Drugs, alcohol spawn misery and death – especially for kids
In his 26 years as a cop, Joe Leduc has seen it all.
A tale of age, ego and acceptance
“Maybe we ought to head down,” she said on the final day of my season of redemption.
Arizona Public Service wants to charge people who install new rooftop solar arrays an extra $21 a month to make sure they pay their “fair share” of the cost of the grid of power poles and transmission lines.
But Michele Reagan sees no hope of regulating dark money
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan brought to Rim Country her crusade to crack down on people who bundle up and turn in other people’s mail-in ballots, with an appearance before the Payson Tea Party — which continues to demonstrate its knack for getting statewide officials to show up in Payson.
State will overhaul, but retain, national academic standards
The Senate deadlocked on a proposal to pull Arizona out of the national academic standards, with Rim Country’s representative Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) voting to drop implementation of the set of tests and standards generally referred to as Common Core.
Payson will not regain control of its own elections, despite a recent Arizona Supreme Court Ruling limiting the Legislature’s control over charter cities.
Governor objects to animal cruelty double standard
Gov. Doug Ducey this week vetoed Rep. Brenda Barton’s (R-Payson) bill setting different standards of animal cruelty for pets and farm animals.
Finally. Payson’s ready to build the pipeline from the C.C. Cragin Reservoir (formerly Blue Ridge).
House had already passed law allowing guns in public buildings
Rep. Brenda Barton’s (R-Payson) bill allowing people with conceal weapons permits to bring their guns into most public buildings died on a 15-16 vote on the floor of the state Senate this week.
The just-adopted Senate Budget Resolution includes far-reaching reforms in how the federal government allocates money to fight wildfires.