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Editorial: Outage gives us food for thought
Any ladies out there who remember when your mom would give you a bit of cash to stash in your bra in case your date left them high and dry?
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Get involved!
I am asking each of my Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren to encourage their parents and grandparents to become active in the Arizona political issue of whether the State government should spend an increased amount for Private prisons at the expense of reduction in educational money.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Response to column
Am I wrong in thinking the founding fathers intended the establishment clause of the Constitution to guarantee freedom of religion?
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Cell towers
New Cell Towers on the Horizon read a Feb. 13 Daily Courier article reporting that the City Council approved in December three new cell tower locations, including an AT&T antenna on top of the downtown South Granite Street parking garage.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Kayla Mueller
Our hearts and sympathies go out to the family of Kayla Mueller. We are so sorry for your loss.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Presidents Day
Presidents Day in Arizona means celebrating two of America's most revered presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter: Respect each other
I know a cheap shot when I see one. I am referring to the letter written by Clark Kimble on Jan. 26. Mr. Kimble "wonders" about Buz Williams professionalism as a Long Beach police officer.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Editorial: Suicide and mental illness are NOT disgraceful
This powerful statement that we all need to remember was spoken by a mom who lost her son to suicide. (See his story on today's Page 1.)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Letter: Taxes in funds
Why collect taxes only to not use the money in your own community?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Letter: Prescott, 'California'
Ever since the huge influx of Californians to this entire area, greedy developers have been building expensive homes in subdivisions that only Californians seem to be able to afford.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Column: Kayla's work is an inspiration to us all
The Daily Courier editor blurs any distinction between fighting for "freedom from terrorism" and "war based on vengeance," but she is right that Kayla Mueller would not have supported military force in either case (Editorial, Feb. 12, 2015).
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editorial: Review of bill leads to big gun problems
Anyone who has followed my columns and editorials for even a short time knows I am a few clicks to the right of moderate.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Column: Democrats dirty little secret behind DHS 'shutdown'
Last week, federal judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction barring President Obama and his administration from implementing "any and all aspects or phases of" their November 2014 amnesty order.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Letter: Radical Islam
The gruesome murders of hostages by ISIS terrorists and their threats of greater violence against Israel and the United States has had a shocking effect upon the minds of our countrymen.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Letter: Something new?
Something I never expected to see in the sky here is a pinkish red reflection of the sun in the east just after sunset or in the west just before sunrise.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Editorial: On social media, let's act like adults
A child allegedly makes a threat to harm her schoolmates. The threatened children tell school leaders. Police are called. Panic ensues.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Columns: Creation vs. evolution - who is right?
Editor's note - David McNabb and Nigel Reynolds have agreed to today's point-counterpoint essays in an effort to put to rest the debate between them.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Spelling bee
On behalf of our corporate sponsor BMO Harris Bank, congratulations to the champion of the 69th annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Tanner Dodt, a fifth grader at Heritage Christian Home Educators.
Monday, February 23, 2015

VOICES in the News: Speed limits
What do you think of a proposed bill in the legislature that would reduce the penalty for speeding up to 10 mph over the speed limit?
Monday, February 23, 2015

Guest Editorial: Eating right starts at home
Editor's note: When this column was submitted to us, I'd been toying with the idea of writing an editorial on this topic.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rants & Raves
Got something on your mind? Tell us about it in 40 words or less.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Column: Big problems in our state
Pay attention, folks. We've got some huge challenges in this wonderful state of ours.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Herbicide use
EDITOR: Herbicides have already cost this country very dearly.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Editorial: Big Ten coaches don't need proposed new rule
Imagine this: A high school student-athlete has worked, literally, for years at their game and their classroom hours.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Column: Tackling the issue of gas prices
To answer a statement from Richard Haasnoot in his Letter to the Editor, "Are Prescott gas retailers taking the decline in gas as an opportunity to make more profit at the expense of Prescott citizens?"
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Letter: Racial profiling
This letter is to comment on "Buz" William's editorial in yesterday's Courier. According to Buz, "Agendas stand in the way of truth".
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Letter: VA healthcare
We are writing in response to the letter posted on Feb. 2 by William Moody regarding the VA healthcare he has received.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Letter: Derogatory words
I am in agreement with the editorial by Wayne Compton regarding the "garbage generation."
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Letter: Spending priorities
The reason that I am against having a space program is because every country, as well as every individual, must have priorities, as we can not do everything that we would like to do as our resources are limited.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Editorial: 'Robo' me questions, just don't use phone
The National Do Not Call Registry was a great thing when it was implemented in 2004. It was simple: sign up, no more solicitation calls.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Column: Finding common ground is necessary
This is the first in a four-part series about the Central Arizona Partnership (CAP) mission, which is to advocate for responsible growth.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter: 'No Kill' for babies
Roe v. Wade prompted a national outcry that continues today.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter: Those who gave all
Not long ago our community lost 19 brave souls. We hold the survivor of that trauma dear to our hearts. Now we have lost another brave soul.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter: Right to challenge
Kudos to Gov. Doug Ducey for challenging the Right to Life Movement to step across the fence and start supporting the many needy children in our state system.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter: Clean cemetery?
My name is Jen and my little sister is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery. Years ago the place was green and beautiful, peaceful and serene.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter: Waiting for help
According to the official Social Security website, Social Security "pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death."
Friday, February 20, 2015

Editorial: Prescott Strong
As the courthouse plaza filled with people Wednesday evening, Twitter blossomed with positive vibes - highly unusual for the social media giant.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Column: Freedoms are being slowly chipped away
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Column: Arizona Town Hall plotting the path for prosperity
"It" is reflected in sunrises over Mingus Mountain to the east, and sunsets over Granite Mountain to the west.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Editorial: Educating public about education
Sometimes, sharing information with the public gives you the same feeling as banging your head on your desk - repeatedly.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Column: Keep the will of the people in Clean Elections
Whenever a new year begins, I'm always optimistic that good things will happen in government, our elected officials will do their best to represent us and that the sun will come up tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Letter: Christ's message
Today, Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Letter: Finger pointing
I found the recent editorial titled "Political finger-pointing continues in Arizona" very odd.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Editorial: Laws do not serve as 'what they meant'
"I don't like tickets."

"Speeding tickets? That's a safety issue."

"I'm not saying to ignore someone going 92 in a 35 mph zone." ...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Letter: Employment
The unemployment rate has steadily declined the past several years, but the economy is still weak. Why? I went to the Bureau of Statistics website to see if I could get any answers.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Letter: Scouting
Six years ago, I started in the scouting program in Wesley Chapel Florida. Since that point in time, scouting has helped me in my life.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Editorial: Public filming of police actions already protected
You've certainly heard about former Prescott resident Robert W. Smith killing Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart on Dec. 27, 2014, and then turning the gun on himself. Stewart was wearing a body camera that showed the fatal shooting and made clear for investigators exactly what happened.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Prescott anomaly
Does anyone see the jarring anomaly of Prescott, Arizona, producing a devoted humanitarian, Kayla Mueller, killed by ISIS in Syria, and the lame Adams sisters baring their bottoms at Angkor Wat in Cambodia?
Monday, February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Bare education
Regarding the deportation from Cambodia of sisters Lindsey Kate Adams and Leslie Jan Adams for taking nude photographs at the Angkor Wat Complex, the article reporting this supposed transgression left out extenuating circumstances.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Ailing cemetery
Many generations are buried at the Mountain View Cemetery, including several members of my family. It sickens me when I visit now, because the property is basically unkempt and abandoned.
Monday, February 16, 2015


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