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A veteran conspiracy theorist and partisan combatant, diGenova looks to be an avid indoorsman ill-suited for combat. Then too, like most viewers in the Fox News demographic, he’s 74 years old.

March 9, 2019
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A comparative religions course would also be a great opportunity for schools to partner with various religious leaders and scholars in the area, and have them come in as guest speakers. The Verde Valley and surrounding areas are actually quite diverse if you know where to look.

By Kelcie Grega March 9, 2019
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The idea of teaching about the Bible in our secular public high schools is a non starter.

By David W. Leibforth March 5, 2019
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According to the undeniable runners’ go-to website when planning weekend race events, runningintheusa.com reports there are at least 644 running events on the calendar for 2019.

By Dan Engler February 28, 2019

Today we could be mourning the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

By By Ron Parker February 23, 2019
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Sunday it was reported that several local school boards are considering adding a new course to their curriculum, the teaching of the Bible.

By Bob Burke: MY TURN February 19, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

February 8, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

February 8, 2019
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As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown.

February 8, 2019

Your Jan. 31 editorial concerning the Verde Connect project missed an opportunity to inform the public that the road proposals promoted by Verde Connect are clearly described in the Verde Valley Master Transportation Plan (VVMTP) of September 2016 available online at AZDOT.

By By J. CAMERON, West Middle Verde Character Area Neighbors February 2, 2019
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The divided government of 2019 is a mirror image of the divided government of 2011. Back then, Democrats controlled the White House and Senate, while Republicans had recently taken control of the House with a big victory in the 2010 midterms.

By Byron York January 30, 2019
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As headlines swirl around complex challenges faced by water managers and policy makers throughout the arid western United States, incremental progress continues in reaching accord between historic water users in the Verde River watershed.

By MY TURN: Greg Kornrumph January 24, 2019
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“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.

By Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts January 15, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

January 12, 2019
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What an outrage. A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man.

January 12, 2019
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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.

By Bob Oliphant: MY TURN January 10, 2019
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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.

By Genie Gee: MY TURN January 8, 2019
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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.

By Kelcie Grega, Associate Editor January 5, 2019
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Though books about history -- by writers such as David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others -- sell briskly, the future of the past in American life is facing some stern mathematics.

By David M. Shribman December 31, 2018
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There are some good lessons – and some not so good – about kids and the way they establish and follow through on the goals they set for themselves.

By Dan Engler December 29, 2018
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If I could, I would build an Arizona musical Mount Rushmore.

By Dan Engler December 27, 2018
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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.

By Dr. James Perey Executive Dean Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus and Sedona Center December 20, 2018
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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.

By By Ian Martin December 20, 2018
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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.

By Michael Westlund: MY TURN December 18, 2018
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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?

By Boyd Cooper MY TURN December 15, 2018