Jacobs: Protecting border like protecting your home

An unknown lady sent a letter to the editor of her local newspaper. Her point: Some people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let’s […]

Regional school crossing-guard training offered

As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in regional training workshops during the next two weeks. In keeping with its goal of improving transportation safety throughout the region, the Maricopa Association of Governments sponsors the 2018 regional […]

Schnitzer: Hot Arizona sun even more detrimental to Valley seniors

Arizona has a warm climate all year, so we tend to spend more time outside with less clothing protecting our skin, which increases the risk of skin cancer. Phoenix is one of the Top 10 sunniest cities in the U.S., so it makes sense we see a high number of skin cancer cases. While many […]

Funds sought for 5 Apache Junction girls injured in wrong-way driver crash

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for five girls in an Apache Junction church’s youth group who were injured in a fatal wrong-way-driver crash June 16 in Holbrook. The New Season Christian Fellowship youth group was on its way back home from church camp in Oklahoma when one of the vans in […]

$1.2 million road construction project planned for Delaware Drive

Awarding a more than $1 million contract for replacing the asphaltic concrete on Delaware Drive, Apache Trail to Superstition Boulevard, will be considered at the next meeting of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the council chambers for the city of Globe, 150 N. Pine St. […]

Former Valley broadcaster joins Arizona treasurer’s office

A former TV reporter has been named press secretary for the state treasurer’s office. Dave Cherry, whose work on local television included consumer reporting, will be responsible for all state treasury communications and public information, according to a release from the office of Eileen I. Klein, Arizona treasurer. “As our state’s constitutional officer responsible for […]

McDaniel: Police offer travel tips for a safe vacation

The Apache Junction Police Department wants everyone to have a safe summer. So with that, here are some simple, basic crime-prevention tips which residents/tourists should be aware of for safe summer traveling: Make sure that your vehicle is in good working order.  If it has not been serviced recently, get an inspection to include basic […]

Aerospace firm expects to hire up to 125 in move to Mesa

AQST Space Systems is moving its headquarters from Puerto Rico to Mesa. The company plans to manufacture and assemble rockets for small satellites and expects to begin production by the end of 2018, according to a release. The aerospace systems technologies solutions company has secured space for headquarters operations at Falcon Field Airport and plans […]

Plan extra travel time on US60, Show Low to Globe, for pavement work

Drivers using U.S. Highway 60 between Show Low and Globe should plan for extra travel time during the evening and early morning hours beginning Monday, June 4. That is when delays up to 30 minutes or more are expected due to a scheduled Arizona Department of Transportation pavement preservation project. The project is anticipated to […]

Arizona committed to addressing opioid epidemic, governor says

With the Opioid Action Plan now enshrined in state law, Gov. Doug Ducey on May 29 ended the formal emergency public health declaration he issued last year and declared that Arizona’s commitment to addressing the opioid epidemic remains unwavering. “Today we enter a new front in this important effort. We’ve made some important and needed […]