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Letter: A picture is worth a thousand words

There are large cracks in 3 of the 4 courts.

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Jerry Riopelle’s drunken ballet never went out of fashion in Arizona (with video)

Arizona music legend passes

If I could, I would build an Arizona musical Mount Rushmore.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 26, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 26, 2018

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Editorial: It’s quite the mess new Mingus School Board needs to clean up

It’s hard to imagine an elected body coming into office with more problems to solve than those confronting the Mingus Union School Board.

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Letter: General Jim Mattis’ words should chill us all and drive us to immediate action

I hear the talking heads claiming that the American people looked at Jim Mattis as a stabilizing influence on the president. Nah. For all the good the Press and Media do, they don’t give me that intimate a look at the workings of my government.

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Letter: Will Verde Connect provide solution to region’s most pressing transportation problems?

I’m heartened that a concerted regional effort was made to obtain this grant, but am left wondering why funds couldn’t be used for our more pressing transportation problems.

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Editorial Page Cartoon: Dec. 23, 2018

Editorial Page Cartoon: Dec. 23, 2018

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Christmas Story: Luke 2: 1-20, From the KJV Holy Bible

AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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Editor: The real fallacy is belief that humans do not cause climate change

I do not need a half a page to contradict Mr. Michael Westlund. What he needs is a little common sense.

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Commentary: Goodbye, Inkwell ... Hello, technology

Historical perspective is useful, especially when it informs the future. Yavapai College is celebrating its 50th year in 2018, and this golden anniversary milestone provides a useful retrospective.

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Commentary: There is a good reason they are called ‘Man’s Best Friend’

In August of 2016, I wrote a tribute to my best friend, Ricky. He changed my life in such a profound way, it helped me to cope with his loss by putting my feelings for him in writing.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 19, 2019

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Editorial: Ban on boondocking is no guarantee problem will go away

Here in the Verde Valley, an abundance of Forest Service land and somewhat lax regulation created an opportunistic solution to folks challenged by the supply-and-demand realities of the local housing market.

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Commentary: Climate change one of many incessant anti-Trump waves lapping against shores of truth

As is so typical of the Trump-hating Liberal Left, the title “Tide of truth on climate change keeps rising” for the piece by the Roberts duo was classic bait & switch. This op ed wasn’t so much about climate change, which is a fallacy. It was an attack on our president, and the claims in those attacks were equally fallacious.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Dec. 16, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Dec. 16, 2018

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Commentary: The true meaning of the 12 Days of Christmas

So what are the Twelve Days of Christmas really about? Is it only a song, or is it more? Perhaps, it’s as retailers and the corporate world would like us to believe, it’s simply the 12 days of shopping before Christmas?

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Letter: GOP must call for a vote to formally censure Rep. Stringer

Despite any policy differences we may have, we hope we can agree that racism should find no safe harbor in the Arizona House of Representatives.

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Letter: What direction will the county choose on Rojo Grande?

Little by little, new gods, growth, convenience, and more growth assert themselves in the Verde Valley, and soon no sacrifice is unthinkable on their behalf.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 14, 2018

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My Turn: More electric vehicles means more savings for Arizonans

Electric vehicles are the gift that keeps giving. Electric vehicles help cut consumer energy bills and boost the economy while protecting air quality and public health.

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Editorial: Now the hard part begins on Verde Connect project

When the Feb. 20, 1993, Verde River flood left Cottonwood’s lone bridge crossing terribly compromised, it became obvious we needed a second bridge crossing over the river.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

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Editorial: Winds of change blowing strong through Verde Valley

Change is good and it’s been years since we’ve seen the kind of sweeping change now taking place in the Verde Valley.

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Letter: Parade of Lights a showcase of community volunteerism

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation would like to thank all the citizens who helped to make this year’s Parade of Lights a great success.

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Letter: Outstanding job by Clarkdale Moose Lodge

That was quite a turkey dinner that the Clarkdale Moose Lodge (No. 1449) put on for the seniors in our community last Sunday afternoon.