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Wed
27
Apr
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Botched case reminiscent of Temple Murders

Bill Montgomery, you have a lot of explaining to do.

The last time a high profile case was botched this badly, it was 1991 and five men from Tucson spent about two months in jail for a crime they did not commit.

It was the worst mass murder in the state’s history. Six monks, an elderly nun and two acolytes were murdered at the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple in the West Valley.

Wed
20
Apr
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Establishment reigns supreme

Kudos to all of you who have voted for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — you have been an integral part in exposing both parties’ political underhandedness.

For plenty of us, this is the first time we’ve seen a primary election drag out this far. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This is the first time we’ve had the chance to see exactly how the election process really works, and it ain’t as democratic as we thought it was.

Wed
13
Apr
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5 sec at 55 mph = 1 football field

Anyone remember that video making the rounds awhile back on social media that showed a montage of people texting while walking? They tripped over curbs, walked into doors and fell into fountains.

Now you remember.

Funny stuff, right?

Wed
06
Apr
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There’s no such thing as a free advertisement

A myth seems to be going around that if an event comes with no admission charge, the West Valley View will promote it free of charge.

While we do promote several free events free of charge — consider story time or live snake feeding at the library — we also promote free of charge several events that come with a charge, such as high school plays, certain art festivals and concerts.

Wed
30
Mar
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Failed PPE comes with silver lining

We’re not gonna sugarcoat it — Arizona’s March 22 Presidential Preference Election process was an epic failure, but we’re convinced some good has come from it.

No. 1 — more polling places will be available come Election Day in November. And if the state continues to foot the bill for the PPE, something we think the Democratic and Republican national committees should pay for, more polling places will be available in four years for the next PPE.

Wed
23
Mar
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School donations made now can offset 2015 taxes

April 15 will be here in a little over three weeks.

Wed
16
Mar
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Ten Commandments for open meetings

by Brian J. Hunhoff

opinion writer for the Yankton County Observer

I think heroic deeds were all conceived in the open air”

Wed
09
Mar
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Don’t want your name in the paper? Don’t do bad things

Grandma used to say something like, “Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to see printed on the front page of the newspaper.”

Perhaps she should have followed with, “But if you do, you have only yourself, and not the newspaper, to blame.”

And maybe something like, “And instead of harassing the newspaper with idle threats of legal action, take this time to look inward and learn from your mistakes that landed your name in the paper.”

Wed
02
Mar
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2 wrongs don’t make a Rubio

Poor Marco.

He almost made it through the primaries as the bigger man.

Now, just as it’s presumably wrapping up, he’s mud wrestling with the Donald.

Digging deep with cheap shots at Trump’s toupee, spray tan, small hands and bladder control issues.

Wed
24
Feb
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Scalia would not wait to name his replacement

The death of Antonin Scalia is causing one of the biggest political battles for our Congress and for the candidates running for president.

It is crucial to both sides to be able to name Justice Scalia’s successor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judges serve as long as they wish so the potential impact will be great.

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