Fonzo: Vote for Braden Biggs, Gilbert Cancio for school board

I am pleased to support two candidates for Apache Junction Unified School District School Board: Braden Biggs and Gilbert Cancio. Both candidates seem like an unlikely pair as polar opposites of one another. Biggs, a product of AJUSD schools, is a young community activist in his 20s with no children in AJUSD. Cancio is a […]

Limongello: Vote for ‘a true leader,’ Dena Kimble for school board

As a parent and community volunteer with two boys in the Apache Junction school district I am excited to support Dena Kimble in the upcoming Apache Junction Unified School District board election. Dena impressed me with her ability to listen carefully to both sides of the story and she isn’t afraid to ask questions that […]

Brill: Kavanaugh confirmation process diminishes the Supreme Court

Saturday was a dark day for our nation, for common decency and for the rule of law. The process that led to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a direct attack on women and all survivors of sexual violence. What happened in the bedroom where Dr. Ford testified she was attacked in 1982 may […]

Abbott: Vote for Dena Kimble for school board

I am voting for Dena Kimble for Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board because she is someone who can evaluate tough choices and arrive at sound conclusions. AJUSD needs a governing board that can move forward. The AVID program the school board voted on several months ago is a prime example. Our students need […]

Maynard: Virtual learning the way of the future

While some may be skeptical of online schooling, I have seen first-hand the difference it can make in student success both as a former online student and now an online teacher. I have been a teacher for more than 12 years in Arizona. For the past two years, I have been working as a high […]

Future diesel mechanics, big-rig drivers at East Valley Institute of Technology

After the official donation of five commercial big-rig International trucks from Navistar to the diesel technologies program at East Valley Institute of Technology, five students were given keys and they started up the vehicles. EVIT is for high-school-aged students at 10 school districts, including Apache Junction, J.O. Combs and Queen Creek, and is also open […]

Moreland: Vote in Braden Biggs, Gilbert Cancio or continue letting AJUSD go downhill

Dear Apache Junction Unified School District voters: I think we need to see the back story to see who to vote for in November. When we had a survey during the 2017-18 school year and +90 percent teachers and +65 percent parents voted to continue with the four-day non-year-round calendar, all these board members except […]

Lutes: Why did chamber drop ‘Apache Junction’ from its name?

Regarding the name change of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce,  I cannot understand what they were thinking. This is Apache Junction. All other chambers are called by the name of their city. Are we ashamed of our city? I, for one, love our city. But what really makes it worse is, they never even […]

Thayil: Some school board candidates know little about educational processes

Thursday, Sept. 13, I was fortunate to be able to attend a school board forum sponsored by the Apache Junction Republican Club. The purpose of this meeting was to allow citizens to meet and question those running for our school board. Having been involved in education and administration for years, I welcomed this opportunity to […]

Dill: New Medicare cards are coming

If you have Medicare, you’ll be getting a new Medicare card to help protect you from identity fraud. Criminals are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so those numbers have been removed from Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new Medicare number that’s unique to […]