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Big thanks to Shelby Stults for her very enlightening guest commentary (“Utilities may give customers reasons to sweat,” Sun City West Independent, March 2, 2022). more
...We are coming at the end of May with our 14- and 10-year-old daughters and really want to experience some of the things Arizona has to offer, instead of lounging in our pool all day, every day (although lounging is awesome!) ... We want to do a little hiking, but it’ll be 100 degrees out there. Do you have recommendations for unexperienced hikers in a cooler location, but not too far away? Any recommendations in general for the Goodyear and surrounding areas? We will have a car. — Jennifer Hellmer more
Vote your values! Let’s move away from party labels and talk about values. I feel like most of those in the majority in our state legislature don’t represent my values anymore, and the laws they’re passing don’t reflect my priorities. more
David Postgate stated in the April 21 edition of the Daily Independent that Donald Trump should be given “the authority to do whatever needs to be done before it is too late for everyone.” Mr. Postgate believes that Trump must be reinstated as POTUS to “restore sanity to the Earth, get Biden and his co-conspirators out of Washington.” more
As a wife of a local high school teacher, a mother of two school-age children, legacy gun violence survivor and Moms Demand Action volunteer, I believe we need an approach to tackling gun violence as sweeping as the problem itself. more
I am Dave Giles, and I am running for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s Congressional District 4 (Arizona CD4, formerly CD9). I have lived in Arizona for 20 years since retiring from consultation with Aramco in Saudi Arabia. more

It’s hard not to stop and admire the cute puppies in the pet shop windows. Many people impulsively fall in love and bring one home without thinking twice. Unfortunately, most of the time these adorable puppies are the products of puppy mills. more
From business operations to personal productivity, it’s no surprise business owners are exploring the benefits that new productivity apps provide. Whether you own a startup or are looking … more
Let’s face it: We’re overwhelmed with potential distractions when we’re on the road. Rubbernecking at that fender-bender. Answering an urgent call from the boss. And wolfing down … more
History isn’t short of people to blame. You could say of the present world crisis that it was former president Barack Obama’s fault for not getting tougher with Russian president Vladimir … more
Arizona’s Children Association is the largest foster care provider in the state, training and supporting foster care families who open their hearts and homes to vulnerable children while their … more
It is human nature to consider your own personal experiences when forming opinions about things. Most of the general population has never experienced the kind of trauma that comes with homelessness.v more
I grew up in snowy Denver, and when we didn’t like the weather, we’d say, “Wait 15 minutes.” It was occasionally true that something might change for the good, but more … more

The war in Ukraine still rages on, which has proven a heavy topic to discuss amongst adults. Men, women, and children are in the fight of their lives to save their country and defend their borders more
Show of hands if you know the Suns will be just as dominant without Booker. — Stephen Glanville more
I’m Steven Krystofiak, a Camp Verde local, conservative farmer and small business owner with deep Christian roots. I am not a politician looking for my next job while hiring D.C. consultants to tell you what you want to hear. more
District 4 voters and neighbors! I am a candidate for a District 4 seat in the Arizona House (the district was formerly 28 but was renumbered). more
As a hospital chaplain, community mentor, teacher and volunteer, Earl Cooper was known for his compassion for those in greatest need. “His second love was horses,” Hospice of the Valley social worker Samantha Teddi Deetz said of her 83-year-old patient. more
Critical race theory was coined after World War II by an Antifa communist named Marcuse from the avowed Marxist Frankfort School of Economics. more
This is reply to David Broyles (“Give them an inch, they want a mile,” Sun City Independent, April 20, 2022) regarding the flying of flags. more

Remember when Gov. Doug Ducey and others told us that the experimental COVID-19 shots were “safe and effective”? I offer the following for your review and consideration. more
In yet another flagrant attempt to squeeze more dollars from the American people and into the hands of federal bureaucrats, the Biden Administration has included the misleadingly-named … more
Black and Brown, Latinx/Latine and Indigenous Peoples, new Americans, and migrant workers have been stewards of these lands for centuries. But, the modern environmental movement as we know it found its footing in the United States with the first Earth Day in 1970 and the founding of Greenpeace in 1971. more
After more than five decades, it is time to let go of Earth Day. Conceived by peace activists and initially promoted by international labor unions, it has been the focus of mass mobilization and awareness campaigns. more
The April 2022 issue of the Independent has a short article about David Frisk who has been appointed to director of elections for Pinal County (“Pinal County appoints Frisk as director of … more
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