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Letter: The true comic book heros are the artists behind the scenes

All the folks who brought the 24-Hour Comic Challenge to Clarkdale last weekend deserve a big hand.

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Commentary: Four years later, I can still hear the screams

I remember looking over at my fiancé’s face. He was just sitting there next to me, the sunlight shining through his long untamable hair, his bright blue eyes smiling. It’d been three days since we’d seen Stephanie, the midwife, but this time had been different.

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Letter: Council appointment will be made in fair, reasonable, legal manner

I want to thank Phil Dirksen and John Sherman for taking the time to share their thoughts about how the Clarkdale Town Council is handling the unique situations surrounding the resignation of Ben Kramer from our Council.

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Letter: What happened to ‘due process of law?’

In this great country we used to be innocent until proven guilty but not with Judge Kavanaugh. 

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 30, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 30, 2018

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Letter: History of socialism vs. capitalism

Any economic, political or social system that includes humans in it will always be imperfect.

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Ben Kramer resignation is ‘poto-poto’

In Swahili, we say it was “poto-poto”, a big muddy mess! The newest member of the council, appointed some months ago to fill a vacated position resigned.

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Letter: Traffic diversion would destroy property values

I am writing to say that I am strongly opposed to any diversion of traffic or development of Verde Valley School Road in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Letter: Kudos to Zach Hauser & Hauser Farms

Thanks for the recent front page article (Sept. 23, “From Farm to Mug for Beer”) about a local effort of some farmers planting barley instead of other crops win effort to save water from the Verde River, save their family-owned farms, and support local breweries.

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Commentary: For Democrats in Ford-Kavanugh fight, believing is enough

What is perhaps most extraordinary about the all-out war over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is how little the public knows about the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claims that at a high-school party in 1982, when she was 15, a drunken 17-year-old Kavanaugh forced her onto a bed, tried to undress her, and, when she tried to scream, covered her mouth with his hand.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 28, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 28, 2018

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Commentary: Flaws in #MeToo don’t negate its importance

The #MeToo movement – a watershed cultural reckoning against sexual abuse – is about to reach its one-year anniversary.

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Vote on your principles, not your political party

Our nation is more divided than it has been since 1860. It’s not about party per se. Long gone is the Whig Party, abandoned by none other than Abraham Lincoln in favor of the emerging Republican Party (yes, Abe was a Republican) which today’s Liberals may struggle to accept that in those days it was the Republican Party that was anti-slavery.

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Pastor abuse case shows neglect from parents

I have been reading in the Bugle about the former pastor from Prescott who has been accused of multiple counts of child abuse and molestation, and I have a question.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 26, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 26, 2018

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 23, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 23, 2018

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As midterms near, GOP hopes political storm dissipates

Republicans know what the midterm election polls say. They hear the talk about a blue wave. They’re aware of historical party-in-power midterm losses in the House. But they still see something else, seven weeks out from Election Day.

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Your cell phone is not worth another person’s life

The best way I can describe my dad would be a madly-in-love, God-fearing, banjo-loving, good-ol-cowboy, who loved every member of his enormous family fiercely, and like some sort of superhero – at least it seemed to me as a kid – he went away for days at a time to go be a larger-than-life fireman for over three decades in the big city.

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Letter: Don’t think for a second capitalism is fair and just

Mr. Westlund’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue of this newspaper closed with a scenario he posed to show what’s wrong with socialism.

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Commentary: Upper Verde education follows script of ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

Former television game show host Monty Hall would love the Upper Verde Valley’s education system.

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon, 9-19-18

Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon, 9-19-18

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Letter: Clarkdale residents deserve better

The primary election was August 28th, 2018. Winning candidate Ben Kramer announced on September 7th, 2018 he would not take the oath of office, and was placing his name in the running for the new Clarkdale Town Manager’s position.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek should proceed with caution on consolidation talks with Mingus Union

Perhaps as early as this week, the members of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board will be asked to play nice with Mingus Union over development of a “reasoned, purposeful plan” for a merger of the two school districts.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 14, 2018

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Commentary: Local taxpayers should not be stuck with bill for Camp Verde rodeo arena

I am amazed that the same people elected to the Camp Verde Town Council all ran on a platform that the town was in dire financial straits. They said the town is over spending and is out of control.