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This week’s State of the State address was yet another welcome reminder that Gov. Ducey is focused like a laser-beam on ensuring Arizona’s economic momentum continues. more
You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman. more
We’re experiencing challenges at every level from local issues to international relations and beyond. Times are tough and we don’t know who to trust. The constant drone of news impacts us all. more
I love it when readers send me emails that pertain to issues on aging. There is so much written, and every once in a while, there is a gem. Someone sent along an article that used the phrase … more
Saudi oil giant Aramco — the world’s most profitable company — issued its first public offering in December. The IPO has reenergized debate around whether it’s ethical to invest in oil and natural gas companies. Green activists say no. more
Many improvements come with rebates from the utility companies. And most require no permits and inspections. more
Kim Covington, senior director of community initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation will be awarded the Paradise Valley MLK 2020 Diversity Award for dedicating her life to bringing multiple voices and perspectives to solve community problems and take full advantage of emerging opportunities. more
The Arizona Department of Revenue certifies charities as qualifying foster care charitable organizations for purposes of the Arizona state tax credit. Among the stated criteria: a charity must … more
Through it all, it’s important to note that for all 243 years ... our freedoms have been fought for and earned by those brave and humble enough to put aside their own politics, their own families, and their own best interests for the safety and freedoms of all of the rest of us. more
Having your identity stolen and used in nefarious ways is a daily news topic. Even infants who are signed up for a social security number may be at risk. Elders are warned about protecting their … more
Spending on hospital and emergency care is rapidly rising because our nation’s epidemic of chronic disease is growing worse. more
Now that 2020 and the new tax season are upon us, it’s time to share new information on some of the recent tax law changes passed by the Arizona Legislature. more
If you’re planning on heading to the high country to frolic, romp and make general merriment in snow, it may seem like everyone and their cousin has the same idea. more
About peeling back and shedding the layers and layers of our consciously and unconsciously learned behaviors and attitudes that prevent us from experiencing the richness of diversity, tolerance, and acceptance, anti-racism educator and activist Jane Elliott contends that “what we learn, we can unlearn.” more
Are you looking for new ways to save time this new year? Social Security offers many of its services online by signing up for a secure my Social Security account. Once you create an account, you can … more
The holiday season always serves to remind me of a very special secret my father and I shared for almost four decades. He’s gone now, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind my sharing it … more
Children’s belief in Santa may be taken as evidence that they’re gullible or unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. But, consider your reaction to the following scenario. The past … more
What is the Johnson Amendment? In 1954, Lyndon Baines Johnson as a minority leader in the U.S Senate running for re-election was successful in passing a bill that said if you want to be absolved … more
Every day, newspaper headlines and online outlets loudly proclaim the latest tragedies, scandals and outrages. more
If you injured yourself playing a youth sport, you could be experiencing the painful consequences of an injury that didn’t heal properly. more
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