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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...

Arnold: Why did Rep. Lesko block bill to help sick combat veterans?

Veterans and veteran families ask Debbie Lesko why she voted against the PACT Act.

Wydra: Gender is simply a matter of biology

Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked by Blackburn: “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?’”

Agliano: Vote site choice just proves Arizona GOP malfeasance

As a 65-year-old Republican, I am embarrassed at the placement of the primary voting location...

Purcell: Tax hikes will hurt U.S. manufacturers

PW Athletic Mfg. Co., founded in 1919, is proud of our history...

Expert: Taking opioids with some antidepressants may increase overdose risk

Taking oxycodone at the same time as certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a commonly prescribed class of antidepressant...

Silverman: Proper estate planning can help avoid victimization

The 2021 movie, “I Care a Lot” made waves in the estate planning world...

Udall: Here’s why we must save the Colorado River

The Colorado River is in crisis. There is an emergency need of 2 to 4 million acre-feet of water in storage to save the river.
Homes are flooded by Lost Creek, Ky., on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Heavy rains have caused flash flooding and mudslides as storms pound parts of central Appalachia. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says it’s some of the worst flooding in state history.

Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows

Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, inundating St. Louis neighborhoods...

Todd: Why should we have to register to vote again in Arizona?

We called the election people because we have not received our ballots as we are both signed up for early voting and have been for years...

Bein: Justice for all; but what about for the unborn?

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of American and to the republic for which it stands...

Lynch: I oppose drug price control legislation

Cancer and other chronic diseases will touch nearly all of us in some way...

Hughes: Arizona needs candidates who work for us all

In my ninth year as a surgical technician in the Valley, I’m proud of the work I’ve done...

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).
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