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For many Arizonans, the turmoil caused by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic last year taught us that our daily automobile commutes aren’t necessary, but that having transportation options are imperative.

By Diane E. Brown, Executive Director Arizona PIRG Education Fund April 9, 2021
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Love is in the air. And so are the doves, finches and hummingbirds. Spring brings the promise of hope, new life, fresh beginnings, green leaves and babies. Lots of them.

By Judy Bluhm April 9, 2021
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A.F. Moore (Letters, April 4) seems a bit confused regarding statistics.

April 6, 2021
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While driving to the Home Depot this weekend, we passed a “flea market/swap meet” on a busy corner of 89A and were shocked and saddened to see (directly adjacent to a big “ammo for sale” sign a HUGE F... Biden sign.

April 6, 2021
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Of all the things totally wrecked this past year by COVID-19, public education took one of the hardest hits.

By Dan Engler April 6, 2021
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Today, Rough Cuts is back on the market under new ownership. It’s being touted as the perfect site for a new Cottonwood City Hall, no doubt at a higher price tag than if the city had rolled the dice on this building a decade ago.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2021
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When Mr. Perrell wrote his article about Sweden on March 26, 2021 he failed to relate that Sweden is pushing 7,000 COVID cases per day now. Perhaps he should have actually looked at a source from Sweden.

April 2, 2021
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In any event, March 25, 2021, once again, Governor Ducey withdrew an unpopular Executive Order as soon as the numbers proved it ineffective.

April 2, 2021
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I bow my head and ask, if it be thy will, please save this land from those who seek to destroy it.

April 2, 2021
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So why do I still wear a mask? I do it for you. We are starting to return to a bit of normalcy. We’ve gone to a few restaurants and breweries, some baseball practices and soccer matches with our grand-son, so I may have come into contact with someone who is transmitting or carrying the virus and I might pass it on to you. That’s why I wear a mask in public.

April 2, 2021
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You may be doing all you can to keep your vessel afloat and chart a good course to home port, but the actions of another might become counterproductive.

By Richard Haddad March 30, 2021
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Years ago, during the Viet Nam era, I used to listen to Radio Hanoi on short wave. That’s when I learned a lifelong lesson.

March 30, 2021
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I’m curious if Ms. Coffin took the free class she recommended. (If so, I definitely won’t.)

March 30, 2021
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Local control seemed like a great idea a year ago when Gov. Doug Ducey allowed Arizona municipalities and county governments to establish their own COVID-19 safety protocols.

By Dan Engler March 26, 2021
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“Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” said Vice President Kamala Harris after a shooting in Atlanta left eight dead, six of them women of Asian descent.

By Steven V. Roberts March 26, 2021
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We readers need to beware of misinformation about the pandemic promoted on these pages by people who make false statements based on no facts whatsoever.

March 26, 2021
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Be careful what you wish for. That is a message that applies to Arizona’s stance on the Second Amendment.

March 22, 2021
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I was dismayed by the news article where Cottonwood Recreation and Parks Department is encouraging people to bring their “painted rocks” for installation along the Riverfront trails.

March 22, 2021
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In exit polls, 53% of voters said Trump did not have the “temperament to serve as president,” and 89% of those doubters voted for Biden.

By Steven V. Roberts March 22, 2021
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In the decade-plus that I’ve lived in Sedona, I’ve seen firsthand how short-term rentals have benefited our entire community.

March 19, 2021
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Andrea Wondergen (March 10 Letters to the Editor) sensibly questions the motives of so-called experts. I wish our so-called leaders were so sensible.

March 19, 2021
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How many vaccines have saved lives?

March 19, 2021
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All I ever see on the Verde Independent Facebook posts are whiny letters about politics.

March 19, 2021
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No matter what you have heard (and it’s almost always negative) if you haven’t been introduced to Oath Keepers of Yavapai County, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

March 19, 2021
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The Republican-led Arizona Legislator’s attempt to restrict voting rights and access to the ballot is a blatant attempt to enforce Communism on the voters of Arizona.

March 19, 2021

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