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 […]

Dill: Medicare can help with cataracts

Cataracts often come with age and can affect your vision. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. New eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses may help your symptoms. If not, you may need surgery. If you have cataracts and need cataract surgery, […]

Burks: CBS News filmed in Gold Canyon for 48 Hours show

CBS News 48 Hours came to Gold Canyon to interview and film excerpts for an upcoming one-hour episode regarding the Los Alamos, New Mexico, weapons nuclear laboratory on crime, corruption and cover-up. Glenn Walp, president of the Association for the Development of Better Environment, candidate for Pinal County justice of the peace court judge in […]

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 […]

Stop ‘summer slide’ by encouraging reading

Librarians nationwide are helping students continue to learn when they are out of class for the summer. Summer reading programs were created to stop academic regression, Pinal and Maricopa county officials say. “(W)e’re trying to help stem the summer slide – that effect when students lose what they learned during the school year from lack […]

Kelly: Thank you for funds used for detention-van video cameras

Back in December 2017, I reached out to our community and asked for financial support to purchase and install video cameras into the police department’s detention vans. This, as I noted, was sought because the world of law enforcement was changing and the need to monitor suspects had become ever more critical. The need was […]

Jacobs: Unlawful entry and immigrants

The Constitution authorizes the Congress to “make a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” I suppose that also means Congress gets to say how many immigrants we accept each year. A million? Whatever . . . Congress must also decide the qualifications needed to move in with us. Lepers? Card sharks? Alcoholics? Unrepented Communists and Nazis? It […]

Dill: Know your Medicare rights

As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do. You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare – in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare – or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care providers. Your rights […]

Harvey: Do not elect Coleman as justice of the peace

How many of you fellow taxpayers receive a pension? Think about this: draw a salary for a number of years as a teacher, draw a salary as both an Apache Junction city councilman and then mayor and then draw a salary as an Arizona state representative all at taxpayers’ expense. Now add to that, draw […]

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 […]