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Are you planning on Deep Frying your Turkey? Here’s how to avoid fires and other mishaps.
With more than four decades of major broadcast market experience, I believe I am in a good position to write about the importance of not abusing our First Amendment right to free speech, whether in written or spoken form.
No, no to allowing any more breaking the age limit of 55 in Sun City.
I was excited to read your headline article about signage (“Safety concerns raised over signs,” Sun City West Independent, Nov. 9, 2022) in Sun City West but feel that your article overlooks a much bigger and potentially greater and dangerous situation.
West Valley Opinions
No to yet another age overlay challenge.
No, no to allowing any more breaking the age limit of 55 in Sun City.
A formal resolution of the Governing Boards of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, North County Fire & Medical District and the South County Fire & Medical District declares support for Ballot Proposition 310, which authorizes the sales tax of one-10th of one cent that will benefit fire districts across Arizona.
In response to Bud Meador’s article on water conservation, may I suggest that readers not only reach out to their elected city, county and state representatives but that they offer some solutions as well.
I’m not one for more rule and mandates.
East Valley Opinions
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Mitchell: Lot of wasted water in Sun City West

I’m sure a lot of people have noticed an excessive amount of water running off from various properties in Sun City West into the gutters.

Eisert: Fire district tax is ‘for the people’ in Sun City

The Legislators elected by the people, for the people, representing the voters of the Sun Cities and Youngtown, are currently Rick Gray, David Livingston, Kevin Payne, Beverly Pingerelli, Ben Toma, and Frank Carroll.

Stewart: Sun City West doing more than its share

The 25,000 (approximate) residents of Sun City West will be giving up some of their green grass on their golf courses.
Stephen Gill

Gill: Mental alertness, memory decline

A major fear as we age is mental, cognitive and memory decline.
Last April, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 11809, held a canned food drive in the Sun City West Foundation parking lot, 14624 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

Kluch: Knights celebrate drive success

Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 11809 in Sun City West collected 4,084 pounds of food and $2,155 in cash donations to support the Valley View Community Food Bank, 10771 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City.

Kriwer: Answering questions about merger option

In answer to a Sun City resident’s questions (“Is department merger really necessary?” Sun City West Independent, Sept. 21, 2022) regarding feasibility studies with the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority with Buckeye Valley and Sun City fire districts.

Marudhavanan: Fees are not acceptable but mandatory

I am writing to you in response to Sandra Lena- Autry’s letter (“Objecting to continued fee increases,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 17, 2022).

Konopko: Rec centers efforts are drop in bucket

I read the front page article (“Rec centers cutting water use,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 31, 2022).

Lilia: Stop beating up Sun City golf courses

Agriculture consumes about 74% of available water supply in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources website.

Giebelhaus: Reader is firm believer in 55-plus

I am a firm believer in the age 55 rules, and there should be no exceptions.

Skree: Dissatisfied should take part in tasks

Once I heard it said that you can tell what a person is committed to by what they complain about.

Toma: Agrees with letter writer on increases

I read the letter from Sandra Lena-Autry (“Objecting to continued fee increases,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 17, 2022) and she is right about the increases every year.
The palm trees located in the center median on R.H. Johnson Boulevard, just south of Meeker Boulevard.

Carey: Medians are embarrassment for visitors

The medians as Sun City West is entered from Grand Avenue is embarrassing to me when friends come to visit.

Smith: Is there hypocrisy in policy?

It was impossible to ignore the juxtaposition of the letter to the editor from Cindy Brown (“Time to wake from slumber,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 17, 2022) and the Civility guidelines that appeared on the very next page.
The Deer Valley Road project while under construction. The bridge is now complete.

Peel: River bridge project pleases resident

I wanted to first say the new road is beautiful.
The Deer Valley Road project while under construction. The bridge is now complete.

Peel: River bridge project pleases resident

I wanted to first say the new road is beautiful.

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

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 …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

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 …
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