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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 4, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 4, 2019

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Editorial: Mingus badge issue a clash between earned-privilege vs. entitlement

Some clarity is in order to shine the clearest light possible on the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona challenge to Mingus Union High School’s badge identification policy.

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Letter: Big thanks for Verde Valley generosity

The First Annual Christmas Bicycle Cheer went fantastic.Though we didn’t hit a 100 bicycles, we came so close and delivered nearly 60 bikes to local children.

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Letter: Salvation Army bell ringers show Camp Verde a great, generous community

Thank you to who all donated their time ringing bells for The Salvation Army during this past holiday season in front of Camp Verde’s Bashas’ Store.

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Letter: President Trump the master baiter

I have to give grudging respect to Donald Trump and his art of the deal. Trump is very good at baiting people into his web.

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Jan. 2, 2019

Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Jan. 2, 2019

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Editorial: Solution to Mingus’ ACLU challenge should not involve doing away with student ID badges

As is the case with any conflict, there is probably a middle ground that eases the concerns about Mingus Union High School’s student identification badges short of doing away with the badges altogether.

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Commentary: Americans are losing their sense of history

Though books about history -- by writers such as David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others -- sell briskly, the future of the past in American life is facing some stern mathematics.

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Dec. 30, 2018

Editorial Page Cartoon Dec. 30, 2018

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Resolutions without road map a dead-end street

There are some good lessons – and some not so good – about kids and the way they establish and follow through on the goals they set for themselves.

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Letter: A picture is worth a thousand words

There are large cracks in 3 of the 4 courts.

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Jerry Riopelle’s drunken ballet never went out of fashion in Arizona (with video)

Arizona music legend passes

If I could, I would build an Arizona musical Mount Rushmore.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 26, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 26, 2018

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Editorial: It’s quite the mess new Mingus School Board needs to clean up

It’s hard to imagine an elected body coming into office with more problems to solve than those confronting the Mingus Union School Board.

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Letter: General Jim Mattis’ words should chill us all and drive us to immediate action

I hear the talking heads claiming that the American people looked at Jim Mattis as a stabilizing influence on the president. Nah. For all the good the Press and Media do, they don’t give me that intimate a look at the workings of my government.

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Letter: Will Verde Connect provide solution to region’s most pressing transportation problems?

I’m heartened that a concerted regional effort was made to obtain this grant, but am left wondering why funds couldn’t be used for our more pressing transportation problems.

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Editorial Page Cartoon: Dec. 23, 2018

Editorial Page Cartoon: Dec. 23, 2018

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Christmas Story: Luke 2: 1-20, From the KJV Holy Bible

AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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Editor: The real fallacy is belief that humans do not cause climate change

I do not need a half a page to contradict Mr. Michael Westlund. What he needs is a little common sense.

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Commentary: Goodbye, Inkwell ... Hello, technology

Historical perspective is useful, especially when it informs the future. Yavapai College is celebrating its 50th year in 2018, and this golden anniversary milestone provides a useful retrospective.

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Commentary: There is a good reason they are called ‘Man’s Best Friend’

In August of 2016, I wrote a tribute to my best friend, Ricky. He changed my life in such a profound way, it helped me to cope with his loss by putting my feelings for him in writing.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 19, 2019

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Editorial: Ban on boondocking is no guarantee problem will go away

Here in the Verde Valley, an abundance of Forest Service land and somewhat lax regulation created an opportunistic solution to folks challenged by the supply-and-demand realities of the local housing market.

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Commentary: Climate change one of many incessant anti-Trump waves lapping against shores of truth

As is so typical of the Trump-hating Liberal Left, the title “Tide of truth on climate change keeps rising” for the piece by the Roberts duo was classic bait & switch. This op ed wasn’t so much about climate change, which is a fallacy. It was an attack on our president, and the claims in those attacks were equally fallacious.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Dec. 16, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Dec. 16, 2018