Valley Voices
Cline: I'm ready to get to work

This month marks the 100th year of women having the right to vote. My grandmother marched in support of this right. My mother was born in 1929. By then women had earned the right to vote and to own property in their own name.

Hastings: I'm thankful for election win

District 5 Q&A: Kawika Henderson

District 5 Q&A: Jack Hastings


Letters: Delgado supporting school tax vote

I have been and will always be on the side of the children as they are our future. As a council member, we are constantly striving to bring good paying jobs to El Mirage so it is essential that we produce a well-educated work force to fill those positions.

Letters: Surprise is still lacking visionary government

We were dismayed to read the news of [City Councilman-elect Jack] Hastings’ demand for [Councilman] David Sanders to resign early.

Letters: Sanders should make way for Hastings

Pam Griisser wrote that she thought it was wrong that Jack Hastings asked David Sanders to step down because Sanders should finish out his term.
Merrill Edelstein

Edelstein: It's exciting to get back to arts events

There is a light at the end of this tunnel. 2020 has been the most challenging year of our lives (at least most of us anyway). It is my hope that this finds everyone well and getting back to some sense of normalcy.

Letters: Hastings’ push to remove Sanders is wrong

I find it very strange that Jack Hastings wants David Sanders to let him take over the council seat early.

Letters: Override would mean higher property taxes

Last November, Dysart Unified School District’s override was rejected by voters with 57% voting “no.” The override funding currently in place from the 2015 Override election is …

Letters: Educator wants override funds to continue

My family has resided in Surprise for more than 12 years. We were drawn to the area because of its reputation for top-quality schools.
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — September

Hello again to all the great folks in District 1 and indeed in the city of Surprise.I hope everyone is doing OK considering these special trying times. I do want to start off on a positive note in …

Letters: DEA backs DUSD override issue in November

We are writing to inform you that the Dysart Education Association has voted.
David Sanders

Sanders: District 5 Newsletter — September

The Surprise City Council voted Tuesday night to disperse $430,000 in funding to address coronavirus-related community and business needs.