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One recent study found that a person could survive 30 days without food and still live. Humans can survive for three days without water, if they are in the shade, have a cool body temperature, and are not physically exerting themselves. ...

By JOEL THOMAS, Special to the Courier May 23, 2022
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I’ve always believed in the primacy of market forces, and how every time we try to artificially direct the outcomes of a market, just the opposite occurs.

By STEVE SISCHKA, Special to the Courier May 21, 2022
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Anyone who has played this game for any time, realizes that distance is a big factor.

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When life throws you a curveball out of the blue it can be more than tough to not only relearn how to survive, but to find a new way to thrive, a new meaning, different kinds of enjoyable challenges around the hardships that have to be dealt with on a daily basis.

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In the world of comic books, Spider-Man learns that “with great power comes great responsibility,” a point that is hammered home when the young hero fails to stop a criminal who later kills his beloved uncle.

May 17, 2022
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When you dial 911 in an emergency, you rightfully expect your local fire department to show up promptly. If you live in an urban area where 911 response times typically average about five or six minutes, a rapid response is the norm.

By PAUL BOYER, Special to the Courier May 16, 2022
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If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

By Elwood Watson May 15, 2022
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I was asked the other day for a list of questions that I might ask a potential governing board member to determine their practical knowledge and understanding of school districts.

By TIM CARTER, Special to the Courier May 14, 2022
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It took Save the Dells five years and the enthusiastic support of thousands of Prescott voters to make the preservation of 474 acres in the Granite Dells a grand reality.

By BRENDA K. SMITH, Special to the Courier May 9, 2022
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Our youth have suffered a lot during these few past years with lockdowns, zoom classrooms, cancelled sports and social activities, etc. The setbacks they have endured can be life-changing but luckily there is golf.

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Most of us avid tennis players kind of “lucked” into the game. My parents put my brother and I into a 4 week clinic taught by local tennis volunteers who were good enough to take the time to do such, and 50 plus years later I’m still at it, reaping the benefits of this special life-long sport.

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Most Arizonans can remember a time when there was a defined wildfire season, which usually peaked during the summer.

By MACKENZIE RODGERS, Special to the Courier May 4, 2022
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For almost a quarter century, residents of the Prescott region have heard that the groundwater supply for the Prescott Active Management Area (PrAMA) is dwindling.

By PETER KROOPNICK, PH.D, Special to the Courier May 2, 2022
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Just last week, Prescott City Council approved a new water policy, one that is designed to help us properly manage this precious resource.

By PHIL GOODE, Special to the Courier April 30, 2022
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May I be frank with you? Or Wayne, or Connie or Bob? Seriously, we all have an ego. You would love to hit that little golf ball farther than you do. Admit it – you want more distance, as you think it will help you lower your score.

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The question for many in Prescott regarding tennis might be, why does Yavapai College have a tennis facility when it doesn’t even have a tennis team? And that’s a pretty fair question.

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It is not uncommon for developers to lobby hard for economic interests that are in direct conflict with the wishes of the larger community.

By ROY H. SMITH Special to the Courier April 18, 2022
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Approximately 6,000 wildfires occur annually in the Southwest, most through lightning or human neglect. Good stewards of the land apply prevention practices that minimize human-caused fires.

By RICK HARTMAN, Special to the Courier April 13, 2022
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Is it weird to say that I hate politics? How can I hate politics when I am smack dab in the middle of it as the mayor of Prescott Valley, and why would I want to be at the forefront of local politics if I don’t like the political arena?

By KELL PALGUTA, Special to the Courier April 12, 2022
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This week’s column deals with the Masters Invitational. It is not a PGA Tour event but is a true invitational, hosted by the members of Augusta National. It is unique and Augusta National is a hallowed place that is revered by all – golfers and non-golfers. Here are a few fun facts and quotes to add to your enjoyment as you watch the final round today.

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Billie Jean King, one of the most iconic female athlete’s the world has known to date, has recently published her autobiography, called “All In” and to me it’s a “must read.”

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Land development is essential for a community’s success. There is a view and sentiment from our local developers and commercial builders that the City of Prescott is frowning upon development.

By Sandy Griffis March 30, 2022
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Wildland fire season is just around the corner in the Prescott area.

By Phil Goode, Special to the Courier March 29, 2022
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Love him or hate him, there can be no denying that actor Jussie Smollett conjures up passionately deep emotions from people from across the political spectrum.

By Elwood Watson March 27, 2022
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Recently, there have been numerous Talk of the Town columns by a local community activist asking if you are “still confused” concerning the issue of providing water outside of Prescott’s city limits.

By CATHEY RUSING, Special to the Courier March 26, 2022
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By now, most of you think I am a little different. Sorry to disappoint you, but I am very different, not a little! For instance, some have asked me where did I grow up? I honestly reply, “I haven’t yet!”

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There’s nothing like a road trip to the BNP Masters tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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What could be wrong about living in an amazing community? Nobody wants to live in a community where there are more people climbing over themselves and fighting to get out of town due to a variety of variables. Here in the high plains of Prescott Valley and Prescott we have created communities that are vibrant, exciting and a desirable place for people from across the country to want to visit or call home.

By KELL PALGUTA, Special to the Courier March 16, 2022
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The way Prescott has handled water sales outside city limits has been a huge problem. Most water deals have had three major issues: They have not helped us manage growth, manage our aquifer, or maximize benefits for the city and the community.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier March 14, 2022
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When President Biden announced his intention to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman for the Supreme Court, many conservatives reacted with fierce and flawed attacks.

By ELWOOD WATSON, Special to the Courier March 13, 2022
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First, I would like to thank the editor for giving the Town of Chino Valley the opportunity to be included in the Talk of the Town monthly columns. Chino Valley town government is rapidly changing with the growth of the town. Engaged leadership is more important than ever.

By JACK MILLER, Special to the Courier March 12, 2022
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The short answer is “no”. The swing will be different in feel than the way it really is, or actually looks.

