Gosar: Amendment reduces our reliance on China

The supply of critical minerals are essential to our economy, vital defense systems and national security. There is no good reason we should rely on the good will of China for materials that are abundantly available in the United States. The passage of my amendment will reduce our reliance on China, bolster our country’s economy and […]

Gates: Happy Independence Day

As we celebrate the independence of our great nation, I wish all of you a safe and happy Fourth of July. Whether you are heading for cooler weather or staying in town, please celebrate safely and responsibly. With heightened fire danger this summer, I ask every one to use caution when celebrating with fireworks this […]

Gloria: Community center needed to provide assistance to children in Valley of the Sun Estates

With your help we can build a community center to provide immediate and low-cost assistance to all the children of the Valley of the Sun Estates who find themselves in a state of crisis. The center will host programs and develop strategies that will help parents at all levels of need, so that they in […]

Leach: SB 1451 increases sense of integrity in Arizona initiative, referendum process

I am pleased Gov. Doug Ducey saw the benefits of my SB 1451. With his signing of the bill, Arizona has an increased sense of integrity in its initiative and referendum process. The making of law needs to be scrutinized in our state. The initiative process has a long history in Arizona, and it is […]

England: Vaccinations needed to protect our children, families

I’d like to try to offer some perspective in response to the recent guest commentary from Diane Douglas on vaccine safety (“Medical freedom in the land of the free,” Daily News-Sun, May 24, 2019). “Herd immunity” is a medical miracle, preventing millions of cases of disease and many deaths every single year. Yet it’s a […]

Palmaymesa: Mandatory military or Peace Corps service needed

We should implement a policy of mandatory military service for all upon graduation from high school. In the case of those who drop out, make the service mandatory at age 18. If they are unfit for military service, then service in the Peace Corps would be an acceptable alternative. If the person is not able […]

Barker: Change plane approach patterns at Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport

Read your article on quiet zones for the railroad. Nice article, but here’s a topic that should be looked into pertaining to quiet zones. Allegiant Airlines takes off and has planes on final approach directly above my residence (neighborhood/Charleston Estates-Queen Creek). We’re located in what is known as “zone  three,” supposedly the best zone on […]

Denman: Fantastic PTO at Desert Mountain Elementary

I am a grandparent of two girls who attend Desert Mountain Elementary, first and second graders. I volunteer there when I can. I am retired from Gilbert School District.  I just want to give a big shout out to the PTO and friendly staff.  The PTO is so involved with this school and these parents […]

Davis: That was front page news?

I must be missing something.  I wish the front-page article (April 1, 2019, issue of the Queen Creek Independent) had explained why Apache Junction resident Julie Jenkins’ snarky Facebook post about Queen Creek residents was front-page news. “QC feeds off the people who want new, shiny, pretty and expensive things.  It’s close enough to Gilbert […]

Turko: Arizona foster care tax credit remains a sure thing

While a state of limbo lingers as legislators work to conform Arizona tax law to changes in the federal tax code, one thing remains certain – there is an easy way to help children in foster care. The Arizona foster care tax credit reduces your state income tax obligation one dollar for every dollar you […]