Opinions

Subscribe

Tease photo

Letter: Sedona Women’s March spoke volumes about community unity

 Attendees reported that they felt the day was affirming and empowering.  March organizers appreciate the energy, good will, and perseverance of all who participated.  

Tease photo

Letter: Why is everyone so suspicious of President Trump?

There’s absolutely no evidence out there that Trump colluded with the Russians except ...

Tease photo

Commentary: There is a country song for every so-called scandal

Driving along recently, I had a heretical thought: A person could get more sensible advice about men and women from the country oldies station than The New York Times.

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 4, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 4, 2018

Tease photo

Commentary: Adopting a new pet can’t replace a previous one that passed on, but it can expand your heart

A few days ago, I was watching a beautiful and very excited Border Collie meet his new owners.

Tease photo

Commentary: Nevertrumpers face vexing question: What to make of Trump’s successes?

The most extreme NeverTrumpers, like The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, simply rail against everything the president does.

Tease photo

Commentary: U.S. takes another step into quicksand of Middle East

Watching the troubling events on the northern Syrian border with Turkey -- events that once again drag the United States even deeper into the Middle East -- my thoughts go back to 1983 in Beirut.

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 2, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 2, 2018

Tease photo

Commentary: Rational approach to immigration is not a new idea

As a foreign correspondent who was able to cross national borders and chart thematic changes in whole regions, I look back on one of the most revealing moments -- before trying to deal with the most serious question facing us today.

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 31, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 31, 2018

Tease photo

Commentary: Music is beneficial for pets

“All humans come into the world with an innate capability for music,” writes Kay Shelemay, Professor of music at Harvard University.

Tease photo

Commentary: Capturing Kids Hearts at Camp Verde schools

Pre-Season Track has begun, 3:45 at the track. Official season starts Monday, Feb. 5.

Tease photo

Commentary: Trump White House - Working hard or hardly working?

Compared to many other government shutdowns, last weekend’s mini-closure barely registered a blip on the pipsqueak scale.

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 28, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 28, 2018

Tease photo

Editorial: Last thing voters want is to have those in power tell them how to vote

The biggest problem with elected officials is that they often forget who has the last word in the popularity contest otherwise known as an election.

Tease photo

Good luck getting a building permit in Yavapai County

This is in response to the published letter from Richard Mills. Kudos to Mr Mills for his highly accurate observations. I am not the least bit afraid to take on Yavapai County Developmental Services.

Tease photo

Commentary: Verde River is lifeblood of our communities

In this 10th anniversary year of Friends of the Verde River, it is good to look back on all that has been accomplished. Friends of the Verde River began with river enthusiasts who came together to develop a community wide response to stresses on the Verde River.

Tease photo

Commentary: Best friend aside, your pet is an essential part of your life

When she goes to the mall, her dog remains at her side as she shops, and when she stops to eat, her dog rests under the table. When she is dressing herself in the morning, her guide dog opens the dresser drawers so she can easily reach her clothing.

Tease photo

Letter: Let’s hope message gets through to County Building Dept.

I want to thank all of you for your support. I can only hope that this has not fallen on deaf ears at the county and that things will soon get corrected at the County Building Dept.

Tease photo

Letter: Opposition to King holiday was not racist, but financially responsible logic

I would like to start by asking: Whose side are you on?

Tease photo

Commentary: Today is an excellent day for extraordinary accomplishments

At 9:45 a.m. on a cool and sunny morning, I looked up and noticed a woman standing outside the front doors. I walked outside and said to her, “How are you today?” She replied, “Excellent!”

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 19, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 19, 2018

Tease photo

Editorial: Y.E.S. The Arc plan a life-line to those who need it most

The face of Verde Valley homelessness first manifested itself in the late 1980s when a woman established a campsite residence in the Cottonwood Lions Park.

Tease photo

Letter: County building permit delays excessive, undue burden on contractors

I am writing this letter to let everyone in the Verde Valley know what has been going on at the Development Services Department (Building Dept.) in Yavapai County.

Tease photo

Festive learning, Bee’s Amazing Adventure at Camp Verde schools

The overall enrollment of Camp Verde Unified School District is 1537 as compared 1604 one year ago.