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So where are we today in Prescott with the game of tennis, what are the pluses and minuses of where we’ve been and where we hope to take the future of the game, the sport, the history of it all and in our own neck of the woods?

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While most of the American media is subtly trying to draw America into a war with Russia, for no other reason than to boost ratings, the siege on the American southern border continues.

By ROBERT PIKE Special to the Courier March 8, 2022
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For the past several months, Prescott City Council and the Water Issues Subcommittee have been working with staff to draft a revised water policy that will meet the needs of our current users, and create a sensible plan for growth in Prescott for years to come.

February 26, 2022
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We will discuss getting the most out of the days when we cannot go to the golf course or practice facility. In the winter, even if it is cold outside or the course is closed, you can develop better mechanics and improve your golf game.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist February 26, 2022
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It’s back to almost normal business for the March 7 to 20, 2022 BNP Paribas Open Masters Tennis Tournament held in Indian Wells, CA and at the IW’s Tennis Garden site for the 22nd year.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist February 24, 2022
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What a great idea, hiking the Tonto Trail in the Grand Canyon from the South Bass Trail to the New Hance Trail.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist February 21, 2022
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The little things in life become more and more aware to you as you grow into the later years of life, the journey, the people, the carrots that spur you on when it would be so easy to say, “Why go to all that effort, time and expense for something that has a good chance of not going in your favor”?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist February 17, 2022
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The new Prescott City Council is demonstrating refreshing transparency while debating a revised water policy.

By GARY BEVERLY Special to the Courier February 17, 2022
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Can two communities co-exist and work together for the good of the area while still developing their own identity and proceeding in a positive direction for all our citizens? The answer is a resounding YES!

By KELL PALGUTA, Special to the Courier February 16, 2022
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The “poorest of the poor” sadly describes the inadequate funding of many, if not all, of Yavapai County’s public-school districts. Unfortunately, this is the reality for Prescott, Humboldt and Chino Valley Unified districts, Mingus Union High School District and Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary District.

By MIKE FOGEL, Special to the Courier February 14, 2022
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Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! A gift such as a nice dinner, roses, candy, perfume, jewelry, vacuum cleaner (just kidding) – all are to show your love for another.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist February 12, 2022
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An adage in the tobacco industry is that smoking is a leading cause of statistics. The coronavirus can analogously be considered a leading cause of disinformation.

By STEVE ROCZNIAK Special to the Courier February 10, 2022
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The results of last year’s city elections have been widely viewed as sending a clear message that our voters overwhelmingly support better management of both our diminishing aquifer and future growth.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier February 7, 2022
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On March 1st, our public schools in Arizona must cut their spending by approximately 16 percent. Money is available, it’s in the bank and it belongs to our community schools. But, because of a 1980 voter initiative that puts a 42-year-old ceiling on school spending, it can’t be spent.

By MICHAEL ELLEGOOD, Special to the Courier February 2, 2022
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Recently, I was asked to provide an address on the State of the City at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting.

By PHIL GOODE, Special to the Courier January 31, 2022
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Balance, rhythm, tempo and timing are crucial to any golf swing. You cannot be taught these fundamentals, but you can learn them.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist January 29, 2022
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If you haven’t heard, or if you’d like to be updated, there’s a very exciting mega sports and recreation center (over 100,000 square feet) with a restaurant/sports bar that will be opening in early April called “Espire Sports.”

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist January 27, 2022
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We can assume that water quality is important to everyone in this area, state and literally, any area in the world. There are short- and long-term health-related issues if the wrong substances are ingested.

By GREG STEIN, Special to the Courier January 26, 2022
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As the mayor of Prescott Valley, I have no more important priority than the safety of the residents of our community.

By KELL PALGUTA Special to the Courier January 22, 2022
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Past Prescott-area councils and CYMPO (Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization) boards somehow overlooked the connection between unplanned rapid development in Prescott and Prescott Valley and our current traffic congestion.

By ROY H. SMITH, Special to the Courier January 19, 2022
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The upper Verde River is in danger of extinction. If groundwater pumping from the Big Chino basin is not controlled, this section of the live, free flowing river will eventually be lost for all time.

By BRUCE BABBITT, Special to the Courier January 18, 2022
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Show me a golfer who doesn’t want to improve, and I’ll show you a golfer who is either dead or a golfer that has one foot in the grave and another foot on a banana peel. It is human nature to always strive to be better, whatever activity you are passionate about.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist January 15, 2022
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The statement, “Any press is good press,” might be true overall, but when it comes to the 2022 Australian Open this year and Novak Djokovic and his COVID problems with the government as the top tennis news story, I’m not so sure.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist January 13, 2022
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In my Dec. 27 Talk of the Town article, “Younger, sicker, dying quicker,” on COVID awareness, I discussed COVID testing including rapid home testing. I provide additional guidance here.

By Dr. TOM RUSING, Special to the Courier January 12, 2022
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Build Back Better, the centerpiece of President Biden’s ambitious domestic legislative agenda, has become Build Back Later … maybe.

By CARL GOLDEN, Syndicated Columnist January 10, 2022
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When the Prescott city government announced it was moving, and that the current City Hall building would be put up for sale, I talked to people about the structure (at the corner of Cortez and Goodwin) being a historic site — one that should be preserved somehow.

By PARKER ANDERSON, Special to the Courier January 5, 2022
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As our local tennis programs and play head forward, we are hoping and planning that 2022 will be a great year of junior, young adult, adult, senior and super senior play in all kinds of avenues of play and at a variety of sites in and around the Mile High City.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist January 4, 2022
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“I think we can’t overstate her influence.”

By Elwood Watson January 2, 2022
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First, I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year. With the return of our traditional holiday events and gatherings, Prescott truly is Arizona’s “Christmas City” once again.

By PHIL GOODE, Special to the Courier January 1, 2022
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Here are some golf resolutions that we can easily keep all year round, making golf fun for everyone.

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This past summer, there were several rallies on the courthouse plaza that created division in our community. The recurring theme was, “Stop referring to Prescott as ‘Everybody’s Hometown,’ because with all the trouble downtown, we certainly are not!”

