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I have read a lot about the ECO annexation proposal and what it will cost everyone.

February 19, 2019
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Twice in the past few days, I witnessed something I thought was unfortunate — young people being chastised for referring to adults as “ma’am” and “sir”.

February 19, 2019
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I commend you for the two political cartoons in today’s (Jan. 12, 2019) edition of The Daily Courier.

February 18, 2019
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We have hiked, rock climbed and enjoyed just being in the truly majestic and unique rock formations of the Dells.

February 18, 2019
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If you love nature and its wildlife, we hope that you will be as outraged about the information we are about to provide you with. Have you ever heard of Santa Slay coyote tournament?

February 17, 2019
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I took exception to the recent article by John Micek about illegal immigration and the border. He blamed the president for stating some facts about crimes committed by illegals in this country.

February 11, 2019
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About our universal water issues in this county and state, I would like the Courier reporters to validate what I have observed and not got response. Our water quality results were mailed to us in the past (we are 14-year homeowners).

February 11, 2019
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Refugees have a legal right to seek amnesty in the U.S. That is the law.

February 10, 2019
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Last weekend, while waiting at Denver International Airport for my return flight to Prescott, I sat across the aisle from a “30-something” year-old Nebraska couple and a Colorado student whom I guessed to be about 20 years old.

February 10, 2019
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“4 No More Deaths volunteers found guilty,” shouted the recent Courier headline.

February 4, 2019
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After it was reported that the FBI is investigating President Trump’s private meetings with Vladimir Putin, I began to have some questions myself about such meetings.

February 4, 2019
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I’m shaking my head reading Paul Messinger’s letter, “Doing more for our country.” He touts what he believes are President Trump’s accomplishments, only one of which is true.

February 3, 2019
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Prescott is literally at a crossroad of history. Will we save the iconic irreplaceable beauty of the Granite Dells?

February 3, 2019
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Kudos to Larry Fitzgerald for re-signing with the Arizona Cardinals.

January 28, 2019
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This is my first letter to the editor. I attended the Women’s March On event Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Prescott Courthouse Square.

January 28, 2019
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The same day the editorial “gun control talk is back” was published in the Courier, an article by Matthew Daly of the AP titled “Dems to push gun control on anniversary of Giffords shooting” was also published.

January 27, 2019
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I am sure many of you will agree with me that the dog park we have in Chino Valley is not the best, but it is all we have.

January 22, 2019
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While Trump was president, the Republicans had control of both the House and the Senate, and they did not fund the Border Wall. Not for two years.

January 22, 2019
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Since all members of the federal government take an oath at joining the Congress, Executive, and Judicial Branch to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

January 21, 2019
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On the online version of the Courier (1/16/19) there are headline articles about a total of eight “white” people sentenced for various drug violations, kidnapping a 14-year-old male, a parole violation warrant, unlawful flight and endangerment charges and then one Hispanic man sentenced for murder (it was not mentioned if he was a permanent resident or not so I have to assume he is).

January 21, 2019
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There are two issues that jump out in today’s headline articles. One is the plight of the Indians and services on the reservations.

January 14, 2019
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In the Tuesday, Nov. 20 edition, you published two articles about people and guns. One was an actual event with a gun in front of Sprouts.

January 14, 2019
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Our local small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local nonprofits, community events and sports teams compared to big businesses.

January 13, 2019
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Thanks beyond words to you who assisted and witnessed the auto vs. pedestrian (me) incident which occurred in the Prescott Valley Safeway parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13

January 13, 2019
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Thanks so much to the two strong working men who pushed our small pickup up the grade on Pioneer Parkway about 9:30 Monday morning (Dec. 31), otherwise we’d still be stranded now at noon with all the others having difficulty.

January 7, 2019
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To our elected representatives, we ask that you inform the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of your opposition to the closed-loop pumped storage hydro power storage plant proposed by ITC Holdings for a site near Seligman, Project 14859-000.

January 7, 2019
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I’d just like to state my take on David Stringer: The man was elected a few months ago by a respectable margin.

January 6, 2019
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Beautiful snow storm on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Grateful to bring husband home from the hospital, grateful for the care at YRMC.

