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Editorial: Do-overs and Mulligans define political process in Arizona

In Arizona, public policy is established in much the same manner bad golfers get through a round. Do-overs and Mulligans.

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Editorial: Barb U’Ren will leave great legacy of service to district, community

There is nothing more inspirational than a story about someone who starts at the bottom and works their way to the top.

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Editorial Intergovernmental communication, strategy essential for new Valley leaders

The new era of political leadership in the Verde Valley is now taking form.

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Editorial: If it saves just one life, suicide protection fence a good investment

Social media pundits have weighed in heavily on the multi-agency project to add protective fencing to Sedona’s Midgley Bridge.

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Editorial: Let’s hope for fresh start, end of us-vs.-them college politics

Here we go again. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has received applications from five people who want to be next in line to serve as the District 3 representative on the Yavapai College Board of Governors.

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Editorial: Verde Valley Christmas season would be incomplete without Verde Valley Voices, Cottonwood Community Band

The Christmas season has a way of bringing out the best in the Verde Valley and it’s hard to find anything better than two local organizations who have a combined 46 years of bringing joy to our communities.

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Editorial: 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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Editorial: Thunder Valley Rally a classic case of failed leadership

If ever there was a need for strong leadership in the Verde Valley, Thunder Valley Rally could surely use it.

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Editorial: A solid mission, clearly communicated, shows VACTE on progressive path

For years, the educational animal known as Verde Valley Career and Technical Education was a mystery to most people.

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Editorial: Jerome water dilemma a sign for entire Southwest

It wasn’t the kind of news folks in Jerome wanted to hear, but the town’s water supply is at historic and critical low levels thanks to the fickle moods of Mother Nature.

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Editorial: U.S. Veterans! You are America

It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.

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Retail recruitment proposal a bold plan for Camp Verde

Often unfairly hailed as anti-business, the Camp Verde Town Council Wednesday will consider one of the most ambitious retail recruitment plans ever seen in the Verde Valley.

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Editorial: New faces a welcome change to Verde Valley political landscape

A local political aspirant recently commented that the newsroom staff of the Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle would likely heave a huge sigh of relief once the current election season has passed.

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Editorial: Current city council should pass baton on Thunder Valley Rally decision

You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

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Editorial: Wealth of work -- with emphasis on work -- earns Dylan Nobel Prize

Longtime Yavapai College English instructor Terence Pratt has often assigned his students over the years to write an interpretive analysis of Bob Dylan’s song “Desolation Row.”

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Editorial: Compromise badly needed to keep Filardo on college board

Losing Al Filardo as the District 3 representative to the Yavapai College Governing Board is an absolute lose-lose for the Verde Valley.

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Susannah Martin leads A Capella night at Studio Live

This Thursday's A Capella concert is what Studio Live and Sedona Performers Guild is all about: community, collaboration, education and performance.

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