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Editorial: Sheriff Joe takes page from prostitute about telling the truth

About 35 years ago in Flagstaff, a prostitute more than held her own in a game of mental chess while answering questions from a prosecutor during the murder trial of an infamous motorcycle gang president.

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Commentary: HealthiestYou at Camp Verde Unified School District

Initial reports back on the first month’s use of our new health benefit for all employees, HealthiestYou (Dial-a-Doc), indicate it is accomplishing its purpose. 

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Letter: Camp Verde community stepped up to make OLLI open house a success

I wish to publicly thank all the wonderful local restaurants who supported our first ever OLLI Open House here in Camp Verde.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 26, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: March 26, 2017

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Commentary: History shows fiscal deficiencies of V’ACTE come as no surprise

This past week’s damning draft audit of the fiscal practices of the Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education hardly come as a surprise.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Pecan and Wine Fest a success

Our Pecan and Wine Festival was a huge success. Thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, our board members, musicians and all the participants who purchased all our pecans, wine, and a huge variety of food and wares.

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Letter: Let’s not be so obsessed with fixing everything up in Jerome

I read your editorial on the Cuban Queen Bordello on March 11, 2017. When I was a boy in Jerome, 1953-1955, I always wondered what was inside all those boarded-up buildings.

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Letter: Cottonwood events without a financial burden to the city

Recently, the City of Cottonwood elected to continue the Thunder Valley Rally. In making the decision the Council decided to move some of the events to Riverfront Park and keep others in Old Town.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 24, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: March 24, 2017

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Commentary: City needs to raise bar on management evaluation process

Your new Cottonwood City Council recently completed its strategic planning session and outlined its workload for the next 12-24 months. In addition, we have embarked on two of the most important tasks assigned to your elected officials: budget planning and contract employee evaluation, the latter of which I’d like to address.

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Letter: Unifying school districts in best interest of students

The issue of school district unification is once again being discussed here in the Verde Valley. It is my belief that it is a long overdue problem needing to be resolved and now is the right time to make it happen.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 22, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: March 22, 2017

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Editorial: Collins’ case has become exercise in delaying justice

Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

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Commentary: Judge Gorsuch would bring much-needed Western perspective to U.S. Supreme Court

If an Arizonan were to walk up the Supreme Court’s steps, past its marble columns and into its stately courtroom, they would find eight justices seated before them, along with an empty chair. While the chair was left vacant by the passing of renowned Justice Antonin Scalia, it also symbolizes a stark reality: the absence of a Westerner on the court.

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Letter: Thanks to all for a successful Beaver Creek Trek for Tech

A big shout out to everyone who supported the Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Fourth Annual Trek for Tech Fun Run held this past weekend in beautiful Lake Montezuma.

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Letter: Clarkdale cleanup is long overdue

I just read Dan Engler’s article on the remediation plan for Clarkdale.

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Commentary -- Commissioners: Say no to proposed APS bill increases

Although opening day will be here before we know it, in the last year three electric utilities have already stepped up to the plate seeking a rate increase from the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Letter: Congressmen should get taste of their own medicine

Could American citizens start a movement with a petition to eliminate lifelong paid-for health care for Senators and Congressional Representatives as well as the Executive and Judicial Branches of our government?

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Letter: Thanks to all for making One Person, One Night Shelter Project a success

On behalf of the 71 individuals sheltered this past winter during our coldest nights, we thank the community for its generous support and donations: Cottonwood City Council, Verde Independent, KYBC/KVRD, Angie’s shelter, churches, businesses, service organizations and caring citizens.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 18, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: March 18, 2017

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Editorial: Shadow of mining past still looms large for Verde Valley

You can never undo the past. The toxic reminders of the Verde Valley’s mining history offer ample evidence of that adage.

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Editorial: Majority rule is just that, not just when you are in majority

The job now for those on the short end of the vote is to get over it and move forward.

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Letter: What’s next for Clarkdale, a book burning in the town park

The Mayor’s holding up a cell phone in a council meeting, suggesting that it replaces a library since one can find anything one needs on it, seems to indicate that he must have never done serious research.

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Letter: Outpouring of support much appreciated by PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley

Thanks to all who turned out to march with the PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley and Sedona Pride contingent in the Sedona St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11th.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: March 17, 2017

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