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Commentary: The letter ‘O’ at Camp Verde schools

From 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 will be Camp Verde High School’s second blood drive. 

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Commentary: Six scenarios for GOP disaster in Roy Moore senate race

“Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it’s hard to see this working out well,” one laconic Republican lawmaker said recently of the Roy Moore situation.

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Commentary: Thanksgiving hope for ‘good understanding’ still survives

Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the American society.

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Commentary: Are special events still special? You make the call

There are few problems that cannot be traced back to a point in time where the best of intentions were lost in a sea of troubles.

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Commentary: C stands for Camp Verde schools

The overall enrollment of Camp Verde Unified School District is 1,546 as compared 1,609 one year ago.

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Commentary Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

Our Veterans Day concert showcased our students’ talents and hard work, all classes did an excellent job!

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Commentary: Hope on display in Texas

The first thing I noticed when I recently flew into Texas is the flags at half-staff. The second thing I noticed is churches with open doors.

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Commentary: Judge Bluff delivers latest plot twist in Seth Collins drama

The legal arena often can be a theater of the unexpected.

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Commentary: Adventure grant, being writers at Camp Verde schools

The Yavapai-Apache Nation has received initial approval of a $1.1 million dollar Adventure Grant. 

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Commentary: Camp Verde Promotions seeks new leadership

Fort Verde Days was my last hoorah, and it may be the last hoorah for town events.

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Commentary: Our nation’s freedom guaranteed by all veterans

Saturday is a day for every citizen to remember and honor the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans.

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Commentary: Structure of consolidation committee has fox guarding hen house

Consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and sometimes Clarkdale-Jerome school districts has been batted around like a ping-pong ball over the past three decades.

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Commentary: Only collaboration will keep Verde River flowing

The Verde River is one of the last remaining healthy, perennially flowing rivers left in the arid state of Arizona. The Verde River system, including its connected streams, creeks, and groundwater resources, supports the economies of rural communities and businesses both as a vital water supply and as a driver of tourism and recreation.

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Commentary: Homelessness helping hands often only perpetuates problem

Recently, I kept noticing a man sitting on the sidewalk near the same street corner. Though I couldn’t see his cardboard sign, I assumed he was panhandling. I passed him several times over the course of a few days before I finally decided pull over and talk to him while on-duty.

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Commentary: Katie Lee’s Legacy

Lonesome places are shelters for emotional upheavals, havens for spiritual growth

My close friend Katie Lee died peacefully in her home in Jerome on November 1, 2017.

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Commentary: Credit recovery available after school and on Fridays

Any seniors who are applying to NAU, please fill out and submit the FAFSA now. Priority Deadline application to NAU is Nov. 15. If you need any help or more information, please see one of your counselors or Riccardo.

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Commentary: Reckless, outrageous, undignified behavior the new political norm

Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than it is by our values and our principles.

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Commentary: The Wages of Civil War

President Trump says many things that are wildly exaggerated or flat-out false, but he told one of his biggest whoppers at a recent White House press conference.

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Scholars, students and staffers of the month at Camp Verde schools

The overall enrollment of Camp Verde Unified School District is 1565 as compared 1598 one year ago. Current enrollment vs. same time last year: Elementary 648 vs. 685: Middle School 366 vs. 377; Camp Verde High School 496 vs. 470: Accommodations School 25 vs. 31: South Verde High School 30 vs. 35.

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On Religion: Clergy spouse survey probes life in glass houses

Study the weekly calendars of most American churches, and somewhere there will be a reference to a “prayer group,” or words to that effect.

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The Village Idiot: How to solve a raccoon problem

My refrigerator is where cucumbers go to die. Not on purpose -- I’m not a sadist -- but from neglect and carelessness. Cucumbers seem like such a good idea when I buy them and such a lousy idea when it’s time to make dinner.

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Commentary: Arizona Makes the Top 10 – Not in a Good Way

Equifax and Yahoo data breaches. IRS and home repair scams. Small print, fine print, misleading language on contracts. While many Arizonans are vulnerable to poor data practices, scams and predatory behavior, older consumers face unique challenges and threats in the financial marketplace.

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Commentary: Talk of the Town: Explore Arizona on OHVs, but be smart

Riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) is a great activity for families to enjoy together as they get outdoors and explore Arizona.

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State has dropped ball with schools; it’s our job to pick up the slack

I want the State of Arizona to give the schools the money they need to operate so that we don’t have to ask for override elections.

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Commentary: Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School

The active engagement of parents and teachers in a collaborative effort to promote student success is essential for student growth.