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Letter: Mayor deserves support on plan for new City Hall

As the mayor stated, the need for a city hall large enough to house all departments has been discussed for years. The opportunity has been brought before Council that would be an excellent opportunity to move forward, and it would be the best opportunity financially. The facility would cost a lot less that finding property and building a facility.

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Letter: Why are the streets and roads in such bad condition now?

In response to Chip Davis’ letter. I am all for considering all the facts. Facts Mr. Davis should already know as the former Yavapai County Supervisor, but the regular Clarkdale voter would not be aware of unless they did their research.

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Letter: Yes, journalism matters and journalists have obligation to make sure it matters

Journalists, in general, are not enemies of the American people, but they are not saintly watchdogs keeping government honest, either. Few can put aside prejudices or a desire to remain employed.

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Letter: Apologies from every direction

Michael C. Westlund recently wrote a letter to the world apologizing for the “despicable, detestable, degrading spectacle “of the nomination process for now justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Letter: Dangerous anti-democratic proposal; anti free speech

New rules on the use of public spaces proposed by the Trump administration and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke pose a grave danger to this country’s most precious free speech rights and must be stopped.

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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.