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Editorial: Annexation can be beneficial
Annexations are frequently controversial, especially when a relatively small city such as Prescott is considering annexing a relatively large development such as the nearly 1,600-acre James Deep Well Ranches property.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Editorial: The Daily Courier family continues support of fight against breast cancer
Last Sunday, Daily Courier readers saw pink, literally.

Each day in October, readers will see the breast cancer ribbon on the newspaper's pages.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Editorial: Kudos to the newsroom staff
I sometimes like to give readers a glimpse into how newsrooms run. This is one of those times, so please indulge me.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Editorial: School funding: Can it be that simple?
Untangling the education funding mess that Arizona is in is not for someone like me ... sorely mathematically challenged.
Friday, October 09, 2015

Editorial: This page is for opinions (and not just the ones you like)
Do you know the difference between an editorial and an op/ed? An op-ed (short for "opposite the editorial page" - where it used to run) is a piece published by newspapers which expresses the opinions of a signed author usually not affiliated with the newspaper.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Editorial: Staying educated about education
It seems things are finally moving along for Arizona education reform.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Editorial: Heeding Arizona's Move Over Law
Recently I was driving on Prescott Lakes Parkway between Highway 89 and Highway 69 when I noticed a number of motorists ignoring an Arizona traffic law.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Editorial: Meet the new guy at The Courier
My name is Jim Painter and I'm the new kid on the block here at the The Daily Courier.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Editorial: Thinking beyond the 'pink'
We tend to like to use ribbons to symbolize problems we want everyone to know about.
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Editorial: Jail space is truly at premium, somewhere
We hear from time to time about government waste. It's almost a joke now about $300 hammers and $1,000 toilet seats.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Editorial: Maintaining a comfy balance
Prescott is a unique hybrid of tourist mecca and hometown.

I always wondered what it would be like to live in (or in my case beside) a tourist destination and now I know.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Editorial: You spoke, we listened
Notice anything a bit different with your newspaper today?

The Daily Courier is undergoing a makeover during the month of October.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Editorial: K-12 funding - will any of the plans work?
Everyone has a plan, but will any of them work? It's a question that needs answering when it comes to K-12 education funding here in Arizona.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Editorial: Time travel this weekend, folks
Rural nostalgia and history are two things that drew me to the Prescott area, now nearly 20 years ago.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Editorial: Not all surprises are gifts in disguise
The Catchall:

• LOOK OUT BELOW - Imagine hearing a crashing sound outside, and what you find is a black-plastic bundle resting atop your dog house.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Editorial: The money is here. Or is it?
Just by looking at the frequent mess called my checkbook, I'm well aware I'm not a financial genius.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Editorial: A news day to make you think
If you've made it to page 4, then I'm assuming you saw the big stories on page one: How you can remember victims of domestic violence, a legislator's misstep, a store closing and the Opry bringing down its curtain.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Editorial: Remaining human in a techno world
I'm what people like to label as "middle-aged." I grew up in the time of 8-track tape players that morphed in the nifty Walkman that was reborn as an MP3 player.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Editorial: Attention local NASCAR drivers: SLOW DOWN
I never know what awaits me on the other end of my office phone when I answer it. It's like playing a weird game of roulette ... I never know how the next call will alter my day.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Editorial: Throwing away a once-in-a-lifetime chance?
Let me start by saying that I am not a Catholic, so I don't have a horse in this religion "race." I'm merely sharing something that caught my attention.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Guest Editorial: We must value our Living Treasures
Included in the Japanese legal code is a mandate unlike any U.S. legal statute: the "Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties."
Monday, September 21, 2015

Editorial: Innocent until proven guilty, right?
I'm sure Phoenix-area drivers are breathing a collective sigh of relief today. I was on the desk here at the office when the news broke Friday night about the capture of the suspected freeway shooter. Notice that I said "suspected" - that'll come into play shortly.
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Editorial: Standing up for our veterans
The two words that should never be strung together are "homeless" and "veteran" ... ever.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Editorial: College isn't for everyone, but education sure is
Yes, this is another editorial about education. Sadly, it's the hot topic right now in the state and particularly in Prescott.
Friday, September 18, 2015