By JOHN COURTIS, Special to the Courier December 29, 2021
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The observation in this headline was made by Denver physicians after the Fourth of July holiday during a surge in delta variant COVID.

By Dr. Tom Rusing Special to the Courier December 27, 2021
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Three water issues that could determine our water future are coming to a head for Prescott and Prescott Valley in 2022.

By LESLIE HOY, Special to the Courier December 21, 2021
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After my Oct. 19 op-ed about my proposal for Prescott to sell its share of the Big Chino Project to Prescott Valley, I received many comments. Because the Big Chino Project is the largest project ever proposed by Prescott, I think it’s important to remove any confusion or misunderstandings.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier December 13, 2021
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A new movie that is now in the theaters across the country and on HBO called “King Richard”, is about how Richard Williams devised a 78-page written plan to make his two girls (Venus and Serena who weren’t even born yet) become the greatest tennis players of their era — and against all odds achieved that dream.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 2, 2021
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A May 2021 report by the Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University calls into question the ability of the state’s water laws to assure sustainable water supplies for residents living in areas where groundwater levels are declining.

By APRIL HEPPERLE, Special to the Courier December 1, 2021
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In his letter to the editor of The Daily Courier, Doug Ruhland alleged that the Prescott Unified School District board has refused to allow him to read a statement at its public meetings.

By DON OSTENDORF, Special to the Courier November 30, 2021
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If you read the headline, you know where this is going. After 17-plus years and more than 850 columns, I’m “retiring.” To be more precise, I’m retiring this column.

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The Democratic Party had yet another bad election night recently, and the party is shaking its head, wondering why. After all, polls continue to show general public support for Democratic positions, such as the infrastructure bill, health care reform, the living wage, etc.

By PARKER ANDERSON, Special to the Courier November 23, 2021
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Over the past few years, I have heard people question whether we are properly teaching the history of our country in our schools. Recently, in the east there has been a lot of discussion about the teaching of critical race theory.

By TOM BENSON, Special to the Courier November 20, 2021
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Playing any sport and trying to attain better and better ability levels is a daunting task both mentally and physically.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 18, 2021
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The future use of the Rodeo Grounds is still unknown. A few months ago, Prescott Frontier Days (PFD — the nonprofit that operates the rodeo and a few other events each year) requested a lease extension for 50 years.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier November 17, 2021
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The latest iteration of Build Back Better – the president’s multi-trillion-dollar tax-and-spending binge that has been stalled in Congress all year – purports to reduce the cost of prescription drugs via negotiation.

By PHIL KERPEN, Syndicated Columnist November 15, 2021
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Readers should know that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is now at the height of its decennial line drawing work.

By JULIE PINDZOLA Special to the Courier November 6, 2021
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The “cartoon” in The Daily Courier newspaper on Oct. 27 was certainly written with bad taste and a complete lack of understanding of the labor shortage that we are experiencing as a country, community, and industry.

By Sandy Griffis November 2, 2021
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Winston Churchill once said: “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier November 1, 2021
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A few years back while walking on the downtown Prescott plaza in festive Halloween costumes (my wife being dressed as a scary witch) we were accosted by a member of a local group that accused her of being an emissary of the Devil!

By RON ANDERSON Special to the Courier October 29, 2021
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In our quest for finding the right racquet for our tennis games, the question as we get older, a step or two slower and probably not quite as strong armed in our swings is - what head size, length and weight of racquet is in our best interest?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 28, 2021
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We can all agree that we have experienced hotter temperatures, long-term drought, loss of Verde River flow, declining water levels in Prescott-area lakes, and increased occurrences of catastrophic wildfire here in Arizona and across the West.

By PATRICK GRADY, Special to the Courier October 27, 2021
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Having experienced all manner of controversy as a Prescott City councilman for five years, and county Planning and Zoning commissioner for almost a decade, I am feeling compelled to speak out regarding a disturbing trend I am sensing throughout Yavapai County.

By TOM REILLY, Special to the Courier October 25, 2021
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Tom Brady’s first return to Foxboro as a member of the visiting team proves once again that sports is all about the money, and those dollars touch a lot of different hands.

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This is the third of a series to assist you with putting.

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I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured. My oldest son was a year old on Sept. 11, 2001. The wave of patriotism following that day gave me hope for the America that my kids would inherit.

By BRIAN J. ALLFREY, Special to the Courier October 4, 2021
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When it comes to saving local newspapers, the solutions won’t be found in web metrics, ad rates or shrinking news holes. The solution, seemingly simple yet terrifying complicated, is for newspapers to reconnect with the people they’re supposed to be serving.

By MICHELLE K. REA, Special to the Courier October 2, 2021
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I may sound like a luddite to some. But, I’m not suggesting we go back to the days when Mark Warner constructed a raft out of drift wood to float ponds in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 23, 2021
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Regarding the Courier column by Editor Tim Wiederaenders, “Trust sprouts wings with Yavapai Ranch development,” and the PAD zoning extension, all citizens have skin in this game because it involves and impacts United States Forest Service land — which is owned by all citizens.

By CHIP DAVIS Special to the Courier September 6, 2021
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Judging from recently published letters, airport noise and noise complaints are surfacing as a community issue.

By COL. ART SABOSKI (USAF, Ret.), Special to the Courier September 4, 2021
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Five years of community advocacy, education, negotiation and dialogue to save Prescott’s Granite Dells from development culminated in July with the Prescott City Council’s historic 7-0 vote to pass Arizona Eco Development (AED)’s proposed Development Agreement and Annexation.

By KAIA HAYES, Special to the Courier September 1, 2021
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I come from a family of fighting men.

By Christine Flowers September 1, 2021
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One of the best parts of 2021 has been the return of so many of our great special events here in Prescott. As we’ve begun to return to a sense of normalcy, and venturing out to enjoy local restaurants and shops, we’ve also starting seeing many more friendly faces at events in the community.

