seen in The Daily Courier this week, the City of Prescott’s continuing plans to manage social interactions in the city’s attractive downtown district will soon include installation of signs to warn the public away from making impromptu contributions to other members of the public.

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Editorial: National Guard troops will help at border

The United States is deploying members of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Donald Trump’s request.

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Editorial: Service dog legislation needed, but onerous

Service dogs seem to be fairly common nowadays. Question: Is that dog you see “really” a service dog?

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Editorial: New law shrouds identity of political campaign contributors in Arizona

Especially with last year’s mayoral election in Prescott so badly muddied by secret donations to political efforts for that critical local office, it is with acute disappointment that we observe the state Senate’s vote last week, approving, in a narrow margin – 17 to 13 – a measure that, since being signed into law this week by the governor, outlaws any local ordinance in Arizona that would require donors to political campaigns to be identified.

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Editorial: What would you be willing to give up to educate our children?

The state of education funding in Arizona is dire.

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Editorial: Bill collector will come for I-17; only one solution remains

This week the Arizona Department of Transportation will host a meeting to lay out its plans and options regarding Interstate 17 – how the 60-year-old freeway could be fixed to avoid traffic backups.

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Editorial: Many questions remain concerning hazing at Mingus

Many questions remain concerning what was first reported as “an incident” on one of the Mingus Union High School athletic team buses.

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Editorial: Fatal crash involving Uber is tip of iceberg

If we squint even a little closely at the startling events of Sunday night in Tempe – where a woman was struck and killed by a presumed self-driving Uber car – it’s easy see that this tragedy is only the latest in this lauded startup’s continuing history of problems with labor and a blatant disregard for women’s safety, too.

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Editorial: Grieving father urges nation to ‘Walk Up, Not Out’

A grieving father – who lost his 14-year-old daughter, Alaina JoAnn Petty, to the Valentine’s Day shooting at a high school in Broward County, Florida – is advocating a gracious heaping of loving kindness at the institutions where children are educated.

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Editorial: Don’t let politics ruin friendships

“A house divided against itself cannot stand… I do not expect the house to fall …” – Abraham Lincoln

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Editorial: Marijuana industry should police itself

In 2016, marijuana for personal use failed to pass in Arizona, with 51.32 percent of voters saying “no.”

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Editorial: School supplies bill not enough

Meaningful. Thorough. Effective.

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Editorial: Punishment should fit the crime

It is legislation whose time has come, finally, for many people who die in crashes on our highways but the person at fault gets what amounts to a slap on the wrist.

Editorial: Online tests for learner’s permits increase risks to all drivers

Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division — as of Monday, March 5 — has begun allowing testing for learner's permits to be taken on the internet, rather than in person.

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Editorial: Keep decisions on elections local

Elections are a matter of local control, particularly when it comes to the state’s 19 charter cities.

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Editorial: Let’s talk about solutions to gun violence

The talk on the local and national streets has been “what to do about guns?”

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Editorial: State House putting money in your pocket

One year from now you may get more money back on your federal taxes, thanks to the tax reform Congress passed in December 2017, and Arizona stands to get about $250 million.