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Letter: Foolish move by Mingus to subvert the rights of the people

So, Mingus is suing to stop an election, the results of which they think may not be to their liking.

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Letter: If you want to talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant ...

I have to wonder, where was Senator McCain when President Obama was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Wanna talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant.

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Letter: Nothing like family

174 rockets were fired at Israel last weekend. Our Holy Land, where the Temple once stood, is under attack yet again.

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Commentary: Mingus’ greater challenge lies in court of public opinion

Just when you thought that school district consolidation could not get any more interesting, Mingus Union elevated this fight to a whole new level by legally challenging the merits of the planned November election.

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Letter: Sign thefts prove it’s the season for political thuggery

My neighbor supports two candidates for city council so she put up their signs to show her support. Within days the signs were stolen -- and it wasn’t the wind as each was weighed down with rocks that were also taken.

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Letter: Campaign season ethics hit new low with theft of signs

On July 12th I put up a campaign sign for “Brill for Congress” at the intersection of Broadway and Main in Clarkdale at about 4 in the afternoon.

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Letter: In the right hands, handgun offers the ultimate protection

After reading this letter you may consider me to be a bit crazy. You may be right, however consider this; I not only subscribe to several gun magazines but also National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discover, so if I am a nut, I am a well-read nut.

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Letter: Read Matthew 25:40-45 and then justify U.S. immigration policy

Mother Teresa”s favorite text in the Bible was Matthew 25 verses 40-45. If you read it you will understand why.

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Letter: American labor rights are on the line and that line keeps getting thinner

During the Great Depression, fifteen million Americans were unemployed and many of the few who did have jobs were exposed to horrific working conditions.

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Letter: When will ‘World’ learn that American is not the enemy?

What I really don’t get, though, is how you are so willing, eager, and able to ignore the fact that for nearly two centuries the United States of America has saved you time and time again, and/or paid for massive improvements in global commerce (e.g., Panama Canal) both regionally and worldwide.

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Letter: The good news is the books were saved

Talk about volunteer service beyond the call of duty. FCML’s Bag-a-Bargain book sale was off to a great start last Saturday. Suddenly, a fierce wind converged on the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The blue sky turned dark. Rain came in alternating light and heavy batches.

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Letter: We should not have to bypass VVMC for emergency needs

Talking with others in the community about my experience, I learned they choose not to go to VVMC but to go the distance to Flagstaff or Phoenix hospitals.

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Letter: There must be a better solution to recycling problem in Camp Verde

As a Camp Verde resident for over 20 years, I do not have much to complain about. I love this town and its people.

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Letter: You are your own keeper; your brother is somewhere else

Well, what do you know? My Saturday, June 30 issue of the Wall Street Journal tells me that five people were killed and a dozen others were wounded by a man with a 12-gauge shot gun. The location, a newspaper office in Laurel Maryland.

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Letter: What has become of integrity of our Constitutional process?

Those of us who were born after the end of WWII and before 1956, give or take, remember the civil unrest over the Vietnam War. Protests were everywhere, it seemed, and as the war raged on they grew ever more frequent, populated, and even violent.

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Letter: The problem with assumptions is that they are not always correct

On June 27, my angry letter, in which I accused the Camp Verde Town Council of making poor decisions about the town’s finances and priorities relating to the disappearance of our Camp Verde recycling center in the Bashas’ parking lot, was published in both the Bugle and Verde Independent papers.

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Letter: Why don’t you just hire the guy who’s already doing the job?

I have a novel idea. Why don’t we save a lot of time and money, and just give the job to the guy who’s already doing it, and doing it well, according to our town manager?

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Letter: Tired of paying tax to Yavapai College and get nothing in return

I have been paying property taxes to Yavapai College now for 40 years. Why in the world do they continually raise taxes in our neck of the woods, and provide less services?

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Letter: Whatever happened to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

The federal government has traumatized all these children by removing them from their families. This is not only wrong, but heinous, inhumane and downright cruel.

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Letter: It’s time to outlaw ‘dirty money’ in Arizona politics

To all that are tired of allowing secret money to influence our Arizona elections, be sure to sign the Outlaw Dirty Money petition.

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Letter: Recycling a necessary, essential service for any community

Yesterday I went to recycle to find the recycling option disappeared from its location in the Bashas’ parking lot.

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Letter: The full story about America’s beacon of freedom

While viewing the Statue of Liberty with her daughter, your June 22 editorial cartoon mother wonders, “What do I tell her this means?“ That’s a good question, but I wonder if the cartoonist knows the real answer.

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Letter: Cottonwood police, fire prompt, courteous, knowledgeable

I would like to give kudos and my most heartfelt thanks to the exceptional members of the Cottonwood fire and police departments, who are a remarkable band of helpers.

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Letter: Mudslinging tactics demeaning, dishonest, disgraceful

In response to candidate Michael Mathews outrageous accusations against me (June 22 Verde Independent), he is beginning to sound like a broken record.

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Letter: Big Chino Pumped Storage Project a direct threat to Verde River

Your water source is threatened by the proposed Big Chino Pumped Storage Project.

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