January 6, 2019
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Mom and Dad were born and grew up here in Prescott. Although they were displaced for a time in the Northeast, where I, my brother, and sister were born, they yearned to return to their hometown.

January 3, 2019
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What is the difference between congressional spending our taxpayer dollars for the study of the “mating habits of the Tietze fly” and the non-partisan Congress?

January 3, 2019
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I am wondering what political aspirations (Prescott) Mayor Mengarelli has in mind for his future.

January 2, 2019
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In this week’s (Dec. 12) Chino Valley Review, the suggestion was made that a tax raise might be in our future.

January 2, 2019
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My husband and I attended the Prescott Valley Town Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6. There were many people in attendance who spoke in opposition to the request for a zoning change and planned expansion of Pronghorn Ranch.

January 2, 2019
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Thank you, David Stringer, for your courage to stand up to the facts regarding our sacred illegal immigrants.

January 1, 2019
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I find the accusation that Rep. David Stringer is racist to be totally absurd.

January 1, 2019
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It seems that the Prescott City Council is intent on delivering to persons and groups from outside the quad-city area.

December 31, 2018
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Should we care that we live under threat of annihilation?

December 31, 2018
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The Thursday, Dec. 20, edition of The Daily Courier featured a front page article headlined “Hate letter to NAACP escalates race tensions.”

December 31, 2018
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I find it interesting that all these people are now blasting David Stringer for his comments.

December 26, 2018
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Help, by giving… How do you know a person’s struggle?

December 26, 2018
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Someone who believes that a person with a darker skin doesn’t fit in is someone who looks at a human being and sees skin color as a defining factor.

December 25, 2018
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In regard to the Courier’s Dec. 4 front page article about the Kirkland Mine, quoting Rem Hawes: “If you were going to have a mine in your backyard, this is the one you want.”

December 25, 2018
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What are Republican leaders really good at? Creating fear. And they’ve done that with Nancy Pelosi, trying to oust her as House Speaker.

December 23, 2018
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I wish Prescott City Council Members (Mayor Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, James Lamerson, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka, and City Attorney Jon Paladini and City Attorney) would be as engaged and interested in protecting the City Prescott from over development ... especially when you consider the water issue which we face.

December 23, 2018
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It’s simple, save the Dells, save Prescott’s history and Western culture.

December 17, 2018
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I would like to respond to Bob Lynne’s letter. According to him, President Trump and his administration are anti-American, homophobic, anti-civil rights and anti-education.

December 17, 2018
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I don’t always agree with what Tim Wiederaender has to say, but he hit the nail on the head when addressing the hoopla over David Stringer’s comments.

December 16, 2018
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For the second time in a year, Rep. David Stringer has made headlines with his remarks on race and immigration.

December 16, 2018
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Yes, it is a vehicle tax, Rep. Noel Campbell.

December 13, 2018
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Wow! $32 more to register my 10-year-old car, $10 more per month to register the space that my home sits on.

December 13, 2018
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Ill-advised zoning Editor: My husband, Bard Schatzman, and I relocated to Pronghorn Ranch this May from the Chicago suburb of Woodridge, where I served on the Plan Commission for over nine years.

December 10, 2018
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Open space? Editor: Many thanks to the Goddess of Elections. She heard the prayers of Discouraged Democrats, Reasonable Republicans and Irritated Independents regarding the now-infamous midterm elections.

December 10, 2018
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Recent outrage in conservative media has focused on a nasty custody fight over a 6-year-old Texan called James by his father and Luna by his mother.

December 9, 2018
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The story by Max Efrein in The Daily Courier was informational and gave good information about “spotting an overdose” and administering the lifesaving drug naloxone.

December 9, 2018
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The fossil fuel column by Peter Roff on Tuesday, Nov. 27, reeled off lots of nonsense about energy independence and infrastructure.

December 3, 2018
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RE: Tom Purcell’s column regarding concierge doctors Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences on trying to find affordable health care.

December 3, 2018
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The story Sunday, Nov. 25, on page 10A titled “Should people living at the county’s outskirts pay more in permit fees?” should really be titled “The county is spending more money to provide building services than it takes in in service fees. ..."

