Guest Comment


Shooting at military recruiting office was a terrorist attack

“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions ...

Newest EPA regulations will hurt Arizona’s economy

“We’ll be put out of business.”

New funding model not necessarily the answer

There is increasing popularity in the Arizona state government for the concept of “backpack” funding for public education.

Arizona’s elected officials working together for education

These are exciting times for education in Arizona. A new report from U.S. News & World Report puts three Phoenix-area high schools in the top 10 high schools in America. Our state continues to be among the leaders in school choice for parents.

Payson destroys wildlife habitat around Green Valley Lake

Baby ducks, turtles, coots, and other air breathing wildlife along the west shore of Green Valley’s largest lake are now homeless. So are the fish and minnows that lived there.

Magna Carta foundation for U.S. jurisprudence

On June 15, 1215, in the meadow of Runnymede, west of London, King John, more popularly known today as the evil Prince John of Robin Hood lore, affixed his royal seal to Magna Carta.

Fire department launches Red Tag/Green Tag Program

The Red Tag/Green Tag Program was created with the intention of creating awareness to the property owner of items that they could easily accomplish that would greatly increase the survivability of their property due to the devastating effects of wildland fire.

Congratulations to Arizona high school graduates

Last Thursday night I watched my granddaughter, Karlee Sylviann Brown, graduate from Mesa High with honors.

Congress rewards corporations while punishing the American people

Congress keeps feeding big corporations huge tax cuts they don’t deserve, even as it starves average Americans of the services and investments they need.

Epidemic in the forest — trash

I’ve been a Forest Service volunteer for over three years and much of my job focuses on removing trash from illegal dumping sites found in the Tonto National Forest. Forest Service personnel and volunteers take hundreds and sometime thousands of pounds of illegally dumped trash from Tonto on a weekly basis.

Gila County officials issue progress report for 2014

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin submitted this update on important accomplishments this year affecting Gila County.

McCain targets America’s Most Wasted

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has released America’s Most Wasted, the first in a series of oversight reports that expose wasteful, duplicative and inefficient government spending.

Thanks to everyone who donates the life-saving gift of blood

There are things that we take for granted in life, but the one that deeply touched me recently is that people donate blood so that others can live.

Flake speaks about nuclear agreement with Iran

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) recently took to the Senate floor to speak in support of legislation requiring the president to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran to Congress before being able to waive or suspend congressional sanctions. Below is the complete transcript of Flake’s remarks:

An epidemic of illegal dumping sites in Tonto National Forest

I’ve been a Forest Service volunteer for more than three years, focusing on removing trash from illegal dumping sites found in the Tonto National Forest.