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Crusade against domestic violence

You have a chance tomorrow night to become part of the solution to one of the most important problem facing this community — the ongoing scourge of domestic violence.

APS: No one likes bullies

No one likes a bully. So Arizona Public Service ought to give a little more thought to its relationship to the customers who provide all those shareholder profits — and vote in the members of the Arizona Corporation Commission which regulates the power company’s state-granted monopoly.

Payson can show its heart

Payson got a black eye when an overzealous officer got into a middle-of-the-night confrontation with a weary rider raising money to help returning veterans.

Breast cancer battle continues

The battle continues.

Dark money corrupts

The billows of dark money have shrouded the political battlefield, rolling over friend and foe, Republican and Democrat, like clouds of toxic mustard gas.

Supply Line kept the faith

Sometimes these days, the front line seems impossibly far from the home front.

FireSafe crusade starts

Payson’s FireSafe Committee made its public debut this weekend, with an absolutely vital educational event intended to wake up their fellow citizens — and maybe the town council.

Payson students making us proud

It’s all coming together.

On the edge of escape, the zombies wait

Oh my Lord — we’re trapped in a horror movie.

Water rate increase not the worst outcome

The Town of Payson water customers face the prospect of a 50 percent increase in water rates spread out over the next four years.

Surprising support for the override

The straw vote at the Payson Tea Party on the Payson School District override gave us hope.

So tantalizingly near

The long, visionary, frustrating quest for a university in Payson seems finally near the critical moment of decision.

Protect or intimidate?

Could the Payson Police Department go down the slippery slope from “protecting and serving” to “dominating and intimidating?”

County gets it right

This week’s Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting brought a wonderful surprise: A little balance and fair play.

A time to learn about fire safety

Rim Country residents and visitors have a couple of different opportunities to learn about fire safety and becoming Firewise this month.