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While NASCAR was appropriately quick to respond in support of Wallace, once again, our quick to overreact society, fueled a sensationally oriented media, seized this opportunity to exploit an already racially charged environment.

June 27, 2020
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The Donald J. Trump experiment has failed. We Americans were played.

June 27, 2020
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What about MY right, to not get infected by YOU, possibly ending up in the hospital or a ventilator and die?

June 27, 2020
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When I go into a store and people are wearing masks and move away and give me distance and when I do the same I feel safe and cared for.

June 27, 2020
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Bravo to the mayor of Cottonwood. His decision to override the council’s vote was one of courage and commitment to the health of his community.

June 27, 2020
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I applaud Mayor Elinski’s courage to do the right thing when the city council failed to do so. Shame on Council Member Michael Mathews for refusing to attend future council meetings because the outcome wasn’t what he wanted.

June 23, 2020
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In response to The Verde Independent article, Sunday, June 21, 2020 “Save the Middle Verde Group puts Garrison in election crosshairs,” I would like to add that Randy Garrison is a disgrace to the Republican Party for his intransigent demeanor in ignoring so much unified opposition to his own one-sided opinion.

June 23, 2020
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Just for the record I will be going shopping tomorrow, but I choose to go to Prescott Valley. Prescott Valley is not IMPOSING mandated mask wearing.

June 23, 2020
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Mayor Tim Elinski claims to have “exercised my separate legal authority to issue a proclamation that is similar to the policy that was voted down.”

June 23, 2020
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Protesting is their right and protesting in front of City Hall was appropriate. Taking their protest to the mayor’s residence and subjecting his family to it was totally inappropriate and wrong.

June 23, 2020
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I cannot say I will not get sick. But if I do, I think my immune system will help me recover.

June 23, 2020
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It appears the search for white victimhood will have to continue.

June 23, 2020
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Mr. Mayor, I am very disappointed that you overrode a majority vote.

June 23, 2020
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Wear a face mask because it’s a wise safeguard for public health. Wear a face mask because our leaders have encouraged it and you want to be a good citizen. Wear a face mask because it’s the right thing to do.

By Dan Engler June 23, 2020
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In these unprecedented times, our goal from the beginning of the pandemic crisis has been to do everything within our power, to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. There has been quite a divisive approach from concerned citizens of Camp Verde, sharing their pros and cons of mandating the community to wear a mask. As your Mayor, I will not be issuing a mandatory requirement to wear face masks, at this time. I am not a fan of enacting something that is not enforceable. The reality is, there is not enough man power, and deputies to enforce such an order. In addition, there are some residents who have underlying medical conditions that prevents their ability to wear a mask. I am, however, a fan of education. We strongly urge all residents and visitors of Camp Verde to adhere to and follow the safety guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Yavapai County Community Health Services. The best way to encourage people to wear a mask is through public education and by setting a good example. As your Mayor, elected officials and Town of Camp Verde staff, we can set an example, by wearing a mask. Today, I ask the residents of Camp Verde to join me in using personal accountability in how you interact with the public. We need to work together as a community by taking these responsible steps. Only then, we will slow the spread of COVID-19. You may save the lives of your friends, family, and neighbors. We will continue to monitor the number of cases as it will dictate our next phases in continuing to educate the public. Be wise Camp Verde, and please, Mask Up.

By Mayor Charles C. German June 22, 2020
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The simple act of wearing a mask in public whenever possible can ensure that they remain a safe place for us all to enjoy.

By Tim Elinski: MY TURN June 20, 2020
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People have different situations, risk tolerances, and concerns that should leave the decision to individuals and property owners.

June 20, 2020
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Does anyone honestly believe that there was any serious intention by Clark’s to build a market in Rimrock?

June 20, 2020
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My suggestion is that Boyer and Burke examine all of the statistics, or don’t use them. I would say the same for Lisa Rhine.

June 20, 2020
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For the health of all of us, please wear masks when you enter peoples homes, and while completing reports, evaluation, treatment and transport of citizens.

June 20, 2020
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Here we are, 144 days after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Arizona and some things have become startling clear.

By Dan Engler June 16, 2020
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Another benefit -- deep and genuine listening allows us to receive the other’s heart and soul, and we solidify our connection.

By Marta Adelsman, Psy.D., MY TURN June 16, 2020
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The majority of residents want Rimrock to remain rural. Residents’ considerations come first.

June 16, 2020
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Troops were called out in Detroit 1967, 1968 Chicago, 1992 Los Angeles, New Orleans 2005. Most recent previous deployment was by President Barack Obama in 2010. Check the facts before you post.

June 16, 2020
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If you are sick, please stay home until your symptoms are gone. If you feel you may have the symptoms of COVID-19, or came in contact with someone who tested positive, contact your healthcare provider and get tested.

By Craig Brown: MY TURN June 13, 2020

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