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Editorial: No real bite in laws designed to protect animals from being left in locked cars

Three police calls in two days last week concerning dogs left in locked cars in 100-degree heat proves two things: • You cannot legislate common sense. • The laws addressing such acts are inadequate.

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Commentary: Hot dogs are not cool

What happens to a pet’s body inside a hot vehicle

Summer is just around the corner but here in Arizona the weather does not pay close attention to the calendar.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 15, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 15, 2018

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Editorial: Where can members of Congress live?

The fervor seems to never stop over the people who we as Americans have sent to Washington, D.C., to represent us. At a basic level, concerns about exactly where they live continues with each passing election cycle.

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Letter: Big Chino Pumped Storage Project a direct threat to Verde River

Your water source is threatened by the proposed Big Chino Pumped Storage Project.

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Lack of volunteers not a problem unique to Jerome

The talk of getting rid of all of Jerome’s advisory boards and commissions is a sign of the times.

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Editorial: Carter’s office should shy away from Verde Valley offers of help on school district consolidation

Memo to Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Tim Carter: Just say, “No thank you.”

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Letter: Petition drive is call for election, not voice of support for consolidation

Regarding your story by Bill Helm in Wednesday’s paper (June 6, 2018) “Consolidation group submits petitions to county school superintendent,” I take exception to his first sentence and felt compelled to speak out.

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Letter: Thanks to all who made Verde Valley Wine Festival a great success

The organizers of the Verde Valley Wine Festival would like to issue a huge THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, vendors, attendees, media partners and sponsors who helped make this year’s Verde Valley Wine Festival a SOLD OUT event.

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Letter: Thank you to our favorite school, American Heritage Academy

We moved to Arizona for health reasons, but we chose Cottonwood for the school, for the educational opportunities that we didn’t have back home.

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Commentary: Consolidation moves one step closer to voter decision

It’s looking more certain with each passing day that Upper Verde voters once again will weigh in on the school district consolidation question.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COTTONWOOD WATER TESTING

What does it mean when there’s coliform in your water?

The City of Cottonwood has been under heavy fire following news by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that a former city employee was indicted for allegedly forging drinking water test results.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 1, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 1, 2018

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Editorial: Water quality reporting a black eye for city, but problem resolved seven months ago

There are a lot of “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve” laments this week at Cottonwood City Hall following the revelations about careless, sloppy perhaps even fraudulent documentation of the water quality delivered by the city.

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Letter: Six smacks of folly, false pride, and lack of creativity

As the Camp Verde Sports Complex takes shape I wonder if I’m the only person who questions the need for six baseball diamonds in the same place.

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Letter: Community support fueled event’s success

Because of your community’s support and the generosity of local businesses, a tremendous amount of children will now know a Big Brother, Big Sister, Couple or Family Match through the Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Swing Golf Tournament held Friday, May 18, at Seven Canyons.

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Letter: Is it the Constitution or the flag and anthem?

In my research, I found that the flag of US was first displayed in 1777. That is early. The Constitution was ratified in 1789.

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Letter: Hats off to volunteers from Vineyard Christian Fellowship

I would like to thank the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church for the eight years of Road cleanup on Broadway in Clarkdale.

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Editorial: Sedona Recycles fully plans to fulfill contractual obligations

As of June 1, the recycling bins that had long been provided in Camp Verde by Sedona Recycles will be gone.

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Guest Column: Remembering unlikely heroes this Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember the soldiers who have served our country, take a moment to also remember our four-legged heroes whose acts of heroism should not be forgotten.

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Editorial: Take a ‘moment’ to remember war dead

Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.

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Editorial: 2018 political landscape taking shape in Verde Valley

The final touches on the picture will not be complete until 5 p.m. May 30, but the landscape of the 2018 Verde Valley political season already is taking shape.

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Letter: Science should not be relegated to be nothing but theories

I just read where a person responsible for the education of our children has decided that evolution and the science of our origin should not be taught in our schools.

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Letter: Trump is certainly no hero

My grandfather served in the United States Army during World War II, and was very fortunate to make it home to his family alive. Many of his comrades in arms were not so fortunate and lost their lives fighting for this great country that we are so fortunate to call home.

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Letter: Voters will clearly see wisdom of council’s decision on sales tax

I disagree with Dan Engler that city council members who supported the tax hike are in the political hot seat leading up to the August primary.

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