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Gila County must protect the public

We hope Gila County finally stands ready to protect the public — and at least mitigate the lopsided spending patterns that have ripped off Rim Country for years.

Best students need help

We’re delighted that Superintendent Greg Wyman has a plan to provide more advanced classes for our best and brightest students.

Congress must acknowledge climate change is real

Climate change is about a sustainable future for us all.

Obama lies

Obama’s lies are moving again.

Lack of oversight wrong

My name is Tina Mull. I am the granddaughter of Marvin Mull, Sr., our former tribal chairman and my father is Marvin Mull, Jr., our former vice-chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

The cost of an education

For young people considering the teaching profession, I imagine a major deterrent is the ever-rising costs of the undergraduate (and graduate) education they’ll need to become a teacher to begin with.

Merger good news for all

The pending deal between the Mogollon Health Alliance and Banner Health Systems looks like the dose of medicine Rim Country has needed ever since the Great Recession.

Alliance’s fresh start

The Payson Town Council’s decision to not renew the term of Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner’s term offers a chance for a fresh start on a vital project hampered by needless divisions in recent months.

Flake misinterprets job

This is an open letter to Senator Jeff Flake ...

Barton serving us or hurting us?

Whether Brenda Barton has a “God-given right” to carry a gun is unclear.

Gun control laws impose tyranny

Reasonable gun control laws that MIGHT prevent a few deaths (notice that nowhere is there any mention of confiscation, secret lists, etc.) are decidedly not “tyranny and oppression.”

You all come! Invite your friends

“Technology Rising” author Patrick Wood will be the guest speaker at the Payson Tea Party Thursday March 19th, at Tiny’s Restaurant.

Vietnam veterans benefits

Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Daines (R-MT) in bipartisanship March 9, 2015, introduced to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Senate Bill S.681 titled The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Act.

Don’t abandon the dream

Payson High School student Cody Rislund spent hours poring over the photographs of the surface of Mars, seeking clues, struggling to understand, willing to challenge himself.

Set aside shame, seek the solutions

The surprising turnout spoke of both courage and desperation.