Mike White

Mike White 12 hours, 32 minutes ago on County patrol vehicles get radar detectors

I would love to see the radars used on the 260 between Tyler Parkway and Star Valley. Living in that area, I observe drivers going over 65 mph all the time, including tail gating cars in the left lane who are approaching turns to the left.

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Mike White 1 week ago on Judge: ‘Unfortunate’

Pat, you can't blame the judge for this one. The article said he had no choice and gave the guy the minimum sentence.

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Mike White 1 week, 1 day ago on Real facts about climate change

When someone denies that the sun is the ultimate source of our planet's energy and climate, my jaw drops and I can only wonder if the person slept through science classes in middle school, high school, and college. And to suggest that we as mankind are anywhere near as powerful and influential seems to me to be indicative of someone who treats, usually unknown to him/her, Global Warming and other such movements as a substitute religion.

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Mike White 1 week, 3 days ago on Lawmakers block recycling

I finally found it. It's SB1241, which you can see at the ARS site under Bills/Dispositions/Transmitted to the Governor.

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Mike White 1 week, 3 days ago on Forest Service gets it right

Why does the newspaper refer to Republicans as staunch but Democrats/Liberals are never described as such? Or, the political leaning of the environmentalists and Democrats isn't mentioned at all. Please try to be more politically neutral in your 'reporting', or change the article to an editorial.

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Mike White 1 week, 4 days ago on Lawmakers block recycling

It reads to me that these legislators are not prohibiting any communities from setting up recycling as you claimed, just that they cannot force businesses to pay for the programs. Read your own post again.

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Mike White 1 week, 4 days ago on College plan an embarrassment

I'm actually ambivalent about building a university satellite facility in Payson, and even made a small donation to the cause a few years ago, but I am starting to develop some doubts. 1) I keep reading how we can't fill classrooms in Gila CC, so how are we going to get several thousand new university students here? Is there a marketing plan for how the campus will pull in several thousand students from other areas? The PHS graduating classes certainly aren't big enough. 2) Since the traffic is already terrible at the 260-87 intersection and for a few miles feeding into and out of it, what will it be like after several thousand new residents (students, teachers, staff, etc.)? Mayor Evans has stated that there won't be any bypasses built in his lifetime. 3) Has anyone done a financial payback analysis on what the payback will be at various student population levels? I'm talking about not only at 6,000, but, say, at 4,000, 2,000, and 1,000. 4) I have observed that the ASU management has upped the ante a few times on what they want from the local community, and that they have asked for financial guarantees against negative cash flow (based on low enrollment). Are they truly motivated to aggressively market the campus, and are they having some doubts? Should we?

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Mike White 1 week, 5 days ago on Real facts about climate change

Oh, the GW/CC movement's vanity in thinking that man has an appreciable effect on the global climate relative to the Sun's natural variations in output, both cyclical and random.

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Mike White 1 week, 6 days ago on Lawmakers irresponsible

The voters responded to Doug Ducey's campaign promises to balance the budget without the typical sleights of hand previously used to avoid politically difficult cuts. This had to happen by the budget submittal and approval dates according to the state constitution. He, and our local reps, are doing what we asked them to do. They also promised to look for ways to lower costs, eliminate redundancies, and increase efficiencies. Also to try to get more state sovereignty over some of the huge amount of tax-free land owned by the federal government, for both better management and for a source of additional tax revenue. Let us hope that they continue to work on what they promised and what we asked for, so that sufficient amounts of money can be allocated to the highest priority needs.

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