The evidence continues to pile up — just like the tree thickets and dead wood in the forest.
The dedicated coaches and advisors who sustain the extracurricular programs on which our schools depend have issued an urgent appeal for help.
Gasoa Balas took a plea. So now we know where he’ll spend the next 32 years: He’ll do 20 years for the reckless flight from police that cost his daughter her life. And he’ll then do 12 more for the terrible night he held down his girlfriend, cut her flesh and her hair with scissors and stuffed her hair into her mouth as his traumatized daughter watched.
The Payson school board capped a chaotic and discouraging series of events this week by offering outgoing Superintendent Ron Hitchcock $58,000 to quit coming to work. The board will now look for an interim superintendent to finish out the school year.
Arizona’s shocking failure to even investigate reports of child abuse — much less actually protect children — has finally spurred a political crisis.
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The tragic death of a football player from Keams Canyon Hopi High and alarming injuries involving Payson players underscore a troubling issue — and the absolutely crucial need for the community to contribute to Payson’s athletic programs.
Never mind the kindest, most generous, most interesting people you’ll find anywhere.
Turns out, education reform’s a lot simpler than you might think.
A father in an incomprehensible blur makes a terrible mistake. He drops his shoeless 2-year-old son off alongside Houston Mesa Road — and drives away. Astonishing. Frightening. Terrible.
As Winston Churchill reportedly said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” We’re hoping that the abrupt resignation of five members of the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District falls into that category.
The alarm sounds. The firefighters respond. When will we back them up?
We’re for muddled, short-term decision-making and slapping a Band-Aid on the problem — for the moment, anyhow.
Science: It ain’t for sissies. Nor, apparently, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — not to mention your average member of Congress.