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Editorial: Separation of church and state?
Telling someone how to pray is about as touchy a subject as you can get.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Letter: Pay for your own gun permit
I am alarmed that the Legislature is considering a bill that would have taxpayers foot the bill for individuals' gun permits and using public safety as the reason. This is absurd.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Letter: Begging for money
There has been a proliferation of beggars hanging out by the post office in the past year. Each day it seems like someone new. I'd be interested in the real story behind these people.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Letter: Arizona info
I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools and I am writing a report on the state of Arizona.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Letter: Remove ghost bike
I must take exception to the letter regarding the Harrington Memorial.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Letter: Scared straight
In response to Cindy Foss's letter to the editor published on Jan. 20 - no, it does not "take a village to raise a child."
Friday, February 05, 2016

Editorial: Bill would put education in Arizona back on track
Diane Douglas is not happy. The state Superintendent of Schools is upset at what she calls a "repulsive" piece of legislation.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Column: The anti-establishment uprising
A large number of voters, both the Democrat and Republican, seem to be rebelling against the establishments of their respective parties.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Letter: Who is disabled?
I applaud the efforts of those helping the weak, sick and disabled.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Letter: Death with dignity
Losing a beloved person after a long and arduous struggle, many among us can understand these words: "Let me die like a dog."
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Editorial: Bill would hold cities where state wants them
From time to time we hear about the impact of sales taxes in the Prescott area.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Column: Support by Gosar led to Occupation in Oregon
As a student of American history, I'm familiar with some of the armed uprisings and rebellions in our young country's past, from the Boston Tea Party to Abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry to the Civil Rights movement of the1960s.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Letter: Residents' open space
In the Jan. 22 Daily Courier, there was a statement about low attendance at Willow Lake Park.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Letter: Constitution
In response to a Letter to the Editor, "Executive orders," that appeared in The Daily Courier on Saturday, Jan. 23, I would like to ask its writer, Donald Huard, to quote from the U.S.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Letter: Personal choices
Editor Robin Layton's recent editorial regarding death choices for terminally ill, was absolutely on point.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Letter: Peace at Willow Lake
In the highly misplaced talk about possibly allowing an RV park at Willow Lake to raise a few tax dollars, Willow is referred to in the relevant Daily Courier article as "our least visited lake."
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Editorial: What we can learn from Flint, Michigan
When I was a kid back in the early 1960s, my father, a career non-commissioned officer in the Air Force, was stationed in Germany for a 3-year tour of duty.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Letter: Don't destroy beauty
In your Monday, Jan. 11, edition, you quoted the latest of Councilman Jim Lamerson's typically shortsighted thoughts, this time regarding the sale of city land:
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Letter: Marijuana & seniors
I appreciate having legal marijuana available to me to use.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Letter: Ducey's logic
Let me see if I got this straight, Gov. Doug Ducey has turned down free government funds to provide care to more of the children of the working poor, but has allocated $700,000 that he said will make more than 300 square miles of the state accessible to and suitable for hunters.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Letter: Caring for strangers
On Monday, Jan. 11, a sanitation truck was stopped on Downer Trail.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Letter: Pension reform
I know Rep. Noel Campbell has been working hard for us regarding the debacle known as the "PSPRS" shortfall, but my question is to the recipients of this program, the Prescott firefighters and Prescott police officers.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Editorial: Should utilities fund elected regulators?
If you're reading this, you probably live in Yavapai County.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Letter: A fine tribute
Thank you Jerry Jackson for your fine tribute and entertaining article about Jim Messerschmitt, and the "evolution" of swearing.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Letter: Williams incites hatred
Congratulations, Buzz Williams! In your column of Thursday, Jan. 21, "Political Correctness Can Kill," you did a fine job of inciting prejudice, anger and hatred of Muslims.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Editorial: Keep financial power where it is
Arizona legislators seem to have enough trouble keeping track of our money, they really don't need another complication.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rants & Raves
Prescott has the cleanest air and some of the most beautiful forests in America, yet ...
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Column: Voices and choices
For most of us when we were young, the primary voices in our lives were likely parents, grandparents, teachers and friends.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Column: The need for a city business license
Next month the City Council will discuss the need to implement a city business license.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Editorial: Keep your guns locked up
Two teen boys were arrested this month in Diamond Valley for stealing two handguns from an unlocked truck.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Column: 'Brown outs' mean increased danger for Prescott residents
Prescott residents and business owners concerned about the safety of our families and our property have a new phrase to worry about in 2016 - "brown outs."
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: Thanks for the care
The family of Irene E. Douglas wish to give our heartfelt thank you to the VA Medical Center in Prescott for the 10 plus years of wonderful care she received.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: Presidential debates
If you have been listening to the Presidential debates then you have heard how they have discussed objectively the nation's problems and their solutions.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: Story about riot
In reading your recent report "Six hurt in Juvenile Detention Center Riot" (Jan. 19), I was surprised that you would refer to an incident involving three juveniles as a "riot" and the juveniles as "inmates."
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: Taxes for services
This is in response to the recent Readers Speak letter regarding "Taxes for Services" where the author asserts that the blame for the reduction in city services lies with the voters who rejected the .055 tax for unfunded liabilities.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Editorial: 'No' to early driving permits
State lawmakers are looking at allowing teenagers to get their driving permits at 15 now. Is this even necessary?
Friday, January 29, 2016

Column: Voter wake-up call
The voters of America, and Arizona in particular, need a serious wake up call.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Letter: Laws of the land 2
In your Jan. 14 editorial, you ask, "Who do you believe?" referring to differing opinions in American life.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Letter: Campaign of fear
In Congressman Paul Gosar's recent email-newsletter, "2015 in Review..." he claims to be "the most effective member" of Congress.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Editorial: State budget coming to Prescott, sort of
One of the most important political factors in the state is coming to Prescott on Monday, Feb. 1.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Column: An alternative to draining the swamp
First, a little history. In 1790, George Washington selected an area along the Potomac River as the site of a national government for the newly independent United States of America.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Letter: Judicial abuse
It is time we stop electing judges and create a panel of the public and representatives of the legal community to appoint them. Why?
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Letter: Prescription monitoring
The Daily Courier on Dec. 30 described the success the substance abuse program MATForce has achieved in reducing prescription opioid abuse. No one can argue that the issue was getting out of hand and needed attention.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Editorial: Troopers on the job, but this affects us all
If Highway 169 is the new "Blood Alley," do not think DPS troopers and ADOT are not on the job.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Column: Training of law enforcement (VIDEO)
The topic is police training. First a brief note on my previous column: About the White House and sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile development, sure enough it was connected with the prisoner exchange and it made sense to delay the sanctions, but it was so uncoordinated that they first said they would enact them, then had to step back in embarrassing fashion till the deal was done.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: English
The problem is that students spend one to two hours on language arts in school per day.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: Pregnancy & abortion
The truth about pregnancy care centers; in response to Desiree Perez's editorial opinion.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: The 'donut hole' & ACA
Republican candidates have advocated the removal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as "Obamacare."
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Editorial: State's primary election system needs revision
According to a report in the Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan wants to do away with the state's partisan presidential primaries.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Letter: Case for JTED
The recent budget released by Gov. Doug Ducey is more than disingenuous; it jeopardizes our young people and our economic future.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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