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Game & Fish restructuring consolidates departments

In a world where the only constant is change, it is sometimes tempting to dig in, hunker down and fight to keep things the same.

Sylvia Allen sets priorities for education committee

I am grateful for the trust President Biggs has shown in me by appointing me to this chairmanship. I believe in our education system in Arizona and it is time we brag about what we are accomplishing.

Common sense is needed in relocating refugees

These are dangerous times in Arizona and across the world. The terror in Paris and San Bernardino are reminders that evil can appear anywhere, and anytime.

If president won’t lead, Congress should

The horrifying events that took place over the past few weeks, including the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, have shaken our country to its very core.

This is not a zoo

I am a resident of Chaparral Pines and wish to present another side in response to the letter to the editor by Ms. Abbot arguing against a fence in our community. I believe hers is a minority view.

A climate change policy that pays for itself

This week, government officials from 190 nations are meeting in Paris to forge a plan for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Among the most difficult issues they’ll face? How to finance the transition to a clean-energy infrastructure, particularly in developing countries.

Aiming at economic opportunity through education

For the past two decades, Arizona has consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing states in the nation.

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.