Aritz: Our household supports annexation of Encanterra into Queen Creek

As a new purchaser of a home in Encanterra, I have become aware of the discussion of annexation into Queen Creek. I would just like to take a moment to express why I feel that annexation is a good thing for the residents at Encanterra, both on a financial and social basis. From a financial […]

Brown: More electric vehicles means more savings for Arizonans, study shows

Electric vehicles are the gift that keeps giving. Electric vehicles help cut consumer energy bills and boost the economy while protecting air quality and public health. According to a new groundbreaking study, if Arizonans register just one million more electric vehicles in our state by 2050, consumers and our economy would reap $3.6 billion or […]

Cohen: I see no benefit annexation brings to Encanterra residents

This is in reference to Encanterra Annexation (Case No. P18-0103). I am a resident of Encanterra and I do not support annexation by Queen Creek. One of the biggest reservations I have about being annexed into Queen Creek is my concern that the Town of Queen Creek leadership has not been fiscally prudent in managing […]

Bisson: Donations help during holidays

ICM Food & Clothing Bank needs your help to make the holidays brighter for children of low-income families. “We have 200 children that have not been adopted this year — out of 500,” stated Abby Loza, director of volunteers and programs for ICM Food & Clothing Bank. “We are desperate for donations.” According to the […]

Dyer: Get an annual medical physical and, for men, a DRE

A close friend of mine learned during his annual medical physical that he has an enlarged prostate. It was discovered with a digital rectal exam. Blood and urine tests have been done and the results will be shared with his doctor to determine the next steps. When I heard his news I immediately sought out […]

Bisson: We welcome your submissions

It’s Arizona’s “busy” season with winter visitors returning to enjoy our cooler temperatures. With the return of winter visitors, comes lots of activities that make our communities a great place to live. We’re covering numerous events on our digital dailies — ApacheJunctionIndependent.com, QueenCreekIndependent.com, ScottsdaleIndependent.com, ParadiseValleyIndependent.com and YourValley.net — so be sure to bookmark our Web […]

Green: Combs Traditional uses technology to get students college ready

In this ever-changing world we, as teachers, are tasked with getting our students college and career ready for a world that will look very different than it does today. One of the most significant differences we have seen in the past couple of decades is the advancements that have been made in technology. That is […]

Schnitzer: Prescribed an opioid? Ask your doctor or dentist these questions

Someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid overdose every 13 minutes; last year these medications killed 50,000 people across the country. Since June of last year there have been nearly 15,000 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona that resulted in more than 2,300 deaths. There are times when opioid medications are the right way to […]

Brill: These are the issues voters say matter in CD-4

Last week I took a barnstorm tour of 11 cities in two days across Congressional District 4 with gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. Meeting with voters is always inspiring and instructive. For 10 months I’ve been crisscrossing the district to hear what voters have to say about the issues that matter most. Here’s what they’re telling […]

Dill: How to shop for Medicare health, drug plans

When you shop for a new car or truck, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of year when you can […]