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We all want to support our young people and we have another opportunity to show that support at the ballot box. The Apache Junction Unified School District (AJUSD) needs to upgrade and maintain its facilities to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for their students. Read more g

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My education began in a one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for six grades. The rudiments of learning in that one room were reading, writing and arithmetic. Seven decades later, that same pedagogical world is bursting with unimaginable technology. Flying cars and hoverbikes are already on … Read more g

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Yes it’s time again for the AJUSD to ask for more money because they have overspent again! Every election they want the citizens to vote for more money... I wish I could go to my employer and ask for more money because I overspent, I have to live within my means, why can’t the school distric… Read more g

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Mr. Harry: I don’t do English very well, so excuse me. The last time I did vote for a politician was McGovern, that’s true. But I vote for issues every time I’m allowed. Never missed one except being overseas, 1968. Never knew M.L. King, Jr. was gone until Bobby Kennedy was gone, and we didn…

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Apache Junction High School Swim Team wants to thank The City and residents of Apache Junction for their support and generosity. On Saturday, September 7th, Apache Junction High School Swim Team had a carwash fundraiser at Arizona Tireman Services. The team wants to personally thank Bob Mats…

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I would like to speak about the city’s intent to contract with Republic Services as the exclusive service provider for the city’s new solid waste program.

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I am asking the citizens of the Apache Junction Unified School District to vote yes on both the bond election and the capital override election. I see these items as investing in our children, our community and our future. In the last two years we have made significant strides in improving t…

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I am writing in response to Lee Gladden of AJ whose letter I found to be downright incredulous. Mr. Gladden wrote in to condemn gun control, the Obama administration, the present state of politics and his perceived loss of freedom. Mr Gladden, you stated that you haven’t voted since McGovern…

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Local newspapers are important sources of information for our community and I’m grateful for your clarifying information [online] about the upcoming leadership training Disneyland trip for our local high school students. You’ve effectively clarified that the trip is funded by the students an…

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It’s been a while since I’ve written to The News and to start with, I am a member of the NRA. I only get the magazine and don’t do anything political. The last time I voted was to elect McGovern.

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I was a bit undecided about how to vote on the ten per cent override and the $60 million bond issue sought by the AJUSD. Then I saw a news article about 40 to 45 Apache Junction High School students and two adults who will be taking a 3 day field trip to Disneyland in California at a cost of…

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I must say I am very unhappy with the council’s decision on trash service. I understand we have way too many trucks running our neighborhood streets. I currently have RAD and have had them for at least 10 years. RAD had tried to address the quantity of trucks by reducing service to once a week.

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While I admit that I am the abnormality when it comes to community engagement, I have to wonder what the average person is willing to accept or rather do.

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My office received many phone calls from concerned citizens relative to the one company trash/waste service idea Apache Junction City is proposing to make as a requirement of their citizens.

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Foster care and adoption are shrouded by myths. And many myths, as you know, are different from the reality. For example, one myth about foster care you often hear is, “Caring for a kid costs a fortune.” The truth is that state programs and local private charities provide support for license…

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I enthusiastically support passage of both AJUSD’s Prop 432 bond and Prop 433 override in the upcoming November election, and following are reasons for doing so.

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Following our country’s latest mass shootings, more of our consoling vocabulary is losing the essence of what once brought comfort to those who are left to grieve.

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I see in the most recent edition of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News that the ADOBE folks are pushing for those of us in Gold Canyon to sign a petition that they will deliver to the AZ DOT supporting a route 60 by-pass. While I am sympathetic with their desires and motivations, I wonder …

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A broken heart. A scattered land. A time of worthless rhetoric, 2019. A nation in mourning, over the events of mass shootings in El Paso, my mother’s birthplace, and Dayton, reels in anguish, once again. In the seemingly endless string of senseless acts of violence, we pause to remember the …

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This letter contains information for the residents and business owners in Apache Junction. The following data explains a service charge by SRP added to each individual and business electric bill.

