Dyer: Apache Junction and Gold Canyon Independent journalists curate Daily News Briefs

Stay informed on the goings-on in and around Apache Junction and Gold Canyon with a digital newsletter on what has been posted at apachejunctionindependent.com. Every day dedicated journalists strive to put together a curated selection of news that matters, from education to Pinal County and city government, to business, events, neighbors and local opinions. And […]

Brown: SRP on path to becoming a sustainability leader

Salt River Project is on the path to becoming a sustainability leader in our state and a positive example for electric utilities across the nation.  Earlier this month, the SRP Board voted to reduce water consumption and waste while increasing commitments to energy efficiency and electric vehicles, each of which can save money for SRP […]

Goodwin: ‘I think of Arizona every single day’ while living in London

Me and my wife, June, came to Apache Junction in the ’80s and built a house at 2139 S. Sixshooter Road in the early ’90s. We toured America for 30 years and visited 35 states, but loved Arizona the best. Had to sell the house through ill health and come back to London. My next-door […]

Ducey: Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Today, Arizona joins the nation and the world in remembering and honoring the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago. On that day, over 160,000 members of the Allied Forces joined together in the fight of their lives to retake the continent of Europe — spurred by loyalty and faith in the […]

Harshman: FYI Friday videos feature Apache Junction Police Department

If you’re on the Internet — and who isn’t, these days — you may have noticed that we’ve amped up social media game for the Apache Junction Police Department. In addition to our increased discussion and posting presence, we are also putting out a weekly information video called FYI Friday. The video series was created […]

Gullickson: Thank you Gov. Ducey, legislature for student-focused fiscal year 2020 budget

Over the last two years, lawmakers have infused nearly $1 billion of new and restored funding into our public school classrooms. Today’s $7.5 billion education budget not only delivers the second payment of the promise to provide teachers a 20% pay raise by 2020, but it also makes significant investments into funding for new school […]

Coward: What about us for a tech corridor?

In regards to the article in the recent about the “Tech Corridor Study” being considered and funded by Pinal County, I have to ask what about us? I think it’s a grand plan to attempt to create a tech corridor in western Pinal County but what about the rest of the county? There are many […]

Dill: Medicare helps seniors use opioids safely

If you get injured or have surgery, your doctor may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they carry serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people with Medicare coverage. While […]

Loflin: Prepare home for monsoon season

As we embark on the 2019 monsoon season, we would like to share some insight to what to expect. Monsoon storms bring heavy rainfall, strong gusty winds and hail. As all of us know who were here last year, on July 9, 2018, Arizona had the second-largest storm ever recorded. We, of course, hope that […]

Bisson: Activist encourages to write state legislators

Do you own the rights to your body? It’s a philosophical debate that has various answers depending on one’s viewpoint. The Arizona legislature considered Senate Bill 1475, also known as the DNA identification database bill, which could have mandated DNA testing for a broad range of occupations, including jobs already requiring fingerprinting. It failed in […]