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BY DON SORCHYCH  |  February 10, 2016

Trump et al
New Hampshire election results
National Review

Since this issue is online and the votes in New Hampshire were on Tuesday we are reporting the results on Wednesday. The bombshell this week has been that Donald Trump would win the Iowa Caucus, but he came in second to Ted Cruz with Marco Rubio close behind.

Trump has had two reactions so far. He threatened to sue Iowa (big mistake) and he suggested he was hurt by not attending the last debate before the Iowa caucus. There was another miscue when he publicly called Iowans “stupid.”

Guest Editorials:

By Frosty Wooldridge  |  February 10, 2016

What happens when diversity displaces the host country's language and culture?

For the past 30 years, somebody, somewhere, or a group of people in high places decided to destroy the successful equation of "melting pot" within America.  That 'entity' decided to pitch diversity and multiculturalism as the new monikers dismantling English as America's common language.  "It" decided to inject hundreds of incompatible cultures and languages into America while adding another 100 million people to stress the environment even further.

Les Peterson, Mayor of Carefree  |  February 10, 2016

Three issues currently facing Carefree

Perhaps it’s the political season we are in, but a lot of misinformation and truth-twisting about Carefree is floating around town these days.  I’d like to set the record straight on three issues that have cropped up in local media.

Bike Lanes:  The bike lane projects along Tom Darlington, Cave Creek and Pima Roads are being undertaken for the safety of the increasing number of bicycle riders traveling through our area.  Critics complained that the cyclists don’t generate enough extra business in our town to justify the expense. But safety is the primary objective – not economic development. The town has a legal obligation to provide for the safe use of its public roadways. To do otherwise would expose the town and its residents to financial liability in the event of an accident.

By Glenn Hamer  |  February 10, 2016

National monument proposal should be shelved

The Arizona Chamber Foundation and the Prosper Foundation just released their joint policy brief entitled, “The Proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument: A Monumental Mistake?”

If you didn’t think a policy paper on state and federal land management could be a page-turner, then you haven’t read this paper. It provides a perfect snapshot of an administration in D.C. that is completely out of touch with the unique issues facing the West.

By Kyle Jorstad  |  February 10, 2016

Sorry, Bernie: Tuition Free ≠ Debt Free

With the 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary just around the corner and scores of college-aged voters up for grabs, affordable public college education has become a key selling point for Bernie Sanders. The Sanders plan to “Make College Tuition-Free and Debt-Free” proposes offering free tuition at public colleges and universities, lowering interest rates on current and future student loans, meeting 100 percent of low-income students’ financial needs, and tripling the federal work-study program. As with most government handouts, the Sanders plan will likely cost more and deliver less than it promises.