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Unique costumes are the best part of Halloween festivities

The Halloween holiday is a Frankenstein monster of creativity as parents and partygoers alike assemble costumes for themselves or their children. They often piece together bits and parts of household bric-a-brac, paper, paint, duct tape, cardboard, cloth, wood and steel to give unholy birth to…

Rare solar eclipses connect us to our history & universe

The western United States witnessed a partial solar eclipse last Thursday. I left the newsroom a little earlier than usual to visit a group of astronomers in front of Bashas’ who had set up telescopes, encouraging members of the public to catch a glimpse of the rare astronomical phenomenon.…

Remembering Ben Bradlee, the editor who kept nation honest

This week, American journalism lost one of its most profound and influential newspaper editors, Ben Bradlee.

After serving in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, Benjamin “Ben” Crowninshield Bradlee became a reporter for Newsweek. A Bostonian distantly related through marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy, Bradlee developed a friendship with John F. Kennedy in the 1950s and followed his presidential campaign in 1960 as well as the campaign of his eventual adversary, Richard M. Nixon.…

Same-sex marriage comes relatively quietly to Arizona

At a press conference in Phoenix on Friday, Oct. 17, Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage ended not with a bang but with a whimper.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho were unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.…

Voters denied their democratic voice if  a candidate quits

The last few weeks of a runoff election for any public office are generally tumultuous, as the candidates involved pour what remains to get out the vote, stir up support and prove to voters why they are best suited for the job.

However, we were surprised when last week Rio Robson, one of the two candidates vying for the third and final open Sedona City Council seat arrived in our newsroom with a letter announcing his decision to unilaterally withdraw from the campaign.…

We rarely consider dangers posed by places known best

Emergency crews responded to a fatal crash last Friday on State Route 89A. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, a 29-year-old man from Scottsdale was heading toward Sedona, missed the hard right turn at the top of the switchbacks and plowed into a rock retaining wall before going over the edge. According to first responders, the victim was speeding and upon impact, he was ejected from the vehicle.…

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