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Political conflict, like COVID-19, is spreading like wildfire
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Political conflict, like COVID-19, is spreading like wildfire

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By David Leibowitz Columnist The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15 – two men standing six feet apart swapping tales of quarantine woe. His wife sensed a...
Now more than ever, Arizona foster kids need a hand
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Now more than ever, Arizona foster kids need a hand

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By DAN SHUFELT Guest Writer For many children in foster care, birthday celebrations are not ever expected.  I’ve met many teens who have never celebrated their special day.  For teens in group homes, the March party might be...
How to relate with survivors of suicide victims
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How to relate with survivors of suicide victims

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By Missy Palrang Guest Writer When someone chooses to end his or her life, the survivors are unwillingly forced into a world filled with grief and confusion.  A world that has no road maps. It’s a world I’m familiar with...
Kids may be device wizards, but need to be safe
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Kids may be device wizards, but need to be safe

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By Susan Anable Guest Writer   Do you ever feel like your kids know more than you do about how to navigate around on smart devices?  We can’t monitor our children’s every move online, but internet parental controls are...
CASA helps foster kids in neediest time
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CASA helps foster kids in neediest time

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By Rebecca Pusch Guest Writer   Nearly eight years ago, I felt called to help children in foster care. I knew there was a need for foster parents, but at the time my husband and I didn’t think we could make that commitment...
Automated vehicles raise many legal questions
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Automated vehicles raise many legal questions

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By Michael Medina Guest Writer   Automated driving systems and crash avoidance technology are in the fast lane to becoming our daily driving reality.  While the aim of these technologies is to make travel from point A to...
We need to keep trucking industry thriving
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We need to keep trucking industry thriving

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By Steve Smalley Guest Writer    This summer, while you’re on the way to a barbeque, the pool or heading away on a beach getaway, you’ll be sharing the road with millions of Americans who are traveling during the summer...
County took steps to safeguard elections
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County took steps to safeguard elections

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By Jack Sellers Guest Writer   Our ability to vote needs to be non-partisan, and I believe the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has taken an important step to ensure people of all backgrounds and political beliefs can...
Early nurturing for kids helps them later
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Early nurturing for kids helps them later

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By Sheri Collins Guest Writer   Parents who foster positive, nurturing relationships with their baby, toddler or preschooler will help the healthy development of their child’s social-emotional skills that will serve the...
Most of us think police officers deserve better
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Most of us think police officers deserve better

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By David Leibowitz Columnist Running an errand this week, I watched two Phoenix police officers offer a bottle of water to a homeless man grabbing some shade outside a local grocery store. One of the officers was still there when...