Guest Commentaries

Wed
22
Feb

We want to earn back your trust

by Jackie Meck

Buckeye mayor

There is a saying that “trust takes years to build, seconds to lose, and forever to repair.” As the mayor of Buckeye, I understand that we have lost the trust from some in our community because of issues related to water billing and usage.

Wed
08
Feb

Buckeye water customers still drowning in debt

by Jeff Hancock

Buckeye Residents Against High Water Bills organizer

Wed
25
Jan

Care enough to get in the way

by Lily Matos DeBlieux

Pendergast Elementary School District superintendent

Wed
04
Jan

Grief and loss, and how it works

by Angelica Flanagin
Licensed associate counselor

In relationships, as in life, there are great moments and there are moments that prompt pain. Part of living is losing — jobs, friends, family, pets, money, houses, boyfriends, girlfriends, marriages, etc.

Wed
21
Dec

Prevention is only solution we can afford

by Cathy Brown
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Board of Directors vice chair

Child abuse is not a pleasant topic of conversation. For most people, the subject can bring up a mix of anger, bewilderment, and hopelessness.

Wed
30
Nov

Your Chamber of Commerce

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Most people have heard of it. Some people have seen it. A few know business and people who belong to it. Do you know what your local chamber of commerce does? A chamber of commerce according to the dictionary (yes, people still use a dictionary) is “a local association to promote and protect the interests of the business community in a particular place.” Bland, but it hits the basics.

Wed
23
Nov

We hear you, Buckeye

by Jackie Meck

Buckeye mayor

I’m proud to call Buckeye my home. I have lived here my entire life and I have always listened to my friends and neighbors and worked to solve problems. That’s the spirit of Buckeye I grew up in and that’s the spirit of Buckeye now.

Wed
16
Nov

SB 1350 hurts communities

by Paul Faith

Litchfield Park vice mayor

The Arizona Legislature recently passed and Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1350, which restricts the rights of cities to regulate short-term transient rentals of homes.

Wed
16
Nov

We support Luke AFB

by Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas Schoaf

The West Valley and state of Arizona have long served as partners with the airmen and women serving Luke Air Force Base, Base Leadership, and the United States Air Force.

Wed
26
Oct

Teachers can’t do it alone

by Jeffrey C. Turbitt
La Joya Community High School English teacher

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