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Kaitie’s Closet still helping families

Kaitie’s Closet will be moving into a new building next week located at 814 N. Beeline Highway.

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Governor candidates share priorities, differences for approaching immigration

PHOENIX – The two major-party candidates for Arizona governor agree on a few things when it comes to the contentious issue of immigration:

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PHS football team drops to No. 16 in power rankings

The playoffs are on the line at 7 p.m. Friday at Payson High School as the Longhorns host Show Low in the final football game of the regular season

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Community Garden celebrates harvest

About 60 people attended the annual Payson Community Gar­den potluck dinner.

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Whether schools get $317 million an issue in Arizona governor’s race

State courts have ruled that Arizona owes public schools a first payment of more than $300 million for failing to make annual inflation adjustments to base funding as called for by a voter-approved law. Over five years, the bill could be $1.6 billion.

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Hail to the chief

Pine-Strawberry’s chief has dodged death, saved lives

He has climbed the highest peak on four continents, survived two near-death experiences, put out aircraft fires, headed up two large fire departments and even knows how to lay cement.

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Trick-or-treating safety tips

Halloween is just around the corner! Remember to stay safe while you’re out and about.

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Water survey yields surprises about water costs, rate structures

Arizona charges low, but ‘conservation’ rates may not work

Several surprising conclusions have emerged from a comprehensive survey of water systems of Arizona.

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Still going strong at 90

Hiking group members 'wanna be like Ray'

With a spry skip in his step, a song in his heart and surrounded by 33 well-wishers, Ray Kinsman celebrated in his 90th birthday this week — where else but on the trail.

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Gila County lobbyist contract debated

Martin: $78,000 contract yields millions in federal funds

Tommie Martin wants Gila County to have a full arsenal as it continues to do battle in Washington, D.C. for federal money. Since 2006, that arsenal has included the big guns of Jefferson/Bose (Bose), a lobbying firm — experience, expertise and connections.

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Who gets all the property taxes?

Voters won’t save much if they reject school override

As homeowners tear open their latest property tax notices, confusion abounds about how various ballot measures may affect property tax bills.

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Community Almanac

Terry Goddard, candidate for Secretary of State, will be visiting Payson at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Clubs and Organizations

Unity of Payson, represented by Spiritual Leader Dr. Lynnette Brouwer, recently presented their monthly tithe check to Perla Guereque for Payson Community Kids.

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Survivor’s story hints at toll of domestic abuse

The abuse started at the age of 19. She met a man and fell in love; it only took her one month to say, “I love you” and two months to move in together.