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Editorial Cartoon 2: Jan. 23, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Jan. 23, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Jan. 23, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Jan. 23, 2019

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Guest Editorial: King’s life a memorial to compassion, understanding, kindness, love

As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the crisis in America gives us a prime opportunity to move from symbolism to substance to “form a more perfect union, establish justice, and ensure domestic tranquility.”

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon 2, Jan. 20, 2019

Editorial Page Cartoon 2, Jan. 20, 2019

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon 1, Jan. 20, 2019

Opinion: Liberal Editorial Page Cartoon Jan. 20, 2019

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Letter: Questionable decisions by Camp Verde Town Council

Camp Verde Town Council did a grave injustice to a great volunteer Wednesday evening. B. J. Davis has been a valued volunteer in several positions and groups including the CV Business Alliance and currently serving as the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Letter: Verde Valley the ‘Land of Good Samaritans’

My experience Wednesday afternoon on January 9 suggests an appropriate slogan for the Verde Valley would be “Land of Good Samaritans.”

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Editorial Page Cartoon: Jan. 18, 2019

Editorial Page Cartoon: Jan. 18, 2019

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Editorial: CDBG should not stand for City Designated Budget Gratuity

Until the City Council learns that “community” and “city” are not synonymous when it comes to the way these federal grant funds are spent, a lot of folks will reach the conclusion that CDBG stands for Cottonwood Deserves Better Governance.

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Letter: Art of compromise lost in today’s political world

Hopefully our next civil war will not last 30 years, but if we do not find middle ground I fear that this is where we are heading.

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Letter: Get the government open, then work on your wall

rump and the Republicans have taken our country backwards another several hundred years. Come on White House, get the government open, then work on your wall.

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Editorial Cartoon Jan. 16, 2019

Editorial Cartoon Jan. 16, 2019

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Editorial: Camp Verde needs to stay on pace in economic development marathon

There is no such thing as instant gratification for those whose job it is to stimulate and invigorate their community’s economy. There are more false starts in this race than finish lines.

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Commentary: Democrats run risk of unreliable instability by rushing impeachment

“I” words are inundating Washington. President Trump insists his border wall would impede an invasion of illegal immigrants who injure innocents. Democrats say Trump indulges an idiotic idea to instigate an impasse and incite impassioned illusions.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

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Commentary: Democratic bluster aside, 2019’s watchword is discipline

What an outrage. A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man.

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Commentary: Justice missed the mark years ago in Garcia-Soto case

Those involved need to make sure such a legal fiasco is avoided in the future.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan.10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan.10, 2019

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Editorial: A new year, and already a new focus on consolidation

We’ve barely turned the page on the calendar to 2019 and already the renewed battle for Upper Verde school district consolidation is taking shape.

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Commentary: College needs comprehensive five-year plan for Verde Valley

Behind the scenes, there are ongoing discussions by Yavapai College officials concerning the fate of Building “L” on the Verde Campus. Poor Building “L”, which I refer to as the Rodney Dangerfield of College facilities. It gets no respect.

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Editorial: ACLU hypocrisy on full display in Mingus ID badge dispute

As for the ACLU-Arizona, it’s curious how the organization took up the cause of one student on this issue as a privacy rights intrusion, and then went out of its way to make sure every media outlet in Arizona knew the student’s name.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 9, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 9, 2019

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COMMENTARY: Primary mission at Mingus Union is love

This is what I know for sure: love is not words; love is action. When I stand before you and tell you I love our students, our school, and this community, you may believe it’s true. But when you see the action being taken as a result of that love… my hope is that you will know it’s true.

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Counterpoint: Mingus badge issue is about public shaming, not entitlement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona challenge against Mingus Union over student color-coded badges sheds light on something far more problematic than an entitlement vs. privilege debate.

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Editorial: Local government already feeling heat of federal government shutdown

While the national focus is on who will blink first regarding funding for a border wall, there are some government money managers here in the Verde Valley counting the days for the federal government shutdown to come to an end.