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Letter to the Editor: Why District Two Needs Supervisor Tisha Castillo

The way Pinal County will be represented on the Board of Supervisors will be essentially decided in just a few weeks as the Primary Election will tell us with 99% certainty who our new Supervisors will be.

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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Lamb or Dickson

It’s hard to imagine why any civic-minded, well-informed Pinal County resident would vote for Steve Henry and Lando Voyles, the self-proclaimed Law and Order Team. These men are no different than the criminals they supposedly fight.

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Letter to the Editor: I support Steve Henry

Pinal County, Arizona, just like the rest of our Country, is awash in candidates for election. One area of concern and opportunity is in the Candidate slate for Pinal County Sheriff. As voters, we have exactly one chance to get it right.

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Congratulations Mr. Coleman, Another Victory

Last week I was blindsided by a lawsuit challenging the 545 signatures I collected from voters in LD16 to run for office.

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To Support Trump is to ....

. . . one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all!

Sadly, our nation’s presidential campaign has peeled back the veneer that for too long has obscured dark chapters of our history and stifled civil dialogue about our commitment to ensuring liberty and justice for all.

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Why The Games Mr. Coleman?

Our campaign was recently contacted by the Secretary of State's office and notified that someone had challenged the validity of signatures on my nominating petitions.

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Correcting the Johnson Utilities Newsletter – Once Again

We were disappointed by the false and misleading comments made by Johnson Utilities in its May 2016 Newsletter regarding the Florence Copper Project.

Customers are entitled to a higher level of accuracy and professionalism from their water utility.

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YES ON 124 TV Ad On the Air Across Arizona

The Yes on 124 campaign is up on the air with a television ad airing across the state of Arizona until Election Day on May 17, 2016. The ad – featuring Arizona fire fighters and police officers – highlights support for Proposition 124 from public safety workers, elected leaders across the political spectrum and Arizona’s cities and towns.

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Should Steve Henry Be Dismissed?

Recent newspaper reports have called the public’s attention to Pinal County policy and procedure 1.30 governing the political activity of Pinal County employees.

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Teenage Drinking is Not Cool!

As the Chief Deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office I want to share some sobering information that I have learned in my 23-years of law enforcement. I’ve learned that teenage drinking in not cool.

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Letter to the Editor By Sheriff Paul Babeu

Over the past few months, you may have seen in the news that the ACLU is suing the State of Arizona including the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office regarding the use of RICO funds.

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Cookie Desperately Needs a Family

I am a Volunteer at the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Shelter and I am desperately looking for someone or some good family to adopt Cookie.

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Rifle-Toting Zealots Placing Themselves Above the Law

Last August I urged caution as our Pinal County Board of Supervisors considered and adopted a resolution offered by Supervisor Anthony Smith aligning Pinal County with a proposal promoted by a visiting representative of County Commissioners from the State of Idaho. The radical proposal seeks to transfer ownership and financial responsibility of our federal public lands to a group of western states.

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Governor, Please Fix This Mess

Susan Bitter Smith, the current chair of Arizona’s Corporation Commission – the regulator of Arizona’s monopoly utilities like APS, Southwest Gas and Century Link – resigned amid conflict of interest charges.

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Gosar Vitriolic Condemnation of Congressional Budget Deal

Our Congressman Paul Gosar’s vitriolic condemnation of the Congressional Budget Deal is a striking act of isolationism. The bill passed precisely because the majority in Congress could no longer put up with the antics of Mr. Gosar’s Shutdown Caucus.

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Clerk Chad A Roche takes bold stance - refutes 1% across the board bonus called for by Chairman


Clerk Chad A. Roche took a bold stance today at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Pinal County in response to a call for an across-the-board bonus for all Pinal County employees. This proposal was brought up for discussion today by Chairman Pete Rios, who is up for election this fall. The one- time one-percent incentive - if passed in the future - would be the first increase in pay for Pinal County employees in over four years.

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An Epic Pinal County Scandal

A little more than a week ago, Scott Greenfield wrote a post at Simple Justice about how a deputy at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shot an unarmed man in the back despite the fact the man had his hands in the air and was clearly surrendering. If it hadn’t been caught on camera by a bystander, it would never have been news because the sheriff initially lied about the facts, insisted the deputy was justified, and let the deputy return to full duty after only three days of paid administrative leave. Luckily, the footage couldn’t be clearer.  Read full article here

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An honest, decent sheriff

Before he was elected sheriff, Paul Babeu was unable to identify his sister in law, driving his car, in a photo radar speeding ticket. I wondered at the time if he was a liar or just a bad cop. 

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An inside look

Betty’s Haunted Bus is sure to provide thrills and chills  at Salt River Tubing’s Spooktacular Halloween.

Often times when we are on the outside looking in we don’t always see a clear picture or know the true intentions. Things can be deceiving. We see the smiles and hear convincing words that people would like us to hear.

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An opinion about opinions

Apache Junction author Jean Groen and her prickly pear pickin’ accomplice Robert Lewis offer their popular annual class, “How to Juice a Prickly Pear,” at 10:30 a.m.

I am a chaplain with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and was sad to see that you (editor) would take advantage of a very tragic event to take a cheap shot at PCSO. We were all sad to see the loss of Mr. (Jeff) Block and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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