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.
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.
It’s hard to argue with the logic of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s a safe bet that most of the folks reading this came here from somewhere else.
Grades are the measuring stick between excellence and failure with the varying degrees of average falling in-between.
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.
Fixing the education system in Arizona still is top-of-mind for state officials; however, the actual solution remains elusive.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”