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Tue
22
Apr
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Graduates: Get ready for life

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president/CEO

Tue
22
Apr
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Do JDM’s proposals benefit Litchfield?

by Laura Bierl

Former Litchfield Park city councilwoman

My husband and I attended the meetings that JDM Partners (the Wigwam owners) held at the Wigwam April 10 and Tuesday. I would like to share some information with you about what was said, and not said.

Fri
18
Apr
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Creativity, healthy eating on a budget go hand in hand

Consumers can expect to pay more for certain fruits and vegetables at the grocery store thanks to the drought California is experiencing.

That’s the word from Professor Timothy Richards of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Richards recently completed research on which crops will be most affected by the drought and how much more people can expect to pay for those crops.

Fri
11
Apr
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Volunteers are lifeblood of Avondale

by Marie Lopez Rogers

Avondale mayor

Tue
25
Mar
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Lovin’ the heat

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

This might be a surprise to some people: we live in a desert. Seriously. We receive a very small amount of annual rain, which is the official definition. Unlike Antarctica (yes, that’s a desert, too), we live in a hot desert. I assume the only people who didn’t know this before arriving were born here or dropped off by space aliens. Some think it’s hot when the temperature is in the 80s, but everyone agrees 118 degrees is painful. So, it’s hot outside about half the year and that is not a reason to hide or hibernate. This is your chance to really and truly live!

Fri
28
Feb
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Mentor: Find one, be one

John Safinby John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Fri
31
Jan
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Learn to be a kid again

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Tue
07
Jan
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Did we forget? Words mean things

by Robert Blendu
Former Arizona state senator

Robert BlenduWhen words are compromised, one person assumes one meaning; another is convinced of something completely different.

The military has a phonic alphabet; alpha, bravo, etc. Imagine artillery and airstrikes without clarity.

Fri
20
Dec
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A reminder not to burn on No Burn Days

by Eric Massey and Bill Wiley

Air quality director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and director of the Maricopa County Air Quality Department

With the holiday season upon us, we encourage Maricopa County residents and businesses to pay attention to No Burn Day alerts and not burn wood in fireplaces, outdoor fire pits or other wood burning appliances on designated No Burn Days. Lives literally depend on your cooperation.

Tue
17
Dec
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Take a hike!

Clint Hickmanby Clint Hickman
Maricopa County supervisor, District 4

With the good weather, upcoming long weekends and holiday vacations on the horizon, you might be searching for nearby sites for family activities that are healthful, educational and fun.

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