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Letter: The math in this smear campaign does not add up

Have you seen all the big red banners, stating that Sylvia Allen cut millions from Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Camp Verde school districts? My, what power.

Letter: Let’s not confuse politics with economics

OK, kids, enough already with the back ‘n’ forth about socialism and such, the latest being a discourse on the alleged abundance of dead people due to socialism – the premise of which is ludicrous on its face.

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Letter: Socialism kills; Capitalism creates

In response to Mr. Stack’s latest missive of October 11th.

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Letter: No matter how you look at it, Prop. 127 a losing proposition

The Verde Independent reported September 22 that Tom Steyer-financed Proposition 127 would be rendered ineffective by legislation signed by Governor Ducey. While this may be true, it does not mean 127’s passage could not have negative effects, particularly as regards the Verde River.

Letter: Please, “World,’ accept my apology

On behalf of the United States of America, I want to apologize for the despicable, detestable, degrading spectacle that has been the process of nominating and, thankfully, confirming Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh to a seat as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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Letter: All things considered, Prop. 445 a good investment in Clarkdale

We just can’t escape it, in the mailbox, on the television, or on our car radio, politics is everywhere. It seems every television and radio political advertisement we hear has twisted some slightly factual information into a totally different message to make us love or hate someone or some movement. For Clarkdale residents we will be voting on Proposition 445, a 10 year bond for public roads.

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Letter: Your roads, your money, your decision

Prop. 445 is the Clarkdale Road Maintenance bond with a principal of 6 million dollars and bond interest and service of 1.3 million dollars for a total of $7,304,538.)

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Letter: Be diligent, do your homework before casting vote in Yavapai College election

This is a historic moment for the county but in particular for the Verde Valley voter as we get to vote for our Yavapai Community College board member to represent us.

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Letter: The abundance of dead comes from colonialism, fascism and Communism

For examples of socialism that contradicts Mr. Foreman, there is Spain’s Mondragon Cooperative, Israel, & England. The Mondragon Cooperative, where workers are also owners, is the most successful socialist (or quasi-socialist) enterprise in the world. It’s not perfect, but it has not resulted in an abundance of dead.

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Letter: New board, solid vision, firm commitment by VVPOA

This is a VERY delayed response to an editorial by Editor Dan Engler on June 13, 2017.

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Letter The answer to the question ‘Is it hurting yet?’ is an emphatic YES

In an article published by the Verde Independent under the ‘Letter to the Editor’ on June 28, 2018, Kerry Olson from Clarkdale said, “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: Let the voters decide? We already did several times

As a resident of the Verde Valley, I am a bit confused on the repeated statement of “let the voters decide” when it comes to school consolidation.

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Letter: Will Robinson is not in danger; it’s the citizens of America

For the record, yes, Abraham Lincoln, when nominated and elected President of the United States in 1860, was a Republican, and, in fact, was the leader of the Moderate faction of the Republican Party.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Letter: New council members need to keep city spending in check

We will stand behind you if you will work to find ways to live within our city budget rather than looking for ways to raise taxes to cover budget busting spending as was done with the recently proposed 0.5 percent tax increase.

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Letter: Changing rules for Colonel’s Daughter creates unfair advantage

Hello. My name’s Alana Neary, the 2016 Colonel’s Daughter and was wondering if you had heard about the rules being changed so a contestant could compete again even though she has graduated high school.