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Letter: Mingus Union School Board ‘power mad if not insane’

The attempt by the Mingus Union School Board to block the voter initiative to decide the merits, of school district consolidation is by far the most egregious attempt to subvert the will of the people.

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Letter: ‘Official’ records of Verde Valley rainfall sadly lacking

Last year about this time - actually the end of July - your paper reported the July monthly rainfall using information provided by our local chapter of the National Weather Service as somewhere around maybe an inch and three quarters.

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Letter: Trying to block election shows school board has forgotten who they serve

For the 26 years I have lived in the Verde Valley and have watched and heard the Mingus Union School Board explain why consolidation was not the way to go.

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Letter: Questions and observations about school district consolidation

What is everyone afraid of? It hasn’t passed in 30 years. Let the voters have their say.

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Letter: Actions of Mingus School Board have changed my opinion on consolidation

How dare they take taxpayers’ hard-earned money and sue a taxpayer-initiated petition process.

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Letter: Nothing like family

174 rockets were fired at Israel last weekend. Our Holy Land, where the Temple once stood, is under attack yet again.

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Letter: The good news is the books were saved

Talk about volunteer service beyond the call of duty. FCML’s Bag-a-Bargain book sale was off to a great start last Saturday. Suddenly, a fierce wind converged on the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The blue sky turned dark. Rain came in alternating light and heavy batches.

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Letter: We should not have to bypass VVMC for emergency needs

Talking with others in the community about my experience, I learned they choose not to go to VVMC but to go the distance to Flagstaff or Phoenix hospitals.

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Letter: You are your own keeper; your brother is somewhere else

Well, what do you know? My Saturday, June 30 issue of the Wall Street Journal tells me that five people were killed and a dozen others were wounded by a man with a 12-gauge shot gun. The location, a newspaper office in Laurel Maryland.

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Letter: What has become of integrity of our Constitutional process?

Those of us who were born after the end of WWII and before 1956, give or take, remember the civil unrest over the Vietnam War. Protests were everywhere, it seemed, and as the war raged on they grew ever more frequent, populated, and even violent.

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Letter: VOC needs alternate route to West Sedona

After reading that Yavapai County is studying building a new roadway connecting Cornville Road to State Route 260, I was intrigued. One reason cited was it could reduce emergency response times and relieve congestion. I haven’t seen any congestion on Cornville Road except when it’s closed for the occasional cattle crossings.

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Letter: Tired of paying tax to Yavapai College and get nothing in return

I have been paying property taxes to Yavapai College now for 40 years. Why in the world do they continually raise taxes in our neck of the woods, and provide less services?

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Letter: Whatever happened to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

The federal government has traumatized all these children by removing them from their families. This is not only wrong, but heinous, inhumane and downright cruel.