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Recently, Fire Chief Light in Prescott reached out to me to see if we could ask the Navy to name a warship after the Yarnell 19, the 19 firefighters that died in the 2013 Yarnell fire. I thought … more
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf? Greg … more
We should implement a policy of mandatory military service for all upon graduation from high school. Dan Palmaymesa In … more
Ride-share could be coming to our Town of Queen Creek. This is a very important subject for me as I have four special-needs kids.  Two of them need a ride to and from home every day to their … more
It should be easy to find the federally-mandated Clery campus-security reports for local community colleges, but it’s not. Some local websites list them under campus security; while at … more
Three years ago, Dasha Fincher was arrested in Monroe County, Georgia, after deputies performed an on-the-spot test of a bag of blue substance that they found in the car in which she was a … more
I’d like to try to offer some perspective in response to the recent guest commentary from Diane Douglas on vaccine safety (“Medical freedom in the land of the free,” Daily News-Sun, … more
When you think of balance, you might think of balancing your commitments, juggling responsibilities or maintaining a work-life balance. Most adults don’t prioritize their physical balance … more
It is important to plan for the future. Planning for the future means contemplating the right time to move into a Life Plan Community, a living option that encourages an active independent … more
On a recent morning, I drove south on Ironwood Drive from U.S. Highway 60 on the State Trust land route between the City of Apache Junction and the Town of Queen Creek. … more
We believe charity begins at home. Charlene Bisson Thanks to a generous grant given to us last fall by the Pakis Center … more
By now, school children in Arizona have brought markers, scissors, folders and other supplies to class. Although children are bringing items they need to learn and succeed, Arizona is … more
As we usher in the holiday season, I invite you to be part of the growing movement to #ShopSmall while preparing for gatherings with family and friends. more
As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020. Each year, Medicare premiums, deductibles, and … more
The twin annexations of Arizona State Trust land by the Town of Queen Creek and City of Apache Junction and road construction in the region --- including plans for an interim State Route 24 roadway … more
Concerning Queen Creek and Higley ("Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides," … more
Voters in nearly half the school districts in Maricopa County will receive ballots asking them to decide significant local public school funding … more
I am pleased Gov. Doug Ducey saw the benefits of my SB 1451. With his signing of the bill, Arizona has an increased sense of integrity in its initiative and referendum … more
As we enter the beginnings of the new school year, I often reflect on the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  As a school social worker, I find this to be especially … more
Comment on "Protesters demand end to police crime-suppression sweeps on light rail," on page 10 of the Jan. 1, 2020 issue: I feel Valley Metro light rail has every right to use police to enforce the … more
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