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Journal of Disbelief

The Journal of Disbelief If Jim Cook were a blogger, and not a liar, this is what he would blog today.

In the 1950s, the Trailways bus station in Flagstaff was housed in the railroad depot. Many nights, I sat in a cafe across the street, drinking coffee with my buddies and talking about our dreams of the future.

If black people got off the Trailways bus and started toward the cafe, the proprietress met them at the door. She told them she couldn’t serve them.

The African-Americans did not act surprised, or outraged. They were refused service all across …

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Wickenburg Dark Sky Advocates

The Wickenburg Dark Sky Advocates is a political action committee, registered with the Town Clerk of the Town of Wickenburg, created to advocate for and support the Town of Wickenburg’s enactment of a Dark Sky Ordinance.

What is a Dark Sky Ordinance?

Dark Sky Ordinances are enacted to protect a community’s night skies from light pollution or urban glow which interferes with being able to see, at night, the starry beauty of deep, dark night skies.

Dark Sky Ordinances typically provide that outdoor lights, at night, should shine downward. Other typical provisions:

Lights should be turned off when not necessary. …

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Wickenburg's Tax Options

This is a letter to the editor of the Sun in a timely answer to a Cloe editorial on the same subject which was never published. Although the Sun denies receiving it and has offered to consider publishing it subject to their one month one article rule, my email records clearly show that it was received in the appropriate time frame. Printing it now would mute the desired effect anyway so I think another venue is needed.

The Letter

Editor, Wickenburg Sun

Ok, I’m relatively new here moving from New England about 5 years ago and I don’t really understand …

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Say No to Power Lines

Over the last couple of months, I have been attending the line siting hearings for the proposed APS’ TS5 to TS9 500/230 KV Transmission Line through the Northwest Valley. I am concerned that this entire affair is tantamount to a “land grab” by APS, which taxpayers are paying for now and in the future, by way of taxes, legal proceedings and impending rate increases. I am also concerned about the appearance of collusion on the part of developers and the City of Peoria to place this line to the north along Scenic Highway 74. Furthermore, by siting this transmission line …

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Vote for a Change

This year, once again, I’m urging Wickenburg residents to come out and vote…for a change.

As many people who know me well understand, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Wickenburg for many years. It’s bothered me that the petty politics of the good old boys (and girls) takes precedence over decisions that can benefit the town. The question these people face on a daily basis is: Why do the right thing when you can make a decision that’ll put money in the pockets of your political cronies or family members? In my opinion, these people pick the wrong answer. But …

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