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No more big government

Despite being responsible for the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, the president has made it clear that he intends to double down on his tax and spend policies that continue to grow Washington, D.C. while crippling our economy.

Why so many police officers?

Why does it take so many policemen to arrest or stop someone?

With much thanks to so many

The students, teachers and staff at Payson Elementary School would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to members of the Payson Elks Lodge No. 2154, Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge No. 70 F. & A., N-PCT program, Expedition Church, Mogollon Motorcycle Association – Safeway Inc., and numerous anonymous Rim Country residents for their contributions.

Thanks for a fun experience

I just wanted to personally thank Jeremy at Rue21.

Asking for help

Payson has always come to the help of their neighbors, so I am writing this in hopes to be able to buy a used portable oxygen concentrator.

Help with Clothe-A-Child appreciated

Sy Harrison Lodge #70 would like to express their gratitude to the businesses and citizens of Payson for their generosity during our Clothe-A-Child campaign last year.

America’s longest war

Some people say that America’s longest war has been the war in Afghanistan.

Cutting university funding shortsighted

Our new governor, Doug Ducey, has proposed his budget and he asks for a $75 million cut to our state universities’ budget.

A pox on both of the political extremes

I have nothing but disdain for the progressive/socialist ideology as I think it is anathema to everything this nation was built upon.

Blog talk: Loss of local doctors

According to someone who works for a local MD. Six primary care physicians have left Payson in 2014! Anybody have any guesses as to why?

Big game hunters need to speak up now

In a Jan. 7 recent news release, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asked for public input on future big game management in the state.

Unhappy consequences of ‘graduating’ from Hospice

After my husband, Tom, was “graduated” from Hospice Compassus on Dec. 24, 2014, I was scrambling to replace his loaned bed, wheelchair and other items necessary for his care.

Nice, considerate young people in Payson

My wife and I were trying to clear our driveway after the recent 10-inch snowstorm.

Background checks for guns

In 1993, a federal law was passed for the stated purpose of preventing our reducing access by criminals and the mentally ill to firearms.

God gives us our rights

The Declaration of Independence says in part:

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