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The monster has returned

The nightmare rises from the ash and reaches out its charred arms for us.

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The down and dirty on the mud run

I am not afraid of much, but like most, I don’t like to make a fool of myself, especially with a few hundred people watching.

They let the thieves in

They’re stealing our government.

Never forget

This weekend, we honor those who died that we might grill hot dogs on a perfect Memorial Day afternoon, complain about the politicians and watch our children grow up safe and free.

Down the rabbit hole

Turns out, browsing “Alice in Wonderland” is a wonderful way to prepare yourself for reading Forest Service reports.

Interpreting Prop. 123 win

Proposition 123 has passed, with about 51 percent of the vote.

Celebrating, sort of

Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell gave a presentation this week to the Payson Tea Party about the prospects for a deal with Arizona State University to build a campus in Payson.

Governor vetoes bad water bills

Gov. Doug Ducey showed courage and leadership in vetoing a pair of “bad bills,” which would weaken the state’s efforts to manage its vital water resources.

Legislative revolt on behalf of kids

A revolt by rank and file lawmakers in the closing hours of the legislative session restored KidsCare, which will provide desperately needed healthcare to an estimated 30,000 children — many of them in Gila County. Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill without a vote, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers out maneuvered him and revived the bill by attaching an amendment to another law.

Vote YES on Prop. 124

Voters should heed the bipartisan support for Proposition 124, which would safeguard the underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.

Rim Country’s future at stake

The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday will hold a crucial public hearing on a plan to thin forests throughout Rim Country as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).

Budget tradeoffs

Balanced budget.

Haunted by the death of a child

Calandra haunts us.

Please vote YES on Prop. 123

Odds are, you’ve got your ballot.