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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.

By The Daily Courier April 5, 2018
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The state of education funding in Arizona is dire.

By The Daily Courier April 4, 2018
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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.

By The Daily Courier April 1, 2018
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Many questions remain concerning what was first reported as “an incident” on one of the Mingus Union High School athletic team buses.

March 28, 2018
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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.

By The Daily Courier March 22, 2018
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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.

By The Daily Courier March 18, 2018
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“A house divided against itself cannot stand… I do not expect the house to fall …” – Abraham Lincoln

By The Daily Courier March 15, 2018
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In 2016, marijuana for personal use failed to pass in Arizona, with 51.32 percent of voters saying “no.”

By The Daily Courier March 14, 2018
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Meaningful. Thorough. Effective.

By The Daily Courier March 11, 2018
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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.

By The Daily Courier March 8, 2018

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.

By The Daily Courier March 6, 2018
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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 March 4, 2018
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The talk on the local and national streets has been “what to do about guns?”

By The Daily Courier March 1, 2018
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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.

February 28, 2018
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School teachers in Arizona are at the bottom of the pay scale nationwide.

By The Daily Courier February 25, 2018
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A fee to help pay for road work is advancing in the Legislature — with good and not-so-great stipulations.

By The Daily Courier February 22, 2018
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It is a bad mix: when people drive a vehicle while drunk or high on drugs.

By The Daily Courier February 20, 2018
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On Tuesday, Feb. 13, eight students from Paradise Valley High School placed their backpacks on the ground, then laid down on the floor.

By The Daily Courier February 17, 2018
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Last summer Prescott voters had their first experience with dark money in a local election.

By The Daily Courier February 15, 2018
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Editorial: A tax by any other name still is a tax
Poll: How would you prefer to fund necessary road improvements or the Highway Patrol?

If it looks like a duck, feels like a duck, and sounds like a duck, it might be a duck.

By The Daily Courier February 11, 2018
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A reader who lives on the 300 block of North Sheldon wrote in this week.

By The Daily Courier February 10, 2018
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Our state lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to text while driving.

By The Daily Courier February 8, 2018
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There is more to what The Daily Courier published this past week, “Prescott Fire Department gets upgrade in fire-risk rating,” than the number 4 and the number 2.

By The Daily Courier February 4, 2018
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Paul Gosar was elected to represent the people of this district as our representative in Washington, D.C. His words and actions reflect on all of us.

By The Daily Courier February 3, 2018
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Gregory Salcido is a teacher of history and U.S. government at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California.

By The Daily Courier February 1, 2018