December 2, 2018
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With an exodus of migrants headed towards The United States we have an opportunity to challenge the ways our borders are used to separate instead of welcome.

December 2, 2018
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Over the nearly seven decades of my life, I have been fortunate enough to have experienced much of the glorious scenery of our Southwestern states on foot with either a daypack or backpack for multi-day explorations.

November 26, 2018
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Regarding Mr. Israel’s letter (Nov. 9) about the Hotshots Challenge coins. Challenge coins have been around since the Roman Empire.

November 26, 2018
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I want to congratulate the Daily Courier for the great Veterans Tribute that you published on Nov. 11, 2018!

November 26, 2018
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We couldn’t agree more with Rob Esson’s “Talk of the Town,” headlined “Here’s why we oppose a multi-family rezone at Pronghorn Ranch.”

November 26, 2018
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On Thursday, I had three errands: at Lowes, the Library, and Walmart.

November 25, 2018
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I have to agree with letter writer Hadley Mills’ criticism of Dick Polman, but for a slightly different reason. Polman is dishonest.

November 25, 2018
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In regard to widening Highway 89 through the Dells, thank you for Cindy Barks’ excellent description of the problem we face.

November 22, 2018
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In Sunday’s article about ERAU’s women’s soccer team’s exciting overtime victory, the writer described the team as “presumably left for dead.”

November 22, 2018
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Jim Lamerson is very concerned with the rights of private property owners. He states they have the right to negotiate with public bodies. The public bodies (us the taxpayers) have the right to NOT negotiate.

November 22, 2018
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A very sincere thank you for the opportunity to share the story of my service in the U.S. Military, along with other equally deserving veterans.

November 21, 2018
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Thanks, Hal Cohen, for your Amend. 14 letter. I love the Constitution and when mentioned, like to research it.

November 21, 2018
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The results of the mid-term elections have defined the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

November 20, 2018
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With the recent California killings, some blame guns. Some blame the police, PET (Psychiatric Emergency Team), or the military.

November 20, 2018
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While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance.

November 20, 2018
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Once again our leader disgraced military families by not attending the ceremonies in France with a flimsy excuse about the rain.

November 18, 2018
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With the recent California killings, some blame guns. Some blame the police, PET (Psychiatric Emergency Team), or the military.

November 18, 2018
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Our educational system wages lengthy campaigns to garner support for various school funding, although I have not met anyone, including seniors, who doesn’t wholeheartedly agree with the need. Lately, however, I am noticing a disturbing trend.

November 13, 2018
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I was a “Corporate Gypsy,” residing in 5 states over 30 years. I pursued the American Dream, reaching the pinnacle of my career as CEO of a fairly large division (five brands) in a Fortune 500 Corporation. The 95-year-old company lost its compass (like GE today) and ultimately liquidated all assets by 2001.

November 13, 2018
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The front page article “Turnout of young voter’s jumps” last week raises some interesting questions.

November 12, 2018
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Setting the record straight: Lie No. 1: Reagan claims that Democrats have a monopoly on hate. The pipe bombs, the attacks on a Jewish Synagogue and the recent attacks and threats against our Senator Flake.

November 12, 2018
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I understand that Washington, Oregon and Colorado have gone to 100 percent voting by mail.

November 11, 2018
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Who is the Constitutional Conservative now? Do we just rewrite the Constitution or do we agree with the actual text as written and the interpretation that it has been given all of its history?

November 11, 2018
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Simple low cost civil and safe solution to the caravan.

November 5, 2018
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With Christmas less than two months away, the Marine Reserve Toys for Tots through the Marine Corps League is busy preparing toy donation boxes to be delivered to businesses and stores throughout the Prescott Quad City area.

November 5, 2018
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Over the past year, it seems nearly everyone in the Prescott area has written to the Courier complaining about the Deep Well Ranch fiasco, destruction of the Dells, faked up water availability, traffic, antelope and other habitat destruction, and over-development in general.

November 5, 2018
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The day after the 1960 presidential election, I saw a man wearing a sign, “I voted for Nixon” pushing another man in a wheelbarrow. He had an “I voted for Kennedy” sign. Both were laughing.

November 4, 2018
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The world is losing its mind! How long before no one trusts anyone else?

