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Midterm voters in six states – Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Vermont – appear to have rejected extremist secretary of state candidates who denied the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

November 16, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

November 16, 2022
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Coming back from the dead is not as cool as it sounds.

November 16, 2022
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It’s not news to most residents of rural areas, but Arizona, nationally ranks ninth for the most Healthcare Provider Shortage Areas.

By By Jose Ruiz Cruz Rivera November 13, 2022
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Mental fatigue. Post-election hangovers. So much to contemplate. Winners and losers. Time to reflect and take it all in. And remove all of those campaign signs from every street corner! We need a rest from all the political ads. Let’s give ourselves a time-out.

By Judy Bluhm November 13, 2022
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty, staff, parents, students and community of Clarkdale Jerome School District for their recent high ranking among Yavapai County K-8 Schools.

November 13, 2022
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Honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end.

November 13, 2022
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Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for that city on Nov. 11, 1947, to honor all of America’s veterans for their loyal service.

By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs November 9, 2022
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Veterans Day is Friday, and it is a great opportunity to sit with military veterans and ask what serving meant to their lives.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 9, 2022
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In 1943, my father, Milton Keck was 17 years old. His mom, my grandmother, signed a waiver for him to enlist in the Army Air Corps.

By By Jeffrey Keck, My Turn November 6, 2022
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I won the lottery (in my dreams). I see it all now, flashing before me. I turn on the television and watch excitedly when they call out the winning numbers. Nervously, I look down at my Powerball ticket and then in complete disbelief, I realize I have won 1 billion bucks!

By Judy Bluhm November 6, 2022
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Although I believe there is a need for housing I also believe that we don’t have an infinite supply of water.

November 6, 2022
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As a frequent patron to the Cottonwood Public Library I was quite dismayed to discover that there are now surveillance cameras at both entrances to the library.

November 6, 2022
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The City of Cottonwood and the Town of Camp Verde find themselves in the same situation at a very challenging time.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 2, 2022
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The wind roils the Midwest plains as if it is searching for someone or something to carry away. Dust and chaff funnel into blinding clouds.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life November 2, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

November 2, 2022
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What is quiet quitting? Evidently a malaise has taken over the American workforce, it is the definition of slacking off, doing the bare minimum, and displaying an unwillingness to do anything extra.

By Judy Bluhm October 30, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Michael Ramirez

October 30, 2022
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Grown people dressed like fake soldiers or maybe wannabe hunters, wearing face coverings that were not the friendly, anti-contamination kind - and it wasn’t even Halloween.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 30, 2022
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If Proposition 310 is approved by voters in the General Election, fire districts in the Verde Valley will be among the most helped by the temporary tax.

October 26, 2022
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In canvassing local neighborhoods in preparation for the upcoming election, the No. 1 issue seems to be abortion.

October 26, 2022
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Colleen isn’t well known to her neighbors.

By By The Foundation for a Better Life October 26, 2022
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Why is it when a woman carrying a baby is killed, the perpetrator is charged with two murders?

October 26, 2022
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My husband and I are retired. I am 74 years old and my husband is 81. Our Social Security income is very important to us. It is not an “entitlement.” We paid into it for our entire working careers.

October 26, 2022
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Soon. Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos is approaching. So is Halloween. In Mexico, the holiday is a time when families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration.

By Judy Bluhm October 23, 2022

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