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Still fighting health care

“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.

Many make event a success

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.

Re: The system failed

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.

Wallet returned

I stopped at the Pine post office to mail a package on the way to the bank in Payson the other day.

Exchange students need host families

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.

Sen. Allen defends vote

Why I voted against “KidsCare.”

Why pay more for the same sun?

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.

Education in Payson

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.

Re: ‘Arizona out of whack’

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.

Legislative revolt on behalf of kids

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.

Vote YES on Prop. 124

Voters should heed the bipartisan support for Proposition 124, which would safeguard the underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.

Owners need to leash dogs

I (am writing) about dogs-at-large, otherwise known as strays.

Rethink your endorsement

I applaud your ability to be receptive to additional information.

Why she supports Prop. 123

While Prop. 123 may not be the ideal option, it may very well be the only option the schools have to get the money owed to them.

Live together ... or perish as fools

I recently watched a screening of our president holding a town hall meeting at the University of Illinois Law School wherein he said that the highest office of our land was to be a citizen.