November 4, 2018
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I have seen several letters recently about how well the stock market did during the Obama years. The readers use his dates in office for these. That is not the correct way to show how well the stock market does.

October 29, 2018
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After visiting the Dells last Saturday (Oct. 20) and seeing, first hand, the impact that the AED proposed development will have on the Peavine and Iron King trails and the surrounding landscape, I feel utterly dismayed and concerned.

October 29, 2018
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This is to all those moving to Arizona from your high cost of living and high tax states, i.e.: California, the Northeast and East Coast.

October 21, 2018
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Regarding Susan Lanning’s letter on Oct. 8. Can you please be specific on which Republicans you have heard calling Social Security, Medicare, National Parks, U.S. Postal service and Infrastructure Construction/Building, socialism?

October 21, 2018
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In a column by Ron Barnes on Sept. 30, he posted a favorite piece of mine entitled “Desiderata.”

October 21, 2018
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The Wil Williams column regarding classical music was a pathetic attempt at humor that failed on all fronts. If he was trying to amuse or be controversial, he only succeeded in making himself out to be a cretin.

October 18, 2018
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Regarding Wayne Savoie’s letter, in one respect, President Trump is a genius because he has the ability to shift the focus on women who have been sexually assaulted to men who fear being accused of sexual assault and assert that men are the real victims.

October 18, 2018
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On Jan. 20, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7,949.09 — the lowest on an Inauguration Day.

October 18, 2018
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This letter is in response to the article “Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall.”

October 16, 2018
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A recent column by Steve Pierce claims “California energy rates are 50 percent higher than Arizona.”

October 16, 2018
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I applaud Susan Lanning’s defense of our civilized country in her Oct. 8 letter, “A Real Community.”

October 16, 2018
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Mr. Fowler’s letter “Splitting Economic Hairs” is yet another partisan version of the facts.

By Steve Hyman October 15, 2018
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As I see it regarding the water availability issue and growth.

By John Caywood October 15, 2018
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When will the democrats wise up?

By Gerald Ellington October 15, 2018
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Does anyone else but me consider getting our property tax bill due October 1 on October 1 unacceptable and insulting?

October 11, 2018
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I’d like to respond to a column by Wil Williams regarding his rant on classical music.

October 11, 2018
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It is extremely difficult for me to believe that anyone would be against banning cellphone use while driving. This includes government, politicians, and individuals. It seems like a no-brainer!

October 8, 2018
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Referring to the column by Mr. Williams on classical music, I really thought it was a joke. But as I read it I realized he was serious.

October 8, 2018
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Okay, who’s in favor of it? Social Security? Anyone ready to give up their Social Security? I mean, anyone but very wealthy people? What about Medicare? Are those who have it, glad they do?

October 7, 2018
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The Kavanaugh hearing and the disrespect shown to the accusers by the “president” and the republican senators has finally burst a dam of suppressed anger that has kept many women silent for decades.

October 7, 2018
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John, if you think it was fair what the democrats put Mr. Kavanaugh and family through, you’re wrong.

October 7, 2018
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In regards to spending $50,000 for the courthouse memorial to honor the fallen Hotshots, might I suggest we ask the families who received the $1,000,000+ of our taxpayer monies to spend their money to build this memorial.

October 3, 2018
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Wow! Janet Ashby took the Courier’s cartoon far too seriously.

October 3, 2018
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Our law is predicated upon the assumption of innocent until proven guilty.

October 3, 2018
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The conviction and sentencing of Bill Cosby is a victory, not just for women, but for all people.

October 2, 2018
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If unsubstantiated allegations without an iota of supporting evidence is the new standard for conviction of people, then we should all be incensed because then it’s not whether a man actually did this; it’s only if a woman says it did. No defense needed.

October 2, 2018
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While the political rhetoric boils over, the far-left is vigorously promoting Democratic Socialism as their platform for November’s midterm elections.

October 1, 2018
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I just learned that there is a World Day for Farm Animals, coming up on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birth date). It’s intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year.

October 1, 2018
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Sept. 25: “Hi, Timmy. Want to go Ride Bikes?” and Timmy’s response of “Are you kidding?! And lose my chance to serve on the Supreme Court someday? NO WAY!”

