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Commentary: Hate groups no longer hide behind sheets and hoods

The white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan armies that took to the streets last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, have declared war on America.

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Commentary: Lifelong learning essential for a life of quality, a life of meaning

How do you want to live the rest of your life?

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Commentary: Beaver Creek School focuses on learning, growing

Beaver Creek School District is focused on learning and growing throughout the entire district.

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Commentary: National Weather Service needs to take a look outside when it’s raining

So my next question is does the National Weather Service actually have anyone stationed in any location in Cottonwood?

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Commentary: APS rate case: Not over until ACC votes

On August 15, the five elected members of the Arizona Corporation Commission will tackle the APS rate case. The Commissioners, not APS, will ultimately determine whether the monthly basic service charge and the rates of APS customers’ increase

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Commentary: Fault-finding retaliatory accusations do not serve best interests of public

There is a disturbing precedent being set in our wonderful community.

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Commentary: Coalition of the governing

Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, wrote to her Republican counterparts extending "the hand of friendship" and offering "to work in a bipartisan fashion" to fix the flaws in Obamacare.

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Commentary: Camp Verde names new parks

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation recently received approval from the Town Council for the naming or renaming of two new parks.

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Commentary: Contract with Republicans

In 1994, after 40 years in the wilderness, Republicans swept both houses of Congress, running on Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America," in which the GOP promised to hold votes on 10 popular policies in the first 100 days.

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Commentary: Why are republicans trouncing democrats in fundraising?

The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls.

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Commentary: Drone intrusions threaten public safety, disrupts soundscape, damage natural resources at national monuments

In recent years, the popularity of drones has increased exponentially. Today, a small drone with a mounted camera costs only a few hundred dollars. In an attempt to access, experience and record places like the Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot Pueblo, visitors have attempted to fly drones in the park.

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Commentary: Rockin’ River – Round 2, Salt Mine Road Impact

Monday, July 17th, the Arizona State Parks held their second public meeting on the future of the Rockin’ River Ranch.

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Commentary: Report underscores need to overhaul magistrate court system

A study released this week by the Goldwater Institute and American Civil Liberties Union mirrors many of the concerns raised last month when the Cottonwood City Council renewed the contract of its magistrate.

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Commentary: Africanized honeybees: Always remember, ‘Nature bats last’

As an Arizona resident who is also a beekeeper, I was saddened to read of a man’s death by honeybees in a story that was published Wednesday, July 12.

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Commentary: Shrinking dollars vs. growing demands major challenge for senior center

Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network -- connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.

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Commentary: Well failure did not interrupt water service for Verde Village

I thought it important to share a recent event with the citizens of the incorporated City of Cottonwood as well as all those served by our water utility company.

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Commentary: With comfort animals, one size does not fit all

Under the Lyons Plan for domestic tranquility and world peace, every household would be required to own at least one basset hound.

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Commentary: When republicans saw the troubled future of Obamacare repeal

Why are Republicans on Capitol Hill having so much trouble repealing and replacing Obamacare

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Commentary: APS rate review agreement ensures smarter, cleaner energy future for Arizona

Over months of negotiations, consumer advocates, environmentalists, Arizona’s business community, representatives of the state’s solar industry and many others reached agreement on a resolution of APS’s first rate review in five years.

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Commentary: Rockin’ River State Park – boon or boondoggle

After many months (maybe a few years) of rumors, the State Parks planning group (whoever they are?) hosted a public meeting on June 1st to introduce their ideas on a master plan for transforming the Rockin’ River Ranch on Salt Mine Road into a new state park.

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Commentary: District unification purely political, not the arena for administrators

The decision by the Mingus Union School Board to hold off on further district unification talks until new Superintendent-Principal Dr. Penny Hargrove begins her duties is a sign of respect.

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Question authority: Trump approach a shock to political establishment

Donald J. Trump may project the notion that he is the man with all the answers, but in truth he may go down in history as the man who inspired many of the important questions.

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Commentary: Cabinet showers president with praise, misplaced loyalty

If you’ve been wondering what “loyalty” means to President Trump, his most recent Cabinet meeting provides an illustration. Hint: It doesn’t necessarily include loyalty to the United States of America.

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Commentary: Let’s protect those who serve

While particular attention is given to both active members of the military and veterans during these summer holidays, many of us have servicemembers at the forefront of our day-to-day lives.

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Editorial Cartoon: 6-11-2017

Editorial Cartoon: 6-11-2017

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