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Commentary: Planes, trains, automobiles, coyotes; the noise never stops

The mix of residential neighborhoods with an airport is hardly a new discussion in Cottonwood.

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Commentary: It’s hardly a walk in the park when a brawl erupts

As for the City of Cottonwood not condoning violence in its city parks, the city needs to take it one step further. Refuse to tolerate it.

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Editorial Cartoon 1: March. 10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: March. 10, 2019

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Commentary: Forecasts of a civil war are greatly exaggerated

A veteran conspiracy theorist and partisan combatant, diGenova looks to be an avid indoorsman ill-suited for combat. Then too, like most viewers in the Fox News demographic, he’s 74 years old.

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Commentary: Why not consider a comparative religions course?

A comparative religions course would also be a great opportunity for schools to partner with various religious leaders and scholars in the area, and have them come in as guest speakers. The Verde Valley and surrounding areas are actually quite diverse if you know where to look.

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Commentary: Beaver Creek shouts out good things

This month, Beaver Creek School District sends a shout out to National Junior Honor Society members and their yearlong volunteerism.

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Guest Editorial: Bible class a bad mix for public high school curriculum

The idea of teaching about the Bible in our secular public high schools is a non starter.

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Commentary: Three races all on same day poor planning at its worst

According to the undeniable runners’ go-to website when planning weekend race events, runningintheusa.com reports there are at least 644 running events on the calendar for 2019.

Guest Editorial: America should mourn the loss of ‘Common Sense’

Today we could be mourning the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

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Commentary: Practicing good government begins with teaching civics

Sunday it was reported that several local school boards are considering adding a new course to their curriculum, the teaching of the Bible.

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Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

The boys and girls basketball teams at Beaver Creek School both participated in the Verde Valley tournament.

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Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2: Feb. 8, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 1: Feb. 8, 2019

GUEST COMMENTARY: Verde Connect creates more problems than it solves

Your Jan. 31 editorial concerning the Verde Connect project missed an opportunity to inform the public that the road proposals promoted by Verde Connect are clearly described in the Verde Valley Master Transportation Plan (VVMTP) of September 2016 available online at AZDOT.

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Commentary: How Democrats came to love ‘co-equal’

The divided government of 2019 is a mirror image of the divided government of 2011. Back then, Democrats controlled the White House and Senate, while Republicans had recently taken control of the House with a big victory in the 2010 midterms.

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One step (and acre) at a time: SRP, Verde landowners working together to voluntarily secure water future

As headlines swirl around complex challenges faced by water managers and policy makers throughout the arid western United States, incremental progress continues in reaching accord between historic water users in the Verde River watershed.

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Commentary: Democrats run risk of unreliable instability by rushing impeachment

“I” words are inundating Washington. President Trump insists his border wall would impede an invasion of illegal immigrants who injure innocents. Democrats say Trump indulges an idiotic idea to instigate an impasse and incite impassioned illusions.

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Good things are happening at Beaver Creek School

Our annual winter concert was a festive and enjoyable time. The kids worked hard to put on a great show. A special thank you to the teachers and paraprofessionals who helped them along the way, as well as the many family members and friends who supported them.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

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Commentary: Democratic bluster aside, 2019’s watchword is discipline

What an outrage. A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man.

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Commentary: College needs comprehensive five-year plan for Verde Valley

Behind the scenes, there are ongoing discussions by Yavapai College officials concerning the fate of Building “L” on the Verde Campus. Poor Building “L”, which I refer to as the Rodney Dangerfield of College facilities. It gets no respect.

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COMMENTARY: Primary mission at Mingus Union is love

This is what I know for sure: love is not words; love is action. When I stand before you and tell you I love our students, our school, and this community, you may believe it’s true. But when you see the action being taken as a result of that love… my hope is that you will know it’s true.

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Counterpoint: Mingus badge issue is about public shaming, not entitlement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona challenge against Mingus Union over student color-coded badges sheds light on something far more problematic than an entitlement vs. privilege debate.

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Commentary: Americans are losing their sense of history

Though books about history -- by writers such as David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others -- sell briskly, the future of the past in American life is facing some stern mathematics.

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Resolutions without road map a dead-end street

There are some good lessons – and some not so good – about kids and the way they establish and follow through on the goals they set for themselves.

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