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An open letter to Sen. Sinema: I have concerns about this Manchin-Schumer spending bill you agreed to sign...
We are not Hungary. It was chilling to read about the standing ovations in response to Victor Orbán’s speech at CPAC-Dallas last week...
I am really confused now that Kari Lake has declared herself the winner of the Republican governor’s race...
The two-page flashy article entitled “Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund” has me very irked...
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Qaasim: Do you need COVID-19 vaccination but can’t leave home? Programs will bring it to you

Being unable to leave your home shouldn’t be a barrier to getting vaccinated against COVID-19...

Tepper: Community Health Centers improve access to care for underserved Arizonans

He visited a primary care doctor for the first time in his adult life...

Experts: Efforts to combat teacher shortages don't address real problems

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation's teacher shortage by promoting strategies...

Podeyn: Together, we can help preserve Arizona’s dwindling water supply

My name is Scott Podeyn and I am the Democratic Nominee for the State House of Representatives...

Sprague: Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy, climate components are crucial

Because of its location and topography, Arizona has always been hot — but not this hot...

Where’s good those for 55+ to live around the Valley?

My parents are moving here from New Jersey and want to find a nice 55+ community. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Blake: Primary voting process rife with errors

Tuesday I went to vote. I signed in to get my ballot and stood there 20 minutes and my ballot wasn’t printed...

Kuhn: Commentary about schools missed the mark

I write in response to the Aug. 1, 2022, guest commentary of Pam Kirby [in the Scottsdale Independent]...

Rene: Travel and tourism’s role in our recovering economy

Two years after the pandemic scrapped many people’s vacation plans, travelers are seeking new experiences...

Experts: Arizona officials must address nursing shortage crisis

For the past three years, nurses in our community have been battled tested like never before...

Chavez: Congress must act to preserve Medicaid eligibility

COVID-19 may not dominate the headlines anymore with so many other national issues demanding our attention...

Experts: Is it OK to pay your employees in Bitcoin?

A trend has emerged where some celebrities, professional athletes, or other high net worth individuals are asking to be paid...

Will your license fly? Arizona Travel ID deadline just around the corner

Next year might feel like a long way away, but it’ll be here quickly.

Hettick: Let’s consider the role of women in film industry

The medium of the movies helps to project information, opinions and policy.

Robinson: It’s time for us to choose better leaders for Arizona

I don’t write this to try and tell or convince you how to vote or whom to vote for.

Miller: Let’s raise the age for guns, voting to 21

In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas shooting, there is a very strong clamor for doing “something” about gun control.

Breen: Does GOP really care about life? What about shooting victims?

How easy is it for us to “normalize” murder.

Bowers: Prison sentencing reform among my key issues

District 4 voters and neighbors! I am a candidate for a District 4 seat in the Arizona House (the district was formerly 28 but was renumbered).
In this June 12, 2020 file photo, a wildfire air attack crew douses saguaro cacti with water as they battle the Bighorn Fire near Tucson. Forestry officials are now urging Arizona residents to take care at home and while traveling around the state to help prevent wildfires.

Casem: You can help protect Arizona’s forests from wildfire

As our temperatures warm up, our fire activity across Arizona is picking up and we urge all Arizonans to be prepared and take preventative measures around their property, before it’s too late. So, what does that mean to you?

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
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