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Townsend bill enhances Legislature’s comedic value
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Townsend bill enhances Legislature’s comedic value

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By David Leibowitz Columnist When I came to Arizona in the mid-1990s, I found myself fascinated by the Arizona Legislature. Then, as now, legislators earned the princely sum of $24,000 a year, and in return they seemed mostly...
County handles many responsibilities in region
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County handles many responsibilities in region

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By Jack Sellers Guest Writer I don’t need to tell you that a dominant story of the Phoenix metropolitan area over the past decade has been the remarkable growth we’ve experienced in the East Valley. This growth depends on...
Hamilton High to help homeless students, families
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Hamilton High to help homeless students, families

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By RAJANI RASTOGI, LMSW Guest Writer Sixth-graders from Jacobson Elementary and CTA Independence schools are collaborating with Hamilton High School to help our homeless and underprivileged students and families at Hamilton....
What color my husband’s suicide made me
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What color my husband’s suicide made me

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Missy Palrang Guest Writer I became a “Red” when my husband, Scott McComb, died by suicide. That was over four years ago…March 27, 2015 to be exact. He shot himself the day after his 49th birthday. Aug. 10 of that same year...
Classrooms and race: “What about the children?”
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Classrooms and race: “What about the children?”

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By Neal A. Lester Guest Writer As an African-American born and raised in the Deep South, I do not fully understand the rationale and popularity of adult dramatic reenactments of the Civil War moments and the antebellum South. I...
ICAN helps to combat Summer Learning Loss here
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ICAN helps to combat Summer Learning Loss here

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By Shelby Pedersen Guest Writer Summer is quickly approaching, and youth are winding down their school year over the next few weeks. Here at ICAN, we are excited to welcome our youth to the center for full-day sessions, giving us...
Kids, teens need a sturdy fence of prevention
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Kids, teens need a sturdy fence of prevention

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By Katie McPherson Guest Writer A new study out of the United States Centers for Disease Control looked at data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and found there were 1.12 million emergency room visits for...
Can you be sure that leafy substance won’t kale you?
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Can you be sure that leafy substance won’t kale you?

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By David Leibowitz Columnist Back in college, I waited tables at a chain restaurant called Bennigan’s, which prided itself on the “eye appeal” of its food. The secret? We put some half-wilted kale on virtually every plate...
Perry High dust-up had no heroes but one lesson
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Perry High dust-up had no heroes but one lesson

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By David Leibowitz, Guest Writer If you like your stories devoid of heroes, then the MAGA banner fiasco at Gilbert’s Perry High School is your kind of tale. The story commenced on March 1 amid “Spirit Week” at Perry, with...
Perry High owes students an apology for censorship
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Perry High owes students an apology for censorship

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By Tyson Langhofer, Guest Writer Warning: If you’re a student at Perry High School in Gilbert, you‘d better agree with the principal’s politics – or else. March 1 marked the end of “Spirit Week” at Perry High and was...