News for Wednesday, April 1, 2015



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Congressman seeks to pull funding from Common Core

Federal proposals would eliminate grants to develop national academic standards

Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents Rim Country, last week joined with 33 other congressmen seeking the elimination of federal funding for national academic standards and testing, commonly referred to as “Common Core.”

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Soroptimists give awards at annual banquet

As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country recently made monetary awards to outstanding Rim Country women at the group’s annual Women’s Awards Banquet.

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Gila County celebrates National County Government Month

Gila County will mark National County Government Month (NCGM) with a series of events.

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Advocates need volunteers to protect kids in court

Child abuse and neglect is a tragic reality for thousands of victims every year in the state of Arizona. Recent reports from the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) reveal sobering statistics.

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Payson compiles $23 million project wish list for budget

From new vehicles to carpet and ball field lights, the town’s top brass presented its $23 million wish list of capital improvement projects next fiscal year on Tuesday, March 24.

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Gun battles

Lawmakers want to end many firearm restrictions

Rim Country’s representatives in the Legislature continue to take the lead in ensuring Arizona has among the most gun-friendly laws in the nation.

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County may change public voting process

Gila County may soon consolidate polling places into vote centers, according to an item on the agenda for a work session of the Gila County Board of Supervisors this morning, Tuesday, March 31.