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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

July 6, 2022
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A sad thing happened on the way to the election.

July 6, 2022
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Three years ago Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) , in a press release, stated that NAH has allocated $300 million towards the renovation of the Flagstaff Hospital,

July 6, 2022
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In the July 1 article in The Villager entitled “Truth In Recycling: Are you just wish-cycling”, the author, Jill McCutcheon, suggests that because there is no large facility in this county for dealing with what she calls “Single Stream Recycling”, the recovery rate for that method (combining all recyclables in one can separate from other trash) is very low.

July 6, 2022
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In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled.

July 4, 2022
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Roe versus Wade. Three little words. Millions of opinions, celebrations, protests, anguish, and jubilation. We have entered a new era, like it or not. Maybe our views, pro or con on the ruling don’t matter as much as our actions, especially in the days ahead.

By Judy Bluhm July 4, 2022
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First, let me say that I am a conservative Republican man, who supports abortions, but with some restrictions as to length of pregnancy. I will actively campaign against anyone supporting highly restrictive anti-abortion laws in Arizona.

June 29, 2022
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This is the story of Jennifer Keelan, a young girl who had dreams of one day attending college and living a fulfilling life. She did graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in family and human development. But her life has been anything but typical.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life June 29, 2022
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During election season, like any sports season, you will hear a lot of blather, verbal posturing, name calling and other trash talking.

By Raquel Hendrickson June 29, 2022
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I find it ironic that Karrin Taylor Robson, Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona, and Blake Masters, Republican candidate for Senate both have repeatedly called Democrats ‘radical’ despite their own avowed support for Donald Trump

June 29, 2022
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Chances are high that you or someone in your family has gotten sick from something you ate in the last year.

By By Teresa Murray, Guest Commentary June 26, 2022
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Shortages. Our new reality. If we could only figure out what is next to be delayed, out of stock or unavailable, it might help us plan our lives. Instead, we have entered the chaotic world of “uncertainty.”

By Judy Bluhm June 26, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

June 26, 2022
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This time of year in Arizona is such a combination of warnings, it may be frustrating for newcomers and visitors. Wildfire warnings, heat warnings and now - right on the dot - monsoon warnings come in succession.

By Verde Independent June 22, 2022
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First a letter called for a red wave to sweep the country. Then one for a blue wave. We need a wave of citizens, candidates, and elected officials, who can listen and think about what is best for the People of this country, who are of all ethnicities, religions, and orientations. We must be able to rationally, civilly discuss and reach accords (compromises) which reinforce our values as a people.

June 22, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

June 22, 2022
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Life never really turns out the way we expect it to. We have dreams and expectations. And dream-come-true stories are everywhere — except, it may seem, in our own lives.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life June 22, 2022
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Lost Hiker: The hikers broke the cardinal rules of being in a remote area: Stay together and most importantly, stay on the trail.

June 22, 2022
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What do you have in common with a goldfish? Evidently more than you could ever imagine. Scientists now claim that the average adult’s attention span is eight seconds. A goldfish? Nine seconds.

By Judy Bluhm June 19, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

June 19, 2022
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A decade ago, the Bell Trail was one of the best-kept secrets in the Verde Valley. Compared to the trails around Sedona, it had moderate use and it was not unusual for a pair of hiking buddies to be the only people on the main trail for miles.

June 19, 2022
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This is just mind bogglingly crazy.

June 19, 2022
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In the middle of June, if you find the post office closed or can’t get anyone to answer the phone at the IRS, you might check the calendar again.

By Raquel Hendrickson June 15, 2022
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I’m not going to write a long eloquent letter, I just wanted to add some informational points that seemed to be missing in Donna Michael’s commentary letter on the needed APS power distribution line between VOC and the Beaver Creek areas.

June 15, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

June 15, 2022

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