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Editorial: A ray of hope in a pessimistic world
These days it's hard to be optimistic about the human race.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Editorial: Is Billy McCarty Jr. buried in Prescott?
Today is (maybe) the birthday of the Old West's most notorious outlaw, and many people believe he is in Prescott today.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Letter: Prepare for the worst
In Paris, there were more than 400 casualties, including over 100 innocent people murdered by ISIS butchers who continued firing their weapons as people tried to escape with their lives, the executioners taking their time to reload so they could continue the killing.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Editorial: Food for thought as Thanksgiving draws near
Occasionally, you just need to give a standing ovation to some people.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Editorial: Hope is in the air for education
School funding is always a challenge in Arizona. Everyone by now has figured that out.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Editorial: High times on border, pranks on UA & soap
The Friday Catchall:

• PAYING IN COIN - We've all thought about it. Few actually do it. And for an elected mayor paying his fine, it did not work.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Editorial: Giving back, giving thanks go together
Thanksgiving is traditionally one week from today and, while some of us have already held our feast, the cost of the meal - or even affording it - should not be lost in the mix.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Editorial: Aren't we the land of the free?
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

- Emma Lazarus

I'm assuming most of us know this quote is at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Editorial: Don't be a victim of IRS phone scam
A few days ago I got a phone call from a number I didn't recognize. When I answered the call, I heard what was obviously a recording by a rather official-sounding woman who claimed to be a representative of the IRS.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Editorial: This is no time for our leaders to be chasing squirrels
This weekend I was on the Internet to get the latest news on the terrorist attacks in France.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Editorial: Civic duties are to be taken seriously
Civic duty. It means different things to different people.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Editorial: Paris under attack: It never gets easier
President Obama called Friday's attacks in Paris an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians."
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Editorial: States are stepping up

To me, that word gives me mental images of men sleeping in cardboard boxes over Baltimore's heating grates back home.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Editorial: All Prescottonians are ambassadors
Prescott has made its way onto many lists over the years - one of which is a gem to behold.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Editorial: Flag folds and honoring our vets
Unfortunately, I've attended way too many military funerals. Taps crushes me every time I hear it.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Editorial: Prescott Valley would be better if ...
I have been a resident of Prescott Valley for roughly two months now, and I have to say this is a great place to live. The town has plenty of stores, a movie theater, an events center, restaurants, medical facilities - just about anything you can ask for. But there's one thing it seems to be lacking - celebrities.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Editorial: Don't let your DNA betray you
By now, most people know that the Internet, which is perhaps the most world-changing human endeavor since the Manhattan Project, is, like atomic power, a double-edged sword.
Monday, November 09, 2015

Editorial: Budget cuts are painful all around
Anytime is a tough time to lose a job. The holidays, however, compound the pain.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Editorial: Once it's out there...
Social media is awesome when you are a grandma sharing your grandchild's photos, a traveler sharing his vacation shots, a movement sharing their cause.
Saturday, November 07, 2015

Editorial: Bond cost is wash, and clean roadsides
The Friday Catchall:

• BOND/OVERRIDE - In the days following voters' 2-to-1 approval of the bond and override this week for Prescott Unified School District, some people continue to be confused. Joan Hawkins, 88, of Prescott called me out of fear for her limited income.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Editorial: 'Paid patriotism' must stop
When I see an act of patriotism, such as someone honoring a veteran or publicly singing "God Bless America," it warms my heart.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Editorial: A solid win for Prescott students
The roar was deafening when the results "YES and YES" were shouted out across the room.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Editorial: Some can't afford to eat as food costs rise
If you haven't noticed by now, food prices are going up in Arizona.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Editorial: 'Leave the rooster story alone - that's human interest'
Throughout my years as a newspaper editor, I have frequently been asked by readers how editors decide what is newsworthy and how we decide what is newsworthy enough to be placed on the front page.
Monday, November 02, 2015

Editorial: Look for that happy place - it's there
Sometimes the news can just get you down. Or skew your view of the world.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Editorial: State's school funding gets A+; bond/override still necessary
Finally, Arizona schools get a bit of good news.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a group of bills Friday to give $3.5 billion to fund K-12 education over the next ten years.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Editorial: State solving problems, or going through motions?
Do not think, do not ask advice, do not do your own research, don't talk to anyone ... do not pass "Go" and, certainly, do not collect $200.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Editorial: Balancing desire to know with right to know
Rumors fly fast in a small town, like jet fighters heading into combat.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Editorial: Wake up, PUSD parents!
So, are you tired of hearing about Prescott Unified School District's bond and override election?
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Editorial: Drone regulation is on the horizon
I was in Costco recently and saw they're selling drones, aka quadcopters, for around $80 each.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Editorial: Prescott linked to iconic legend
Today is the 134th anniversary of an event that involved several former Prescott residents who later became a part of American legend.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Editorial: Don't forget to share your veteran stories
Honoring our nation's veterans shouldn't only be done on a once-a-year special day.
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Editorial: Buying execution drugs overseas raises doubts
The death penalty debate is a smelly swamp no one wants to wade through.

What gives a human the right to sentence another human to death? But, then, what right did a human have to murder another?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Editorial: Making sense of nonsensical politics
One of the first things my husband wants to talk about when I get home from work is the latest insanity in the political world. I hate politics.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Editorial: Get ready for winter's deluge
Remember all of those preparation drills you did as a child? The thought takes me back to cowering under my desk at school, pretending we were ready for whatever was coming.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Editorial: Assume nothing with money, civics
Recall how Arizona became the first state to require students to pass a civics test to graduate from high school?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Editorial: You say potato, I say ghoughphtheightteeau
As a newspaper editor, I'm expected to be an expert in the English language - grammar, spelling, punctuation and style rules.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Editorial: Can I please get my 1/10-cent change?
If you purchased this newspaper from a newsstand, you paid $1.
Monday, October 19, 2015

Editorial: Keep focused on the issues
Whenever a topic was deemed important enough over the years, The Daily Courier has published an editorial on the front page.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Editorial: Taking care of our surroundings is everyone's responsibility
Prescott-area communities do an admirable job preserving history, considering a large percentage of folks are actually 'from elsewhere' around here.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Editorial: Jury duty, genies and competing cures
The Friday Catchall:

• JURY DUTY - If ever you thought reporting for jury duty was no big deal, think again.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Editorial: Do special interests outweigh U.S. public?
President Ronald Reagan said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Editorial: The fight for education is a long-term battle
It seems like it has been the "Year of the Schools" here in Arizona.

Public education is a hot topic and is finally getting center-stage billing.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Editorial: Is this the best way to choose a leader?
The first of the Democratic Party's six scheduled presidential debates will air at 6 tonight on CNN.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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

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