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A disturbing trend appears to have emerged in the Verde Valley with respect to satisfactory medical care. The wait times to secure an appointment are inappropriately lengthy.

January 29, 2023
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What do Oreo cookies and psychoactive drugs have in common? Evidently, they are both highly addictive.

By Judy Bluhm January 29, 2023
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

January 29, 2023
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So many questions were attached to Mingus Union’s cross country debacle, and the most pressing is, “Has anybody learned a thing?”

By Raquel Hendrickson January 29, 2023
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A letter to the editor in our Sunday, Jan. 22, edition that complained about the Cottonwood Police Department drew the ire of residents, one even apologizing for the length of the response because “I cannot adequately express my outrage in fewer words.”

January 25, 2023
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Thank you, Fry’s and Fry’s shoppers, who participated in the “2022 Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Holiday Food Drive” that was recently held at our local Fry’s

January 25, 2023
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School districts across the state of Arizona are, once again, facing a potential crisis that could result in catastrophic budgetary consequences this spring if our State Legislature does not take action.

January 25, 2023
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A cancer diagnosis can bring you to the very edge of the cliff. It did for Allie Newman. A bright, athletic 16-year-old one day and a cancer patient the next.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life January 25, 2023
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Enough fentanyl pills flowed through Arizona last year to kill all of the state’s 7 million-plus residents.

By Sheriff DAVID RHODES, My Turn January 22, 2023
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Many times our local hospitals receive negative reviews from upset patients or family members concerning their, or a family members’, treatment when receiving medical help.

January 22, 2023
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The Cottonwood Police are out of control. Just ask anybody. I am in my 70s, and I’ve never seen anything like it.

January 22, 2023
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More than a few wise people have said if you cannot say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.

January 22, 2023
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There is nothing quite like stormy weather to get us in a tidying up mood. January is the perfect time to de-clutter! Out with all the “stuff” we never use, wear or even like.

By Judy Bluhm January 22, 2023
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Every January, we spend a lot of time rehashing events, accomplishments and failures of the previous year. We prognosticate what will be coming at us in the new year, predicting bear or bull markets (looking very grizzly at the moment), what the ramifications of the past election will be, who will win the sports trophies and what The Old Farmer’s Almanac (still a thing and pretty accurate) says about the long-range weather.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 18, 2023
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Dan has always lived in Maine. He grew up hunting and fishing in the woods. He doesn’t mind the cold. The bugs in the summer don’t bother him. And being self-sufficient year-round is the lifestyle he has chosen.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life January 18, 2023
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

January 18, 2023
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Regarding the editorial, “New governor should put Yavapai County knowledge to good use,” you can say that again. Often!

January 15, 2023
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Football. Once again it is that time of year when we Americans obsess over who will make it to the Super Bowl. The fate of our beloved Cardinals has been decided as they got crushed by San Francisco.

By Judy Bluhm January 15, 2023
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day set aside for measuring ourselves against the yardstick of King’s hope and dream. It is a time to reflect on our moral obligation to condemn social and economic systems that rob people of dignity and equal opportunity.

January 15, 2023
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Left out of GOP debates about “the weaponization” of the federal government is the use of the FBI to spy on civil rights leaders for most of the 20th century.

By By Howard Manly January 15, 2023
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

January 15, 2023
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“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

January 11, 2023
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Last month, Stanford University published a list of 161 words and phrases that members of their “Harmful Language” initiative imagined might offend certain people in their IT department.

January 11, 2023
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Wrestling is the ultimate sport: One-on-one, you win or lose; it’s up to you.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life January 11, 2023
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Today represents a new chapter in the story of our beloved state.

By By KATIE HOBBS, Arizona Governor January 8, 2023

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