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Letter: What has become of integrity of our Constitutional process?

Those of us who were born after the end of WWII and before 1956, give or take, remember the civil unrest over the Vietnam War. Protests were everywhere, it seemed, and as the war raged on they grew ever more frequent, populated, and even violent.

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America

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Commentary: Price paid for freedom can never be repaid

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

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Editorial Cartoon: July 1, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 1, 2018

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Editorial: Rep. Stringer badly misses mark on ‘apology tour’

Prescott Rep. David Stringer went on the road last week to mend some fences.

Commentary: Newsroom shooting another example of violent regression in American culture

Thursday marked a devastating day for American journalism.

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Letter: The problem with assumptions is that they are not always correct

On June 27, my angry letter, in which I accused the Camp Verde Town Council of making poor decisions about the town’s finances and priorities relating to the disappearance of our Camp Verde recycling center in the Bashas’ parking lot, was published in both the Bugle and Verde Independent papers.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 28, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 28, 2018

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Letter: VOC needs alternate route to West Sedona

After reading that Yavapai County is studying building a new roadway connecting Cornville Road to State Route 260, I was intrigued. One reason cited was it could reduce emergency response times and relieve congestion. I haven’t seen any congestion on Cornville Road except when it’s closed for the occasional cattle crossings.

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Letter: Why don’t you just hire the guy who’s already doing the job?

I have a novel idea. Why don’t we save a lot of time and money, and just give the job to the guy who’s already doing it, and doing it well, according to our town manager?

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Letter: Tired of paying tax to Yavapai College and get nothing in return

I have been paying property taxes to Yavapai College now for 40 years. Why in the world do they continually raise taxes in our neck of the woods, and provide less services?

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Letter: Whatever happened to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

The federal government has traumatized all these children by removing them from their families. This is not only wrong, but heinous, inhumane and downright cruel.

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Letter: It’s time to outlaw ‘dirty money’ in Arizona politics

To all that are tired of allowing secret money to influence our Arizona elections, be sure to sign the Outlaw Dirty Money petition.

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My Turn: Keeping on right clean-energy course for Arizona

The fight over a so-called clean-energy ballot measure from California billionaire Tom Steyer has been in the news a lot lately.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 27, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 27, 2018

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Editorial: Residency requirement for town marshal comes back to haunt Camp Verde council

The common sentiment in Camp Verde right now is that the answer to what he should do about the Camp Verde town marshal vacancy is staring Town Manager Russ Martin right in the face.

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Commentary: Host of issues provide long-term benefits to Cornville, Verde Valley

Two announcements last week, along with renewal of a trails coalition, have big implications for the Cornville community.

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Letter: Recycling a necessary, essential service for any community

Yesterday I went to recycle to find the recycling option disappeared from its location in the Bashas’ parking lot.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 24, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 24, 2018

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Editorial: Douglas needs to take lead from local leaders on teacher walkout

Fortunately, she does not seem to have much support on the Arizona Board of Education, but State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ zeal for disciplining teachers who participated in last spring’s state teacher walkout is troubling nonetheless.

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Letter: The full story about America’s beacon of freedom

While viewing the Statue of Liberty with her daughter, your June 22 editorial cartoon mother wonders, “What do I tell her this means?“ That’s a good question, but I wonder if the cartoonist knows the real answer.

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Letter: Cottonwood police, fire prompt, courteous, knowledgeable

I would like to give kudos and my most heartfelt thanks to the exceptional members of the Cottonwood fire and police departments, who are a remarkable band of helpers.

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Letter: Mudslinging tactics demeaning, dishonest, disgraceful

In response to candidate Michael Mathews outrageous accusations against me (June 22 Verde Independent), he is beginning to sound like a broken record.

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Editorial Cartoon: June 22, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: June 22, 2018

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Commentary: Investing in Arizona’s water future

Last week, state lawmakers had a chance to hear firsthand the concerns Verde Valley residents have about our water future. Arizona House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources held a water forum in Camp Verde, as part of a statewide listening tour to learn more about the solutions local communities support.