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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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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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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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Editorial: Prescott Newspapers adapting to COVID-19, too
Suspending Saturday, Monday publications

Prescott Newspapers, Inc. — home of The Daily Courier, Prescott Valley Tribune and Chino Valley Review — is not immune to the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has brought on our local economy.

By The Daily Courier April 7, 2020
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As we forge ahead through untested waters amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is heartening to learn about the lengths to which some entities and residents are going to get their jobs done.

April 1, 2020
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Imagine that you lead an active organization. Your organization has an important event scheduled for April 5.

By The Daily Courier March 31, 2020
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As the counts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been increasing across the earth, it was inevitable that it would come to Yavapai County.

March 24, 2020
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Now is the time for our communities to show their courage and resolution.

By The Daily Courier March 20, 2020
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Mary Newton, who is from Prescott, is living a challenge: Keeping her 9-year-old child busy and safe while our schools are closed.

March 18, 2020
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A bill given preliminary approval at the state House earlier this week that makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a pedestrian to be in a median “for any purpose other than to cross the street” may have good intentions, but the consequences are a bit stiff.

By The Daily Courier March 11, 2020
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Everyone wants fair elections, and everyone wants equal representation at the polls.

By The Daily Courier March 2, 2020
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HB2808, approved by the House Judiciary Committee last Wednesday, is a good start toward sentencing reform in Arizona.

By The Daily Courier February 25, 2020
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It is a sad state of affairs that every Nov. 7 we now could be recognizing Victims of Communism Memorial Day.

By The Daily Courier February 22, 2020
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Those who visit Prescott have many fine options when it comes to places to spend the night.

By The Daily Courier February 18, 2020
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To hear it from some lawmakers, the state has too much money; they want to give a bit back to taxpayers.

By The Daily Courier February 12, 2020
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The Arizona House gave preliminary approval this past week to legislation that would end “social promotions” in schools and hold students back if they don’t meet required criteria.

By The Daily Courier February 11, 2020
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Some would call it a teenage prank. We call it criminal.

February 5, 2020
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The State of Arizona is looking to tout the Grand Canyon, among six iconic landscapes that will appear on new signs welcoming visitors to the state.

By The Daily Courier December 13, 2019
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The barking by a nearby dog may seem nonstop. It wakes you or keeps “the Sandman” from visiting.

By The Daily Courier December 4, 2019
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It is not every day we get a U.S. senator to visit the Town of Prescott Valley, especially for a fact-finding tour. That is what happened Nov. 22 in the form of Sen. Martha McSally checking out the post office.

December 2, 2019
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It is cold out there, and the area’s church congregations and nonprofits want to help the least among us.

By The Daily Courier November 30, 2019
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With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Census Bureau are teaming up to help quad-city residents guard against potential census scams.

November 18, 2019
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With 2020 just around the corner, we’re all trying to decide what type of health coverage we’d like to have in the next calendar year.

By The Daily Courier November 15, 2019
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With five of the six schools in the Prescott Unified School District at least maintaining, if not improving, their letter grade scores from the Arizona Department of Education’s recent report, one in particular stood out among the rest.

By The Daily Courier November 11, 2019
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Let’s forget for a second about whether people should have access to marijuana for medical purposes or whether the drug should be legalized. What the Arizona Department of Health Services is doing – moving on Dec. 1 to digital-only medical marijuana cards – is wrong.

By The Daily Courier November 9, 2019
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We are glad City of Prescott leaders have delayed action on a controversial part of their proposed water-policy changes.

By The Daily Courier November 2, 2019
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Fixing the education system in Arizona still is top-of-mind for state officials; however, the actual solution remains elusive.

By The Daily Courier October 26, 2019
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Gov. Ducey won’t criticize the rates being charged by Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest electric company, knowing that 8% of its residential customers could not pay their bills this past summer and that they are reportedly paying more than the 2017 rate increase allows.

October 19, 2019
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It is the kind of event residents love — hay rides, tractor pulls and a show, a pumpkin patch and corn maze.

October 8, 2019
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Beyond the weather, if two seasons exist each year in the Prescott area they are prescribed burns and roadwork.

October 5, 2019
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The Arizona Corporation Commission reviewed a drafted plan earlier this week that would block electric companies from shutting off their customer’s power if forecasted temperatures over the next five days were expected to rise above 105 degrees.

By The Daily Courier October 4, 2019
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They are called smartphones. From time to time, when you call up the Weather app, it gives all of the information you want.

October 2, 2019
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State lawmakers know Gov. Doug Ducey usually holds firm with his “find another way” stance when it comes to raising taxes.

By The Daily Courier September 28, 2019
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Goodyear on Monday, Sept. 23, joined two other cities in Arizona acting on vaping. Tempe and Cottonwood are also working to protect our youth.

By The Daily Courier September 24, 2019
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The state of education has it that still one in five classroom vacancies remain to be filled, and Arizona schools started this year with more openings than last year as more teachers chose to leave the classroom.

September 21, 2019
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The Town of Prescott Valley has a new police chief.

September 18, 2019
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Election season is upon us. In accordance with an established tradition of fair play, the Courier handles letters to the editor and talks of the town a little differently during election season.

By The Daily Courier July 20, 2019
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Change is inevitable; however, some changes are regrettable.

By The Daily Courier February 13, 2019
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Today, in accordance with an established tradition of fair play, The Daily Courier has published the majority of the remaining letters we’ve received on direct campaign issues.

By The Daily Courier August 8, 2017
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Every four years Arizona cities and towns must go before voters and ask them permission to do their jobs.

By The Daily Courier April 13, 2017
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The Prescott City Council continues to discuss the need to implement a business license program.

February 28, 2016
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A mob mentality seems to be sweeping the nation as political rabble-rousers and hate-mongers do their best to stir deep-seated religious and racial bigotry that heretofore has been hidden deep within the souls of many otherwise decent Americans.

February 23, 2016
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