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An MLK Day Not Nearly Enough, Honored Prof Says
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An MLK Day Not Nearly Enough, Honored Prof Says

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By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor Arizona State University Professor Neal Lester will be honored in two separate celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr., but he’s more than a little wistful about all the memorials that will be...
Harnessing the power of music to spread God’s word
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Harnessing the power of music to spread God’s word

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By Eric Johnson, Guest Writer Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation: Psalm 95:1 Music is a powerful thing. It can stir the heart, lift the spirit and unify people and communities...
For Greg Hague, Happiness Is Pursuing The Worthwhile
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For Greg Hague, Happiness Is Pursuing The Worthwhile

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By Wayne Schutsky Staff For Greg Hague, the work was always the reward. The Scottsdale-based serial entrepreneur has succeeded countless times over in a variety of real-estate-related endeavors and could have retired years ago,...
Elections Need Term Limits On Stupid Statements
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Elections Need Term Limits On Stupid Statements

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By David Leibowitz Columnist As Election Day approaches, I find myself wondering about how to improve our disgusting, disturbing politics. One thought: We absolutely need a statute of limitations on stupid statements. I have lots...
Study Candidates, Issues Or Don’t Bother With Your Ballot
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Study Candidates, Issues Or Don’t Bother With Your Ballot

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By David Leibowitz Columnist Oct. 10 marked a big day if you’re interested in Arizona politics: That was the afternoon more than 2 million early ballots for the Nov. 6 general election got mailed to voters. Presumably, those...
Failure To Renew Conservation Fund Jeopardizes Park Projects
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Failure To Renew Conservation Fund Jeopardizes Park Projects

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By Chris Mccrory Cronkite News Richard Bruner loves Lost Dutchman State Park, nestled at the base of the Superstition Mountains. “Just the beauty of it. It’s amazing out here,” the retired Floridian said after a 5-mile...
Ducey A Dominant Force In Campaign Fundraising
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Ducey A Dominant Force In Campaign Fundraising

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey is burying his Democratic foe in a landslide of dollars. New campaign finance reports show that at the end of September – the latest reporting period –...
Congress Has Failed To Control Federal Spending Or Reduce Debt
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Congress Has Failed To Control Federal Spending Or Reduce Debt

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By Thomas Patterson Guest Writer Congressional Republicans should be teed up for a big win this November. They’ve had four years to move their programs, the last two with a cooperative president. The president is deeply...
Our Community Deserves The Best School District In America
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Our Community Deserves The Best School District In America

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By Robert Rice Guest Writer I believe CUSD is on the right track in preparing students for high school and adult life. In 2010, the district developed a comprehensive strategic plan now called Journey 2025. This plan clearly...
EV Moms Plan State’s First ‘Club’ For Foster Kids
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EV Moms Plan State’s First ‘Club’ For Foster Kids

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Three Gilbert women’s life-long commitment to helping foster children has put them on a mission to convert an old east Mesa church into Arizona’s first community center. The lives of Anika Robinson,...