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Reopening safely out of the current pandemic ought to be done via persuasion, not coercion. It has been more than five months since the world first learned about COVID-19. Models predicted a sharp increase in the number of cases, and a seemingly high likelihood the pandemic would overwhelm our hospitals. more
I can’t breathe — We heard these harrowing words repeatedly in recent years from dying Black Americans, including George Floyd. Today, I see them as the thread tying together three seemingly disparate issues: police brutality, COVID-19, and air pollution. more
In 1972, the Eagles made a Route 66 stop in Arizona nationally famous with the No. 12 (No. 8 in Canada!) hit “Take it Easy.” more
The offices, warehouses, and manufacturing plants that America’s workers are starting to return to may look the same as they did months ago, but the feel inside will be largely different. The coronavirus has changed the workplace environment as we knew it for the foreseeable future. more
In this heated political season that is upon us, just about any issue can be made into a platform for public discourse. Masks are just the latest. The day after Scottsdale, like other cities … more
When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for … more
As the number of positive coronavirus tests continue to rise, so do the number of employers who find themselves asking this precise question. more
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 … more
During difficult economic times like these, nothing is more valuable than a good job. As an economist, I routinely advise community and business leaders on how to recruit and create more of these … more
I met Curtis four years ago. He came to Arizona Helping Hands to receive beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, sports equipment and more to help his family. His daughter’s life had been … more
I would never make light of what we are facing today with the COVID-19 pandemic, but at times we need a little humor, right? My husband, Pat, and I have been having trouble figuring out what day it … more
Regulatory roadblocks are keeping Americans from getting the rapid, responsive healthcare we need — and the saga of a Seattle-based diagnostic testing program is just the latest example of how red tape is tying our hands in the fight against COVID-19. more
Effective immediately at all Arizona State University campuses, students, employees and any visitors are required to wear a face cover while in ASU buildings. Face coverings are also required in … more
Who am I? I am a white American man. I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father of four, a son, a brother and a servant to our nation as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. more
I last wrote a public letter to you six years ago in BKNation. During that time, in 2014, we had just moved to the Phoenix area and I was a recently minted PhD. The world at that time seemed in … more
Although not all society’s leaders are equally committed to a fundamental transformation of the police and criminal justice system, for those who are, on the basis of our collective research and experiences, we propose here some of the major necessary steps that should be taken. more
In this unparalleled time where our emotional and physical well-being are threatened, staying healthy and maintaining a normalcy has become increasingly challenging. It’s imperative more … more
I’ve had the honor to meet some amazing dads in my work at Arizona Helping Hands. Foster dads don’t have nine months to wrap their heads around the responsibilities of parenting. They … more
Who am I? I am a white American man. I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father of four, a son, a brother and a servant to our nation as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I … more
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