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What happens when you get a group of young community members from Apache Junction together and ask them to create a brand and vision for their hometown? more
I have found a welcoming home and community in Apache Junction. I thoroughly enjoy our surroundings and what our city has to offer. The happiness and welcoming I have come to know; I consider a prominent character and attraction of this city. more
In response to "Apache Junction transportation plan wins award" --- Did it not take years to finally improve Superstition Boulevard to increase the number of lanes to what it is today? The study … more
I have lived in Apache Junction now for over 11 years.  My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed and treasured living in this town. To me, our town has always given me a "home town" feeling with all of its shops, parks, city activities and schools.  Apache Junction is very similar to the town I grew up in Louisiana.  It also has encouraged me to see the growth of our town, not just in population but in simple things such as the main street landscaping, remodeling of businesses and government buildings, store additions and road improvements. more
If your read the papers you will notice all of the groups and businesses that support this tax increase on all of us. AJI popped out at me as the mayor owns this business. But his business is in … more
There are 27 cities in Arizona with more people than Apache Junction. Yet, none of them have the chaotic, higher-cost trash hauling structure that we do. Why? Because those communities tired of … more
It should be easy to find the federally-mandated Clery campus-security reports for local community colleges, but it’s not. Some local websites list them under campus security; while at … more
In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that … more
Everyone can't afford the Proposition 432 bond or Proposition 433 override from the Apache Junction Unified School District. As a senior citizen living on social security, my taxes would go up to … more
Another off-year bond, tax increase or override for us to vote on again. I am all in favor for the children to have the best in education and educational opportunities and I am for educators to receive real pay but not this way.  more
About the Apache junction Unified School District bond and override:  $62 million is a lot of money.  Our taxes going up is not something we celebrate.  The abuse of power, secrecy, … more
As CEO/president of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, our mission is to assure that the business community continues to thrive. We believe it is critical for the … more
This coming election Apache Junction Unified School District is asking us to vote on a $60 million bond that will be financed over 19 years.  This bond is financially foolish because of the … more
This week the Supreme Court heard arguments in three cases in which the Trump administration is urging the court to rule that it’s legal to fire workers for … more
The following is a letter to all the council members of the City of Apache Junction that was delivered to them on Sept. 10. While my home address is about … more
At our Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, there are many great classes offered. I would like to recommend the Tai Chi class offered twice … more
Scottsdale boasts large events annually that make a significant impact on its local economy and beyond. Several of those events are housed at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, including … more
It’s election time, when voters such as you and me receive, mark and mail-in our ballots for school-district questions. Richard … more
Reading the article about reducing the number of lanes on Superstition Boulevard (apachejunctionindependent.com/news/apache-junction-transportation-plan-wins-award), my comment is why not … more
I have tried to be as supportive as I can to the Apache Junction Unified School District regarding the district additional assistance override only (Proposition 433). This is the $2 … more
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