Michele Nelson

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Dark money debate joined

Corporation Commission candidate Robert Burns would like the APS power company to disclose how much money it spent to support the election of Corporation Commission candidates Doug Forese and Tom Little in the last election.

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All Payson teachers (almost) make goals — get pay bump

Payson Unified School District teachers received a performance pay bump – if they reached 80 percent of their goals.

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Here’s to hoping essential fatty acids can fix wrinkles

The Healthy Foodie

Did you know there are no jokes about wrinkles?

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SCRUBS camp introduces students to the health field

A sobering taste of blood, guts and needles

It might seem like a good idea to a choose a career in health care, but the reality might not live up to expectations — because, you know, blood, guts and needles are involved.

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New signs point way to fossils from a vanished world

No more guessing at the Rim Country’s own Paleo site just outside of Kohl’s Ranch.

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Payson schools losing veteran teachers

Music, vocational programs hard hit by loss of teachers

Each May, the list of teachers leaving the district due to retirement, another job, dissatisfaction with the profession, low salaries and other reasons gets longer and longer.

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Tonto Basin hit with huge tax increase

In a unanimous vote this week, the Tonto Basin School Board approved the 2016-17 school year budget, which includes a 75 percent property tax increase.

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Ocotillo wine – no really, it’s medicinal

The Healthy Foodie

I just had to drink ocotillo wine as I wrote this column, because, well, I learned it’s medicinal.

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Pine school furor continues

Four seats on the Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District board need filling, but only two people have taken out paperwork for the November general election — incumbents Helen Palmer and Jessica Barnett.

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Heat setting records

Starting Saturday, the heat was on.

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