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There are some good lessons – and some not so good – about kids and the way they establish and follow through on the goals they set for themselves.

By Dan Engler December 29, 2018
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If I could, I would build an Arizona musical Mount Rushmore.

By Dan Engler December 27, 2018
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Historical perspective is useful, especially when it informs the future. Yavapai College is celebrating its 50th year in 2018, and this golden anniversary milestone provides a useful retrospective.

By Dr. James Perey Executive Dean Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus and Sedona Center December 20, 2018
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In August of 2016, I wrote a tribute to my best friend, Ricky. He changed my life in such a profound way, it helped me to cope with his loss by putting my feelings for him in writing.

By By Ian Martin December 20, 2018
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As is so typical of the Trump-hating Liberal Left, the title “Tide of truth on climate change keeps rising” for the piece by the Roberts duo was classic bait & switch. This op ed wasn’t so much about climate change, which is a fallacy. It was an attack on our president, and the claims in those attacks were equally fallacious.

By Michael Westlund: MY TURN December 18, 2018
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So what are the Twelve Days of Christmas really about? Is it only a song, or is it more? Perhaps, it’s as retailers and the corporate world would like us to believe, it’s simply the 12 days of shopping before Christmas?

By Boyd Cooper MY TURN December 15, 2018
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Electric vehicles are the gift that keeps giving. Electric vehicles help cut consumer energy bills and boost the economy while protecting air quality and public health.

December 13, 2018
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The last push for consolidation of school districts in the upper Verde Valley differed from previous efforts we’ve seen: it didn’t include the Clarkdale-Jerome School District.

By Steve Block: MY TURN December 8, 2018
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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 7, 2018

December 7, 2018
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Michael Flynn has been waiting for more than a year to be sentenced. The retired three-star Army general, who spent 24 days as the Trump White House national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

December 7, 2018
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The president’s “disdain for facts” in the climate change debate is hardly a new or isolated example. Trump’s persistent denial of reality, and his assault on critics who call him to account, form the essence of his approach to public policy.

December 5, 2018
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It wasn’t the Ragged Dick up-from-poverty American life of a Horatio Alger bootblack; George H.W. Bush was born to privilege and profited from primogeniture.

December 5, 2018
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There is a law on the books that could strengthen border security. Why wouldn’t the president try it?

December 1, 2018
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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 2, 2018

December 1, 2018
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Hanukkah this year starts Dec. 2 and is not excluded from holiday commercialization as advertisers try to take advantage of cultural references to make their ads seem more Jewish, while also trying to keep up with the pomp and circumstance of Christmas.

By Kelcie Grega November 29, 2018
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“This is a very, very important case,” prominent Republican lawyer Ted Olson told CNN. “This could happen to any journalist, by any politician. The White House cannot get away with this.”

By Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts November 24, 2018
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As the Trump Dynasty stumbles into misrule and failure, how long before the first well-known journalist gets murdered?

By Gene Lyons November 24, 2018
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About 30 years ago, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved plans for a Sizzler Restaurant in Uptown Sedona in the area where the community post office is located today.

November 21, 2018
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If Democrats are trying to reassure anyone that they won’t impeach President Trump, they’re aren’t doing a very good job of it.

By Byron York November 17, 2018
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It’s an unenviable list of tasks awaiting the new Mingus Union School Board that takes office in January.

By Dan Engler November 15, 2018
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Throughout her 16-month run as Mingus Union school superintendent, one always had to wonder if Penny Hargrove ever once had her feet firmly planted.

November 13, 2018

Mingus Union High School has used taxpayer dollars to stop and sue an organized group of citizens who supported the consolidation of Mingus Union High School with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

By By Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools November 8, 2018
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An enthusiastic and resourceful group of dedicated volunteers, through the newly organized Camp Verde Arena Association (CVAA), have undertaken the task of bringing a town-funded rodeo grounds to the planning forefront. Their time, talent, and treasure will be a driving force.

November 6, 2018
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Like the dutiful parent whose child comes home with a lousy report card, the Mingus Union School Board grounded Superintendent Penny Hargrove last week.

By Dan Engler October 30, 2018
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As a school administrator I’ve been asked numerous times about Prop 305. I am a strong supporter of school choice because I have seen its powerful effects in action. I am a supporter of school choice because it offers great benefit to all schools, including district schools. I am a supporter of school choice because of Robby.

By Ben Russel MY TURN October 27, 2018