Gosar: Kyl qualified choice to serve as Arizona senator

Sen. Jon Kyl is an experienced and qualified choice to serve the people of Arizona in the senate. His strong record on water, natural resources and judicial nominees will greatly benefit the people of Arizona. I’m grateful for his get-back-to-work attitude as there are many issues the senate needs to take up and pass for […]

Sweet: Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion on Nov. 6 ballot

In November, Arizona voters will decide whether expanding the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program makes sense. It was originally started to help the parents of disabled children, foster children or active military.  It evolved, with little controversy, to include adopted children, children attending D/F-rated schools, and those in Native American communities. About 5,000 children are now […]

Registered voter numbers climb in Arizona

The number of registered voters in Arizona has increased by 21,960 to 3.6 million active voters, according to the secretary of state’s office. Of the state’s 3,632,337 voters, 1,264,295 are Republicans, 1,111,580 are Democrats and 1,218,716 have not designated an officially recognized party preference. Libertarians and members of the Green Party make up approximately 1 […]

Zieler: Rural Arizona needs strong voice in wildlife conservation

As the newly appointed chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, I want to give the people of rural Arizona a stronger voice in the conservation of wildlife. As a longtime resident of rural Arizona, I’m proud to represent all the small-town residents, farmers, ranchers and families who live throughout the less-populated areas of […]

Arizona motor vehicle crash deaths total 1,000 in 2017

Driver behavior continues to be the leading factor in traffic fatalities and 1,000 people died needlessly on Arizona’s city, county, state and reservation roadways in 2017. That’s the major takeaway from the 2017 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report, which was released Tuesday, July 31. Traffic deaths in Arizona rose for the third straight year, climbing […]

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. […]