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Fairfax, Oklahoma, is a long way from the bright lights of Broadway. In 1925, the distance seemed even greater. But Maria Tallchief could feel music deep inside her. Something longed to express itself.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life August 31, 2022
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Labor Day is coming, and August will soon be in our rear-view mirror. This is the one holiday to celebrate and honor the hard work that we all do. Every single day.

By Judy Bluhm August 28, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

August 28, 2022
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Thank you to The Verde Independent newspaper for the article by Raquel Hendrickson Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, regarding the Camp Verde Heritage Pool.

August 28, 2022
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You’ve got to be kidding! Through the “supposed” inflation reduction act, 87,000 IRS agents will be hired to the tune of $80,000,000 over a 10-year period.

August 28, 2022
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Verde Valley residents’ health care is at risk. People in the Verde Valley are facing a very severe reduction in the health care available to us, and we need to face the problem and try to be heard.

August 28, 2022
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Scientific theories to justify racism. Laws and Supreme Court decisions that denied Black people equal rights. The imperialist view that Anglo-Saxons were called upon by God to civilize the “savages” of the world.

By SUNEAL KOLLURI, Assistant Professor of Education, University of California, Riverside August 24, 2022
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At the edge of Yellowstone National Park is a broad swath of golden grass that every year becomes a scene from a lifestyle that ended over a hundred years ago.

By The Foundation for a Better Life August 24, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Gary Varvel

August 21, 2022
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I went purse shopping. Yes, my eyes have been opened because I have seen the Purse Promise Land.

By Judy Bluhm August 21, 2022
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As a tug-o-war continues between Arizona residents and the state Legislature over taxes, the Arizona Supreme Court touched on a simple truth. Don’t like what your lawmakers are doing? Elect new lawmakers.

August 21, 2022
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Our government is hiring 87,000 more IRS agents. Taxpayers making less than $400,000 annually are, at present, being audited at a higher rate than corporations and the wealthy.

August 17, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

August 17, 2022
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Marcus is a handsome, athletic kid. His friends are on the basketball and track teams. He plays tennis and competes in the state tournament every year.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life August 17, 2022
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I read with interest the article by Raquel Hendrickson on Josh Tinkle. I was glad to know Mr. Tinkle is not going to abandon the Verde Valley although his actions of spending millions on the Flagstaff facility would leave someone to believe otherwise.

August 17, 2022
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The altered adage “Wine makes friends; water makes enemies” is appropriate this week as the battle over the Colorado River was at its greatest intensity.

August 17, 2022
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The negative impact of recent decisions by Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) on the perceived availability and quality of healthcare for residents of the Verde Valley region is unacceptable. As a Yavapai County supervisor (District 3), I must and will address this worsening situation.

By Donna Michaels, My Turn August 14, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

August 14, 2022
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Can you substitute baking oil with applesauce? Hmmm, this was the Big Question that I had to answer yesterday.

August 14, 2022
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There is much we can learn from dogs. In childhood, they are our best companions, seeming to understand our every emotion.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life August 10, 2022
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In response to complaints about people taking up residence in the National Forest

August 10, 2022
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When candidates have little else to talk about, they perpetuate the “big lie” by shouting that elections are fraudulent and have been stolen. There is absolutely no truth in these allegations. By simply asking the question, they have caused doubt.

August 10, 2022
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Cottonwood Public Library would like to thank all the businesses in the Verde Valley and in Cottonwood who donated a variety of items and experiences which helped encourage kids and teens to read during our Summer Reading Program.

August 10, 2022
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Primary Election coverage

August 10, 2022
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The City of Cottonwood’s unique situation in this year’s election should be an inspiration for all to find the next-step leadership willing to step up.

August 10, 2022

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