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They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals who are saving others and risking their own liv…

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020

As of this writing, COVID-19, a highly infectious and pernicious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), is the leading cause of death in the U.S.  It is disconcerting and perplexing to millions of Americans that the deadly SARS-CoV-2 pathogen once unfamiliar to hum…

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020

For many Arizonans, April has been a lost month. Little to no work has been available, our normal forms of recreation became a thing of the past, economic worries came to the forefront.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The mission of the Arizona  Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is to get Arizona out of line and safely on the road, and over the past several years we’ve made great strides doing that. 

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that constables not enforce writs of restitution (residential eviction orders) if the tenant is quarantined or if the tenant suffered a substantial loss of income due to COVID-19. 

Monday, April 06, 2020

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Written in stone across the front of the Maricopa County Superior Courthouse is the statement, “The first duty of society is justice.” And while thousands of people pass under these words every day, few stop to think about how important these words are to our democracy.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The story of Sammy’s Mexican Grill and the Donald Trump haters should serve to remind us once again - in America, politics replaced the National Football League as our favorite concussive contact sport. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020

As the calendar prepared to from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.  As I write this, the action -- a response to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and wounded more than 50 -- hasn’t yet become a reprise of the Iran hostage crisis of 40 yea…

Friday, January 03, 2020
Friday, December 27, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019

The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year, probably because of the traditions. Traditions such as Christmas music and colorful decorations make everything a little brighter I think it also makes people a little happier.

Discussion about education in Arizona often results in strongly stated opinions from widely varying perspectives. Although consensus seems lacking with regard to the path toward improvement, all parties seem to agree that public education needs improvement. Herein, Peoria’s oldest elementary…

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Sunday, December 01, 2019

As the weather cools and the season of giving upon us, many find ourselves reflecting on our blessings. We take a little bit more time to give thanks to the family and friends at our side, the jobs continuing to provide and the home granting warmth and space to rest alongside those we love most. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Well, we are now entering the Holiday season. In America, the first holiday is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is when the Pilgrims gave thanks to God for their first harvest. It is also the time when extended families get together from all over the United States and beyond to gather for a Thanks…

While we’re all still in a tryptophan-infused haze, full of leftovers and good cheer, it feels only right to continue being thankful. Herewith, one of Arizonan’s list of people and things that inspire gratitude on a daily basis.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Voting is a privilege. It also takes time. Even when voting by mail, there is the act of drawing a line in ink and driving or walking to a post box. When the Peoria Unified School District budget override ballot came to my house, I did not hesitate. I mailed mine, and my Yes vote came with m…

Friday, November 15, 2019
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019

Like other fast-growing communities, public transportation is a critical service and something each city manages uniquely. There is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes to transit. Instead, each city must closely evaluate how to bring about the right kind of transit to meet the diverse a…

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019

It’s an exciting time in the Deer Valley Unified School District—growth. With 38 schools covering northern Maricopa County from New River to Bell Road, our 367-mile school district boundaries encompass parts of Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Anthem, New River, Cave Creek and unincorporated secti…

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