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Again thanks to the people of Cottonwood and the excellent staff of your community pool who make my time there so relaxing and comfortable.

September 17, 2020
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We have a moral obligation to protect our citizens, and especially our young people. Please vote down this referendum.

September 17, 2020
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Is this Operation Trident or something from Cottonwood’s education governing boards?

September 17, 2020
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We will be voting “NO” on the consolidation of Mingus Union High School District No.4 and Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District No 6.

September 17, 2020
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I am writing in support of the school consolidation/unification of the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District and the Mingus Union School District and respectively request your “yes” vote on the Nov. 3, 2020 election.

By John K. Ligon September 17, 2020
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In an effort to provide accurate information, I would like to share questions and answers gleaned from years of research and the recent Consolidation Information pamphlet.

By Mike Westcott — My Turn September 11, 2020
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As a long-time educator at Mingus Union High School, I want to urge you to remember when discussing, investigating, or debating the finer points of school consolidation – to consider civility in this discourse and always take the high road.

September 11, 2020
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Something they don’t tell you about having kids is that you will come to love many of their friends as if they were ALSO yours.

September 11, 2020
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I have been closely following the debate over whether to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union School Districts.

September 11, 2020
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In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged.

By Jennifer Pletz, The Associated Press September 11, 2020
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It has come to my attention through reading commentaries and letters to this very paper, as well as social media content, that the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools is being labeled a “small group of individuals” who seek to push consolidation of Mingus Union High School District and Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

By Jason Finger — My Turn September 10, 2020
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As I collected petition signatures two years ago, and then again this year, people would tell me “Why bother with trying to Unify two school districts?"

By Bob DeGeer — My Turn September 9, 2020
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There is no compelling evidence that consolidation automatically leads to cost savings in a newly consolidated district anywhere.

By Eric Banuelos: MY TURN September 5, 2020
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To that good couple and the many others out there who realize kindness is free but is worth the world, we salute you and will endeavor to follow your good example.

September 5, 2020
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There are many examples of democratic socialism that do not fit the definition given in the letter by Mr. Beeler of Camp Verde.

September 5, 2020
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I can’t help thinking, if I could have invested all the money I paid into Social Security and Medicare, I would be a lot better off.

September 5, 2020
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In response to the letter regarding socialist programs, I remind all that Social Security is a socialist program, along with Medicare.

September 1, 2020
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I am not a resident of Camp Verde, so I can’t claim to understand the attitudes of the town, as reflected in their Town Council’s recent decisions.

September 1, 2020
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It’s amazing regarding some of the venomous responses sent to the Verde Independent concerning the past articles I wrote about mask wearing.

September 1, 2020
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Consolidating Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and Mingus Union High School District will not only benefit every single student by providing them with consistency in programming and aligned curricula in a Pre-K-12, but it will benefit every teacher as well.

September 1, 2020
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Since its earliest days, the labor movement has sought to improve the quality of work life, create workplace democracy and participate in employer/employee decision-making.

September 1, 2020
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Mr. York said on Sunday Aug. 30, the postal service is well equipped to handle November mail-in ballots. At the end of his commentary he asks a question, “Shouldn’t someone, sometime take a look at what is actually happening?”

September 1, 2020
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Anybody who is a good problem solver understands that to solve a problem one has to get to the source of the problem, the primary cause.

September 1, 2020
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With the threat of consolidation looming on the horizon for our school district, the arts program will inevitably be the first on the proverbial chopping block.

By James M. Ball --My Turn August 29, 2020
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Democrats and some in the media say the president is deliberately slowing mail delivery and crippling the Postal Service so that it cannot handle an anticipated flood of voting by mail in the presidential election.

By Byron York, The Washington Examiner August 29, 2020

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