Goldstein: ‘No’ to increasing school-district funding

Concerning Queen Creek and Higley (“Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides,” queencreekindependent.com/news/nov-5-election-queen-creek-higley-school-districts-seek-budget-overrides): Why is it that anything related to government can only think about increasing taxes to get additional revenue?  I never hear about any measures to reduce spending. Besides, as the value of our home goes up, the school […]

Dyer: Annexation of State Trust land bridging gap between Queen Creek, Apache Junction

On a recent morning, I drove south on Ironwood Drive from U.S. Highway 60 on the State Trust land route between the City of Apache Junction and the Town of Queen Creek. Because of the recent annexation of State Trust land by the Town of Queen Creek south of the State Route 24 corridor and […]

Brown: Get the lead out of drinking water at schools

By now, school children in Arizona have brought markers, scissors, folders and other supplies to class. Although children are bringing items they need to learn and succeed, Arizona is failing to supply safe drinking water in schools across our state. According to the Arizona Department of Environment Quality, of the 13,380 taps tested at schools in […]

Bisson: Independent Newsmedia supports local charities

We believe charity begins at home. Thanks to a generous grant given to us last fall by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy, we’ve been able to help nonprofit charities across the Valley with marketing campaigns or news stories to promote their worthy causes. Thus far, we’ve provided double the grant’s initial value of $40,000 […]

Gosalia: 7 reasons to move to a Life Plan Community sooner rather than later

It is important to plan for the future. Planning for the future means contemplating the right time to move into a Life Plan Community, a living option that encourages an active independent lifestyle. This decision may come with a lot of questions and maybe even a little bit of apprehension. Some people try to stay […]

Elkins: Life is a balancing act

When you think of balance, you might think of balancing your commitments, juggling responsibilities or maintaining a work-life balance. Most adults don’t prioritize their physical balance until a serious health event occurs or after they have already experienced a fall.   As we age, our bodies begin to lose some of the protective mechanisms that exist […]

Dill: Create your personal Medicare account

Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf? Would you like a way to store all your health records in one place online, so you can quickly share them with a new doctor or other healthcare provider? How about an easy way to print a […]

Thornton: What are the Queen Creek Issues & Experts we ought to explore?

I was once told the virtue of the newspaper business — more acutely the idea of journalism itself — is found between the lines of art and science. The pursuit of journalistic truth is often a clumsy enterprise focused on identifying public issues and finding experts who can provide insights to variables that impact the […]

Dyer: ‘Shop Local’ and a local resident’s volunteer effort to build a community center in STV

Thank you to the residents and business owners of Queen Creek who took time out of their busy lives to answer my questions about shopping local and the benefits to the community. And also thank you to the Globe resident who shops in Queen Creek. I knew the town had a Shop QC program but […]