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier August 31, 2021
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There is an emergency at our southern border.

By JOURDAN WHEELER, Special to the Courier August 30, 2021
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I was recently contacted by several constituents expressing great concern over the increasing lack of civility in our country, state, and an alarming increase within Yavapai County.

By TIM CARTER, Special to the Courier August 28, 2021
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So how does a young man from the railroad towns of Hyannis and Ashby, Nebraska (population 287) go from being the son of a rancher to a rodeo cowboy and later a tennis professional?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 19, 2021
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What happened on Tuesday, Aug. 3? The voters spoke and they spoke definitively. By nearly a 2-to-1 margin, Prescott elected a new mayor and two new councilmembers.

By BRENDA SMITH, Special to the Courier August 14, 2021
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Dear neighbor, thanks for keeping your yard clean, your dog from barking and the kind calls of concern when my husband fell off the ladder from our roof.

By LINDA LUTES, Special to the Courier August 9, 2021
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On June 26, The Daily Courier published my Talk of the Town on the disastrous rodeo lease proposal. Council members subsequently had a meeting where several citizens and Council members Goode and Rusing argued against the proposal.

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier August 7, 2021
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Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs at the Granite Dells formed in the early 1900s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek.

By MATT KILLEEN, Environmental Coordinator for the City of Prescott August 4, 2021
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One late June morning, the day after Prescott came within one degree of its all-time 105°F temperature record, my 82-year-old neighbor called to me as I was watering my garden. Her swamp cooler had failed, it had been 98°F inside her house, and would I install the air conditioner she planned to buy?

By STEPHEN COOK, Special to the Courier July 27, 2021
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This past Saturday the inductions for the International Tennis Hall of Fame took place in Newport, Rhode Island, and in some ways they were kind of the same, and in another kind of different.

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I imagine few people would say that Yosemite or Yellowstone national parks should have instead been sold to private developers, and that those great parks should never have come to be.

By CAROL SOWARDS, Special to the Courier July 21, 2021
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Over the past few weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of positive COVID-19 test results in Yavapai County. We knew there would be an increase after the events that took place around our Fourth of July celebrations, but these numbers have me concerned.

By CRAIG L. BROWN, Special to the Courier July 20, 2021
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Many of us have fleeting moments of thinking, “Wouldn’t it be fun to get back out and start playing some tennis”, and then the thought passes and we go on with what life takes us through on a daily basis.

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The trouble with living in the same place for too long is you just see too much. First, there’s water.

By KATHLEEN MURPHY, Special to the Courier July 12, 2021
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In a unanimous landmark decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a long overdue death knell to the NCAA’s sham argument that college athletes are amateurs.

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Prescott City Attorney Jon Paladini recently posted a legal opinion on the City of Prescott’s website asserting citizens’ initiative Proposition 401 does not apply to the development agreement (DA) between the city and Arizona Eco Development (AED).

By RALPH HESS, Special to the Courier July 7, 2021
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Those two words, uttered by the attorney for Matt Schembechler, the adopted son of former University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, during a June 10 news conference said it all.

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Suppose you owned the Prescott Rodeo Grounds on Fair Street, including land and several buildings. If I came to you and said I’d like a 50-year lease under the terms that I keep at least 95% of year-round receipts and you get 5%, what would you say? And what would you say if the lease had no cost-of-living increase for 50 years?

By HOWARD MECHANIC, Special to the Courier June 26, 2021
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Last year the game of tennis’ normal inductions and professional lawn tennis tournament was cancelled at the Newport R.I. International Tennis Hall of Fame due to COVID, but this year are excited and ready for a large, fun crowd to attend — Sunday, July 11, to Sunday, July 18, 2021, for the men’s singles and doubles tournament and induction ceremony and special festivities to enjoy!

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Mayor Mengarelli has several conflicts of interest with his new job with the rodeo. That’s unfortunate because as far as him having the job, that’s good for him. As far as it helping the rodeo, which is an important part of Prescott culture, that’s good too. But it’s all tangled up with that other job, being mayor.

By TOM CANTLON, Special to the Courier June 19, 2021
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On Tuesday, June 8, I was contacted by the senior editorial staff at The Daily Courier and informed that Tom Cantlon had written an opinion piece concerning my new position with Prescott Frontier Days (PFD). “In the name of fairness,” the Courier offered me an opportunity to write a counterpoint piece.

By GREG MENGARELLI, Special to the Courier June 19, 2021
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Recognizing the important role fathers play in their children’s lives, and inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon over 100 years ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd wondered why there was no similar holiday for fathers.

June 8, 2021
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A recent column by contributor Ted Williams about predator hunting contests (“Killing wildlife to see who wins,” May 24) was a review of long-past discussions that took place in Arizona during 2017, and again in 2019.

By Dr. TODD GEILER, Special to the Courier June 5, 2021
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With rising temperatures and dry conditions ahead in Prescott and throughout Arizona, the state faces a heightened wildfire threat.

June 2, 2021
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Imagine my surprise when my husband brought me The Daily Courier with the Good Samaritan Society — Marley House on the front page. After reading the article, I understand this is an unexpected juncture, although I fail to see how this changes the “community” focus of the Marley House.

By PAULA KNEISL, Special to the Courier June 1, 2021
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The game of tennis, like many things during COVID, took a hit.

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Would you like to earn money and prizes by killing coyotes, foxes, cougars, bobcats, wolves, raccoons, squirrels, crows, rattlesnakes, rabbits, prairie dogs, woodchucks or skunks?

By Ted Williams Special to the Courier May 24, 2021
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What could be the most expensive project ever in Prescott has been moving ahead.

By HOWARD MECHANIC Special to the Courier May 17, 2021
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The past two weeks for me have been exhilarating and, yet again, eye-opening that nothing in this life is to be taken for granted.

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Children love learning, and it’s undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a lifetime.

By MARIA FOTOPOULOS Special to the Courier May 12, 2021
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In the Quad Cities region we are pumping over 4 billion gallons a year more than is being returned to our water supply.