Editorial: Confusion and grandstanding are not helping
This week brought more disturbing news surrounding the person who holds the immediate future of Arizona education in her hands.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Editorial: Coming together because we can
Hildale, Utah, has had its share of bad press. It's the secluded community that is the home base of Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Editorial: Deadlines ahead; when will we learn?
Recall how I have previously stated in this space that many people are not concerned with a water shortage until the wet stuff fails to come out of the faucet?
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Editorial: Help the least among us, rather than 'oohs,' 'aahs'
As a society we pride ourselves on certain things, call it what we care about.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Editorial: Kudos to forward-thinking fire officials
Coming from a state which has separate ambulance crews housed within fire departments, I didn't understand why paramedics ran on the fire trucks out here. It's just a different way of doing things and that's ok.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Editorial: Ignore the negativity; live a good life
Sometimes I receive just plain wrong letters or tips. One anonymous note complained about the outpouring of money to help two Ashfork students get to their JTED classes in Chino Valley.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Editorial: Random thoughts on a not-so random day
As I listened to our newsroom staff share where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, I realized we all have a story to tell. And that none of us will ever forget that day.
Friday, September 11, 2015

Editorial: Shootings reminiscent of the 'Beltway' snipers
Nearly a dozen shootings in the past two weeks. That was the news out of Phoenix, with the latest incident happening Wednesday morning.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Editorial: Don't let scammers get your cash
Everyone wants to separate us from our money.

It's sometimes hard to know who to trust and who to tell to hit the road.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Editorial: Never forget the past, look to future events
The Catchall: MINE WASTE - While the focus on the Aug. 5 toxic mine spill, which fouled rivers in three Western states, shifts to Congress for hearings this week ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Editorial: U.S. built on the backs of workers
Today, while you're barbecuing, relaxing, or doing projects around the house, remember at least three things.
Monday, September 07, 2015

Editorial: Time to speak your mind on group homes
Prescott is many things to many people: Hometown, retirement haven, tourist destination, college town and recovery central.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Editorial: Fights extend from water to water rulings
It is convoluted, complex ... and in limbo. It's the enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Editorial: Considering two measures on ballot
I am a math teacher and coach at Prescott High School, and I generally don't open my mouth unless there is an issue to address that I feel very strongly about.
Friday, September 04, 2015

Editorial: Arizona students are taking backseat, again
Here's a question for you: Who made the statement below?
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Editorial: It's easy to get behind flights with a purpose
Every now and then you read a story that puts vivid images in your head, along with thoughts that won't leave.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Editorial: 'Humans' play big part in fire season
Fire is a natural part of life; however, fire suppression from the past 100-plus years, along with man's expansion into the hills, has altered nature's balance.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Editorial: 'Community' is more than where you live
When community groups get going around here, watch out - they are certain to get something done.
Monday, August 31, 2015

GUEST EDITORIAL: Mental illness vs. anger, violence
It just keeps on happening, doesn't it?
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Editorial: Become an informed reader
My husband and I were talking about some of the ridiculous things that appear on our Facebook page feeds when he said "You have to wonder how many people believe some of those silly memes or read a headline from a questionable source and take it all to be gospel."
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Editorial: Road rage: It's not all about you
It happens practically every day, though you may not see it or be a victim of it. But road rage is very real.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Editorial: When we become the news
Journalists around the country are reeling from the loss of two of our own.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Editorial: Watching for the fallout of Prescott election
For good or bad, the Prescott voting public has spoken.

You have a new mayor - Harry Oberg - and three new council members.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Editorial: 'Try, try, try again' is mantra for politics
While you ponder what your 401K will be worth after Wall Street's slide(s) of the past week, consider "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Editorial: It's called a 'Trift' store for a reason
Blast from the past:

Sometimes a misspelling is an error, and sometimes it is on purpose - and, at least once, it can be both.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Editorial: Keeping an eye on some important council items
Amid Prescott's election madness, let's not forget that the city council has some fairly important items on their agenda this week.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

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