September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans.

Greeney: Calls new development 'wasteful'

Who approved the “Beachfront Resort” in Glendale? Eleven-acre man-made lagoon with sandy beaches! Where is this water coming from? We live in a desert, man. Look around at the fires, …

Some tips to reduce risk of falls and injury

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging.

Bialek: Calls on votes for Joe Biden

President Trump, you have had almost four years to lead the United States and have failed us by your own choosing. Whether it be in foreign policy or domestic policy, you have not protected the …

Adopt a Highway: National CleanUp day is in the bag

This year marked the third in a call to action for Adopt a Highway group participation on National CleanUp Day on Sept. 19, and more than 60 volunteer groups and hundreds of volunteers in 13 Arizona counties displayed community pride by caring for their adopted segments.

Montroy: Thoughts on health care reform

Health care is once again top of mind for voters, especially as Election Day approaches. Like many of us, I have lost loved ones to COVID-19. As a union member, I understand how important this …

Celebrating Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

Constitution Week is celebrated each year Sept. 17-23. This year our Constitution is 233 years old. It has been in effect longer than any other and is the shortest in the world.

Kleving: Says sick should just 'tough it out'

Reading the recent article on making the gyms safer, (“Making gyms safer a constant challenge,” Daily Independent, Sept. 16, 2020). I think you missed the obvious. Like not being ready …

Getting ‘justice for all’ in Arizona

For decades, only people who have been accepted by the American Bar Association were allowed to offer legal advice, no matter how qualified they were to give that guidance.

Cucharo: From New York to the Arizona desert

We moved to Arizona from New York’s Long Island in the summer of 2019 for all the standard reasons. Lower taxes, nicer climate and extremely better “bang for your buck” with respect …