By Gordon Bond Special to the Courier May 5, 2021
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Now into the 26th day of my/our “Bike and Tennis Across American” trip and the end is nearing.

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Many of you know I’m in the middle of a bike ride across the country, promoting tennis and biking, going from San Diego, California, to St. Augustine, Florida.

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For those who are criticizing and those who are being criticized, I wanted you to all know that our community is losing yet another tremendous person and leader.

By Stan Goligoski, Special to the Courier April 15, 2021
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The Daily Courier’s April 11 story, “Prescott strategizes to secure COVID-related federal funds for variety of city projects,” illustrates the need for transparency and public involvement in spending these funds.

By AMBER FIELDS Special to the Courier April 14, 2021
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It’s not easy to deal inwardly when the ball and your racquet become out of sync, or your opponent isn’t cooperating with what you’re trying tactically against them.

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I have gathered some quotes from some famous and some infamous persons. I trust you will enjoy these quotes, maybe identify with some, get a chuckle or two and learn that we have a lot in common with many others that share our quest in playing this fabulous game.

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Over the past few months, I’ve seen more people on the trails than ever. A May 7 article in the Courier reported that use of city trails has doubled as people have ventured out for socially distant exercise.

By Joe Trudeau July 28, 2020
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Recently, one of the premier business innovators of the 20th century, Jack Welch, passed away.

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The accusations of pedophilia in the Catholic church have never faded from the public eye.

By Christine Flowers February 23, 2020
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Have you heard of the recent movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”?

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President Trump has presided over a booming economy and stock market, and trillion-dollar tech companies are leading the way.

By PHIL KERPEN, Syndicated Columnist February 14, 2020
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We need to maintain our roads to protect our families and the people we care about.

By Rep. Noel Campbell, Special to the Courier February 11, 2020
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Perhaps you’ve heard this old Scottish proverb/poem as a child or read it in a book of nursery rhymes to your own child:

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I’m just a little crestfallen now that the college football bowl season has ended.

By Wil Williams January 29, 2020
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David Bowie released a single of his song “Changes” the day before his 25th birthday.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist January 25, 2020
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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were “stepping back” from their duties as senior royals, it triggered a number of interesting reactions on this side of the pond.

By Christine Flowers January 20, 2020
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As a Legislative District 1 resident, I am concerned about the current movement to try to make Yavapai County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

By By MAVIS BRAUER, Special to the Courier January 18, 2020
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Americans love a good countdown. Christmas is only 330 days from the date of writing this column.

By Wil Williams January 15, 2020
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Growing older definitely has both an upside and a downside. Those of us of a certain age know the physical downside all too well.

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As you may or may not be aware, I have served on the City of Prescott’s Water Subcommittee for a couple of decades; and, I am so very proud of our water track record. Moreover, I am convinced that what we are discussing regarding the geographical expansion of both our water and wastewater service provisions in the future are really the right things to do.

By Steve Blair, Special to the Courier January 10, 2020
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I never said I was going away, simply because I didn’t win an election.

By Jim Lamerson, Special to the Courier December 30, 2019
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The coming new year is not only the end of 2019 but also the end of a decade. What better time to let go of old stresses and strains and grab a fresh start with gusto!

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From our inception, Save the Dells has worked to secure a fair deal in which Arizona Eco Development (AED) protects approximately 500 beloved acres in the Granite Dells as public open space in exchange for the tremendously valuable benefits of annexation.

By Amber Fields, Special to the Courier December 27, 2019
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If you observe politics the way I do – as one stares at a five-car pileup on the freeway – your gaping will always be rewarded.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist December 23, 2019
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Around the middle of October, my wife received a letter from Hisashi Shibata.

By Wil Williams December 18, 2019
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Centuries ago, the tribes of Israel were exiled to Babylon, unwillingly but firmly under the domination of a foreign empire.

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The entertainment world has offered us an endless selection of singers over the years, but few have endured like the young fellow from Tupelo, Mississippi, who blended country, blues and rock ‘n roll genres into his own unique brand of music.

By Wil Williams December 11, 2019
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There are basically two types of people in the Quad Cities area, those that are on city or town water and those that are have wells.

By Kate Curren, Special to the Courier December 6, 2019
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That special section that the Courier published on November 11 in which veterans responded to an invitation that the paper had extended for them to describe their military experience was, in a word, outstanding.

By Jerry Jackson December 2, 2019
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Dear Speaker Pelosi: It’s with a heavy heart that I write to you based on your reluctance to embrace impeachment proceedings against President Trump, as his actions tear at the very heart of our nation’s constitutional fabric.

November 4, 2019
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It is Democratic opposition leaders who are frantically searching for an individual they can persuade to enter the contest, pledging money, organization, unity and an unobstructed path to the party nomination.

By Carl Golden, syndicated columnist November 3, 2019
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This past week in Prescott saw the beginning of winter temperatures.

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As the colors of the leaves begin to change and fall all around Prescott, we begin feeling the holiday season coming on quickly.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier November 1, 2019
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Hard working, team building, disciplined, dedicated, goal oriented and driven to lead are all characteristics we have come to know from veterans of our military services.

By Robert J. Blaney, Special to the Courier November 1, 2019
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When I hear the word “lynch,” I immediately think of the black experience of torture, persecution and dehumanization that was so prevalent in the first half of the last century in the American south.

By Christine Flowers October 30, 2019
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There are six to 10 million species of insects in the world with another seven-

By Wil Williams October 23, 2019
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Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or a Green party member, 2020 is shaping up to be an important year.

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, “he said, she said,” is quickly becoming, “she said, he cringed and remained silent.” Another variation is, “she said, he apologized profusely and then resigned.”

By Christine Flowers October 14, 2019
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Sure, I could write about impeachment again this week, and probably for countless weeks to come.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist October 14, 2019
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All of Washington is vibrating like the foam on a latte in the cup holder of a convertible jeep riding railroad tracks over a bridge.

By Will Durst October 11, 2019
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Until a few days ago, the only ‘Epstein’ in the news that I knew about was Jeffrey Epstein.

