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Here’s the truth about “Truth in Taxation” public hearings: They are going to tax us.

By Dan Engler July 18, 2019
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The good news is that participatory government is alive and well in Cottonwood. It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but we are getting there.

July 16, 2019
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Do voter voices matter? Both Yavapai County and Town of Clarkdale voters have said no to taxes they're getting stuck with anyway.

By Dan Engler July 11, 2019
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We live in a nation of knee-jerk reactions. Case in point: Shoe manufacturer Nike has pulled a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker.

July 9, 2019
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The community needs to step up, or else our recycling will become a bigger trash problem.

By Dan Engler July 3, 2019
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In two separate actions Wednesday night, Camp Verde took a big step toward solving one of the long-standing shortcomings in the Verde Valley.

By Dan Engler June 30, 2019
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Mingus Union High School took some unconventional steps -- by Mingus standards -- in hiring Mike Westcott as its new superintendent.

By Dan Engler June 27, 2019
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Step 1 was implementing a two-year ban on camping along the State Route 260 corridor between Cottonwood and Camp Verde.

By Dan Engler June 20, 2019
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Key to personal integrity is doing what you say you are going to do.

By Dan Engler June 16, 2019
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A familiar refrain in any government decision-making process is the admonition to “let us vote on it.”

By Dan Engler June 14, 2019
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Government pension programs promote an entitlement premise that there are guarantees in life.

June 8, 2019
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Never accuse the elected officials in the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate of not being smart.

By Dan Engler May 28, 2019
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It was more than a decade ago when former Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis announced the Arizona Department of Transportation had prioritized the State Route 260 section between Cottonwood and Camp Verde for a major four-lane expansion.

May 23, 2019
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In Copenhagen, Denmark, a city of about 600,000 people, bicycles outnumber cars by about 5-to-1. That’s made possible by an infrastructure that actually encourages people to ride bikes instead of drive cars.

By Dan Engler May 18, 2019
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The next time you grab your cell phone and go to your favorite app store, you can easily begin a new career as a criminal.

By Dan Engler May 16, 2019
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It’s doubtful there will be an Upper Verde school district consolidation election this year, but that sure hasn’t stopped people both pro and con from making claims about the impacts of such a merger.

By Dan Engler May 9, 2019
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A year ago, school district consolidation blew through the Upper Verde Valley like a Category 5 hurricane.

By Dan Engler April 30, 2019
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“Loneliness is the penalty of leadership.”

By Dan Engler April 23, 2019
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We’re nearing the one-year anniversary of the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board’s decision to close Big Park Elementary School. The resulting wounds to the Village of Oak Creek are slow to heal.

April 16, 2019
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For the second time in five days, first-term Cottonwood City Councilman Michael Mathews has come to his own defense over the use of private email to communicate city business.

By Dan Engler April 11, 2019
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The right thing for Mathews to do now is provide the city with all city-related emails he has sent from his private account so the city can fulfil its obligation to maintain and store the public records he created.

By Dan Engler April 9, 2019
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Just when you think you’ve seen the last possible way the school district consolidation ball could bounce, it takes off in a completely new direction.

By Dan Engler April 4, 2019
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Two incidents in the past week prove that if there are policies in place to police those who seek and hold public office, there is a lot of embarrassment and ridicule to avoid in the end.

March 30, 2019
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Now, Republican precinct committeemen in Yavapai County will nominate three people to replace Stringer. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will select from those nominees the person to replace Stringer in the Arizona House of Representatives.

By Dan Engler March 28, 2019
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The Mingus Union School Board should ask the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for another review and full finding of fact over the Sept. 5, 2017, Open Meeting Law infraction for which the AG previously determined Mingus was at fault.

By Dan Engler March 19, 2019

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