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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2017

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Commentary: Take it from a geriatric shuffler, three races in one weekend is not cool

There is a regular group from the Verde Valley to be found several weekends a month hitting the pavement in one of the many road races offered in the Phoenix area.

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Commentary: Trump makes mixed metaphors unavoidable

Of all the moving parts in the Trump era -- the changes in the American diplomatic and military profile, the challenges the new president is hurling at the judiciary, the tensions between the legislative and executive branches, the dramatic stylistic changes in the presidency, ranging from shiny ties to Twitter outbursts -- none may be in such furious motion as the two parties, the steady rocks of our political system for more than a century and a half.

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Commentary: Students on a roll at Camp Verde Unified School District

FFA is on a roll. Just letting you know that our teams that participated in the Career Development Event last Thursday did great. Here are the placings:

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Letter: This is no way to treat as loyal a companion as family dog

“Adopt For Life” Labrador Retriever (mostly) Ruger joined our family about a year ago. He will be with us until either he, or we, die of natural causes or is helped by our veterinarian to cross Rainbow Bridge.

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Letter: Successful fund raiser for Cornville Historical Society

The Cornville Historical Society would like to thank the community for their recent support of our annual fund raiser which was held at “Iris Spring Ranch” formerly “Rancho Bonito” on December 11, 2016. It was a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed by everyone present.

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Letters: Many helping hands made food drive a success

Thanks to all our community friends who generously gave at our food drives from October through December 2016.

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Letter: Thank you all for cards and condolences

Thank you, to all who have sent cards and condolences in the passing of my mom, Edna Rudolph.

Commentary: How to save at Costco

If you're a Costco member, you probably know a thing or two about saving a buck.

Commentary: How to avoid being gouged when buying eyeglasses

For the approximately 64 percent of Americans who wear them, prescription eyeglasses are part medical device and part fashion accessory.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 19, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 19, 2017

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Commentary: Metaphors gone wild!

Of all the moving parts in the Trump era -- the changes in the American diplomatic and military profile, the challenges the new president is hurling at the judiciary, the tensions between the legislative and executive branches, the dramatic stylistic changes in the presidency, ranging from shiny ties to Twitter outbursts -- none may be in such furious motion as the two parties, the steady rocks of our political system for more than a century and a half.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 17, 2017

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Time for Trump to hit campaign trail

President Trump’s many critics say his young administration is a hot mess. His defenders say Trump has accomplished more in three weeks than many presidents do in years.

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Gallup: Faith and the Divided States of America

The cartoon map of North America began appearing after the bitter “hanging chads” election of 2000, when the U.S. Supreme Court put Republican George W. Bush in the White House.

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Letter: Best decision is to maintain current employment for town manager

Opinion: Should the town manager be on contract? My opinion is NO! The best is to maintain current employment as is in the right to work environment as it encourages production/results.

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Letters: Wanted baseball players who long for game the way originally played

I am a volunteer at Fort Verde and play Vintage Baseball on our team. I’d like to make a plea to any men, women, boys, and girls who love to play baseball. We have players from early teens to 70s, so age is not an issue, and we all love to play the game.

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Letter: I feel your pain, but do not quit now; stand up for what is right

In many ways, Bob, I feel your pain. While I think the former President left a great deal to be desired in many Presidential respects, he was, as you say, a quite admirable human being. To say that the present office holder is a radical departure from what we have been accustomed to is apparent to all. Some are happy about that, others not so much.

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Letter: Your animal deserved a more dignified death

To the person or persons who took a beautiful long haired large dog up to the Copper Canyon Trail head parking area and shot it in a sand wash, Shame on you!

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Letter: The scales of justice are supposed to be evenly balanced

The front page of the February 11 Arizona Republic reported two crimes and their punishments.

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Letter: Please give President and Congress a chance to propose changes to Obamacare

Regarding “ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession” published 2/12/17.

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Letter: Not being in agreement with president doesn’t make him any less “My President’

Despite incessant chatter from certain quarters about Fascists, Nazis and Brown Shirts, to date we have only seen one group of people in the streets performing like actual Brown Shirts, and they have not been Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s “Irredeemable Deplorables.”

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Letter: Patriotism runs much deeper that your allegiaince, or lack of, to the president

In response to the letter Mr. Bob Burke submitted, I am pretty confused. What does “who” is President have to do with honoring our country? As Americans we should all stand for the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance because it is the right thing to do to show our support.

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Letter: Child prostitute is misnomer; these children are victims, not criminals

We applaud the Verde Independent for getting the word out that Sex Trafficking occurs in Yavapai County (Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017). Too many people in our community were unaware that the problem happens here too.

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Letter: We went straight to the source to ensure our message was heard

I was one of four Sedona voters who visited the Prescott offices of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and Senator John McCain February 2.

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