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Arsenic has long been considered “the king of poisons.” Films such as “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Frank Capra and “The Name of the Rose” by Jean-Jacques Annaud illustrate the deadly effect that a high dose has on people.

By By Gumersindo Feijoo Costa, University of Santiago de Compostela February 27, 2024
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The Vigiano family has served New York City for four generations: Grandfather, father, two sons, daughter-in-law and grandson. Two of them were lost on 9/11. This is their story, from the StoryCorps collection commemorating heroes from that day.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life February 27, 2024
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There are areas of Cottonwood near the fairgrounds that have long experienced a constant coating of dark dust from a large slag pile. Residents know that better than anyone.

By Verde Independent February 24, 2024
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Frédéric Bastiat was a French author and economist who lived in the first half of the 1800s. He strongly cautioned against socialist ideas popular then and also gaining traction here today.

February 24, 2024
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Rants & Raves

February 24, 2024
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Leap Day. It’s almost here. We have the pleasure of having another day added to the calendar, which only happens once every four years. Folklore and superstitions abound around Leap Year, ever since Julius Caesar introduced it in 46 B.C.

By Judy Bluhm February 24, 2024
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

February 24, 2024
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I saw that President Biden recently signed up for TikTok. It truly shines a light on the fact that most of the younger generation is getting their news from social media apps like TikTok, which is why it was always crazy to buy into the whole “Ban TikTok” movement.

February 20, 2024
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A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

By By Camille Stevens-Rumann and Jude Bayham February 20, 2024
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Jesse Owens was the grandson of enslaved people and the son of Alabama sharecroppers. Luz Long studied law at the University of Leipzig and was the physical embodiment of Hitler’s nationalistic ideal.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life February 20, 2024
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A brewing zoning controversy in Clarkdale is shining a spotlight on the “gold rush” that has hit the Verde Valley. Real estate developer Jon Lash (Plateau Partners LLC) proposes a zoning change that would more than double the allowable housing density for a new subdivision on Old Clarkdale Parkway.

February 17, 2024
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This is in response to the article on Feb. 10 about Clarkdale’s Historic bandstand. Although I am grateful that the bandstand will now be restored properly, I need to clear up some inaccuracies.

February 17, 2024
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The people who live and work here is what makes it a desirable place to live and raise their families. I have great respect for our police department and know they have a dangerous and difficult job.

February 17, 2024
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I live in Verde Heights in Cottonwood. Apsco Street runs behind my house.

February 17, 2024
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

February 17, 2024

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