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Editorial: School is in session, slow down in school zones
School is officially in session and everybody needs to slow down in school zones. The Williams Police Department will be monitoring school zones heavily and will be citing anyone exceeding the speed limit in school zones.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Editorial: Home Rule: not an option, a necessity
Williams voters have approved the Home Rule option every four years since 1990. The option is on the ballot again Aug. 28.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Editorial: Thank our veterans for the freedom we enjoy
On Friday, many businesses will be closed in honor of Veterans Day. Many will have the day off to reflect on the significance of this holiday. Our veterans - those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today - deserve our thanks.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Week of Nov. 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Editorial: Say 'yes' to school bond with your vote Tuesday
On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to cast votes on the $5.5 capital improvements bond election for Williams Unified School District (WUSD). Our schools are in serious disrepair and improvements are necessary because our children's safety is at stake.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Week of Nov. 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Editorial: Have fun, but stay safe while trick or treating
Monday is Halloween. Drivers will be sharing the road with miniature ghouls and goblins when children of all ages take to the streets to trick-or-treat. Homeowners should prepare for trick-or-treaters as well by checking their properties for hazards.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Editorial: A mammogram could save your life
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society (ACS) encourages women to follow simple screening guidelines and to learn how to reduce their chances of developing this potentially life-threatening disease.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 230,480 women and 2,140 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. The NCI estimates 39,520 women and 450 men will die from breast cancer this year. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Editorial cartoon: Week of Oct. 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Editorial: Join us in honoring our veterans next month
Last year, we honored our veterans on Veterans Day by running photos of local men and women who have or are currently serving our country. The pages were such a huge success, this year we are compiling a commemorative tab devoted exclusively to veterans. Veterans Day is not until next month. However, we are already working on this project and we need your help.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Week of Oct. 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Editorial: Newspapers still represent the most trusted source of news in America
Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation's newspaper industry, 150 million Americans - two out of three adults - read a local newspaper last week.

Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indicates almost 70 percent of your neighbors read either a printed newspaper or its online counterpart within the past seven days.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Week of Oct. 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Editorial: Williams Food Bank needs donations all year
According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), one in three Arizonans - out of our six million-plus population - is considered working poor: they live at or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, earning $40,800 or less for a family of four. AAFB estimates as many as 17 percent - or 375,687,507 actual meals - are missing from the diets of working poor Arizonans.

Locally, the Williams Food Bank serves an average of 150 families each month when doors are open two Fridays. The local food bank - spearheaded by Guy and Angie Mikkelsen - has distributed 1,500,000 pounds of food since 2004.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Editorial: Report wildlife hunting violations properly
Fall brings changing colors of leaves along with hunters to our region. Some hunts are already under way. Our community welcomes hunters from outside our area. The majority of hunters consists of respectful and law abiding citizens. However, as with any sport or recreational activity, there are always a few rotten apples in the bunch.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Editorial: Do you want to see more local events? Consider becoming a volunteer
In a small town like Williams, there is no such thing as too many events. Visitors flock to our mountain town to participate in our parades, barbecues, car shows, rodeos and more. Residents and visitors filled the stadium at the Williams Rodeo Grounds a few weeks ago to watch the resurrection of the Williams Labor Day Rodeo. Scott McDaniel and Terri Beeson spent months planning this event and it showed as cowboys, cowgirls and non-western folks had a great time. If you missed the rodeo, you missed out on something special. It is our hope this rodeo becomes an annual event.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Editorial cartoon: Week of Sept. 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Editorial: Celebrate Labor Day, but don't drink and drive
Life as we know it can change as quickly as the blink of an eye. Looking back on negative, life-changing experiences, we sometimes find ourselves wrestling with the would have, could have, and should have syndrome. Anyone that has personally been the innocent victim of a drunk driver is left asking, "Why? Why me?"


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Week of Aug. 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Editorial: It doesn't take a lot of money to enjoy summer
High gas prices, rising food costs and other increases are keeping many of us closer to home this summer. Not everyone will have an opportunity to enjoy a vacation far away this year. School has started. Yet it's not too late to enjoy mini-breaks and celebrate every day in some small, inexpensive way.

It's not too late to make the summer of 2011 one to remember. Release the inner child that lives inside you and celebrate the summer season.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Editorial: Our printing day has changed
Our staff is adjusting to a new schedule, which our contributors must adjust to as well. Our printer has moved our printing day up by one day. Rather than going to print each Tuesday, we must now have the News ready to print by the end of the day each Monday. Our distribution day is still Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Editorial: Reserve downtown parking for visitors
Our summer season is in full swing. While driving through downtown Williams, it is not difficult to see people everywhere. We welcome visitors to our region, and we must continue to assure our town is inviting so folks want to return.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Editorial: Have fun, but celebrate safely
Monday we will celebrate America's birthday. Even though July 4 falls on a Monday, there will be many activities available in Williams throughout the weekend. The Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival, Railhead Shooting Competition, ice cream social, antique tractor display, parade, fireworks and much more returns this year.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Editorial: Williams offers a special event daily
It's official - summer is here. Many of our special events have already happened. The HOGs have been here and are returning next June. This is great news for our small community, but much more is right around the corner.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Editorial: Prop. 100 deserves a 'yes' vote on Tuesday
No one enjoys paying higher taxes. We do not like Proposition 100, the proposed 1 percent increase in the state sales tax for three years, but we like even less the prospect of what will happen to schools, the criminal justice system and key social services if voters reject it.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010


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