LOCAL OPINIONS
David Coward

Coward: Postal service is an old friend in serious trouble

An old and dear friend of ours is in serious, in fact, life-threatening trouble. This friend predates the Constitution and was born before the Declaration of Independence was signed by our founding …
Michelle Lind

Lind: Implementation of tenant/landlord assistance programs is critical

Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is the ownership and management of rental homes throughout …
Ed McClelland

McClelland: When it comes to mental health, race matters

As a Black man who has worked in the community behavioral health industry for more than 30 years, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen the struggles that individuals and family members go …
Chelsea Connolly

Connolly: When times are tough, Apache Junction is strong

You learn the most about a community when going through tough times. It’s hard to imagine it will get tougher than it is right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease has altered …
Pam Burks

Burks: Enjoyed interviewing new owner of Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Spa

I was so pleased to interview Marvin Klinker, a new owner of the Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Spa, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road. I found Marvin to be very warm and friendly and he feels connected to …
Dr. Kristen Bishop

Bishop: Our bodies are designed to fight off viruses – and they do it every day

Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families.

Shufelt: 250+ birthdays celebrated each and every month, even in the pandemic

Through the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands, 1,823 children in foster care have had birthdays made special in 2020. More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts …
Braden Biggs

Biggs: Starting Aug. 11, Census poll workers will be hitting the streets

Dear Apache Junction, Now is the time for us to represent and show the county, state, and nation just who we are. Once every 10 years, we are asked to conduct a survey by the federal government …
Shannon Clancy

Clancy: Who is on the front line for families facing homelessness?

Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure …

Pineda: Tips to help older adults stay healthy this summer while in quarantine

While most residents in cities around the country look forward to the summer season, Arizonans try their best to stay cool living through the hottest days of the year, with temperatures rising above …
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