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Editorial: Governor is right on taxes, education

Gov. Doug Ducey has built his political career on being an anti-tax crusader, so when he begins advocating for a tax, there must be a good reason behind it.

Editorial: Penalize the crime, not the thoughts, or legal status

On Thursday, three Republican state senators broke party lines to kill SB1279, which would have meant longer minimum prison sentences for people who commit crimes while in the country illegally.

Editorial: State should stop bullying its cities

We have always believed decisions, such as those at the school board level, should be made on the local level.

Editorial: America needs to be safe, and welcoming

The U.S. government’s National Counter-Terrorism Center estimated in an in-depth 2011 report that between 82 to 97 percent of the victims of terrorist attacks are Muslims.

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Editorial: Don’t rob public schools to fund political causes

Arizona is among the worst in the nation in funding public education and teacher pay.

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Editorial: Put an end to Arizona’s ‘patient brokers’

People who are trying to turn their lives around need the support of the community, the encouragement of their neighbors, and a lot of personal dedication.

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Editorial: Let schools chart their own course

Imagine for a second you are in charge of a school district in the White Mountains of Arizona and you look outside to see a dozen inches of fresh snow.

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Editorial: Time for ban on texting while driving

The Arizona Legislature is considering a ban on texting while driving for teenagers with probationary driver’s licenses, and the story is all too familiar.

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Editorial: Stealing U.S. flag not same as violent crime

Make punishment fit the crime

As the Arizona Legislature plows into its 2017 session, among the bills introduced so far is one that’s leaving us scratching our heads.

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Editorial: These colors shouldn't need a permit

Chino Valley Town Councilmember Lon Turner’s look said more than his words. He had just asked Ruth Mayday, the town’s director of development services, if he would need a permit to fly his American flag if Council passed the revised signage ordinances she brought before them.

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Editorial: Yavapai College should make track decision

David Brinkley is willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring motorsports back to the region at Chino Valley’s Old Home Manor.

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Editorial: Why we believe what we believe

It wasn’t until after graduating from college that I noticed my favorite authors all had something in common.

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Editorial: Lawmakers make children pay the price

One of my all-time favorite television shows is “The West Wing.” In one episode, Six Meetings Before Lunch, Sam Seaborn makes both of these statements:

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Editorial: Drones and the future of shopping

Point/Counterpoint: Associate Editor Ken Sain and Editor Robin Layton discuss the future of shopping when drones are delivering your purchases.

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Editorial: Give me an assault rifle with that pizza

A 28-year-old North Carolina man walked into a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant with an assault rifle.

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