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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 19, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 19, 2018

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Editorial: Y.E.S. The Arc plan a life-line to those who need it most

The face of Verde Valley homelessness first manifested itself in the late 1980s when a woman established a campsite residence in the Cottonwood Lions Park.

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Letter: County building permit delays excessive, undue burden on contractors

I am writing this letter to let everyone in the Verde Valley know what has been going on at the Development Services Department (Building Dept.) in Yavapai County.

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Festive learning, Bee’s Amazing Adventure at Camp Verde schools

The overall enrollment of Camp Verde Unified School District is 1537 as compared 1604 one year ago.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 17, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 17, 2018

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Editorial: Annexation meeting nothing more than rumor control

As Supervisor Garrison explains, “The intent of this meeting is to dispel any stories about the City of Cottonwood pursuing annexation and to answer questions from those who fear that such a process could be undertaken without significant public participation.”

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Commentary: President Winfrey: Don’t you feel better already?

That’s a riff on one of the great campaign buttons of all time, distributed by the 1972 presidential campaign for Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, the Maine Democrat who looked like Lincoln but exploded like Vesuvius: President Muskie! (Don’t you feel better already?)

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Commentary: MLK Holiday a sad chapter in Arizona history

Monday marks our annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. It should bring back some painful and embarrassing memories for Arizona.

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Commentary: Immigration debate reaches critical point

While Washington obsesses over a new book on White House intrigue, the Trump administration is reaching a critical point on the issue of immigration, one of the president’s top priorities and the subject of his most often-repeated campaign promises.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 12, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 12, 2018

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Editorial Pro-consolidation forces need to take citizen initiative route

It’s beginning to look like the grassroots committee advocating consolidation of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts would be better off to take matters into their own hands.

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Letter: Marijuana a gateway out of opioid addiction

Medical marijuana should be legalized now. Jeff Sessions is right about one thing: marijuana is a gateway drug -- but it’s a gateway out of opioid addiction.

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Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

From the Principal’s Office, Katrina Sacco reports: Mrs. Vicki Bleak and Mrs. Micca Martinez were each awarded grants from the county.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 10, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 10, 2017

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Commentary: Meaningful human interactions begin and end with respect

Respect is one of the essential ingredients of all successful relationships. This includes communication between parent and child, teacher and student, employee and management, and all personal and business interactions.

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Commentary: President Trump makes clear his willingness to negotiate on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has been flip-flopping lately on what should be done about illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, who were brought here when they were infants or children by their undocumented parents.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 7, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 7, 2018

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Commentary: Far from disappearing, dossier investigation intensifies

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to Sen. John McCain.

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Letter: MMA ride a success thanks to community volunteers

Modified Motorcycle Association Verde Valley District held our Annual Frosty and Chilly Run on Monday January 1st. Since the weather was beautiful - nothing frosty about this year - we had over 130 riders sign up for the run and participate in this tradition. Riders rode from the American Legion Post 25 to the Cottonwood Fire Station on 6th street as a group.

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Letter: Dr. King’s legacy remains measuring stick for society

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day set aside for measuring ourselves against the yardstick of King’s hope and dream. It is a time to reflect on our moral obligation to condemn social and economic systems that rob people of dignity and equal opportunity.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 5, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 5, 2018

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Commentary: Arts make community vital; Verde Valley’s community support a model for all of Arizona

People want to live and work in a vibrant community. Studies indicate that with the arts, a community becomes more attractive to current and future residents. Through events, art exhibits, performances and workshops, the arts provide opportunities for individuals to engage in new activities and get to know their neighbors and out-of-town visitors.

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Editorial Cartoon: 1-3-18

Editorial Cartoon: 1-3-18

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Commentary: You are one of a kind for a reason; your attributes can make world a better place

American Futurist, systems theorist, and author Buckminister Fuller wrote, “Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

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Commentary: An unprecedented presidential year

Has there ever been a presidential year quite like this one?

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