September 30, 2018
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The recent forest management tool of fire is effective if executed with precision. However, the current efforts along Walker road depict a burn that got out of control, scorching many of the trees so severely they are now being removed by the county.

September 30, 2018
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Thousands of Arizonans who are low-income, elderly and unemployed have received letters that stated they will no longer receive Medicaid.

September 27, 2018
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I write in response to Douglas Newman’s letter shaming a Republican, especially a veteran, who voted for Donald Trump.

September 27, 2018
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I have been frustrated and saddened by your cartoons in the opinion section of late.

September 25, 2018
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Sawyer Fields, a 12-year-old Basis Prescott student, should be everyone’s hero. He will be donating $100 from his earnings of $15 a month for chores in hopes of saving the Dell’s "history and future … nature and wildlife … for my generation and the future."

September 25, 2018
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I’m curious as to how anybody in the Republican Party can support a man like our president after the way he has treated John McCain.

September 24, 2018
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As a Mental Health Professional of over 30 years, I have worked with so many survivors of both physical and sexual abuse/assault.

September 24, 2018
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The reason that Dr. Ford wants an FBI investigation is to know what investigation facts she can use so that she can say what, if anything, the FBI found out.

September 23, 2018
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Apparently, some writers fear that our public education system, “the bedrock of our democracy,” is under attack, and are not happy about that. They should wonder why that is.

September 23, 2018
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Regarding the article about deer in Yavapai Hills, I am tired of reading about Yavapai Hills “near Prescott.”

September 21, 2018
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The problem with teachers is that they don’t do the math. Don’t worry about teaching every child, think about making money. Form a company and open a charter school.

September 21, 2018
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Sen. Flake, we know too little about Judge Kavanaugh’s full history to allow for an informed vote on his nomination. Believe me, if the political balance were reversed, your party would be equally clamoring for full release of all there is from his past.

September 21, 2018
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Regarding Jim Martin’s letter (“Integrity hard at work,” Sept. 19), the letter is a classic example of disregarding facts in favor of partisan politics.

September 20, 2018
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When, in 1960, I turned 21 I was excited by the possibility of electing a president. Now an adult, I had a say in national politics!

September 20, 2018
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The last time I checked the Constitution, Congress is coequal with the President and SCOTUS!

September 18, 2018
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Thanks to Howard Mechanic for looking into the hotel project. It could be a good thing for Prescott but there are many unanswered questions.

September 18, 2018
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In the last year there has been a proliferation of illegal commercial plastic corrugated signs on fences, sign posts, trees, public, and private property in the Quad City area.

September 18, 2018
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It seems every time I pick up the paper there is a new and shocking development reported. This time it is the story concerning the tearing down of the beloved Prescott Valley Motel to make room for a Super Circle K.

September 17, 2018
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In Joe Trudeau’s recent Talk of the Town he speaks to the unique opportunity afforded our council to preserve a much-beloved, 500-acre portion of the Granite Dells while allowing Arizona Eco Development (AED) to profitably develop elsewhere on their vast acreage.

September 17, 2018
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Like many Prescott adults and seniors I have been unable to get the second of my two Shingrix shingles vaccine shots for a couple of months due to an unexplained and scandalous national shortage of this new and much more effective Shingles vaccine.

September 16, 2018
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My name is Sawyer Fields. I am 12 years old and a student at Basis Prescott, and I’m writing this letter in regards to the donation I will be making to Save the Dells.

September 16, 2018
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As Sen. Jeff Flake assumes the position of senior senator from Arizona for a couple months, I’d like to ask him to screen the movie “Mr. Roberts.” (OK, bear with me for a moment on this.)

September 15, 2018
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Without intending to join a bandwagon for either party, I am amazed at the efforts that they will both go through to distance themselves from each other. Some will go so far as to claim that their opposites have virtually nothing to offer. Really?

September 15, 2018
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America’s public school system, the bedrock of our democracy, is under a well-funded, tightly coordinated, attack.

