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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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Eggs, where art thou? How we miss your oval beauty and deliciousness. How will we manage without this essential ingredient that goes into our yummy baked goods and perfectly with toast?

By Judy Bluhm January 8, 2023
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Newly sworn Gov. Katie Hobbs has many unenviable tasks ahead of her, but the state is also in a very good position economically as we stare down bearish forecasts.

January 4, 2023
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We hope you had a Merry Christmas. I know at least 102 families had a better Christmas because of you, the community.

January 4, 2023
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Soccer is a passionate game. It’s one of the few sports where players are free to follow the flow as they play, being less constrained by a game plan and more dependent on their ability to communicate and create opportunities.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life January 4, 2023
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Rants & Raves

January 4, 2023
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Happy 2023! While 2022 seemed to last forever and there are many challenges on the horizon, there is always hope, too. Here are some wishes for the year ahead.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 2, 2023
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The gifts are unwrapped. Holiday decorations are coming down. We ushered in a New Year. Another chance to look forward to what is coming and to let go of what didn’t work. We have a whole new chapter to write. And saying “goodbye” to a year gone and anticipating a chance at new beginnings might be the real thrill of a New Year.

By Judy Bluhm January 2, 2023
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As we come to the end of 2022, a simple Thank You doesn’t seem big enough to tell our supporters how much I appreciate each one of you.

January 1, 2023
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

January 1, 2023
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2022 in the Verde Valley was full of important stories and interesting occurrences, triumphs and tragedies, and it would be difficult to gauge for what major story the year will be most remembered. However, there were situations and decisions made locally that will have lasting impact on 2023 and beyond.

December 28, 2022
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Pass It On: For whom would you really wrestle a bear?
The courageous story of a collegiate wrestler who fought a grizzly to save a friend. With thanks to the Cowboy State Daily

There’s a saying in the West that when things get tough, you have to cowboy up. In Wyoming, the history of cowboys braving the elements to sustain ranches during subzero weather, and fixing things on their own in the harsh landscape, is ingrained in the people.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life December 28, 2022
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Tis the Season of Giving. As we approach a New Year, Americans are unified through one common bond over the holiday season.

By Judy Bluhm December 25, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

December 25, 2022
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In American culture, Christmas is supposed to be synonymous with joy. The familiar carols proclaim this message, with “Joy to the World” resounding in thousands of churches, while its secular counterpart exhorts listeners to have “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

By DAVID W. STOWE, Michigan State University December 25, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

December 25, 2022
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The criminal referral of Donald Trump to the Department of Justice by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack is largely symbolic – the panel itself has no power to prosecute any individual.

By Stephanie Lindquist, Arizona State University December 21, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

December 21, 2022
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Walker Evans was born into an affluent family. His father made sure he had access to the best schools, even paying for him to study in Paris.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life December 21, 2022

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