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Commentary: The true meaning of the 12 Days of Christmas

So what are the Twelve Days of Christmas really about? Is it only a song, or is it more? Perhaps, it’s as retailers and the corporate world would like us to believe, it’s simply the 12 days of shopping before Christmas?

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Letter: GOP must call for a vote to formally censure Rep. Stringer

Despite any policy differences we may have, we hope we can agree that racism should find no safe harbor in the Arizona House of Representatives.

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Letter: What direction will the county choose on Rojo Grande?

Little by little, new gods, growth, convenience, and more growth assert themselves in the Verde Valley, and soon no sacrifice is unthinkable on their behalf.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 14, 2018

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My Turn: More electric vehicles means more savings for Arizonans

Electric vehicles are the gift that keeps giving. Electric vehicles help cut consumer energy bills and boost the economy while protecting air quality and public health.

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Editorial: Now the hard part begins on Verde Connect project

When the Feb. 20, 1993, Verde River flood left Cottonwood’s lone bridge crossing terribly compromised, it became obvious we needed a second bridge crossing over the river.

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Good things happening at Beaver Creek

The Mountain Bike Club is on a roll on Fridays and recently they had their first trip to the mesa.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

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Editorial: Winds of change blowing strong through Verde Valley

Change is good and it’s been years since we’ve seen the kind of sweeping change now taking place in the Verde Valley.

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Letter: Parade of Lights a showcase of community volunteerism

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation would like to thank all the citizens who helped to make this year’s Parade of Lights a great success.

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Letter: Outstanding job by Clarkdale Moose Lodge

That was quite a turkey dinner that the Clarkdale Moose Lodge (No. 1449) put on for the seniors in our community last Sunday afternoon.

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Letter: Give a homeless animal a ‘Forever Home’

For 14 years, our four adult Golden Retrievers (Slim, Nancy, Joy, and Kudo) worked as Pet Therapy Dogs at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Letter: Need for traffic fix obvious for Pelia/Rancho Vista Way

I am contacting you in reference to the amount of traffic on Pelia/Rancho Vista Way.

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Commentary: The road to school district consolidation runs through Clarkdale

The last push for consolidation of school districts in the upper Verde Valley differed from previous efforts we’ve seen: it didn’t include the Clarkdale-Jerome School District.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 9, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 9, 2019

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Letter: Thanks to all for your love, care and support

The family of Adelina Regina Razo-Gomez extend our most heartfelt thanks to the family and friends that have shown us love and support by joining in our celebration of life and laying to eternal rest our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

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Letter: Parade organizers should work on safety problems

My point is, maybe it would behoove next year’s parade organizers to consider the safety of onlookers more seriously and to provide volunteers and/or police officers to mitigate crowds and traffic, so as to avoid having a very serious accident. It may be as simple as having signs posted along certain congested streets on the parade route to keep people back, or tape off certain residential streets, to block people from parking on those streets.

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Letter: Thanking those who helped on Turkey Tuesday

Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts on Turkey Tuesday.

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Letter: Remember postal workers during holiday season

During this season of giving, we need to remember those who take care of our daily/weekly needs and are often taken for granted.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 7, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 7, 2018

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Commentary: Flynn case near end with no-jail recommendation

Michael Flynn has been waiting for more than a year to be sentenced. The retired three-star Army general, who spent 24 days as the Trump White House national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Commentary: Tide of truth on climate change keeps rising

The president’s “disdain for facts” in the climate change debate is hardly a new or isolated example. Trump’s persistent denial of reality, and his assault on critics who call him to account, form the essence of his approach to public policy.

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Commentary: So endeth one of the great American lives

It wasn’t the Ragged Dick up-from-poverty American life of a Horatio Alger bootblack; George H.W. Bush was born to privilege and profited from primogeniture.

Letter: Public transportation the answer to local traffic woes

Please forgive my idealism here, but as I continue to hear about traffic woes and a $35 million proposed bridge, I can’t help but wonder why I’m not hearing more talk about public transportation ideas. I see nothing but benefits to starting such a system.

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Commentary: Why not build a wall -- it’s the law

There is a law on the books that could strengthen border security. Why wouldn’t the president try it?