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U.S. 89A, an 87-mile stretch between Bitter Springs to Fredonia in far northern Arizona, provides jaw-dropping views of spectacular vistas amid iconic, rugged landscape. It is known for Jacob Lake, … more
This is a response to a recent letter (“U.S. banner should not be upside down” Daily Independent, Aug. 5, 2020). If you were so concerned about the health and well-being of the person … more
The Arizona Education Association (AEA) can breathe a sigh of relief — not because state courts just threw the union’s “InvestinEd” near-$1 billion tax hike plan off the ballot for the second time in a row, but because the court’s scathing rebuke dealt only with this one instance of the union’s misinformation playbook. more
A warning to widows and widowers. I married a man in 2012 who lived in Sun City, he added my name to the deed of his home and in 2018 he passed away. This week I received an invoice from … more
What can cities do to halt the general disruption in our neighborhoods, overstuffed trash receptacles and misused recycling containers? more
It’s your money. Just in case you have not been keeping up with the events within the Secretary of State, the Recorder’s Office, the county supervisors and the Attorney General’s … more
Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families. more
Through the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands, 1,823 children in foster care have had birthdays made special in 2020. More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts … more
Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure on people experiencing a COVID-19 crisis and struggling to pay rent. more
Pet owners — please pick up after your pet. Why do you think it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean up after your dog? Walkers should not have to smell and look at what your … more
Highway construction is and has been labor-intensive, but after we found this photo from December 1933, we couldn’t be happier to be living in our modern, mechanized age. more
I’ve often wondered if there is a person out there who has had their vote affected by a political sign that they’ve seen along a street? For me, it is usually a negative thing, like … more
Vote by mail, why not? You have to be a registered voter to receive a ballot-by-mail. After filling it out, you have to sign your ballot. Your signature is then verified with the signature that is … more
Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure … more
While most residents in cities around the country look forward to the summer season, Arizonans try their best to stay cool living through the hottest days of the year, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees and people have a higher risk of suffering from dehydration. more
Since Sept 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution has stood strongly on its tripartite system of government. The system of checks and balances would prevent any one branch of the federal government from … more
The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration. more
The COVID-19 outbreak certainly disrupted the energy sector, just as it has countless other industries. But these setbacks are only temporary. more
I read with considerable interest the opinion of Rosemary Abrami of Sun City West (“Writer agrees about removing palm trees") about removal of palm trees from Sun City as well as Sun City … more
There is a house on Bowling Green Avenue in Sun City that displays an upside down American flag. The U.S. Flag Code states people have faced legal charges for flying an American flag upside … more
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