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Editorial: Departure of Kirk Waddle opens door for Mingus, Cottonwood-Oak Creek

With this week’s announcement about the resignation of Mingus Union’s highly respected business manager Kirk Waddle, we have an excellent opportunity to put some action behind all the recent words of late about the consolidation of the Mingus and Cottonwood-Oak Creek districts.

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Editorial: McCain potshots don’t sit well with American people

There is no better example of political doublespeak than those who choose to take pot shots at Sen. John McCain.

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Editorial: Free college won’t work in Arizona

Last week Rhode Island became the fourth state to offer two years of community college free for state residents, joining New York, Oregon and Tennessee.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 28, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: July 28, 2017

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Editorial: Video evidence of shooting an absolute safeguard for police officers

There are two morals to the story concerning the Paulden man who was shot by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy and Chino Valley police officer Friday, July 21.

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Editorial: Political history on Ducey’s side in shying away from interest in McCain’s job

Ducey, through his press aide Daniel Scarpinato, is adamant that he will not appoint himself to serve out McCain’s term should the veteran U.S. Senator resign.

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Editorial: Zoning administrator has Jerome moving in positive direction

If the collapse of the historic Cuban Queen Bordello was a wake-up call for Jerome, the town’s new zoning chief is not letting the grass grow under his feet before another old building falls victim to neglect in the mountainside community.

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Editorial: Dual overrides add fuel to school district merger debate

Some will say they are separate and distinct issues, but the doubling up of override extensions for Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek should be part of the renewed debate on school district consolidation.

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Editorial: Divine opportunities await those with a helping hand to lend

Staff Reporter Bill Helm once wrote that to work is human, but to volunteer is divine. If that’s the case, there is some divine opportunities in the Verde Valley.

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Editorial: Parsons Park a fitting tribute to Verde River’s best friend

John Parsons, more than anyone else, was the person who challenged the status quo and raised awareness that we were guilty of trashing the single most important asset in the Verde Valley. He fought those battles locally as well as on the county, state and federal levels.

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Editorial: Community needs to make most of second chance for Clarkdale Library

It looks like there are happy endings after all when it comes to small-town government budget austerity stories.

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Editorial: Cordes Lakes water shortage a flashback to former Verde Village woes

OK, here we are in the midst of summer’s most torrid run of triple-digit days. Throughout the state, communities are at or near all-time record highs with the 120-degree barrier being challenged most every day.

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Editorial: Robb Williams’ departure will leave leadership void in Verde Valley

Thank you for your selfless service, Mr. Williams.

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Editorial: ‘Past issues,’ ‘past problems’ of V’ACTE need resolution

What’s so unfortunate for Weir is that all of these “past issues” have fallen squarely in his lap. He is being looked upon to provide solutions to problems he clearly did not create. He is being tasked with removing a cloud about the fiscal practices of V’ACTE when he is clearly an advocate of transparency and propriety.

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Editorial: 260 sewer expansion a wise gamble for Camp Verde

The $40 million sticker shock the Cottonwood City Council received Tuesday night for future sewer expansion should be front and center today when the Camp Verde Town Council takes a hard look at its own current and future sewer needs.

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Editorial: More controversy for Verde Village Property Owners Assn.

The crucial issue for what’s left of the VVPOA should be an honest assessment of whether the organization is a representative voice of the eight Verde Village units.

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Editorial: Partnership between Business Alliance, Camp Verde Promotions can only benefit community

A community’s business development success is often measured in the number of new businesses that come to town.

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Editorial: Take a ‘moment’ to remember our ultimate heroes

Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.

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Editorial: Painful-but-realistic decision on library awaits Clarkdale Town Council

Clarkdale Town Council members Tuesday likely will do the very thing they would give anything to not have to do.

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Editorial: Another year goes by with no consensus on adequate funding for Arizona schools

The rhetoric concerning education funding in Arizona plays like a broken record.

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Editorial: Expanding arena of who can teach still boils down to those who ‘can’

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona lawmakers are taking heat for opening doors to allow more people to become school teachers.

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Editorial: Values-based analysis trumps statistical study on best places to raise family

It’s one thing to do a spec-analysis comparison when shopping for a new car, but it’s quite another to take the salesman up on his offer to give it a test drive.

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Letter: State to reduce vehicle fleet: We’ll believe it when we see it

It’s not that we should expect to see meaningful change, but instead should settle for “it’s the thought that counts” in a bid to reduce the state’s vehicle fleet by 10 percent.

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Editorial: Voucher system now law in Arizona at expense of traditional public school system

There once was a school of thought in this country that public schools represented one of the essential foundations of the American concept known as E Pluribus Unum.

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Editorial: Dominoes seem to be quickly falling for V’ACTE school district

You hate to see it just when the Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education has a new superintendent and governing board members that engender trust, but you can’t help but think the dominoes are starting to fall in this organization.

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