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Letter: Wastewater fees in Camp Verde are unreasonable

Many Camp Verde wastewater customers were dumbfounded when the May 2018 sewer bills arrived. An increase had been rumored but why, we asked, had our rates jumped so high? As the dust settles, there are more questions than answers.

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Letter: How is it possible to deny equal pay to all teachers?

I am increasingly saddened and dismayed to hear and read the discussion about the consolidation of our school system. To me, the crux of the argument is about the disparity in the salary structure between the high school and elementary schools. How unfair can this be?

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 9, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 9, 2018

Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

Teachers administered the NWEA benchmark assessment to their students this month. We now have meaningful data that will help us to make appropriate instructional decisions in the classroom for our students.

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Letter: Congratulations Alex Barber

I would like to congratulate Alex Barber on her primary win in Jerome and wish her success moving forward, as she undoubtedly will have a full plate on her agenda.

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Letter: Unjust sewer fees in Camp Verde

I’d like to ask some questions about the sewer fees being charged in Camp Verde.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 7, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 7, 2018

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Editorial: Social media doesn’t ruin people’s lives, people do

The old saying about “guns don’t kill people, people do” has a lot in common with the use of social media today.

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Commentary: Time to put campaign rhetoric aside and go to work

I am expecting that all the successful candidates will step out of that sphere of criticism and condemnation to find common ground and begin addressing those things that truly matter as we serve the citizens of the City of Cottonwood.

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Letter: Social programs and socialism are not one and the same

In the latest round of our debate on socialism, my opponent cited several examples of successful socialist states. However, he also averred that socialism and capitalism can co-exist, ergo socialist capitalism.

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon 9-5-18

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon 9-5-18

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Commentary: Kyla Allen hardly qualifies as an innocent victim

Let’s be fair. I was not able to address everything in my response to your editorial (see verdenews.com; “Editorial: Local voters stood firm against politics of hate and deceit”). While Kyla Allen was mercilessly attacked on social media, not all of it was untrue.

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Letter: Poetic farewell to Senator McCain

A true hero he was, a fine example of a man and human being,

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Letter: Longing for days when basic humanness overcame the hate

Surely our basic humanness can somehow overcome the hate -- it behoves us to find a way back.

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Commentary -- Trump, McCain: A rare D.C. relationship that was unfailingly honest

There are people in Washington who hate each other but who, for public consumption, pretend not to hate each other. What was almost refreshing about the relationship of Sen. John McCain and President Trump was that there was no such pretending.

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Editorial: Local voters stood firm against politics of hate and deceit

The political process has never been known as a showcase for humanity’s best qualities.

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Letter: Community in mourning for men who loved to fly

Airpark residents are in mourning for our two neighbors. The freedom to fly in this country is still available for anyone willing to study and train to get an FAA license.

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Letter: Twisted political logic by Kelli Ward

Interesting that Kelli Ward would think that John McCain chose to die when it would do the most harm to her campaign for US Senate.

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Letter: President’s disrespect for John McCain disgusting

I am so disgusted with Pres. Trump. This man just couldn’t put aside his petty disagreements with Senator McCain and step out to honor him. He tweeted.

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Letter: I’m ‘Hooked on Books’ and you should be, too

Thank you people of the area for supporting me when I had to move my bookstore to a smaller location.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain 1936-2018: McCain’s legacy ‘something more profound and dearer than a politician’s campaign slogan’

From the Vietnam combat of the Lyndon B. Johnson years to the political wars of the Donald J. Trump era, John S. McCain III -- grandson, son and father of naval officers, Hanoi prisoner of war, lion of Capitol Hill, presidential nominee, keeper of the American flame and defender of the American faith -- was at the center of the nation’s life.

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Editorial: Judge Mackey the clear winner in latest consolidation battle

While both sides of the school district consolidation debate found a way to spin Friday’s ruling as a victory in their favor, the real winner in this legal duel was Presiding Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey.

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Letter: Capitalism and socialism already successfully co-exist to make lives better

Recently (August 9) The Verde Independent printed a letter about the failure of socialism. The writer presented the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, & North Korea as proof of socialism’s failure. With the exception of Venezuela, the examples of the evils and failure of socialism are communist countries. What the writer didn’t make clear is that communism is an extreme version of socialism.

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Letter: Under Trump, Republican Party no longer stands for values and valor

The gross negligence of the law that this President showed prior to and since his election makes him more fit for federal jail than the White House.