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Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 15, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 15, 2018

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Letter: Let consolidation question go to the voters

It’s time for all us to ask some simple questions about the Mingus Union School Board and their approval to officially proceed with the lawsuit against the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools. Is this to show us we must all follow the letter of the law? If so is the letter of the law followed by this board?

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Mingus’ ratification vote puzzling, legally questionable

In its lawsuit to halt the November election on school district consolidation, one of the primary points of contention for Mingus Union High School is that petition circulators put the cart before the horse.

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Editor: Hats off to those who choose to serve on Verde Valley school boards

Especially here in the Verde Valley over the past year, it’s been tough – very tough – to be a school board member.

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Letter: Why is Mingus so opposed to consolidation?

I do not know why the teachers and the board of Mingus Union High School are so opposed to this consolidation.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 10, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 10, 2018

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Commentary: We need to hear candidates’ views on wide variety of subjects

First off, I get that when you ask a question of a candidate at a forum, whether political or otherwise, you are simply trying to get that person’s perspective on a subject, trying to learn how they might think about other things, based on their answer.

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Letter: ‘The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money’

The United States of America is hated by numerous nations and groups. That’s certainly no surprise, and I need not delineate the myriad culprits. But our greatest enemy – and one that the mainstream media ignores – is not without, it is within. Our greatest enemy is us, or to be more precise, the “us” that teeters ever more not just Lefter and Lefter but into the dangerous miasma of socialism and its eventuation into communism and totalitarianism.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 8, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 8, 2018

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Editorial: VACTE consolidation concerns more rhetoric than reality

The concern over the future of vocational education in the Verde Valley should consolidation take place is far more anchored in rhetoric than reality.

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Letter: Congressional bait ‘n’ switch an insult to American people

I, for one, am sick and tired of the bait ‘n’ switch that infects much of the legislation proposed in Congress. I’m also tired of how that system is used to over-characterize or/and mis-characterize the votes of our representatives in the House and Senate.

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Letter: Jason and Vicki Douvikas will be greatly missed in Camp Verde

As they embark on new ventures in Phoenix, we would like to thank Jason and Vicki Douvikas for their service to the Camp Verde community.

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Letter: Camp Verde needs to do away with out-dated residency requirement for town marshal

I would like to urge every Camp Verde voter to vote against any candidate who supports the out-dated residency requirement for the office of town marshal.

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Letter: One again, the folks in Camp Verde show generous spirit

The most awesome wonderful generous people live in the Verde Valley. We put the word out that the Clear Creek Cemetery was in need of water hoses.

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Editorial: Starbucks’ success lies in finding solution to access woes at 260-89A

It’s beginning to look like the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce is finally going to be able to sell its property located at the busy SR 260 and SR 89A intersection and the community will get a Starbucks coffee shop in the process.

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School District Consolidation: You decide which side carries the most clout

It’s fair to call this group a current and former “Who’s Who of Verde Valley Educators.”

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Letter: While you follow your heart, I want to follow the money

Normally, I would eschew any retort to what I’d written. But in the case of “If I choose to protest, it will be on act of free will, bold defiance,” I simply cannot let this delusion pass.

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Letter: If I choose to protest, it will be an act of free will, bold definance

This letter is in response to one which appeared recently in which the writer alleged that most political demonstrations were and are instigated and financed by various left-wing organizations. I can not remain silent under that old-saw, right-wing attack.

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Letter: Supervisor Garrison steps up to keep land swap process moving on positive path

A note of thanks to my fellow Supervisor Randy Garrison!.Few people understand the time, energy and effort that it takes for an “Act of Congress” to actually occur. No wonder the phrase is often used when there is a large undertaking that is going to consume so much time.

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Letter: Clarity on city debt more a case of further muddying the waters

Although the writer promises clarity on the city’s debt issue he has once again muddied the waters as he did in the candidate forum presented by the League of Women Voters on 7/25.

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MY TURN: ‘ICE’ extremely valuable to Arizona, Yavapai County law enforcement

As Yavapai County Sheriff, my top priority is public safety. As such, I would like to address the call to “abolish ICE” by a minority of elected officials.

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My Turn: Passage of Home Rule a positive vote for Sedona’s future

Sedona is in the middle of a primary election. Ballots go out on August 1; Election Day is August 28.

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Letter: How many stupid questions has editor asked in his career?

In Dan Engler’s editorial about the forum it appears he does not understand the process. The Camp Verde Republican Forum will not repeat questions that Dan has already asked the candidates. These have been asked and answered. Nor is Dan likely to have any input into questions that are asked unless he submits question to; http://campverderepublicans.com/forum.html.

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Letter: Before you vote on consolidation, get the best, most accurate information possible

Regardless of the careless actions of the Mingus Union School Board and superintendent, please do not punish the children. The state legislature continues not to fund education at an appropriate level. The need for districts in the state of Arizona to pass overrides and bonds will not go away.

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Letter: Hostile environment? Camp Verde is not that kind of town

I just read the Sunday Camp Verde Bugle and was quite astonished to learn that ONE single candidate could have a scheduled program canceled because he was not comfortable attending. If this was truly the reason, all he had to do was not show up.

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