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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.

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.

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.

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?”