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Commentary: Permanent Base Adjustment removes Home Rule threat to community services
Every four years, the voters of Clarkdale and most other cities and towns in Arizona must vote to renew their town's "home rule" declaration.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Commentary: How Donald Trumped his own convention
Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump's first scene-stealing of Sen. Ted Cruz might have been arranged by divine, tongue-in-cheek intervention.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Commentary: As Trump emerges, media goes on attack
A new report from Harvard University says press coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign become progressively more negative as Trump built a lead in the Republican primaries -- and soared after Trump clinched the GOP nomination.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Commentary: Protect the right to go solar against bad utility rate hike proposals
This summer, Arizona's largest utilities are making proposals before the Arizona Corporation Commission that would kill Arizona's rooftop solar energy industry, something we all must oppose.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Commentary: Do your homework before you buy into 'assault weapon' rhetoric
The tragedy in Orlando, Florida, has re-energized the anti-gun rhetoric, and I am sick and tired of the fear mongering misinformation.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Commentary: Let's chip in to keep recycling service viable for Camp Verde
Don't you like being able to take your recycle materials to the bins at Bashas or by the high school? Yes, Well so do I.

Sedona recycles does a good job of keeping the bins from overflowing and keeping the area clean around them. This is a good service for the residents of Camp Verde.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Commentary: Demands of growth a constant challenge to Verde River
The Verde River flows continuously for nearly 140 river miles from its headwaters near Paulden to Horseshoe Reservoir about 40 miles southwest of Payson. Continuous flow depends upon the discharge of groundwater into the river over most of its course throughout the year.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Commentary: Thanks for the memories, Champ
Friday, Muhammed Ali died in a Phoenix hospital some 35 years after his last professional fight.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Commentary: The real budget facts for Cottonwood
It is that time of year again when the City of Cottonwood finalizes our budget for this next year and, as usual, there is much information about the budget that gets distributed through the media and other sources.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Commentary: Working together to develop Arizona-Mexico trade
Mexico is Arizona's largest trade partner with almost $17 billion worth of goods traded between the two. In 2015, Arizona exports of goods to Mexico totaled $9.2 billion.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Commentary: Passage of Prop. 123 an important first step forward
Arizona's educators and students are our state's greatest resource, and regardless of how you voted on Proposition 123, we deeply appreciate your daily efforts to ensure every student has access to a world-class education.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Commentary: Choose to be true to the best that is in you
A moment of decision occurred for me two years ago when I decided to return to school full time 35 years after graduating from high school. I'm sure many of you agree with me when I say that attending Yavapai College has been one of the best decisions of our lives.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Commentary: Spinning numbers at Yavapai College
Getting an answer to questions about the Verde Campus will not get answered until the college routes it through a research department to find the best possible spin
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Commentary: Abundant thanks to all for the rewarding journey of teaching
As a teacher, you attempt to plan for all potential outcomes with your students, but I was not quite ready for the opportunity to thank all those responsible when I was recently chosen as the 2016 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Turn: Mago Park land use clearly incompatible with zoning; shows serious flaws in Cottonwood city government
As we begin a new year, it seems appropriate to ask this timely question:

Could things get any weirder in Cottonwood?
(9 comments)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Column: Christmas Story
AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Turn: The need for health insurance reform
I am honored to be representing District One in this Congress, and I am determined to make Greater Arizona’s voices heard in Washington. My family has been in the district for four generations, and I want to make sure that our values and ideas are part of any national debate.
(7 comments)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Turn: Two holiday shopping tips: Think practical and buy local
Who hasn’t been impacted by foreclosures, loss of jobs, store closings, and soaring gas prices? And just like clockwork, here comes the holidays with those unneeded financial demands.
(1 comments)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


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