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Editorial: Prescott-Verde ‘Water War’ not nearly the threat as once believed

Nothing short of Mingus Mountain has ever created a divide between the Verde Valley and the Prescott communities quite like the great water war of the 1990s.

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Commentary: Three races all on same day poor planning at its worst

According to the undeniable runners’ go-to website when planning weekend race events, runningintheusa.com reports there are at least 644 running events on the calendar for 2019.

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Letter: Add electronic devices to demise of common sense

On Feb. 24 you published an editorial by Ron Parker, about the death of “Common Sense.”

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Letter: Choosing life is always the right choice

Consider the consequences if your own mother had sided with the Senate Democrats and chosen this option.

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Editorial: Jerome needs to quit talking and take action on paid parking

It’s been a consistent message coming out of Jerome for at least 10 years now.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 27, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 27, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 27, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 27, 2019

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Letter: Teaching Bible, professionally, a daunting task

My concerns about teaching the Bible in public schools outweigh my enthusiasm for such a task.

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Letter: VVPOA welcomes volunteers to join in the pickin’

On Saturday February 16, 12 members of the Verde Village Property Owners Association took on the task as VVPOA does every three months, to pick up trash along Highway 260.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 24, 2019

Guest Editorial: America should mourn the loss of ‘Common Sense’

Today we could be mourning the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

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Letter: Verde Valley over-reacted to snow storm; a bunch of softies

I wish I had something important to report but I have to say that someone who was raised in central California cannot believe that the Verde Valley was shut down by snow.

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Letter: Young people getting wrong message about drugs

Too many fall victim to substances, legal and illegal. Commonly prescribed drugs are debilitating families and leading people to the street. Kids are over-prescribed and set up for a lifetime of drug consumption.

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Editorial: Big decision awaits Freeport-McMoRan on Verde River dam

Exercising your rights is not always the same as doing the right thing.

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Letter: Let the anti-wall folks provide refuge for immigrants

Much debate rages over illegal immigration, border security, and “Trump’s Wall.” The issue has become highly politicized and, yes, on both sides.

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Commentary: Practicing good government begins with teaching civics

Sunday it was reported that several local school boards are considering adding a new course to their curriculum, the teaching of the Bible.

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Letter: Spying goes beyond your cellphone

Rep. Kelly Townsend is to be applauded for sounding the alarm over cellphone spying. However, such snooping is only the tip of the proverbial spyberg.

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Letter: Hats off to Verde Village Highway 260 clean-up crew

I wish to thank all of the volunteers who helped on the Highway 260 cleanup in the VVPOA section of the highway.

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Editorial: Council appointment should not focus on city hall issue

With the Cottonwood City Council deadlocked on making the Rough Cut building the new City Hall, the appointment process for filling the vacancy on the council should prove most interesting.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 17, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 19, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 17, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 17, 2019

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Editorial: Rep. Kavanaugh on right track, but needs to take it one step further

The Arizona Legislature is on to something in its attempt to prohibit elected city councils from firing the municipal magistrates they hire.

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Editorial: SRP Water Rights Initiative an olive branch that deserves fair consideration

More than 30 years ago, Cottonwood’s Norm Gunderson championed the cause of strength in numbers.

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Letter: ‘It is not a gender issue, it’s about the economy’

Though 91 percent of Republicans, 92 percent of Independents and 98 percent of Democrats favor the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the Arizona legislature is once again holding it up.

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Letter: Good Samaritans abound in Verde Valley

I would like to extend a personal, heartfelt thank you to Terry Ligon, Cliff Baird, and, Steve Byrne.