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Homeowners must do their part to avert disaster

On June 24, 2004, John Johnsen from his Portal IV home in Pine watched a lightning strike 22 miles distant on the top of a peak in the Mazatzal Wilderness Area. Visible fire prompted the 911 call.

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee will continue

We feel the need to clarify what’s going on with our brush removal program since we’ve all had people come to us worried that the organization itself, not the brush removal program, may not be able to continue.

Domestic violence a crime that doesn’t always get punished

“I’m sure she did something to provoke him. And anyway, it’s a family matter. Why on earth would we call the police?”

American Leadership Academy to be a community school

Hope and opportunity.

We’ve been short-changing our schools

I am proud of our schools in Arizona. A number of our high schools are consistently ranked near the top of U.S. studies. We were one of the first states to create charter schools and our Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow parents to find the best education option for their children. These two reforms are models being emulated throughout the country.

Good start to solving the funding issues in public education

There has been significant coverage in the state on the level of funding of public education in Arizona and the proposed settlement of the education lawsuit.

Budget deal: Epitomizes everything wrong with Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) recently released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, as well as the rule for this bill, both of which ultimately passed the House by a vote of 266-167:

Sedona citizens group gets positive results

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...” Declaration of Independence.

Innovation at the heart of everything ASU is doing

Arizona State University was just named the nation’s Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report.

Gosar does not want taxpayer money going to Planned Parenthood

The simple truth is that Planned Parenthood, masquerading as a nonprofit, has strategically developed a business model to profit off the death of innocent unborn babies.

World has become more dangerous under Obama

For the last several weeks, the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate has blocked an up-or-down vote on President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Gosar adamant about preventing deal with Iran

Twice over the past month, a very small group of pacifists have called on my office in Prescott to decry war with Iran. The goal of these activists is for me and other members of Congress to support the deal President Obama has reached with the rogue Iranian regime.

Proposed monuments in Arizona a bad, bad idea

Two new national monuments are being proposed for Arizona: The Grand Canyon Watershed — 1.7 million acres, and The Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock — 180,000 acres including the town of Sedona.

Center for Biological Diversity harms the forest

In 2012, the citizens of the City of Flagstaff voted for and approved Proposition 405, a $10 million bond to thin the forest surrounding Flagstaff’s vitally important watershed.

Thorpe should apologize for false forest claims

Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe has a penchant for divisive, inflammatory politics. It led him to post (then delete) racially charged tweets, defend the criminal, racist Cliven Bundy, and attend meetings of an extremist group espousing violence against police. “Very nice, patriotic people,” he said just before two of them assassinated two Las Vegas policemen then killed themselves.