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It was late evening. The middle-aged couple was watching TV in their Scottsdale home when two masked offenders wielding knives broke through a back door.

By Sheila Polk: MY TURN April 21, 2020
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We are currently under the grip of what can only be described as the worst weapon ever used against the human race, and that weapon is fear. Some will use this weapon to create support for shutting down all forms of social interaction.

By Supervisor Randy Garrison April 16, 2020
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Give thanks to your neighbors and friends, who have done their part in controlling the spread and who have looked out for your well-being. I appreciate all of you. Stay safe, and stay focused on our brighter days ahead.

By Mayor Tim Elinski April 16, 2020
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We cannot allow state power to be used by any group, secularist or religionist, as the tool to persecute others or to favor certain viewpoints.

By Barry W. Jones April 14, 2020
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I’m taking solace in knowing that the silver lining might be a more unified, more understanding Sedona -- with a stronger sense that our community is deeply interconnected and must be in alignment to achieve long-term viability.

By Jennifer Wesselhoff: MY TURN April 7, 2020
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If the school is concerned about character building, there are far better vehicles for example the Golden Rule Club that focuses on empathy, kindness, respect, and civility. It’s an excellent program and also free.

By Dianne Post: MY TURN April 7, 2020
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I pray that when we look back, we won’t remember the toilet paper hoarding or the lack of hand sanitizer. I pray it’s the love and compassion that we shared that we remember, and I hope that we carry it boldly into the future.

April 5, 2020
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No matter what life throws at us, we will persevere. Adversity in every shape and form will knock at our door forever.

By Dan Engler March 31, 2020
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To the citizens of Camp Verde: First I want to say thank you for the way in which you have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic that has literally turned our nation, state and county upside down.

By By Charlie German, Camp Verde mayor March 31, 2020
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As we work our way through these historic events we would like to remind everyone that this will pass, and as a community many lessons will be learned, and together we will be stronger for them.

By Randy Garrison Vice-Chairman, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors March 26, 2020
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Let me say this clearly: we are NOT actively promoting travel to Sedona and we have not done so since February. Period.

By Jennifer Wesselhoff: MY TURN March 24, 2020
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Just two weeks ago life was very different in the Verde Valley. With the sudden progression of COVID-19 across the nation and into our state and now county, the reality of this infection’s impact has become soberingly clear.

By Tim Elinski: MY TURN March 21, 2020
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The Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District provides fire suppression, emergency medical service, rescue, hazardous materials response, and fire prevention services to the communities of Camp Verde, McGuireville, Rimrock, and Lake Montezuma.

By Terry Keller March 17, 2020
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The spotlight has been shining bright on the Arizona Corporation Commission.

By Diane E. Brown March 10, 2020
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Hope saw her mother buried at 6. At 7, she met her father for the first time in the visiting room of the prison in Florence.

By Steve King March 7, 2020
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The Camp Verde Town Council should waste no time in dismissing the fraudulent complaint against Town Manager Russ Martin for violating the Arizona Open Meeting Law.

By Dan Engler March 2, 2020
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Walking in our schools I am encouraged each day by what I see in our kids and community. I see kindness, joy, and hard work. Recognizing hard truths should not mean a loss of hope — it should invigorate us to rise to the challenge.

By Steve King: My Turn February 22, 2020
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My friend and neighbor Don likes to plant trees. He has a little over an acre with plenty of fruit and nut trees that he has planted since the early 1980s, even though he claims not to eat the fruit (his appetite for pie belies this claim).

By Steve King: MY TURN February 9, 2020
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I encourage any of you who have gotten this far, and are so inclined, to give a call to one of our schools in the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District.

By Steve King: MY TURN February 1, 2020
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“One of the most hotly debated clauses in the Constitution deals with the removal of federal government officials,” writes Scott Bomboy, the editor in chief of the National Constitution Center.

By Donald Lambro January 25, 2020
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With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses.

By Byron York January 16, 2020
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This was an ugly night for the Camp Verde Town Council. This situation could have been handled 100 different ways and all of them would have been better than the ambush approach used by Butner.

By Dan Engler January 14, 2020
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In 2016, Bernie Sanders waited until July -- long after the Democratic nomination had been decided -- to endorse Hillary Clinton. Radio host Howard Stern asked Clinton if Sanders could have backed her earlier.

January 11, 2020
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Finally, the presidential campaign has entered the presidential election year.

By David M. Shribman January 4, 2020
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Camp Verde High School automotive teacher Tracy Tudor and I accompanied four of our students, Merrick Leinhart (auto), Michael Martin (auto), Alexis Garcia (graphic design), and John Trey Graves (graphic design) to the SkillsUSA Leadership Training Camp in Williams at the Young Life Lost Canyon Camp, Nov. 20-22.

By Tina Scott, Camp Verde High School January 2, 2020

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