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We expect the hot lumber market to persist, keeping both prices and volatility elevated. The cycle that we are in is here for the foreseeable future.

By SANDY GRIFFIS Executive Director Yavapai County Contractors Association June 11, 2021
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To glimpse the future of the Republican Party if Trump and Trumpism continue to prevail, just look at what’s happening in Arizona.

By Steven V. Roberts May 25, 2021
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It’s time to stop dancing for the masters. If that means telling racist state and city governments, “No sports for you,” I am on that team.

May 18, 2021
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I delivered my first baby at Cook County Hospital in 1963.

By Robert H. Jochim, MD -- My Turn May 14, 2021
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Today, some once-revered names are all reviled by a party dominated by one man: Donald J. Trump.

By Steven V. Roberts May 11, 2021
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This month, Cornville volunteers will prepare a vision statement that will describe what the community would like to be and recommend actions to Yavapai County officials as they update the County Comprehensive Plan.

By Judy Miller -- My Turn May 7, 2021
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When I arrived at the Verde Independent newsroom in March 2013, I hadn’t written for a living. Ever.

By Bill Helm May 4, 2021
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A well-known national beer brand has bragged that its products are made with “pure mountain spring water,” although many dispute this laudable claim.

By David Myers April 26, 2021
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Since receiving emails regarding the eighth-graders who strutted and gave a Nazi salute at the Clarkdale-Jerome School, and reading the article by Bill Helm in the Verde Independent, I wanted to respond both as a rabbi serving Sedona and the Verde Valley and as the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

By Rabbi Alicia Magal -- My Turn April 23, 2021
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Alexa never seems to stop listening. Evidently, our “helpful” devices never turn off, meaning that your private conversations are not so private.

By Ju April 23, 2021
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Jerome is one of those towns that is just too good for its own good.

By Dan Engler April 20, 2021
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The Food and Drug Administration just gave the green light to abortion pills by mail.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez April 20, 2021
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COVID-19 is not a joke It is not a hoax. It is not a seasonal flu.

By Jason W. Brooks April 16, 2021
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It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era.

April 13, 2021
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For many Arizonans, the turmoil caused by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic last year taught us that our daily automobile commutes aren’t necessary, but that having transportation options are imperative.

By Diane E. Brown, Executive Director Arizona PIRG Education Fund April 9, 2021
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Love is in the air. And so are the doves, finches and hummingbirds. Spring brings the promise of hope, new life, fresh beginnings, green leaves and babies. Lots of them.

By Judy Bluhm April 9, 2021
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“Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” said Vice President Kamala Harris after a shooting in Atlanta left eight dead, six of them women of Asian descent.

By Steven V. Roberts March 26, 2021
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In exit polls, 53% of voters said Trump did not have the “temperament to serve as president,” and 89% of those doubters voted for Biden.

By Steven V. Roberts March 22, 2021
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So it turns out that the whole time Sleepy Joe Biden was hiding in the basement, he was working on a plan to render congressional Republicans irrelevant. Which, for the foreseeable future, they certainly are.

By Gene Lyons March 12, 2021
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During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump’s border security policies.

By Byron York March 5, 2021
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While COVID-19 has created disruption, pain and uncertainty throughout our great state, one thing remains clear: Our students’ progress toward their educational goals must continue.

March 2, 2021
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If you have high blood pressure, do not read this “Budget and Economic Outlook” from the Congressional Budget Office.

By Donald Lambro February 26, 2021
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One of them campaigned for income supplements for veterans of the American Revolution.

By David M. Shribman February 12, 2021
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Saved water is a win for farms and rivers alike, and that is why both Arizona’s farming and conservation communities have put their support behind this bill.

By Chip Norton, MY TURN February 8, 2021
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As many of you are aware, the Verde Connect project was a key issue that I addressed in my campaign for District 3 Yavapai County supervisor.

By Donna Michaels, District 3 Yavapai County Supervisor -- My Turn January 29, 2021

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