Pete Aleshire

Editor

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Managed fires, new building codes save lives, water – & forest

Let it burn, baby, burn. That might make a great new Forest Service motto, according to the latest research on managing wildfires.

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West faces water shortage, but places like Payson may enjoy a vital advantage

Payson got its water just in time. That’s one selfish conclusion Payson boosters could draw from a series of dismaying studies on the water supply in the Colorado River, which provides water for roughly 50 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.

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Poverty drops, still high in Gila County

The percentage of people living in poverty and the share of the population without medical insurance continues to fall — although it remains far above the national average in Gila County.

Grateful beyond measure

I rise early on deadline day, shower hastily, scrape the ice from the windshield and rush down the hill on Airport Road, having forgotten to write anything for the editorial page last night before dashing off to teach my writing class.

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Marine Corps Birthday

Heroes dwell amongst us still

John Naughton was a gung-ho young Marine Corps sergeant running an artillery unit when the North Vietnamese shells began to rain down on the encircled defenders of Khe Sanh.

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2016: Sets records as hottest year ever recorded

Average global temperatures are poised to set another record in 2016, including Arizona temperatures 3-4 degrees (F) above the long-term average.

Judges deal blow to firefighter, police pension reform

Efforts to make public safety workers’ pensions solvent without bankrupting cities and counties took a body blow last week

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What you owe the supermoon

I sat and watched the moonrise my father may have seen, out the window of his B-17. The supermoon rose lurid behind the trees.

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Legislature: Nothing changes – except everything

Don’t expect many changes this year when it comes to state policy —but do expect a big difference in relationship with the federal government.

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Tigers thrive in Rim Country

Tiger trout, Rim Country’s latest fishing sensation, are thriving in Woods Canyon Lake.

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