Our state Senator Sylvia Allen offered an absurd explanation of why she voted to deny health care coverage for 30,000 children of low-income Arizona families who cannot afford to buy insurance.
The Pine library is available Tuesday-Saturday with six public computers so hikers can obtain their parking passes to Fossil Creek.
Gov. Doug Ducey showed courage and leadership in vetoing a pair of “bad bills,” which would weaken the state’s efforts to manage its vital water resources.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the manager of the Sonic Drive-In and the Tonto Apache Tribal Police Department for the exceptional service we received last Saturday evening.
“Legislative revolt on behalf of kids” ... Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill (KidsCare) without a vote.” This would have taken health insurance from 30,000 Arizona children.
Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.
The headline stated that the system failed, however, it was “the people” that failed! If just one person in the past seven years had not looked away, became involved in the issues of that day or the following days then perhaps (Calandra Balas) would have had a chance.
I stopped at the Pine post office to mail a package on the way to the bank in Payson the other day.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.
Why I voted against “KidsCare.”
With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, Arizona is a natural for solar power. In fact, the state was recently ranked No. 2 for total solar energy capacity. Some of the benefits of solar energy are clear. This clean, renewable energy source has no carbon emissions and uses no water.
Editor’s note: The following exchange came in response to a Roundup online poll asking how people think the Payson School District should spend the roughly $480,000 it will receive if voters approve Proposition 123.
The letter writer argues we should “strike a balance” in Arizona politics by not voting for the party that insists people who work for a living and earn less and less every year because the worthless flat currency has no intrinsic value, should be robbed of their earnings to support those who cannot or will not work to support themselves.
A revolt by rank and file lawmakers in the closing hours of the legislative session restored KidsCare, which will provide desperately needed healthcare to an estimated 30,000 children — many of them in Gila County. Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill without a vote, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers out maneuvered him and revived the bill by attaching an amendment to another law.
Voters should heed the bipartisan support for Proposition 124, which would safeguard the underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.