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Return of the swallows

Spring is here and the swallows are returned to Green Valley Park.

Lawmakers irresponsible

Astute readers who understand the impact of the governor’s onslaught against public education must be quite startled by the incredible cuts imposed against the education of children in our local communities.

Real facts about climate change

Mr. Welge’s letter to the editor (April 7, 2015) “Where has Goofy gone,” with the exception of his view on corn-based ethanol, is mostly name-calling and unsubstantiated opinion.

Enjoyed the Rich Henry story

The article on Mr. Rich Henry was just wonderful.

Communists support free education

Unschooling and home schooling have always been a core tradition of the Republican Party. This is why we have the best progressive freedom-based home-schooling laws in Arizona. Read the enlightening book “Teenager Liberation Handbook” by school teacher Grace Llewellyn.(Amazon.com).

Terrible delays at VA

My husband is a Vietnam vet who served in the Navy. He was going to the VA in Los Angeles, Calif., which was the biggest joke ever!

Soroptimists say thanks

Members of Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country thank all the people in our community who continue to support our See’s Candy fundraiser.

Lawmakers thwart voters

In November of 2000, Arizona citizens passed Prop. 301 which allowed a .6 percent increase in the sales tax to be directed to schools to offset rising costs.

School gag order failed

I was happy to hear that SB 1172 did not pass in spite of support by both Sylvia Allen and Bob Thorpe.

Governor duplicitous

“Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas ran mostly on a platform calling for the repeal of Common Core standards.” (“Common Core survives in Arizona,” Roundup, April 7.)

Wait time

Viewing a clip on News 12 today about the average “wait time” for U.S. veterans in need of urgent care is 30 days.

Free exercise of religion

This is in response to an earlier letter to the editor, rejoicing that the veto of SB 1062 has “spared Arizona from being the national laughing stock.”

Barton plays for herself

When a sports team’s featured player only plays for themselves and does nothing for the team, it usually means that player is replaced.

Water department policy

I have a real issue with the Payson Water Department.

Legislature needs to butt out of citizens’ private lives

The governor has just signed a law that represents yet another example of government interference in the private lives of its citizens. However, this time it is our own Arizona state government.