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The holidays are usually a time for celebration and feelings of joy. The idea of getting together with family, living out traditions, and taking much needed R&R are some of the best parts of the … more
You have seen the Proposition 310 signs, but have you really understood the reason for the signs? Proposition 310 would establish a one-tenth of a cent sales tax on purchases on top of local and … more
Concerning “Get to know candidates for AJUSD School Board” on the cover of the November 2022 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent: You need to ask tough, relevant … more
As a business owner and former president of Pinal Partnership, which was formed to increase economic development opportunities and our quality of life, I have not only witnessed Pinal County’s … more
I’m Dr. Destin and I love Orthokeratology (Ortho-K). Not only do I have a passion to provide Ortho-K to others, but I have also been blessed to wear these night lenses personally for about 20 … more
“Volunteers of America,” our U.S. military and our country’s creation of forced military service with a conscription act during the Civil War and the creation of the draft in 1940 … more

Pinal County has failed to keep their promise to the residents of Gold Canyon by reneging on their promises not to open up the “fire road” between Sleepy Hollow Trail and the new Fossil … more
I want to express my sincere support for Dena Kimble and Gail Ross for the Apache Junction Unified School District board. I personally met with both these candidates and they shared their concerns … more
A candidate forum for the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board, sponsored by Friends of AJUSD, took place Oct. 12 at the District School Board meeting room. The superintendent … more
Mr. chairman, our nation and our world are living in perilous times. Sixty years ago this month our universe faced nuclear annihilation by an autocratic Soviet despot. Today’s threat is … more
Apache Junction, like the rest of Pinal County, is in desperate need of new roads and freeways. The original transportation plan was approved by voters in 2017 along with the sales tax to pay for … more
Like many of you, I am blessed to call San Tan Valley my home. It is my privilege to serve our community as a member of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. We have a great county, but our … more
In October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month brings into focus three indisputable truths about the internet. One, it is an incredible resource that offers a universe of opportunities to … more

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which offers a good time to raise awareness to help reduce the stigma around mental health issues. This could be an important step to lowering suicide … more
The Apache Junction Democrats partnering with the Pinal County Democratic Party will hold a rally for women’s reproductive rights 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache … more
We don’t share a whole lot politically. One of us is a long-time Republican who helped to elect Andy Biggs in the 2016 election. The other is a Democratic-leaning Independent who has … more
One of the most common questions I get asked from my aging patients is “Are there any exercises I should avoid?” But, for those 55 and older, it usually also comes with the added... … more
Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema should support increased funding for cultivated-meat research in order to prevent the next pandemic. For those who aren’t familiar with the … more
Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know … more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care … more
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