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I really enjoyed your Donation Station article. I’ve lived in Gold Canyon from 1987 to 1992 and 2006-to present. I’ve actually approached dumpers a few years ago and afterwards I wrote a letter to the AJ News about this topic and the Pinal County resources available with phone #’s and web ad…

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I just received a copy of representative Gosar's latest press release decrying the "massive land grab and energy sabotage" of HR 1373 and stating that democrats were putting the interests of well-funded environmental extremists above the interests of the American people. HR 1373 is also know…

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I recently read the article about the Tonto National Forest resuming control of the firefighting operations of the Woodbury Fire. I am glad to see so much progress in the containment of the fire. We all love this desert that we live in and hate to see it set ablaze. People need to be more ca…

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Well, once again we have a huge traffic jam with traffic back up for miles due to an accident on the 60 near Gold Canyon. Why? Because there is no alternative route in or out of the area. When is ADOT going to wise up and realize there should be traffic alternatives in case of emergencies. A…

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I find it ironic that every year a story appears usually front page, about monsoon season. This year it is called “And Then the Rains Came.” In that story it talks about the need for property owners to make sure all areas on their property are clear of debris. In other words it is important …

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Everything seems political these days, and with good reason. There’s a lot of partisanship and it seems as if there’s no end in sight.

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As a retired senior living on a fixed income, I am so grateful for Medicare; however, people need to know that this safety net is great but doesn’t always cover everything. Many people have found that after an emergency room or urgent care visit, they are startled when months later they rece…

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June 11th the AJUSD school board approved a $60 million bond for next election giving citizens little time to voice concerns.

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I would like to give kudos to our Apache Junction Library and the staff that manage it. It is well organized and well stocked with books, CDs and DVS and computers. I have always found the staff helpful when I need to find something. The staff deserves a big pat on the back.

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“It was not until the slave-holders (the job-creators of their day) withdrew from the U.S. Congress that our country was able to move forward economically with widespread development of the technologies developed before the Civil War. The telegraph had been invented and demonstrated in 1844,…

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A few friends of mine recently told another friend and me about a really good restaurant that had recently reopened under a new name and ownership. It’s the Gold Stallion Restaurant on Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon; used to be the old Wahoo Restaurant. So, on a whim, my friend and I went f…

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Yesterday, I filled two large boxes and a paper bag of items for Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Thinking I may not get up in time to put them on the curb by 7:00, I set them out last night. Well, they were already gone early this morning. What low-life would steal these boxes that were meant for …

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A couple of letters in the newspaper have really interested me in regards of the AJ Jiffy Lube. In the fall of 2007 was the first winter we spent here. We were snowbirds at that time. We had a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup with a 4 cylinder engine. Oil cacpacity 4 qts. After a haircut in the near…

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Really sad to see what is happening within our community over the Woodbury Fire. So much misunderstanding, miscommunication and mixed messages going around about donations.

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The day I have to explain to a four year old boy that he should NOT lie, deny, blame others, call others names, or just be an ass in general like the president of this country was the day a piece of me died. I feel that as a man, it is my responsibility to teach him the things we ALL learned…

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I have a question as to why there is such a shortage of right-turn-only lanes in Apache Junction? The 3 main north-south roads, Idaho, Ironwood and Meridian are the problems. Meridian is very bad since the opening of the interchange with US-60.

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In just the past month, we have seen some impressive articles about our grand county:

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I found the ADOBE promotional article about the Route 60 bypass in the latest paper to be interesting. It certainly documents what ADOBE has been doing over the past 20 years to attempt to address the Route 60 bypass issue. I appreciate their efforts but with due respect, they seem to emphas…

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I am writing to acknowledge two good Samaritans that helped me when I fell in front of the Apache Junction post office on May 13, 2019. The gentleman helped me to sit up and the lady, who also saw me fall, was giving me Kleenex for my mouth which was bleeding profusely. The gentleman then as…

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Like many of us we’re finding ourselves as we get older looking out for and assisting our elderly parents. I was packing to leave town for a few days when my 77 year old mom said her car maintenance light was on. Normally I would have serviced her car myself but I had many last minute things…

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It was just wonderful to read one of the deceased, much loved and admired, Ed Barker’s old columns. I miss his wit, knowledge and pure facts about our country and its people.