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Fire season now looming

Firefighters throughout Rim Country are already bracing for a dangerous fire season — with the El Niño conditions delivering a merely normal amount of snow and rain this winter.

Classroom spending

Gov. Doug Ducey and others insist schools have enough money — they’re just spending it in the wrong places.

Still chasing the unicorn

Gosh. Seems like Gov. Doug Ducey doesn’t read our editorials. Or worse: Reads them and ignores them.

Forest crisis

Someone or another once said: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

Polarization won’t lead to bipartisan

We heartily agree with Rep. Paul Gosar on his position — but we strongly disagree with rhetoric.

Befuddling indifference

Now, nobody hates kids.

Lawmakers undercut accountability

OK, let’s see if we have this straight.

Slack the rope, slack the rope

“When a man knows he is to be hanged, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” — Samuel Johnson

A shout out to the supervisors

A big wet kiss.

Bury the vouchers

We’re delighted to report that the private school voucher bill a reckless state Senate adopted appears to have stalled in the House.

The wolf sits down to dinner

The wolf’s dressed up nice, ever so polite, sitting at the dinner table.

Fixing education

Want to know how to fix education?

Beware the Jabberwocky

Oh, frabjous day! Calloh! Callay!

Responsible hunting

Lots of people make silly arguments against hunting.

An argument in a nut house

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas makes a great case for doing away with her toothless and obscure office entirely.