By Wil Williams October 9, 2019
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Let me explain in simple terms why the City of Prescott’s proposed new water policy is a sham.

By Joe Zarnoch, special to the Courier October 8, 2019
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I recently read an article whose author was convinced a certain event was inevitable. T

October 5, 2019
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I never met my great-grandfather, although I’ve seen pictures of him.

By Christine Flowers September 23, 2019
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Peter was up before anyone else — as he often is.

September 19, 2019
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We live in seemingly divisive times. Politicians are at each other’s throats. Talking heads on the network news explain to us all the reasons we should hate and mistrust each other. Confidence in public institutions is at an all-time low. There seems to be nothing but bad news.

By TIMOTHY R. SNOWBALL, Special to the Courier September 16, 2019
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In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist September 15, 2019
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The City of Prescott has spent the summer discussing complex municipal water policy that ensures long-term viability of our city’s water supply.

By Greg Mengarelli, Special to the Courier September 13, 2019
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“I wanna be Bobby’s girl. I wanna be Bobby’s girl. That’s the most important thing to me.” - as sung by Marcie Blane in 1962.

By Danny Tyree September 11, 2019
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New water policies proposed by the City of Prescott leadership will speed growth, provide water outside of the city without annexation, and increase the overdraft. These new policies depend on “paper water” created by diverting the Groundwater Allowance to new development.

By Gary Beverly, Ph.D , special to the Courier September 10, 2019
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Considering my past is something I do less and less these days.

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Nobody was using the old wren house. My grandfather built it. Grandpa started building birdhouses when he retired from milking cows and his second oldest son took over.

By Carrie Classon, Courier Columnist September 5, 2019
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My wife and I developed a habit several years ago of reading before we drop off to sleep each night.

By Wil Williams September 4, 2019
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Do you long for the days when the only outbursts our delicate ears had to worry about were the Z word (“Zoinks!”) and the J word (“Jinkies!”)?

By Danny Tyree September 4, 2019
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The results of the municipal election should have been a wake-up call for the Prescott mayor and council. Instead Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr and others are using the results and the winning tactic (single-shot for Cathey Rusing) to excuse their comparatively poor showings.

By GERALD STRICKLIN, Special to the Courier September 3, 2019
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Last week, I got an email from my friend Chris Casazza, a partner with the immigration firm Solow, Isbell and Palladino in Philadelphia. He reached out to tell me about something that had happened to a former client, and he hoped that I could tell the story.

By Christine Flowers September 1, 2019
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He was hit hard enough to lacerate his kidney. He woke up the next day urinating blood. That’s neither a common experience nor an occupational hazard for most of us. It is if you play professional football.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist September 1, 2019
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For the past dozen summers, my family has made the drive of nine or more hours (depending on the number of putrid gas station restrooms we visit) from East Texas to Orange Beach, Alabama.

By Jase Graves, Syndicated Columnist August 27, 2019
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You’ve probably noticed lately that the horizon behind Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain has been smudged with smoke, the visible evidence of still smoldering fires in the area.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist August 25, 2019
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was caught in a video screaming expletives when someone made the mistake of calling him “Fredo,” referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from “The Godfather films.”

By Christine Flowers, Courier Columnist August 24, 2019
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On a Sunday afternoon fishing trip with my little brother and late father, I caught 15 fish at the lake in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

By Danny Tyree August 21, 2019
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“The issue is patents,” Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman explained when asked in 2004 why he opposed drug reimportation, the practice of bring back prescription drugs originally manufactured in the U.S. and exported to other countries to sale.

By Phil Kerpen, Syndicated Columnist August 20, 2019
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“Fredo has a good heart but he is weak...and stupid.” - Michael Corleone.

August 18, 2019
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“Took away our native tongue/And taught their English to our young...” - from “Indian Reservation,” by John D. Loudermilk.

By Danny Tyree August 18, 2019
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What is the difference between “yard art” and junk? This question has pitted neighbor against neighbor and has evidently caused quite a few heated debates.

By Judy Bluhm August 18, 2019
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In every election campaign, there comes a point when cruel reality intrudes, forcing candidate and staff to confront the growing likelihood that victory is out of reach and further expenditure of time, money and dedication to a cause is futile.

By Carl Golden, Syndicated Columnist August 16, 2019
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Becoming a fireman, police officer, pilot, or joining the military is often a dream of so many young boys and girls. While many of my friends went through the stages of following their dreams to become a police officer or firefighter, I found my passion of flying airplanes – and it took off.

By MATTHEW GAILEY, Special to the Courier August 14, 2019
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If the circumstances weren’t so awful, the predictability of the response would almost be laughable.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated columnist August 13, 2019
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It’s been a week since 31 people were murdered in two mass shootings within 24 hours. Despite numerous differences between the two horrific incidents in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, there was a crucial common denominator: hysterical public reaction.

By Christine Flowers August 12, 2019
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You’ve probably heard the parable of the good dog and the bad dog. Some attribute it to Lakota leader Sitting Bull, some to a Cherokee traditional tale.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist August 10, 2019
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For various reasons, my graduating class has seen two milestone anniversaries sail by without a class reunion materializing.

By Danny Tyree August 7, 2019
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I’m a big softie when it comes to children’s books.

By Danny Tyree August 6, 2019
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Can we all agree that being human means, among other things, that we are flawed individuals?

By Dr. Ron Barnes August 3, 2019
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This past week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a very long time.

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When faced with two women who each claimed to be the mother of the same child, King Solomon announced that he would slice the child in two and give half to each claimant. One woman was pleased. The other wailed in sorrow, and begged the king to give the child to her opponent.

By Christine Flowers July 7, 2019
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Recently, I found myself standing in front of my old house in Philadelphia. From 1966, when I was 4, until 1969, when we moved to Delaware County, I lived in the two-story quasi-Victorian on the 5400 block of North 12th Street.

