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What the state’s jobless report fails to show is the number of people who are out of work by choice. They could be working.

By Dan Engler May 22, 2020
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This crisis is not over. We must remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. As businesses begin the process to reopen and daily routines are restored, we urge Arizonans to continue to take proper precautions to protect themselves and others.

May 12, 2020
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Any level-headed person has to respect the sentiment on both sides of this debate. People are dying. People are also dying to go back to work.

By Dan Engler April 28, 2020
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There are many silver linings to find in the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the nation.

By Dan Engler March 17, 2020
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Whatley is right on this one folks. The same degree of accountability being asked of those who serve on the town’s appointed boards and commissions should apply to those who serve Camp Verde in an elective capacity.

By Dan Engler March 5, 2020
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As we have seen with the Spring Creek Ranch project, land developers can be a persistent bunch.

By Dan Engler March 3, 2020
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Author Stephanie Lahart best summed up personal integrity with the adage “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

By Dan Engler February 29, 2020
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Please tell our lawmakers it’s time to shut down predatory fentanyl dealers who knowingly peddle this deadly poison. We must act to #StopFentanylNow.

By Dan Engler February 27, 2020
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The ongoing legislative debate over how much and what kind of control Arizona cities and towns should have over the short-term rental industry.

By Dan Engler February 25, 2020
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More than anything, the Town Council failed in its mission to “Inspire public confidence in Camp Verde government.”

February 20, 2020
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Status quo seems to not exist in the vocabulary of still-new Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.

By Dan Engler February 18, 2020
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Our online user count has increased 41% as compared to January 2019. Online reader sessions are up 25% and total page views have increased by 15%.

By Babette Cubitt: Publisher/CEO The Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle February 15, 2020
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For about five years now, a recurring theme in Cottonwood has been the lack of affordable housing for the everyday Average Joe.

By Dan Engler February 11, 2020
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At almost every level today in American politics, statesmanship has become a lost art. They’re all politicians who cling to party loyalty at all costs.

By Dan Engler February 6, 2020
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With school district consolidation again becoming front and center in the Verde Valley, skeptics are going to see political motivations in the Mingus Union School Board’s effort to leave John McTurk’s seat vacant until voters can decide the best person for the job.

By Dan Engler February 4, 2020
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Cottonwood’s newest foray into boundary expansion via annexation comes without the landmines that typically turn a perfectly good idea into an ugly political fight.

By Dan Engler January 30, 2020
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The Camp Verde Town Council met last night behind closed doors to decide what to do about the mess Joe Butner created.

January 29, 2020
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A case of conflicting values represents the rocky waters still to be navigated for a just Arizona law that mandates punishment for people who sell opioids such as fentanyl.

By Dan Engler January 23, 2020
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In building and preserving the Roman Empire, Julius Cesar is credited with the divide-and-conquer approach to war. It’s stood the test of time.

By Dan Engler January 21, 2020
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It’s hard to argue with the logic of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

By Dan Engler January 16, 2020
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We can hope for the best with all the political players tossing their hats into the ring in 2020. At the same time we should probably expect the worst.

January 9, 2020
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Any victory folks in the Verde Valley claim in the current trio of major land developments in the region can only be viewed as a battle in a war.

January 7, 2020
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Murray: “While they were throwing a fit about it, we continued working. In the end, the guy at P&Z told me there was nothing in city code that gave the city any authority to oversee murals.”

By Dan Engler December 17, 2019
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Too often with incorporation and annexation efforts, proponents of self-government get lost in the weeds of details to the extent they overlook the simplicity of the process.

December 12, 2019
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For those of us who knew him best, it is even more certain that those who live in the mountainside community and the rest of us throughout the Verde Valley will say Jerome was abundantly blessed because that’s where Al Palmieri called home.

By Dan Engler December 10, 2019

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