Slyter: World-class neurological care comes to the East Valley

During my long career in health care, I’ve witnessed the struggles of patients facing complex neurological conditions. For some, a lengthy commute to the hospital can pose a barrier to the care they desperately need. That’s why I’m excited to bring the world-class Barrow Neurological Institute to Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. No longer […]

Arney: Not possible to safely drive and text at same time

Before there is another senseless death or accident, it’s time for the state legislature to take action. The use of handheld devices for texting or calling is causing unnecessary accidents that can be avoided. A vehicle traveling 40 mph travels 60 feet in one second. The time it takes to text a message can change […]

Gosar: Reflecting on 2018, Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District

I want to reflect back on the many events of 2018. Besides the inflamed rhetoric, violence from ANTIFA and other leftists, the economy is booming, foreign countries now respect the United States, we are winning the trade wars and there is a new and robust optimism in the country. I am proud to have been […]

Dyer: Credit card fraud can happen to anyone

On Thanksgiving Day, someone bought goods at an Arizona casino and stayed at an area motel. Then on Black Friday they attempted to shop three times at a major retailer and pay for food at a restaurant. All with my credit card. I was e-mailed about one charge I had not made and I phoned […]

Jorgensens: Watchdog water-quality story very informative; write more about trihalomethanes

My wife and I read your watchdog report on the Apache Junction water tests that showed higher than standard levels of trihalomethanes. Could you please continue with an article on where people can bring their water to have it tested, what water filters filter out the trihalomethanes, how much water must be consumed to be […]

Biggs: Apache Junction school district must fix camera to hear taped board meetings

I have tried to stay quiet since the recent election for school board. As a candidate, I have told people it is time to support the district and the elected leadership. However, I have to speak up. I have not been able to attend the last two meetings personally as I have had prior conflicts. […]

Blanco: Incorrect statements, discrepancies in article on Apache Junction water district

Just wanted to follow up on the December 2018 Independent watchdog report on trihalomethanes (“Tests show trihalomethanes levels higher than current standard in Apache Junction Water District,” on the front page of the December 2018 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent). There are few incorrect statements and some discrepancies in Mr. Dyer’s article: The […]

Coward: We need a market-based approach to drive down carbon pollution

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 7173) will drive down America’s carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. The way it works is that it puts a fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas at the source. It starts low and grows over […]

Dill: Know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019. Most people with Medicare will pay the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which will be $135.50 next year, an increase of $1.50 over 2018. Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, […]

Ybarra: Why does the spilling of innocent human blood mean nothing?

Man’s ungodliness reared its head once again this week in California.  At the same place, two good lawmen rushed in trying to stop it and one lost his life in the effort. The sheriff described the scene inside the club as “horrific” and that there was blood everywhere. The blood of Man was first spilt […]