By Ron Woerner September 13, 2018
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I am not surprised to read that food carts are popping up in the downtown area. It took long enough

By Steve Garfield September 13, 2018
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The Aug. 15 editorial urged the FCC to take action against robocalls. A splendid idea! But why stop there? Let ALL unwanted robocalls be banned, including those from politicians.

September 12, 2018
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There I sat — one of nearly 1,100 delighted concert goers witnessing Prescott composer Henry Flurry’s musical inventions. The newly founded Arizona Philharmonic brilliantly conducted by Peter Bay performed the all Flurry program.

September 12, 2018
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In the Sept. 4 “The Readers always write …” section the Courier editor took issue with the column titled “Math Problems?” and I believe needs to issue a correction to that comment.

September 11, 2018
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In his Sept. 5 column, my friend Tom Cantlon again laments our recent tax cuts. Tom quotes Sister Simone Campbell “The tax cuts went directly to the wealthiest people ...” Well, yes. Tax cuts necessarily go to those paying taxes.

September 11, 2018
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In the Sept. 4 issue, Mr. Bruce Gebhardt challenged the accuracy of a quote attributed to Mr. Tim Carter in an editorial printed in the Aug. 19 issue that implies that our schools lose “44 percent of its workers each year.”

September 10, 2018
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I am writing in response to the article entitled “Time to Remember One of Prescott’s Original Hometown Heroes.” The article was in the Courier on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

September 10, 2018
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To determine “right,” the first step of the scientific method is observation. Bob Lynne obviously has missed observing our economy for the last 17 months and over the previous eight years.

September 9, 2018
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I’m a recently-retired research scientist for the USAF Space and Missile Systems Centre in Los Angeles. I know the facts about climate change and how they are being hidden, so I am a little shocked at public opinion in the Quad Cities.

September 6, 2018
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The proposed mine in the Kirkland area — where is EPA oversight in this? Environmental Impact Statement, regarding chemicals for extraction, cancer-causing dust, water quality of the valley for the future? Is the valley there a future superfund site?

September 6, 2018
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In his Senate speech after learning he had terminal cancer, John McCain urged our country to unite. This may be his legacy. Beyond polarized politics, we must find ways to work together.

August 28, 2018
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Alexandra Piacenza’s column: Civilization 101, Learn to Behave Aug 12. Sounded like a positive, “bring people together” piece until alas, at the end of her column, the only example she gives to this lesson in civility is the “raising middle fingers to reporters and TV cameras at a political rally.”

August 28, 2018
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Primarily to generate the funds necessary to pay for higher teacher salaries, “#RedForEd” wants personal income taxes in Arizona to go up — way up.

August 20, 2018
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With the start-up of the new school year, I find it quite unsettling to see teachers and other adult personnel depicted in the Daily Courier wearing attire that negates their position.

August 20, 2018
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This is in response to Gary Sanderson’s letter, in which he expressed disappointment that no “irredeemable,” “deplorable,” “smelly” Trump supporter refuted his anti-Trump rant.

August 14, 2018
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For the moment let’s not debate whether or not Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election and is poised to do the same or worse in November’s coming midterm elections.

August 13, 2018
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Prescott was created by a succession of generations over a time span of more than a hundred years.

August 13, 2018
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One could laugh at the “Trumpian” letter of Aug. 2 but for the need to focus on its’ litany of distortions and untruths.

August 12, 2018
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I recently asked two ardent Trump supporters a simple unambiguous question.

August 12, 2018
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Developers of big expansion projects, like Jason Gisi of Arizona Eco Development, love to tout local financial benefits of their ventures.

August 10, 2018
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On Aug. 4, the Courier printed a letter from Pamela Beitzel. Among other things her letter says that “in her opinion” Trump’s policies serve only the three “W’s:” the white, the wealthy, and the well connected.

August 10, 2018
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Happily, I was home to answer the door when Emma rang the bell. Her first question, “Are you going to vote?”

August 9, 2018
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I know, I get sad easily, like the pain I feel about young children being torn from their parents at the border, not to be returned for weeks and months, and some maybe forever.

August 9, 2018
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Jason Gisi, CEO of Arizona Eco Development, presented his thoughts in a recent Talk of the Town in the Courier.

August 9, 2018
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Editor: I would like to know when Manley Drive became a drag strip.

August 8, 2018