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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: 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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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.

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Letter: Public ‘safety’ officer’s actions bordered on cruelty

I am very disappointed that a public SAFETY officer was so thoughtless.

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Letter: Helping hands make highway clean-up a success

This letter is a thank you to the volunteers who helped cleanup highway 260 from mile post 207 to 209.

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Letter: We all should read up on 2nd Amendment and assault rifles

I know this will rile the feathers of Pro Gun Advocates. The second amendment Does Not Give you the right to own or carry an AR15 or other similar weapons.

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Letter: Time for a gun-safe America

1. There must be really good, thorough background checks any time and every time a firearm changes hands. Either as a private sale or through a licensed dealer or gun show vender or even as a gift. Technology is ready for this measure, the general population is ready for this. The only obstruction is the NRA and other groups that hold the political future of cowardly public servants in their fists.

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Letter: Serious study needed on county building policies

Wow, the letter from Bill Bullock really was a bold effort. Much of this information is shared and known in the community. Many are frustrated with the treatment they have received at the hands of the county planning and zoning department. But no one has been brave enough to go public with these concerns. Probably because their very lively hood is at stake.

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Letter: Annexation, consolidation; folks, bigger is not better

Recently there has been robust discussion concerning the consolidation of the school districts. Now, there seems to be some sort of undertow to once again work toward annexing more land into the City of Cottonwood by taking over the Verde Villages.

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Letter: Geri at Papa John’s Pizza a great friend to Mingus students

I would personally like to thank Geri, Papa John’s Pizza owner, for once again making it possible for some very deserving Mingus High School students

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Editorial: I’m all in for Superintendent King’s plan for K-8 school realignment

As a grandmother, I am heartbroken that our society in general is so fractured and divisive. What kind of world will my grandchildren inherit? Then my grandson graduates to third grade and off to another school, his little brother still suffering his absence.

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Letter: 9th Annual BeneVet was another success

This years theme if you can call it a theme was loud and proud. As always, we were loud and in our bright shirts we definitely showed our pride.

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Letter: Sedona Women’s March spoke volumes about community unity

 Attendees reported that they felt the day was affirming and empowering.  March organizers appreciate the energy, good will, and perseverance of all who participated.  

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Letter: Why is everyone so suspicious of President Trump?

There’s absolutely no evidence out there that Trump colluded with the Russians except ...

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Letter: Let’s hope message gets through to County Building Dept.

I want to thank all of you for your support. I can only hope that this has not fallen on deaf ears at the county and that things will soon get corrected at the County Building Dept.

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Letter: County building permit delays excessive, undue burden on contractors

I am writing this letter to let everyone in the Verde Valley know what has been going on at the Development Services Department (Building Dept.) in Yavapai County.

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Letter: Marijuana a gateway out of opioid addiction

Medical marijuana should be legalized now. Jeff Sessions is right about one thing: marijuana is a gateway drug -- but it’s a gateway out of opioid addiction.

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Letter: MMA ride a success thanks to community volunteers

Modified Motorcycle Association Verde Valley District held our Annual Frosty and Chilly Run on Monday January 1st. Since the weather was beautiful - nothing frosty about this year - we had over 130 riders sign up for the run and participate in this tradition. Riders rode from the American Legion Post 25 to the Cottonwood Fire Station on 6th street as a group.

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Letter: Dr. King’s legacy remains measuring stick for society

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day set aside for measuring ourselves against the yardstick of King’s hope and dream. It is a time to reflect on our moral obligation to condemn social and economic systems that rob people of dignity and equal opportunity.

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Letter: Cartoonist made a very good point

The cartoon on page 4 , courtesy of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, was right on!

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Letter: It’s opposing views that create best public policy

It was very disturbing to hear of Rep. Jay Lawrence’s attempts to reject the democratic process by forcing local candidates to declare their party affiliation.