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Letter: It’s all about freedom of speech, freedom of expression

I have noticed the surge about Colin Kaepernick being the Nike representative and I understand people’s concerns about him taking a knee to not salute the flag and personally it is wrong for him to do that because he is disrespecting our armed forces who sacrificed their lives.

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Letter: Clarkdale: Don’t take easy path and simply ‘sock it to the property owners’

This is a lame excuse by tax policy makers and I hope they become much more engaged in finding other sources of revenue for street repairs than to simply “sock it to the property owners.”

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Letter: Wastewater fees in Camp Verde are unreasonable

Many Camp Verde wastewater customers were dumbfounded when the May 2018 sewer bills arrived. An increase had been rumored but why, we asked, had our rates jumped so high? As the dust settles, there are more questions than answers.

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Letter: How is it possible to deny equal pay to all teachers?

I am increasingly saddened and dismayed to hear and read the discussion about the consolidation of our school system. To me, the crux of the argument is about the disparity in the salary structure between the high school and elementary schools. How unfair can this be?

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Letter: Congratulations Alex Barber

I would like to congratulate Alex Barber on her primary win in Jerome and wish her success moving forward, as she undoubtedly will have a full plate on her agenda.

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Letter: Unjust sewer fees in Camp Verde

I’d like to ask some questions about the sewer fees being charged in Camp Verde.

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Letter: Social programs and socialism are not one and the same

In the latest round of our debate on socialism, my opponent cited several examples of successful socialist states. However, he also averred that socialism and capitalism can co-exist, ergo socialist capitalism.

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Letter: Poetic farewell to Senator McCain

A true hero he was, a fine example of a man and human being,

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Letter: Longing for days when basic humanness overcame the hate

Surely our basic humanness can somehow overcome the hate -- it behoves us to find a way back.

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Letter: Community in mourning for men who loved to fly

Airpark residents are in mourning for our two neighbors. The freedom to fly in this country is still available for anyone willing to study and train to get an FAA license.

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Letter: Twisted political logic by Kelli Ward

Interesting that Kelli Ward would think that John McCain chose to die when it would do the most harm to her campaign for US Senate.

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Letter: President’s disrespect for John McCain disgusting

I am so disgusted with Pres. Trump. This man just couldn’t put aside his petty disagreements with Senator McCain and step out to honor him. He tweeted.

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Letter: I’m ‘Hooked on Books’ and you should be, too

Thank you people of the area for supporting me when I had to move my bookstore to a smaller location.

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Letter: Capitalism and socialism already successfully co-exist to make lives better

Recently (August 9) The Verde Independent printed a letter about the failure of socialism. The writer presented the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, & North Korea as proof of socialism’s failure. With the exception of Venezuela, the examples of the evils and failure of socialism are communist countries. What the writer didn’t make clear is that communism is an extreme version of socialism.

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Letter: Under Trump, Republican Party no longer stands for values and valor

The gross negligence of the law that this President showed prior to and since his election makes him more fit for federal jail than the White House.

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Letter: Have you ever asked yourself ‘why’ Trump is subject of such criticism?

In reply to Michael Westlund’s column in the Aug. 22 Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle, I’d like make a couple of points.

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Letters: Keeping it clean on Arizona State Route 260

I wish to extend my gratitude to the 12 volunteers who assisted on the Highway 260 cleanup on Saturday, August 18. These volunteers were: Jordan Ross, Kate Dusek, Gene Carrigan, Jay Thorkelson, David Nelson, Collene Maktineks, Chris Kinderman, Ralph Barksdale, Chuck Maiser, Cory Houghton, Allen Osthoff and Alex Gozden.

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Letter: Mid-term elections could offer major statement about Trump’s job performance

The stars seem to be aligning for a Democratic uptick in House seats, perhaps control of the House altogether.

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Letter: Add me to list of Americans who are denied secrutity clearance

I would like to ask Mr Trump to add my name to the list of American Patriots who have spoken up against his presidency and are, therefore, denied security clearance.

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Letter: Issue with Mingus School Board minutes was typographical error

The minutes made available to the public are only in draft form at this point in time. Therefore they are subject to staff revision until they are finalized and approved by the Board.

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Letter: Let consolidation question go to the voters

It’s time for all us to ask some simple questions about the Mingus Union School Board and their approval to officially proceed with the lawsuit against the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools. Is this to show us we must all follow the letter of the law? If so is the letter of the law followed by this board?

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Letter: Why is Mingus so opposed to consolidation?

I do not know why the teachers and the board of Mingus Union High School are so opposed to this consolidation.

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Letter: ‘The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money’

The United States of America is hated by numerous nations and groups. That’s certainly no surprise, and I need not delineate the myriad culprits. But our greatest enemy – and one that the mainstream media ignores – is not without, it is within. Our greatest enemy is us, or to be more precise, the “us” that teeters ever more not just Lefter and Lefter but into the dangerous miasma of socialism and its eventuation into communism and totalitarianism.

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Letter: Congressional bait ‘n’ switch an insult to American people

I, for one, am sick and tired of the bait ‘n’ switch that infects much of the legislation proposed in Congress. I’m also tired of how that system is used to over-characterize or/and mis-characterize the votes of our representatives in the House and Senate.

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Letter: Jason and Vicki Douvikas will be greatly missed in Camp Verde

As they embark on new ventures in Phoenix, we would like to thank Jason and Vicki Douvikas for their service to the Camp Verde community.