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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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Electing a person to office is no guarantee that person is a “qualified expert” to perform the job to which he or she was elected.

By Dan Engler December 7, 2019
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Parking has always been a supply-and-demand problem for Jerome. On a busy weekend, you can spend more time finding a place to park than you can enjoying all the good things the town has to offer.

By Dan Engler December 5, 2019
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By acknowledging that county government is not designed to provide municipal-type urbanized services, the Village of Oak Creek has no other choice but to incorporate.

By Dan Engler December 3, 2019
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Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the American society.

November 26, 2019
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As stated in this very space five weeks ago, the indictment of a former business manager for the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education most likely represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of skeletons in the VACTE closet.

By Dan Engler November 15, 2019
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It’s a safe bet that most of the folks reading this came here from somewhere else.

By Dan Engler November 14, 2019
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Grades are the measuring stick between excellence and failure with the varying degrees of average falling in-between.

By Dan Engler November 12, 2019
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It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.

November 9, 2019
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Fixing the education system in Arizona still is top-of-mind for state officials; however, the actual solution remains elusive.

By The (Prescott) Daily Courier November 7, 2019
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When asked why his executive assistant would send out an email that is blatantly false, County Supervisor TomThurman’s response was, “No clue. She always tries to protect me. My mom I guess.”

By Dan Engler November 5, 2019
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The relationship, or at least the perception of, between community and cops is sadly lacking in many parts of America. We should count ourselves lucky here in the Verde Valley.

By Dan Engler October 31, 2019
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The question of what the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors should do with its disgraced elected assessor has spun its way to the hallowed halls of the Arizona Legislature.

October 29, 2019
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We’re sorry, but the backlash directed at the Clarkdale Police Department for its handling of the Cody Delafuente case comes across as cops protecting cops.

October 22, 2019
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The issue of student-athlete drug testing at Mingus is one that needs to be debated and decided on the basis of fact and not emotion.

By Dan Engler October 17, 2019
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Despite all the bellyaching we’ve seen with this project, Yavapai County officials have yet to take a backward step in their planning for this new connector route.

October 12, 2019
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When Arizona House Rep. Thomas “T.J.” Shope, Jr. wrote to the state’s attorney general that age restrictions on tobacco poducts are pre-empted by state law, he takes a step back in time.

October 5, 2019
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When discussing the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education, there is always an important separation of eras to make: “Before Bob Weir” and “After Bob Weir.”

By Dan Engler October 3, 2019
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Goodyear, along with Cottonwood, raised the vaping age to 21; Goodyear also added a host of other restrictions.

September 26, 2019
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Last week, it was motorcycles and rock ‘n’ roll. This week, the Verde Valley’s second major fall community festival shifts its focus to the quiet solitude of the Verde River.

By Dan Engler September 24, 2019

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