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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2019

Guest Editorial: America should mourn the loss of ‘Common Sense’

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

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Letter: Verde Valley over-reacted to snow storm; a bunch of softies

I wish I had something important to report but I have to say that someone who was raised in central California cannot believe that the Verde Valley was shut down by snow.

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Letter: Young people getting wrong message about drugs

Too many fall victim to substances, legal and illegal. Commonly prescribed drugs are debilitating families and leading people to the street. Kids are over-prescribed and set up for a lifetime of drug consumption.

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Editorial: Big decision awaits Freeport-McMoRan on Verde River dam

Exercising your rights is not always the same as doing the right thing.

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Letter: Let the anti-wall folks provide refuge for immigrants

Much debate rages over illegal immigration, border security, and “Trump’s Wall.” The issue has become highly politicized and, yes, on both sides.

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Commentary: Practicing good government begins with teaching civics

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

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Letter: Spying goes beyond your cellphone

Rep. Kelly Townsend is to be applauded for sounding the alarm over cellphone spying. However, such snooping is only the tip of the proverbial spyberg.

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Letter: Hats off to Verde Village Highway 260 clean-up crew

I wish to thank all of the volunteers who helped on the Highway 260 cleanup in the VVPOA section of the highway.

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Editorial: Council appointment should not focus on city hall issue

With the Cottonwood City Council deadlocked on making the Rough Cut building the new City Hall, the appointment process for filling the vacancy on the council should prove most interesting.