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How did “Black Friday” get its name? The phrase has been widely used since the 1980s to signify when retailers can go from operating in the red to finally making profits.

By Judy Bluhm November 27, 2022
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On behalf of the Board of the Clemenceau Heritage Museum, I wish to say that the Zeke Taylor Barbecue, an annual major fundraiser for this organization, was a success.

November 27, 2022
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Wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall during Thanksgiving dinner in the homes of the contenders in Arizona’s statewide campaigns? And you thought anxiety, finger-pointing, arrogance, self-pity, jealousy and ill-humor were on the menu at your house!

November 27, 2022
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“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors."

November 23, 2022
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Americans don’t know it and children aren’t taught it, but George Washington is responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday. It was our first president who led the charge to make this day of thanks a truly national event.

November 23, 2022
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Football. Turkey. Family. Oh my, did I mention football? The first professional Thanksgiving Day football game was played in 1920.

By Judy Bluhm November 20, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

November 20, 2022
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If it has not already, diabetes is likely to impact someone you love. Prior to the pandemic, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in both our state and the country.

By DR. CARA CHRIST, My Turn November 20, 2022
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Midterm voters in six states – Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Vermont – appear to have rejected extremist secretary of state candidates who denied the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

November 16, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

November 16, 2022
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Coming back from the dead is not as cool as it sounds.

November 16, 2022
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It’s not news to most residents of rural areas, but Arizona, nationally ranks ninth for the most Healthcare Provider Shortage Areas.

By By Jose Ruiz Cruz Rivera November 13, 2022
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Mental fatigue. Post-election hangovers. So much to contemplate. Winners and losers. Time to reflect and take it all in. And remove all of those campaign signs from every street corner! We need a rest from all the political ads. Let’s give ourselves a time-out.

By Judy Bluhm November 13, 2022
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty, staff, parents, students and community of Clarkdale Jerome School District for their recent high ranking among Yavapai County K-8 Schools.

November 13, 2022
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Honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end.

November 13, 2022
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Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for that city on Nov. 11, 1947, to honor all of America’s veterans for their loyal service.

By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs November 9, 2022
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Veterans Day is Friday, and it is a great opportunity to sit with military veterans and ask what serving meant to their lives.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 9, 2022
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In 1943, my father, Milton Keck was 17 years old. His mom, my grandmother, signed a waiver for him to enlist in the Army Air Corps.

By By Jeffrey Keck, My Turn November 6, 2022
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I won the lottery (in my dreams). I see it all now, flashing before me. I turn on the television and watch excitedly when they call out the winning numbers. Nervously, I look down at my Powerball ticket and then in complete disbelief, I realize I have won 1 billion bucks!

By Judy Bluhm November 6, 2022
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Although I believe there is a need for housing I also believe that we don’t have an infinite supply of water.

November 6, 2022
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As a frequent patron to the Cottonwood Public Library I was quite dismayed to discover that there are now surveillance cameras at both entrances to the library.

November 6, 2022
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The City of Cottonwood and the Town of Camp Verde find themselves in the same situation at a very challenging time.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 2, 2022
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The wind roils the Midwest plains as if it is searching for someone or something to carry away. Dust and chaff funnel into blinding clouds.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life November 2, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

November 2, 2022
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What is quiet quitting? Evidently a malaise has taken over the American workforce, it is the definition of slacking off, doing the bare minimum, and displaying an unwillingness to do anything extra.

By Judy Bluhm October 30, 2022

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