Opinion / Commentary

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Commentary: Democrats should take good look at history before going down impeachment highway

If Democrats are trying to reassure anyone that they won’t impeach President Trump, they’re aren’t doing a very good job of it.

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Commentary: Big challenges await new Mingus Union School Board

It’s an unenviable list of tasks awaiting the new Mingus Union School Board that takes office in January.

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Commentary: Political trauma created impossible situation for Hargrove

Throughout her 16-month run as Mingus Union school superintendent, one always had to wonder if Penny Hargrove ever once had her feet firmly planted.

Commentary: Effort continues to give citizens right to vote on consolidation

Mingus Union High School has used taxpayer dollars to stop and sue an organized group of citizens who supported the consolidation of Mingus Union High School with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Commentary: Rodeo grounds should be a natural fit for Camp Verde

An enthusiastic and resourceful group of dedicated volunteers, through the newly organized Camp Verde Arena Association (CVAA), have undertaken the task of bringing a town-funded rodeo grounds to the planning forefront. Their time, talent, and treasure will be a driving force.

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Commentary: Questions abound over ‘grounding’ of Mingus Union superintendent

Like the dutiful parent whose child comes home with a lousy report card, the Mingus Union School Board grounded Superintendent Penny Hargrove last week.

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Proposition 305: It’s all about your choice on what is best education ‘fit’ for your child

As a school administrator I’ve been asked numerous times about Prop 305. I am a strong supporter of school choice because I have seen its powerful effects in action. I am a supporter of school choice because it offers great benefit to all schools, including district schools. I am a supporter of school choice because of Robby.

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Commentary: It takes entire community to make community events successful

The experiment called Camp Verde Promotions has been a case study in the adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Commentary: Will history repeat itself on new Cottonwood City Hall?

When a major new project is first proposed in Cottonwood, it’s typically espoused by the majority or at least a very vocal minority that this is something we can’t afford. It’s frivolous. It falls into the category of “want” much more than it does a justified “need.”

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Commentary: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ -- State Historian Marshall Trimble remembers ‘Lefty’ Ortiz

Reader testimonials and funeral home memorials offer ample evidence that it was a life lived well and full for Cottonwood’s Eugene “Lefty” Ortiz