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It was more than a decade ago when former Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis announced the Arizona Department of Transportation had prioritized the State Route 260 section between Cottonwood and Camp Verde for a major four-lane expansion.

May 23, 2019
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In Copenhagen, Denmark, a city of about 600,000 people, bicycles outnumber cars by about 5-to-1. That’s made possible by an infrastructure that actually encourages people to ride bikes instead of drive cars.

By Dan Engler May 18, 2019
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The next time you grab your cell phone and go to your favorite app store, you can easily begin a new career as a criminal.

By Dan Engler May 16, 2019
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It’s doubtful there will be an Upper Verde school district consolidation election this year, but that sure hasn’t stopped people both pro and con from making claims about the impacts of such a merger.

By Dan Engler May 9, 2019
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A year ago, school district consolidation blew through the Upper Verde Valley like a Category 5 hurricane.

By Dan Engler April 30, 2019
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“Loneliness is the penalty of leadership.”

By Dan Engler April 23, 2019
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We’re nearing the one-year anniversary of the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board’s decision to close Big Park Elementary School. The resulting wounds to the Village of Oak Creek are slow to heal.

April 16, 2019
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For the second time in five days, first-term Cottonwood City Councilman Michael Mathews has come to his own defense over the use of private email to communicate city business.

By Dan Engler April 11, 2019
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The right thing for Mathews to do now is provide the city with all city-related emails he has sent from his private account so the city can fulfil its obligation to maintain and store the public records he created.

By Dan Engler April 9, 2019
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Just when you think you’ve seen the last possible way the school district consolidation ball could bounce, it takes off in a completely new direction.

By Dan Engler April 4, 2019