The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll claims we are mostly optimistic for a better year.
The store manager ringing up my purchases laughed heartily, and then she laughed some more.
A story making big news this week is about a Mexican man accused of raping a girl on a Kansas bus.
Wherever you look this week, you’ll most likely see some sort of year-end list: Top Stories of 2016, Top Movies of 2016, Top Things We Hate of 2016.
Life was simpler when Frosty came to life, the Grinch’s heart grew, Rudolph showed off his nose and Herbie wanted to be a dentist.
How about we all stop bickering about politics, stop being selfish, and try something new ... let’s think about someone else for a change.
Arizona Cardinal Michael Floyd’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested in Scottsdale earlier this month.
Arizona schools are now required to teach students cursive handwriting.
Being a parent is the hardest thing most of us will ever undertake.
The intense excitement of my first science fiction movie has never left me – I can still remember being in the old downtown movie theater in 1977, sitting in the first row, head tilted up to the enormous screen, mesmerized by my first glimpse of Star Wars.
If a police officer or other trained emergency personnel break out a car window to reach a stranded child or dog in a hot car, that’s one thing.
Polls and surveys, as we saw this election cycle, can be interesting, but also misleading.
I looked at a coworker the other day and said, “I’m going home for naptime.
Affordable rentals are sorely lacking in most of Yavapai County. It’s good news that a development company is going to try for a tax-credit application to offer workforce rentals at $450 to $600 a month.
Apparently someone in Arizona has been asleep since the 1990s.
Congress rushed through a spending bill this week, which is rare in itself.
It’s easy to fall into complacency when someone else is taking care of things. Take for example the group of dedicated folks who run the Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission.
The fight to keep a water source free from contamination, and to protect sacred sites, has apparently paid off.
This past week a swastika showed up in the dirt on part of the Peavine Trail. It alarmed some local hikers.
There’s a place near Reading, Pennsylvania, that still holds tight to my 8-year-old self’s sense of holiday wonder.
Everyone agrees the Affordable Care Act needs help. Whether you want it scuttled or revamped, it’s clear something needs to happen.
There’s a bridge in stunning Sedona that has an ominous reputation.
Doris Theriault came to me with an intriguing idea of making Prescott known as “Everybody’s Compassionate Hometown.”
Next Saturday is the first day of my last year as a 40-something.
The era of the Cold War spawned deep paranoia in the world, along with an extensive network of spies.
Designating more land around Grand Canyon National Park as a national monument has sparked controversy across Arizona.
In a country where even our most hardened criminals have clean clothes, cells with beds and a toilet, hot meals and other amenities, it boggles the mind that our own Border Patrol holds detainees in Third World conditions.
Girlfriends aren’t something I have a lot of. There’s the no-time issue and the still-new-to-Arizona issue.
There’s suddenly a lot of hoopla about fake news on Facebook.
Anonymous tips are a grab bag for police, government officials and newspapers.
Looking for seashells along a Maryland beach, just out of the reach of breaking waves, is one of my more vivid childhood memories.
Survey, opinion poll, straw poll, canvass, market research, census ... whatever you call them, they should not be used to lull a voter, or a candidate, into complacency.
Putting together our annual Veterans Day special section always touches my heart.
That catchy sports reference to having enough players to keep putting in the game is an excellent way to explain the need for more police officers on Prescott streets.
For once, standing in a line was a good thing.
A lot of people ask me if I’ve written a book or plan to do so in the future.
What do you get when you mix a gun with a suicidal person or powerful pain killers in a house with teens?
Journalists and fans celebrated newsman Walter Cronkite’s 100th birthday Friday.
As community members, we all bear the responsibility of not spreading sickness.
Today’s editorial cartoon makes a good point: Who do public officials really work for?
Once again our nation is failing its veterans.
Scary movies aren’t my thing.
The National Football League has a new name these days, the No Fun League.
The phrase “smart growth” is tossed around quite a bit, but what does it really mean?
Whether you are in a health insurance plan provided by your employer or in the Affordable Care Act marketplace, most of you have probably seen your health insurance premiums increase this year.
Once again our nation is failing its veterans.
We received three phone calls from concerned parents Friday afternoon.
It’s bad enough that I can’t keep track of my car keys, sunglasses, purse or anything else. Now, my shoes are walking away. Literally.
A trail leading to the ridge overlooking the site of the Granite Mountain Hotshots tragedy in Yarnell is nearing completion.
This election season no longer rests on party loyalty or affiliation.