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Breast cancer battle continues

The battle continues.

The role of public education and the economy

With less than a month to go before the election, a dominant theme in campaigns is the economy.

Time for a change

In the years that representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe have been at the Arizona Legislature, they have never championed the issues that are so important to the people of Rim Country ...

Job competition is from around the world

School board candidate Darlene Younker was quoted in the Payson Roundup as saying “national standards would set kids in lower socio-economic school districts up for failure by comparing them ... to children from richer areas.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Do you know that every 3 seconds someone is affected by domestic violence?

Dark money corrupts

The billows of dark money have shrouded the political battlefield, rolling over friend and foe, Republican and Democrat, like clouds of toxic mustard gas.

Supply Line kept the faith

Sometimes these days, the front line seems impossibly far from the home front.

Humans need the arts

Every fall, voters think they have to make a tough decision — vote for a tax increase and/or pass an override to keep music and other arts programs in the school curriculum.

Letter writer mistaken about Democrats

This is directed at a recent letter claiming Democrats are a growing class of parasites? I thought we had gotten beyond the name calling a while back, but obviously not.

Elect those with reasonable approach

Americans pretty much agree on the importance of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Americans also agree (70 percent at the last survey) there must be a reasonable approach which will support that right while providing common sense protection.

Getting gouged at the pump

Payson drivers are getting screwed every time they fill up their gas tank in Payson. This is a follow-up to a recent letter to the editor complaining about the high price of gasoline in town.

Intelligent, experienced leadership needed

When HB 2587 concerning cruelty to animals was brought up in the Arizona Legislature by Brenda Barton, it was strenuously opposed by ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and even by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Fed up with ASU’s changing demands

Every time I read another article about the ASU campus, I think of the Peanuts cartoons with Lucy, Charlie Brown and the football.

FireSafe crusade starts

Payson’s FireSafe Committee made its public debut this weekend, with an absolutely vital educational event intended to wake up their fellow citizens — and maybe the town council.

Payson students making us proud

It’s all coming together.

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