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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.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 17, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 19, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 17, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 17, 2019

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Editorial: Rep. Kavanaugh on right track, but needs to take it one step further

The Arizona Legislature is on to something in its attempt to prohibit elected city councils from firing the municipal magistrates they hire.

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Editorial: SRP Water Rights Initiative an olive branch that deserves fair consideration

More than 30 years ago, Cottonwood’s Norm Gunderson championed the cause of strength in numbers.

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Letter: ‘It is not a gender issue, it’s about the economy’

Though 91 percent of Republicans, 92 percent of Independents and 98 percent of Democrats favor the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the Arizona legislature is once again holding it up.

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Letter: Good Samaritans abound in Verde Valley

I would like to extend a personal, heartfelt thank you to Terry Ligon, Cliff Baird, and, Steve Byrne.

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Editorial: ‘If everybody takes the fastest route, would it still be the fastest?’

Our Friday story concerning the use of Arizona Department of Transportation overpass signs to disperse traffic congestion raised a most interesting comment from one of our readers on social media.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 10, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 10, 2019

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Letter: Caring, supportive community

We have been fortunate and blessed to live in such a caring and supportive community.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

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Editorial: Paying income tax in Arizona now a guessing game

More than 200 years ago, American statesman Benjamin Franklin said, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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Commentary: Pelosi needs to listen to moderate Democrats on extreme border position

As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown.

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Editorial: February historically means flood season for Verde Valley

While this weekend’s recipe of snow in the high country and warmer rains to the south produced minor flooding in the Verde Valley, it bears emphasis that February always has been the peak month for flooding along Oak Creek, Beaver Creek and the Verde River.

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