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Letter: Bad impression

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.

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Letter: Leadership

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.

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Letter: Pet talk to vote?

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

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Letter: Rebuttal to “The Democrats run on hate”

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.

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Letter: Balloting progress

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

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Letter: Birthright citizenship

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?

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Letter: Simple solution to migrant caravan

Simple low cost civil and safe solution to the caravan.

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Letters: Toys for Tots getting ready

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.

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Letters: Playing politics with property rights

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.

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Letter: Who are we?

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.

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Letter: Stand for love

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

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Letter: The stock market

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.

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Letter: Dismayed about the Dells

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.

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Letter: Why you are here

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.

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Letter: Socialism specifics

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?

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Letter: Not-so-old words

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

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Letter: Music column off mark

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.

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Letter: Shifting focus

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.

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Letter: Dow facts

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

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Letters: Fight over border wall

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

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Letters: Discussing energy rates

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

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Letters: Time for a change

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

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Letter: Economic hairs

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

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Letter: Growth and Water

As I see it regarding the water availability issue and growth.

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Letter: Furor over Kavanaugh

When will the democrats wise up?

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Letter: Tax bill due date

Does anyone else but me consider getting our property tax bill due October 1 on October 1 unacceptable and insulting?

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Letter: Classical music

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

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Letter: Banning cellphone use

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!

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Letter: Classic for a reason

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.

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Letter: A real community

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?

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Letter: Suppressed anger on the Hill

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.

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Letters: Kavanaugh not on trial

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

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Letter: Better uses for money

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.

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Letter: Eye of the beholder

Wow! Janet Ashby took the Courier’s cartoon far too seriously.

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Letter: Collateral damage

Our law is predicated upon the assumption of innocent until proven guilty.

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Letters: Bill Cosby conviction a win for all

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

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Letters: Wrong standards

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.

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Letter: Democratic Socialism

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

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Letter: World Day for Farm Animals

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.

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Letter: A tasteless editorial cartoon

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!”

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Letter: A better way to manage Prescott National Forest

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.

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Letter: Medicaid now, what’s next?

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

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Letter: Choice: Trump

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

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Letter: Let us speak

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

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Letter: A local hero

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."

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Letter: Shame, shame

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.

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Letter: Survivors

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

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Letter: Dr. Ford and the FBI

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.

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Letter: Bedrock of our democracy?

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.

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Letter: Near Prescott?

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

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Letter: Charter schools, do the math

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.

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Letter: No on Kavanaugh

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.

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Letter: Facts, not opinions

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.

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Letter: Won’t be voting

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!

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Letter: Integrity hard at work

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

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Letter: Looking into the hotel project

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

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Letter: Illegal signs all over town?

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.

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Letter: Tearing down the old Prescott Valley Motel

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.

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Letter: More on Granite Dells

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.

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Letter: Unconscionable Shingrix vaccine shortage

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.

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Letter: Save the Dells

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.

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Letter: Ensign Flake

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.)

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Letter: Left, Right and Center

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?

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Public school system under attack

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

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Letter: Food Carts

I am not surprised to read that food carts are popping up in the downtown area. It took long enough

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Letter: More bans needed

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.

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Letter: AZ PHIL Inaugural

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.

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Letter: Math problems

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.

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Letter: Tax cuts and the wealthy

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.

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Letter: Math ‘debate’

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.”

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Letter: More heroes

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.

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Letter: Right economic moves

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.

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Letter: Hiding climate change

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.

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Letter: Destroying public lands

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?

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Letter: Come together

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.

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Letter: Just the facts

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.”

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Letters: Taxes

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

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Letters: Improper attire

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.

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Letter: Some details

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.

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Letters: Clear, present danger

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.

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Letters: Unguarded heritage

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

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Letters: Voices

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

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Letters: Interesting observation

I recently asked two ardent Trump supporters a simple unambiguous question.

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Letter: Prescott’s long-term livability

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

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Letter: I’m glad I voted for Trump

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.

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Letter: Get involved

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

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Letter: Heart-felt concern

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.

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Letter: Plan details needed

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

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Letters: Manley Drive

Editor: I would like to know when Manley Drive became a drag strip.