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Commentary: Kyla Allen hardly qualifies as an innocent victim

Let’s be fair. I was not able to address everything in my response to your editorial (see verdenews.com; “Editorial: Local voters stood firm against politics of hate and deceit”). While Kyla Allen was mercilessly attacked on social media, not all of it was untrue.

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Letter: Poetic farewell to Senator McCain

A true hero he was, a fine example of a man and human being,

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Letter: Longing for days when basic humanness overcame the hate

Surely our basic humanness can somehow overcome the hate -- it behoves us to find a way back.

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Commentary -- Trump, McCain: A rare D.C. relationship that was unfailingly honest

There are people in Washington who hate each other but who, for public consumption, pretend not to hate each other. What was almost refreshing about the relationship of Sen. John McCain and President Trump was that there was no such pretending.

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Editorial: Local voters stood firm against politics of hate and deceit

The political process has never been known as a showcase for humanity’s best qualities.

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Letter: Community in mourning for men who loved to fly

Airpark residents are in mourning for our two neighbors. The freedom to fly in this country is still available for anyone willing to study and train to get an FAA license.

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Letter: Twisted political logic by Kelli Ward

Interesting that Kelli Ward would think that John McCain chose to die when it would do the most harm to her campaign for US Senate.

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Letter: President’s disrespect for John McCain disgusting

I am so disgusted with Pres. Trump. This man just couldn’t put aside his petty disagreements with Senator McCain and step out to honor him. He tweeted.

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Letter: I’m ‘Hooked on Books’ and you should be, too

Thank you people of the area for supporting me when I had to move my bookstore to a smaller location.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain 1936-2018: McCain’s legacy ‘something more profound and dearer than a politician’s campaign slogan’

From the Vietnam combat of the Lyndon B. Johnson years to the political wars of the Donald J. Trump era, John S. McCain III -- grandson, son and father of naval officers, Hanoi prisoner of war, lion of Capitol Hill, presidential nominee, keeper of the American flame and defender of the American faith -- was at the center of the nation’s life.

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Editorial: Judge Mackey the clear winner in latest consolidation battle

While both sides of the school district consolidation debate found a way to spin Friday’s ruling as a victory in their favor, the real winner in this legal duel was Presiding Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey.

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Letter: Capitalism and socialism already successfully co-exist to make lives better

Recently (August 9) The Verde Independent printed a letter about the failure of socialism. The writer presented the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, & North Korea as proof of socialism’s failure. With the exception of Venezuela, the examples of the evils and failure of socialism are communist countries. What the writer didn’t make clear is that communism is an extreme version of socialism.

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Letter: Under Trump, Republican Party no longer stands for values and valor

The gross negligence of the law that this President showed prior to and since his election makes him more fit for federal jail than the White House.

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Commentary: How is consolidation better for all students?

Consolidation supporters, if you can show a way that consolidation will bring savings to the newly formed district, let’s see it. Please show us.

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Letter: Have you ever asked yourself ‘why’ Trump is subject of such criticism?

In reply to Michael Westlund’s column in the Aug. 22 Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle, I’d like make a couple of points.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 22, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Aug. 22, 2018

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Commentary -- Editor Engler: caveat emptor?

Let us be clear here. Fake news has existed since the first chisel hit the first stone. It’s only gotten worse from there, not because the reporters have gotten worse, more or less, but because the breadth of available public-access media’d information and concomitant expression has burgeoned, be presented information and/or expression accurate or otherwise.

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Letters: Keeping it clean on Arizona State Route 260

I wish to extend my gratitude to the 12 volunteers who assisted on the Highway 260 cleanup on Saturday, August 18. These volunteers were: Jordan Ross, Kate Dusek, Gene Carrigan, Jay Thorkelson, David Nelson, Collene Maktineks, Chris Kinderman, Ralph Barksdale, Chuck Maiser, Cory Houghton, Allen Osthoff and Alex Gozden.

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Letter: Mid-term elections could offer major statement about Trump’s job performance

The stars seem to be aligning for a Democratic uptick in House seats, perhaps control of the House altogether.

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Letter: Add me to list of Americans who are denied secrutity clearance

I would like to ask Mr Trump to add my name to the list of American Patriots who have spoken up against his presidency and are, therefore, denied security clearance.

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Letter: Issue with Mingus School Board minutes was typographical error

The minutes made available to the public are only in draft form at this point in time. Therefore they are subject to staff revision until they are finalized and approved by the Board.

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Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 19, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 19, 2018

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Commentary: ‘Fake news’ does exist, let the buyer beware

The stand of unity by news professionals this past week against the mantra of “fake news” was long overdue.

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Commentary: Those pesky school board minutes a nuisance for Mingus

The case of the ever-changing school board meeting minutes continues at Mingus Union High School.

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Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School District

The Blended Learning program in 5th-8th grades is off to a great start. Students are engaged and excited to learn using our new systems and tools. Mrs. Diana Iverson and Mr. Jimmy Womack secured the company for deepening the well. The work has been completed.