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This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his Discover Your Path tour, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster … more
What are your top three campaign issues and why?: Protect our residents and ensure the town provides excellent service including police, fire, EMS, water, sewer, streets, sidewalks, traffic controls, parks, libraries, community programming, engineering, building safety and environmental planning. more
Dear Chairman Smith and board members, I’m writing in opposition to your revisions to the draft of Resolution No. 061920-LSE-03 concerning the implementation of mitigation measures for … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for … more
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
As a homeowner in Queen Creek/San Tan Valley, I’ve enjoyed reading the Queen Creek Independent as your paper has articles that can’t be found elsewhere. I always felt I was getting … more
During these uncertain times, the economic impact of coronavirus-driven cancelations, postponements and shutdowns continues mounting. This is especially daunting for many nonprofit organizations … more
Here in Phoenix our summer months are not known as gardening weather but there’s important work to do in the yard this year --- remove your lawn. You probably already consider this every … more
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf? Greg … more
There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get … more
Whenever anyone questions the wisdom of allowing large-scale illegal immigration, the first thing we invariably hear from the open-borders left is that it will outrage Hispanic-Americans. More often … more
It is with enthusiasm that I endorse Todd House for re-election as Pinal County supervisor, District 5. There is a choice between leadership. He has proven accomplishments such as: lowering taxes, … more
While the nation’s focus is rightfully on the COVID-19 crisis, another crisis looming for a large group of young people. Dreamers are living a nightmare as they wait for the federal government … more
The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At Yourvalley.net, which is powered by the work of local … more
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 … 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
We love living in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point). It is our home. We are committed to making this already wonderful place an even better destination for visitors, new residents and businesses. The … more
It’s a sad day for the Arizona Winter Visitors Association. After 28 years we have shut it down because of the virus. We can’t operate with no income; as of Jan. 1 we have not received … 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
Girls and women in Arizona scored a big victory the evening of March 3 in the Arizona House, but only by a slim margin. Many house members voted against preserving a level playing field for female … more
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