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It was exciting enough last Wednesday when the first SpaceX private flight launched four civilians into a trip around the earth in a trip dubbed Inspiration4.

By JIM WRIGHT, For the Independent September 24, 2021
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Maria and her parents moved to the US from Brazil one year before the pandemic. Better education opportunities lay ahead, and they were excited to get Maria into an American high school to prepare for college.

September 24, 2021
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A 741 acre development, with thousands of homes, a water-park, proposed on Arizona state Land, in Cottonwood?

September 24, 2021
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In a recent article about a resort proposed for Cottonwood, Bruce Barrett with Chromatic Resorts said that he was interested in purchasing water rights from the Friends of the Verde River.

September 24, 2021
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Football fans rejoice! The Arizona Cardinals are 2-0 on the young season.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 21, 2021
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Oh, Emma Raducanu, let’s count the ways we love thee. First, the improbability of a tennis player to emerge from qualifying status to win a Grand Slam tournament, is a stunning triumph.

By Judy Bluhm September 21, 2021
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In May 1869, John Wesley Powell, a former Union Army major who had lost most of his right arm in the Battle of Shiloh, led 10 explorers in launching four heavy wooden boats loaded to the gunwales with 10 months of supplies.

September 17, 2021
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In response to “Medical Expenses” in the Sept. 12 edition of The Verde Independent, do I have this straight?

September 17, 2021
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It’s amazing how these anti-vaccinators are always talking about private liberties, but they are also the one’s pushing to control a woman’s right to choose.

September 17, 2021
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What is happening with our “hospital-owned” healthcare in the Cottonwood/Verde Valley area?

September 17, 2021
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My Sunday column touched on President Joe Biden’s decision to mandate vaccinations for certain groups of workers in this country.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 14, 2021
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President Joe Biden decided to go “all in” this week, requiring not only all federal employees, but businesses across the country with more than 100 employees, to either get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 10, 2021
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Are you there, God? Just checking. We have troubles from the Afghanistan war. Hard to read about, much less comprehend what just happened.

By Judy Bluhm September 10, 2021
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In response to the letter, “My body, my choice,” this is a self-appointed epidemiologist who thinks they know more than the CDC? You can find whatever you want on the internet.

September 10, 2021
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I totally agree with Nancy Floyd in that persons who choose to not vaccinate should not be expecting any government, agency, organization, et al., to pay or help pay for their medical expenses.

September 10, 2021
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When the terrorist attacks took place Sept. 11, 2001, my first reaction to my college roommate was, “You’re crazy.”

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 7, 2021
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In response to a letter stating, “It has not been proven that the un-vaxed are a greater risk to the public than the fully vaxed.” Who are you kidding?

September 7, 2021
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When there is a topic, any topic, and there are two sides that disagree, the rational and intellectual way to resolve the issue is to have a debate.

September 7, 2021
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Usually, most Americans celebrate Labor Day with parties, cookouts, street parades and athletic events as the three-day weekend symbolizes the end of summer.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 3, 2021
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When are we too old to drive? That question has been on my mind for a while now. This is a topic I have written about before.

By TIM WIEDERAENDERS, For the Independent September 3, 2021
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In response to the “Masking is a choice” letter to the editor published Aug. 22, 2021, I take exception to this letter on at least two issues:

September 3, 2021
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In my view most people choose to vaccinate for protection.

September 3, 2021
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Yavapai College recently announced a new three-year pilot program that’s going to change the game when it comes to education in our community.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 31, 2021
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I wear lipstick. And I dye my hair. There, I have said it – all secrets are out – I am admitting to you, dear readers, that some of my “beauty” comes from a tube and a bottle.

By Judy Bluhm August 31, 2021

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