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Time Out Shelter grateful

Time Out Shelter would like to give a big thank you to the ladies at Rim Country Cosmetology Academy at Gila Community College.

PUMC says thanks

Payson United Methodist Church members would like to send our heartfelt thanks to one of our local businesses, their president and employees.

Heading toward the bottom

How sad, Arizona is heading straight toward the bottom ...

An open question

We have now heard how Governor Ducey and the Republican Legislature plan to balance the budget in part by decimating support for education in Arizona, likely achieving the “worst in the country” designation.

When is enough power enough?

The monopoly that the Republican Party has on the politics in our state enables them to conduct budget talks in secret, encourages them to water down or eliminate open meeting rules and regulations ...

Don’t be so quick to judge police

It would seem some people have already decided that the police were wrong in their actions in recent shooting cases involving civilians, even though no final reports of what happened have been released.

Budget balanced, but at what cost?

The Arizona Legislature rushed this weekend through the most honest and financially responsible budget in years — stripped of the bookkeeping gimmicks that got lawmakers through the recession.

The beast stalks us

Tragically, heroin stalks our community.

It took some doing; but town did a good job

We have had a vacation home in Payson for 40 years now. This summer, for the very first time, the heavy rains devastated our lot and driveway. Large channels or rivulets were created and became a hazard for people who disembarked from their cars in our driveway (my daughter-in-law turned her ankle).

Freedom has a necessary price

You are not guaranteed unrestricted rights under the U.S. Constitution. If you constantly hear that your “rights” are being taken away from you, do some research.

Please, please, I’m begging you

I figured I’d better put my byline on this one.

Impact of proposed budget cut on Arizona State University

While we all appreciate the difficulties faced by the governor in setting priorities for state investment, we continue to believe that investment in higher education is one of the most important ways of helping advance our families, our businesses, and our state economy.

Family is grateful

To our neighbors, friends, Marine brothers and family near and far, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for your amazing support and encouragement you have shown us throughout this trying time with the loss of our beloved Martin.

Honoring veterans

The concept of recognizing and honoring our terminally ill American veterans is so simple, one would muse, “Why didn’t I think of that?”