By Christine Flowers June 17, 2019
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Howzabout a little three-part treatise on unrelated matters? Since you have no choice, then here goes:

By Jerry Jackson June 3, 2019
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This is the second of a two-part column focusing on former Navy Flier Chuck Baldock’s nearly seven years as a North Vietnamese POW from 1966 to 1973.

By Wil Williams May 22, 2019
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The Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) believes that citizens in the Quad-City area must tell their elected officials they want them to begin now to create a water management plan that will produce long-term water security.

By CHRIS HOY, CWAG May 19, 2019
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Just when I think I’m doing something really important and feeling indispensable, I’m jolted back to reality.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist May 17, 2019
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The clock has run out.

By Paul Boyer, Special to the Courier May 8, 2019
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This time of year, it is easy to see why Prescott is such a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play.

By GREG MENGARELLI May 6, 2019
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Just a few brief weeks into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, incontrovertible evidence has surfaced that computerized balls and strike calls cannot be far away.

By Joe Guzzardi, Syndicated Columnist May 3, 2019
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After hundreds of Roman Catholics were killed in an Islamist terror attack last Sunday, Hillary Clinton tweeted out the following:

By Christine Flowers April 29, 2019
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Accelerated depletion of groundwater in the Prescott Active Management Area (PrAMA) — as well as above the headwaters of the upper Verde River — began in the mid-1990s.

By Edward W. Wolfe, Ph.D April 22, 2019
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Fifty years ago, in 1969 when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, the world’s population was 3.6 billion; in 2019, it’s 7.7 billion.

By JOE GUZZARDI, Syndicated Columnist April 21, 2019
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About the time that the #MeToo movement really started to get traction in 2017, I compared it to the Salem witch trials.

By Christine Flowers April 8, 2019
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There was a time when, if I was thinking of buying a pair of new shoes, my only consideration was how they looked on me. If they pinched or pained me, I was willing to put up with it until they were “broken in”.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist April 6, 2019
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The older I become, the more solace I get from small victories.

By Wil Williams April 2, 2019
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When we were kids, reality and imagination were often blurred.

By Dr. Ron Barnes March 30, 2019
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Are you a baseball fanatic? Do you look forward to the smell of freshly cut infield grass and the whiff of leather from a glove? Do you love the sound of a pitch pounding the catcher’s mitt, or the crack of the bat when the ball is squared up?

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Prescott recently announced the collapse of negotiations to protect the Granite Dells from the destructive private “South Annexation” development proposed by Arizona Eco Development (AED).

By GARY BEVERLY Special to the Courier March 25, 2019
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Spring training is underway, and fans whose passion for baseball dates back decades brace themselves for more game-altering, useless and annoying changes. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob “Meddling” Manfred is back at it with more dumb ideas that will, if implemented, distract from the game on the field.

March 17, 2019
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Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, many people throughout the country and the world over have been preparing for the event for quite some time.

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The British are coming! Yes, it is that time of year again! Would you like some chips?

By Judy Bluhm March 10, 2019
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This headline in Tuesday’s Courier jumped out at me; “Lawmakers vote to allow parents dropping kids off at school to carry loaded guns.”

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I’m a native Californian who grew up in the 1950s when the state was truly Golden.

By Joe Guzzardi, Syndicated Columnist March 6, 2019
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Sadie’s name and situation are generalized for purposes of this column, which reflects my volunteer association with Kindred Hospice in Prescott.

By Wil Williams March 3, 2019
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There are many questions one might ask of our great institutions of sports. Is the NFL doing enough to protect against concussions on the field?

By Wil Williams February 27, 2019
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America has a bunch of foundational myths - George Washington and his famed cherry tree, the belief that anyone can get ahead if they just work hard enough and the stubborn belief that our occasionally sputtering constitutional republic is still more exceptional than any other nation on Earth.

By John L. Micek February 25, 2019
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Robert Kraft is being charged with soliciting prostitutes. That’s not news, sadly, since a lot of people - including high-profile people - pay for sex.

By Christine Flowers February 25, 2019
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If Prescott and its surrounding towns continue with their rapid, rabid growth, population explosion, instant housing developments, and demolition derby traffic – problems mostly attributed to Californians migrating here – we will have to change the areas name from Quad Cities, and begin calling it “Calicott.”

By JJ Volpe, Special to the Courier February 22, 2019
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Back in 1959, Alfred Hitchcock came up with that thriller of a movie titled “North By Northwest.”

By Jerry Jackson February 4, 2019
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New York Yankees’ great Joe DiMaggio is widely considered one of the top 10 players in Major League Baseball history.

January 28, 2019
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I assume every American no matter their religious or political beliefs, is interested in having secure borders.

By J.J. Volpe, Special to the Courier January 25, 2019
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February the 14th this year is on a Thursday.

By Wil Williams January 23, 2019
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It all started in 1896. It ends now in 2019. Here in downtown Chino Valley.

By Wil Williams January 16, 2019
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“Celebrating the holidays with friends and family the past few weeks was great, but I’m tired, bloated and crabby.”

January 2, 2019
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All indicators point to another productive and prosperous year in 2019, in our city and region.

December 31, 2018
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“I alone can fix it.”

By Blair Bess, Syndicated Columnist December 30, 2018
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Okay, maybe it’s a little misleading for me to headline a column “Celebrities We’ll Lose In 2019.”

December 28, 2018
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I am on record as a staunch supporter of Christmas. However, this time of year, I like to borrow just one component from another tradition - Festivus.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist December 23, 2018
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Here’s how the Opposition Media’s beloved “bipartisan cooperation” works among the residents of Incumbentstan here in Washington, DC.

December 21, 2018
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An unspectacular Bureau of Labor Statistics November report casts doubt on the health of the job market in 2019.

December 17, 2018
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I read with interest the article on coyote hunts or control and the opposition to them from local citizens.

By Jack Tucker, Special to the Courier December 7, 2018
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Does your workplace have a tradition of employees giving a Christmas gift (er, holiday gift ... um, scrupulously secular seasonal transfer of goods) to the boss?

