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Editorial: Political posturing does nothing to advance debate on school safety

No one should be surprised that political posturing is taking priority over meaningful debate as policymakers struggle to find solutions to gun violence in America, particularly in our nation’s schools.

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Commentary: Disruption new norm for White House

The conventional wisdom is that last week -- with a much-watched congressional special election, a shakeup in the diplomatic profile of the country, and internal White House debates about how and against whom to impose steel and aluminum tariffs -- answered several vital questions. In truth, the opposite may be the case.

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Guest Editorial: Marijuana industry should police itself

In 2016, marijuana for personal use failed to pass in Arizona, with 51.32 percent of voters saying “no.” Voters barely allowed “medical marijuana” in 2010, with 50.13 percent giving approval.

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Editorial: Court merger deserving of close look for Cottonwood, Clarkdale

For the second time in as many years, there is talk of an overhaul of municipal court systems in the Upper Verde Valley.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 14, 2018

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Commentary: The best solution to life’s challenges is to stop thinking and just swim

In desperation, he screamed out to the ocean to help him to stop sinking. The ocean spoke, “The problem is in your mind. You believe you are in danger and you are unnecessarily making yourself afraid. Stop thinking and just swim!”

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Letter: Thanks to great volunteers, a great weekend in Clarkdale

Can’t say the Clarkdale Car Show this year was better than last year. Last year’s was as good as it gets. But CCS 2018 certainly upheld that tradition. More snazzy cars.

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Letter: Thanks to all for successful Yavapai County spelling Bee

On behalf of our corporate sponsor BMO Harris Bank, congratulations to the champion of the 72nd Annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Makayla Boyd, an 8th grader at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School.

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Letter: How do I go about joining well-regulated militia ... and buy a musket?

I believe when this amendment was written, the arms of choice were muskets.

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Letters: Teenagers are children and grief knows no age limits

What do you mean? Don’t call teenagers children. It appeals to emotionalism.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 11, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 11, 2018

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Editorial: Consolidation politics at play in Cottonwood-Oak Creek campus realignment

A consolidated Upper Verde Valley school district is still much more talk than action.

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s most casually broken promise

Politicians break campaign promises all the time. Some are big promises; some are small. But few have been broken as completely, as brazenly, and as casually as Donald Trump’s promise not to play golf, or at least not to play a lot of golf, as president.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 9, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 9, 2018

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Editorial: Martin’s handling of Gardner investigation punctuated with fairness, due process

Camp Verde Town Manager Russ Martin has taken a lot of heat for the months-long investigation concerning Town Marshal Nancy Gardner.

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Letters: More guns in schools is not the answer

The Florida Legislature is considering allowing selected staff to carry a firearm.

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Letter: Don’t call them children

The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shootings has certainly knocked over a set of active beehives, some of which have never been so much as jostled before -- but probably should have been.

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Editorial: School board needs to quit sitting on fence regarding Danny Howe

Depending on how you look at it, the Camp Verde School District has had either a school board problem … or a superintendent problem.

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Commentary: Take a break to enjoy the wonderful world of ‘play’

Few words have more descriptive meanings than the word “play.”

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Commentary: Of arms and Americans: key turning points

Commenting on the revolutions of 1848 in Europe, the British historian A.J.P. Taylor remarked that “German history reached its turning point and failed to turn.”

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Commentary: Observing Verde River an object lesson in reality of life going full circle

Four years ago, my husband and I bought a cabin on the edge of the Verde River.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 2, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 2, 2018

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Commentary: Potential development threatens Verde River; will we protect it?

Future conversion of agricultural land to residential development in the Big Chino and lower Williamson Valleys, which overlie the Big Chino basin-fill aquifer, could cause the Verde River to be seasonally dry through Perkinsville.

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Letter: Armed personnel needed in schools, but not teachers

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida, President Trump has, among other ideas, recommended arming teachers in schools.

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Letters: A night of patriotism at its best thanks to Camp Verde United Christian School

“We Love America” was the theme of the Patriotic Program with the United Christian School in Camp Verde Feb. 23. And what an uplifting program it was.