December 30, 2021


The Season of Giving in Chino Valley Schools – Superintendent’s Report

The Fall and lead into the Christmas season is my favorite time of year.  This year has been especially exciting as our community has really stepped up to help the less fortunate students and their families of the Chino Valley School District. Right now, there are about 420 Chino Valley students that are considered homeless

City of Prescott

Mayor Goode’s Talk of the Town Letter

First, I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year.  With the return of our traditional holiday events and gatherings, Prescott truly is Arizona’s Christmas City once again.   As we look ahead to the new year, and my first full year in office, there are many priorities for City Council. I would


Opinion: After Biden’s Bumpy 2021, What Will 2022 Look Like?

The first year of the Joe Biden administration is drawing to a close. What happened in the last 12 months in American politics and policy? Biden was elected promising to end COVID and unite the country. That didn’t happen. Now in response to the Omicron variant, Biden and Democrat governors are shutting down schools and businesses

Social Security and You

Social Security Update for 2022

It has been my custom for most of the past 24 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates scheduled to take place the following year. Almost all Social Security beneficiaries are familiar with the most popular and publicized upcoming change: the increase in monthly benefit checks for 2022


‘Slow-motion insurrection’: How GOP seizes election power

In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn a free and fair vote of the American people. In the year since, Trump-aligned Republicans have worked

Legal Beat

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case

The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The verdict capped a monthlong trial featuring sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14, told by four women who described being abused as teens in the 1990s and

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