By Danny Tyree December 3, 2018
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Hi, I’m Kyle Hon. I’m a 10-year-old boy. I’m just a regular-looking kid on the outside, but I was born with high functioning autism.

November 28, 2018
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We’ve been taught a lesson which we would do well to commit to memory. It’s a lesson about love, respect and what is possible when, as one of my academic colleagues said, we see those on the opposite side as rivals rather than enemies.

By Rich Manieri, Syndicated Columnist November 25, 2018
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For California natives like me, the wildfires are a real gut punch. The wildfires are the deadliest in the state’s history with at least 76 fatalities, and hundreds unaccounted for. More than 10,000 buildings are gone, and more than 230,000 acres have burned.

By Joe Guzzardi, Syndicated Columnist November 18, 2018
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During a July 25, 1961, speech, John F. Kennedy said, “The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What is mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.’”

November 17, 2018
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Imagine you moved to your dream home, thinking that the town’s plan for the front door of your neighborhood was reasonable—only to learn it may be changed in a most unwelcome way.

By Rob Esson, Special to the Courier November 16, 2018
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Annexation applications by the Deep Well Ranch and Arizona Eco developments have awakened public concern about growth.

By Gary Beverly, PH.D., Special to the Courier November 9, 2018
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Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley?”

By Danny Tyree November 7, 2018
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After living in Washington, D.C., for nearly eight years, I love being back home in Pittsburgh.

November 5, 2018
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There’s no doubt that our society, along with the rest of the developed world, admires wealth.

By Alexandra Piacenza, Courier Columnist November 3, 2018
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To all of my friends who happen to be Democrats -- and I do have many — I offer the following: If you’re enjoying the presidential stylings of Donald J.

By Rich Manieri October 28, 2018
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I read the news today, oh boy. And by “read” I mean skimmed. And by “news” I mean aggregates.

By Peter Funt October 26, 2018
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This column is a painful one. I’ve decided to lay bare the love affair, then the estrangement from my favorite beverage of all time, Coca-Cola.

By Wil Williams October 24, 2018
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In a free market, you don’t get something for nothing, but that’s what Arizona Eco Development (AED) is asking for.

October 19, 2018
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Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again!

By Tom Purcell October 15, 2018
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For baseball bugs, to use the 1900’s word for fans, October is the sweetest month – play in, play off, and eventually World Series games.

By Joe Guzzardi October 15, 2018
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The Democrats and their parrots and lapdogs in the liberal media never stop accusing people on the right of being racists, sexists and homophobes.

By Michael Reagan October 14, 2018
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For many years, I have been hearing that iceberg lettuce is a worthless form of green leaves that should be shunned and even banned from the kitchen.

By Wil Williams October 10, 2018
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Hoping that a child will be raped is the vilest thought that can be formed in the civilized brain. There is no “larger picture,” no justification, no explanatory context. Unfortunately, it’s no longer out of bounds in social discourse.

October 8, 2018
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An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at the home.

By DAVE ZWEIFEL October 7, 2018
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According to the latest Gallup poll, the congressional approval rate is currently just 19 percent, with 76 percent disapproving. Congress’ miserable showing surprises no one. After Election Day, campaign promises abruptly vanish, and are replaced by an agenda that voters would never have supported.

By JOE GUZZARDI, Syndicated Columnist October 7, 2018
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Arizona water laws fundamentally threaten the upper Verde River.

By Gary Beverly, PH.D., Special to the Courier October 5, 2018
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Children seldom complain about vision problems. Rather, according to the Eyes on Learning Vision Coalition, “they believe everyone sees the world the way they do.” But the coalition notes that “80 percent of children’s learning is through their eyes.

By Jerry Jackson October 1, 2018
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It was a long, embarrassing day of drama, tears and ugly partisan bickering. But by the end of last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I came to the conclusion that both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had told the truth.

By Michael Reagan October 1, 2018
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“The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States: Estimates based on demographic modeling with data from 1990 to 2016,” a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal, PLOS ONE, found that the illegal immigration population in the United States has been, for years, dramatically underestimated.

By JOE GUZZARDI, Syndicated Columnist September 30, 2018
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Hurricane Florence tearing up the south Atlantic coast is nothing compared to the hypocrisies tearing up our country over Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to pull off her clothes at an alcohol-fueled house party when they were teenage minors.

By Rick Jensen September 28, 2018
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“Republicans like to talk about fiscal discipline, but when they have control of Congress they spend like drunken sailors!”

By Tom Purcell September 26, 2018
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I love Lindsay Graham. The witty South Carolina senator, who’s usually more entertaining than most comedians, has been one of the highlights of the otherwise depressing televised Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

By Michael Reagan September 7, 2018
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From an unlikely place — deep red Kansas — comes a plot to add to the cheap labor workforce. In 2016, President Trump carried Kansas by more than 20 points. Nevertheless, Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, from Kansas’ 3rd District, joined up with other cheap labor addicts to subvert American workers.

By JOE GUZZARDI, Syndicated Columnist August 27, 2018
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Heading into the midterms, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you really want and don’t want from “your” government.

By Rick Jensen August 26, 2018
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I am of an age that I lose things. Car keys. An occasional train of thought. Family members.

By Wil Williams August 22, 2018
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I used to root for crazy. In fact, as a lifelong Democrat, I was thrilled when President Trump announced he was running for president.

By Graham West, Syndicated Columnist August 19, 2018
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“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!”

By Tom Purcell August 13, 2018
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When good people fight for freedom and peace, the rest of us should fight for them.

By Rick Jensen August 13, 2018
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Once, August was a tranquil time on Capitol Hill. But that’s no longer the case.

By Joe Guzzardi August 12, 2018
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Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and elderly when they need it, we support families when an income-earning parent dies.

By J. Dyer August 9, 2018
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As I was filling out my early ballot this morning, I looked out across the street and saw the rolling hillsides laden with Ponderosa pine and scrub. The same hillsides were also speckled with houses in Timber Ridge and beyond.

By JIM LAMERSON, Special to the Courier August 8, 2018
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