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 […]

Paul: Thank you for thorough examination of water-recharge issue

On “Regional Water Recharge Project partners seeking Apache Junction site,” this was a very thorough examination of this issue. Thank you for writing it. Haley Paul Policy manager National Audubon Society | Audubon Arizona Phoenix Editor’s note: Thank you for the letter. The story is at apachejunctionindependent.com/news/regional-water-recharge-project-partners-seeking-apache-junction-site.

Zurflueh: Superstition Region Chamber of Commerce should focus on Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

I believe that a chamber of commerce that acknowledges Apache Junction and Gold Canyon could work, but forget about including Mesa. They have their own chamber and we are distinctly different. If the board did not include the membership in their decision, then that policy needs to be changed. I assume that Gold Canyon does […]

Skinner: Passenger rail system story shouldn’t have been presented as journalism

Your Nov. 1 piece entitled, “Passenger rail system mulled over by transportation officials,” is a good example of what I and many others would call fake news. It’s fake because it’s presented as news—as journalism—when in fact it appears to be a press release written by someone or some entity associated with the township of […]

Christensen: Vote for Dena Kimble for AJUSD board

I am writing in support of Dena Kimble for election to the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. Dena and I first met about 15 years ago when our kids attended Desert Vista Elementary School.  Although she and I come from different backgrounds and different parts of the country, we soon became friends and […]

Barwick: Hate versus civility in America

I believe the one thing that defines our country is the idea that we can say and believe whatever we please as long we respect the right of others to do the same. Unfortunately, this is not the world I see when I watch the news and try to communicate with those with whom I […]

Begeman: Support for Braden Biggs and Gilbert Cancio

I have lived in the area for quite awhile and have been closely following the Apache Junction Unified School District for almost as long. I have followed the school board meetings regularly and feel that as elected officials they have not been looking at the concerns of the community, staff, students and parents. We need […]

Evans: ‘I fully support and will vote for Chelsea Connolly’

As a mother, grandmother and concerned citizen of Apache Junction, I support Chelsea Connolly for Apache Junction Unified School District board member. Her mother and father were both business owners and community supporters all her childhood and young adult life. Chelsea is dedicated to the community as well. With her role at Academy Mortgage on […]

Brill: ‘Judge Kavanaugh proved himself to be completely biased and not remotely courteous’

Ms. Botz (writer of “Botz: America is a nation of ‘innocent until proven guilty’“), my father and I agree that the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was a dark day in our country’s history, but for very different reasons. No one is denying the fact that in America someone is innocent until proven guilty, but that […]