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Leave these 6 phrases behind to sound more confident over email

Ready to communicate with more confidence? Pyn compiled a list of six commonly used email techniques business professionals should drop for good.

Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022

Stacker analyzed Pro-Football-Reference.com data to determine how an NFL-record 69 different quarterbacks started games during the 2022 regular season.

Where could pro sports expand next? 12 cities that are ripe for new teams

OLBG compiled a list of 12 potential expansion cities for major sports leagues in North America using Census Bureau population data.  

Controversial Grammy wins—and how they've aged

The Grammy Awards have had plenty of controversial wins. Stacker compiled an original list of some of the most egregious wins—and how those decisions have aged.

How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today

OLBG drew on internet research and National Indian Gaming Commission data to trace the history of tribal gaming.

How infrastructure will change around electric vehicles

(BPT) - Industry reports predict that by 2030, more than 50% of cars on the road will be electric. That’s good news for air quality and clean energy. But how will America’s transportation …


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Apache Junction News & Opinion

School buses vandalized in Apache Junction

An increase in school bus vandalism is having an impact on the Apache Junction Unified School District fleet. Several buses — many newer models — have been marred with graffiti and …
First responders

Theft, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of a theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon Jan. 5-11. Harassment/intimidation — non-threatening, reported at 3:07 p.m. …
First responders

6 thefts reported in Apache Junction Jan. 5-11

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts Jan. 5-11: Theft, reported at 7:11 a.m. Jan. 6 in the 2600 block of West Superstition Boulevard. Theft, reported at …

21,696 total coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 25 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 21,696 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Apache Junction

Firehouse Subs foundation funds washer to clean fire district breathing gear

Gloves, boots and self-contained breathing apparatus tanks and equipment used by Superstition Fire and Medical District employees fighting fires will soon be decontaminated with a washer donated by …

Mesa native Kotsur to sign national anthem at Super Bowl

Actor and Mesa native Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language at the Super Bowl on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf. Kotsur’s signing will be …
First responders

Ambulance, truck purchases approved for Superstition Fire and Medical District

A Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community grant and federal COVID-19 funds will pay for the majority of the cost of a new ambulance and battalion-chief truck to be purchased by the Superstition …

When a new year arrives so do new trends and people are always trying to upgrade their homes with the newest style. East Valley homeowners are no exception. Whether they are looking to upgrade the …

My father is a World War II veteran and the most decorated veteran of the county where we lived in Georgia. His two brothers also served in World War II. I am a longtime resident of Gold Canyon …
The Central Arizona College campuses offered free tuition to Pinal County residents and even had an article in your Apache Junction Independent regarding the offer. My son, a 20-year resident of …
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Members of Apache Junction High School Thespian Troupe win awards

Members of the Apache Junction High School Thespian Troupe competed at the East Regional Festival on Jan. 21 and returned with a handful of awards. Katherine Davis received a Superior rating in …

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate to children’s charities

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers have been busy spreading their good cheer in the community, recently donating to the Apache Junction Library, Project Help Apache Junction and Boys and Girls Club …

NAFFA Wellness Center offers individualized treatment programs

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association’s Wellness Center, 525 W. Southern Ave. Suite No. 124 in Mesa, offers 12- and 24-week intensive outpatient programs. The individualized …
Rodeo royalty

Hughes selected 2023 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Competitors came from across Arizona to vie for a spot on the 2023 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo royalty court. Cities and towns represented included Tucson, Young, Snowflake, Mesa and Apache …

Wolff new Apache Junction public works director

Ted Wolff, who has nearly 34 years of experience in the construction industry, has taken over as director of the public works department at the city of Apache Junction. Wolf has 23 years of …

The Gold Canyon Business Association has been dissolved and replaced with the Gold Canyon Chamber of Commerce. “Due to the devastating effects of COVID, and the continuous struggles of …

Your Name: Ken Kotchenreuther Age: 57 Town/Neighborhood: Sun City and Valleywide Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Personal background highlights: My wife and I relocated to …
There were 80 business licenses issued in October 2022 in the city of Apache Junction. The following business licenses are listed by name — including doing business as or dba; city; contact …
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