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Commentary: How to save at Costco

If you're a Costco member, you probably know a thing or two about saving a buck.

Commentary: How to avoid being gouged when buying eyeglasses

For the approximately 64 percent of Americans who wear them, prescription eyeglasses are part medical device and part fashion accessory.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 19, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 19, 2017

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Commentary: Metaphors gone wild!

Of all the moving parts in the Trump era -- the changes in the American diplomatic and military profile, the challenges the new president is hurling at the judiciary, the tensions between the legislative and executive branches, the dramatic stylistic changes in the presidency, ranging from shiny ties to Twitter outbursts -- none may be in such furious motion as the two parties, the steady rocks of our political system for more than a century and a half.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 17, 2017

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Time for Trump to hit campaign trail

President Trump’s many critics say his young administration is a hot mess. His defenders say Trump has accomplished more in three weeks than many presidents do in years.

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Gallup: Faith and the Divided States of America

The cartoon map of North America began appearing after the bitter “hanging chads” election of 2000, when the U.S. Supreme Court put Republican George W. Bush in the White House.

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Letter: Huge thank you to Cottonwood First Responders

Our neighborhood recently needed the services provided by Cottonwood First Responders and we have to say we were very impressed by our City’s Police, Fire and Medical Teams. We were able to witness very brave and honorable men and women doing an incredible job during a very tragic incident.

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Letter: I feel your pain, but do not quit now; stand up for what is right

In many ways, Bob, I feel your pain. While I think the former President left a great deal to be desired in many Presidential respects, he was, as you say, a quite admirable human being. To say that the present office holder is a radical departure from what we have been accustomed to is apparent to all. Some are happy about that, others not so much.

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Letter: Your animal deserved a more dignified death

To the person or persons who took a beautiful long haired large dog up to the Copper Canyon Trail head parking area and shot it in a sand wash, Shame on you!

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Letter: The scales of justice are supposed to be evenly balanced

The front page of the February 11 Arizona Republic reported two crimes and their punishments.

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Letter: Please give President and Congress a chance to propose changes to Obamacare

Regarding “ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession” published 2/12/17.

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Letter: Not being in agreement with president doesn’t make him any less “My President’

Despite incessant chatter from certain quarters about Fascists, Nazis and Brown Shirts, to date we have only seen one group of people in the streets performing like actual Brown Shirts, and they have not been Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s “Irredeemable Deplorables.”

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Letter: Patriotism runs much deeper that your allegiaince, or lack of, to the president

In response to the letter Mr. Bob Burke submitted, I am pretty confused. What does “who” is President have to do with honoring our country? As Americans we should all stand for the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance because it is the right thing to do to show our support.

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Letter: Child prostitute is misnomer; these children are victims, not criminals

We applaud the Verde Independent for getting the word out that Sex Trafficking occurs in Yavapai County (Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017). Too many people in our community were unaware that the problem happens here too.

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Letter: We went straight to the source to ensure our message was heard

I was one of four Sedona voters who visited the Prescott offices of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and Senator John McCain February 2.

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Letters: Verde Valley churches step up to help foster families in need

In the last five years, Arizona has seen a 61-percent increase in the number of foster children.  The average age of these children is 9 years old and they typically stay in the system for a couple of years before they are returned home or given a new home.  It is nearly impossible for these kids to understand and cope with the tragic circumstances that led to their removal.  They need loving families to step up and help.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 12, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 12, 2017

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Commentary: No better time than now to heal festering wounds of Thunder Valley Rally

There is no better time to firmly address the many problems plaguing Thunder Valley Rally than now.

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Letter: Focus of school district unification needs to be on improving educational achievement, not money

I believe the effort has a better chance for success if the focus is on improving educational achievement and outcomes through curriculum coordination rather than on conceivable fiscal savings, which assuredly will happen when services are consolidated as a result of unification.

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Letter: A Valentine’s Day gift for Yavapai College students

It appears that the Yavapai Community College is on its way to deliver a “Valentine’s day gift” to students wrapped up as a 5-percent tuition increase. This increase will likely occur at the District Governing Board meeting Tuesday, February 14 in Prescott. The “gift” will be swathed in hyper-technical rhetoric considered the “black art” of accounting and unhelpful comparisons between tuition charged at the community college and that charged at four-year universities and other community colleges.

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Editorial: Old Town merchants can best advance their cause by being part of TVR process

It’s time for Old Town business owners to stop being heavy on complaints, and short on solutions.

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Letter: Already longing for the days of President Obama

Under his leadership, the world was a stable place compared to what we face now. His successor is just the opposite in all these respects. I miss my President.

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Letter: Higher gas tax a bad deal for rural Arizonans

I hope this letter is read by Rep. Noel Campbell and all the people who voted for him.

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Letter: I expect better behavior from city council members

Councilmember Deb Althouse did not do so. She interrupted Mayor Elinski numerous times and in my opinion acted in a manner not becoming to a city council member.

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