The Payson Town Council took a welcome step this week by approving a $19,000 thinning project in Rumsey Park — hopefully paid for at least in part with state and federal grants.
Where’s the outrage? It’s time for voters to rise up. It’s time for a grassroots revolt.
Schools look a little like Lake Woebegone these days — where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average,” to quote Garrison Keillor.
Lawmakers like Sen. Sylvia Allen say Arizona will remain 48th in per-student funding as long as the federal government owns so much land in the state.
Here’s one frail hope for the political season. Could we please focus on fact-based disagreements?
The latest AzMERIT test results for Payson students offer a confusing mixture of hope and dismay.
Vera Eccles came by the office this week, very upset. She’d suffered a terrible trauma — and we made it worse.
A heartening three-quarters of Arizona voters say our public schools need more support. We hope every candidate for the Legislature pays close attention to the results of the poll, conducted by The Arizona Republic and the Morrison Institute at Arizona State University.
Struggling families got some help from the Arizona Legislature this year, with the long overdue decision to accept federal money to extend medical coverage to an estimated 30,000 children.
Payson Mayor Kenny Evans suffered a woefully undeserved setback in his effort to win the Republican nomination for the District 3 Gila County supervisor’s seat.
Let us pause a moment to read the fine print on the results of Election Day: The rich and the special interests are making a hostile takeover of our democracy.
The storm clouds have gathered. The water’s on the rise all around. And the Pine Water board needs to find something that floats.
This is getting crazy. We’ve got to do something about dark money.
We’ve kind of lost track of the glittering dream of an Arizona State University Campus in Payson that has sustained our hopes for the last four or five years.
She nearly beat it — the addiction, the despair, the spiral of destruction. Tia Cheri Nottingham went to prison in 2004 for selling drugs.