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Commentary: Dietary concerns as important for your pet as it is for you

Former senior editor, Cliff Weathers of AlterNet reported that there are certain foods that you should never feed your pet. Included on his list are chocolate, avocados, cookies, grapes, raisins, onions, and garlic.

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Commentary: Like him or not, Tim Foist was a man who earned community’s respect

During his four years as the Mingus Union school superintendent, Tim Foist at one time or another rubbed just about everyone in town the wrong way.

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Commentary: Camp Verde School Board would be wise to keep Superintendent Dr. Goodwin

I understand that the Board has begun its search to replace Superintendent Dennis Goodwin.

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Commentary: Rule of law trumps tantrums of Trump

“I think it’s a disgrace, what’s happening in our country,” President Trump declared recently.

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Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

Our STEAM Extravaganza is rapidly approaching. It will be held on Feb. 22.

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There is no better time than now to begin changing your future

Alfred Nobel’s story is an intriguing reminder that we have the ability to alter the course of our lives no matter what path we have taken.

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Commentary: There is a country song for every so-called scandal

Driving along recently, I had a heretical thought: A person could get more sensible advice about men and women from the country oldies station than The New York Times.

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Commentary: Adopting a new pet can’t replace a previous one that passed on, but it can expand your heart

A few days ago, I was watching a beautiful and very excited Border Collie meet his new owners.

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Commentary: Nevertrumpers face vexing question: What to make of Trump’s successes?

The most extreme NeverTrumpers, like The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, simply rail against everything the president does.

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Commentary: U.S. takes another step into quicksand of Middle East

Watching the troubling events on the northern Syrian border with Turkey -- events that once again drag the United States even deeper into the Middle East -- my thoughts go back to 1983 in Beirut.

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Commentary: Rational approach to immigration is not a new idea

As a foreign correspondent who was able to cross national borders and chart thematic changes in whole regions, I look back on one of the most revealing moments -- before trying to deal with the most serious question facing us today.

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Commentary: Music is beneficial for pets

“All humans come into the world with an innate capability for music,” writes Kay Shelemay, Professor of music at Harvard University.

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Commentary: Capturing Kids Hearts at Camp Verde schools

Pre-Season Track has begun, 3:45 at the track. Official season starts Monday, Feb. 5.

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Commentary: Trump White House - Working hard or hardly working?

Compared to many other government shutdowns, last weekend’s mini-closure barely registered a blip on the pipsqueak scale.

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Good luck getting a building permit in Yavapai County

This is in response to the published letter from Richard Mills. Kudos to Mr Mills for his highly accurate observations. I am not the least bit afraid to take on Yavapai County Developmental Services.

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Commentary: Verde River is lifeblood of our communities

In this 10th anniversary year of Friends of the Verde River, it is good to look back on all that has been accomplished. Friends of the Verde River began with river enthusiasts who came together to develop a community wide response to stresses on the Verde River.

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Commentary: Best friend aside, your pet is an essential part of your life

When she goes to the mall, her dog remains at her side as she shops, and when she stops to eat, her dog rests under the table. When she is dressing herself in the morning, her guide dog opens the dresser drawers so she can easily reach her clothing.

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Commentary: Today is an excellent day for extraordinary accomplishments

At 9:45 a.m. on a cool and sunny morning, I looked up and noticed a woman standing outside the front doors. I walked outside and said to her, “How are you today?” She replied, “Excellent!”

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Festive learning, Bee’s Amazing Adventure at Camp Verde schools

The overall enrollment of Camp Verde Unified School District is 1537 as compared 1604 one year ago.

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Commentary: President Winfrey: Don’t you feel better already?

That’s a riff on one of the great campaign buttons of all time, distributed by the 1972 presidential campaign for Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, the Maine Democrat who looked like Lincoln but exploded like Vesuvius: President Muskie! (Don’t you feel better already?)

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Commentary: MLK Holiday a sad chapter in Arizona history

Monday marks our annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. It should bring back some painful and embarrassing memories for Arizona.

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Commentary: Immigration debate reaches critical point

While Washington obsesses over a new book on White House intrigue, the Trump administration is reaching a critical point on the issue of immigration, one of the president’s top priorities and the subject of his most often-repeated campaign promises.

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Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

From the Principal’s Office, Katrina Sacco reports: Mrs. Vicki Bleak and Mrs. Micca Martinez were each awarded grants from the county.

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Commentary: Meaningful human interactions begin and end with respect

Respect is one of the essential ingredients of all successful relationships. This includes communication between parent and child, teacher and student, employee and management, and all personal and business interactions.

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Commentary: President Trump makes clear his willingness to negotiate on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has been flip-flopping lately on what should be done about illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, who were brought here when they were infants or children by their undocumented parents.

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