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Editorial Cartoon: July 20, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 20, 2018

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Commentary: Voter-approved school funding will not vanish with consolidation

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter this week provided clarity to one of the biggest questions concerning the proposed consolidation of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.

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Letter: Foolish move by Mingus to subvert the rights of the people

So, Mingus is suing to stop an election, the results of which they think may not be to their liking.

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Letter: If you want to talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant ...

I have to wonder, where was Senator McCain when President Obama was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Wanna talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant.

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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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Editorial Cartoon: July 18, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 18, 2018

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Commentary: Mingus’ greater challenge lies in court of public opinion

Just when you thought that school district consolidation could not get any more interesting, Mingus Union elevated this fight to a whole new level by legally challenging the merits of the planned November election.

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Letter: Sign thefts prove it’s the season for political thuggery

My neighbor supports two candidates for city council so she put up their signs to show her support. Within days the signs were stolen -- and it wasn’t the wind as each was weighed down with rocks that were also taken.

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Letter: Campaign season ethics hit new low with theft of signs

On July 12th I put up a campaign sign for “Brill for Congress” at the intersection of Broadway and Main in Clarkdale at about 4 in the afternoon.

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Letter: In the right hands, handgun offers the ultimate protection

After reading this letter you may consider me to be a bit crazy. You may be right, however consider this; I not only subscribe to several gun magazines but also National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discover, so if I am a nut, I am a well-read nut.

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Letter: Read Matthew 25:40-45 and then justify U.S. immigration policy

Mother Teresa”s favorite text in the Bible was Matthew 25 verses 40-45. If you read it you will understand why.

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Letter: American labor rights are on the line and that line keeps getting thinner

During the Great Depression, fifteen million Americans were unemployed and many of the few who did have jobs were exposed to horrific working conditions.

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Editorial: Marriage of consolidation also a date in divorce court

At this stage though, make no mistake about it, this betrothal is a shotgun wedding. Mingus is the reluctant groom to Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s bride. It’s you, the voters, who are holding the gun.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 13, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 13, 2018

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Commentary: Lack of transparency continues to be part of Mingus culture

For more than a year now, Mingus Union High School officials have displayed a pattern of carelessness when it comes to complying with Arizona’s open meeting and public records laws.

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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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Editorial Cartoon: July 11, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 11, 2018

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Commentary: There is strength in numbers and Beaver Creek Community Association needs you

Are you a member of the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)? Does it matter If you are?

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Editorial Cartoon: July 8, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 8, 2018

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Commentary: Public vote on school district consolidation takes another forward step

Upper Verde Valley voters are now one step closer to deciding school district consolidation.

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Commentary: Volunteers, not money, the greatest need for Old Town Assn.

The similarities between the plight of Cottonwood’s Old Town Association in many ways mirrors the problems experienced in recent years by Camp Verde Promotions.

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Letter: There must be a better solution to recycling problem in Camp Verde

As a Camp Verde resident for over 20 years, I do not have much to complain about. I love this town and its people.

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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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