Editorials

Tue
02
Sep
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Here’s hoping for more thoughtful campaigning

The primary election is behind us now. It was a bitter and brutal season. And thankfully, it means the worst of the personal attacks are over.

As we have continued to lament, many of the races are over before the general election since so many of the districts are not competitive between parties. Once a candidate has won his or her party’s primary, he or she is a shoo-in.

Fri
29
Aug
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Hickman’s win is Tonopah’s loss

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman handily took out his only competitor in the race for the District 4 seat.

Unofficial counts gave Hickman 35,602 votes compared to Sandra Dowling’s 15,878, so we’re calling it.

Tue
26
Aug
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Pimas speak with forked tongues

 “Keep Las Vegas-style casinos out of our neighborhoods” is a headline on the bottom of a half page advertisement in a recent Sunday Republic.

Wow. The anti-gambling lobby is spending money to try to get rid of the casinos. Or is it?

Fri
22
Aug
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Letters, letters everywhere, but not enough pages to print

Some of you may be wondering why your Letter to the Editor did not print.

Like we said back in July, we will not print any letters disparaging candidates the issue prior to the election because we believe the candidates should have the opportunity to defend themselves before the election.

Tue
19
Aug
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Competitive districts equal better Legislature

Recently, the major political parties have been worried about who gets to vote in their primary elections. Each wants to keep their primary “pure.”

This means the Republican Party only wants Republicans to vote in its primary and the Democratic Party feels the same.

Neither wants those dirty Independents. Well, at least not in the primaries. They definitely do want them in the general elections, but that’s a different story.

Fri
15
Aug
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Thank you, city council candidates

On Tuesday, we wrapped up our recommendations for contested city council races in the West Valley.

To do this, we interviewed each of the candidates individually for approximately an hour. We started with a short list of questions we asked each candidate and asked follow-up questions based on those answers.

Tue
12
Aug
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Vierhout, Kilgore, Nielson for Avondale council

We finally wrapped up our Avondale City Council candidate interviews and are ready to announce our endorsements.

But before we do, let us applaud each resident who has thrown his hat into the ring. After the city’s last election in November 2012 when three incumbents and the mayor ran unopposed, we’re thrilled that seven, including two incumbents, are running this time around. Shows us Avondale has some engaged residents who want to help lead the city.

Fri
08
Aug
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Faith, Blake, Raible for Litchfield Park; Orsborn for Buckeye

Litchfield Park is blessed with a pool of intelligent, concerned community members willing to volunteer their time to lead the city.

In each election, it is hard to find a candidate who wouldn’t do a good job helping run the city. Once again, we endorse the incumbents, Vice Mayor Paul Faith and Councilman Tim Blake as they have provided good leadership to the city in the past and if reelected, we believe will do so going forward.

Tue
05
Aug
West Valley View's picture

Hold on to that ballot awhile

Early ballots are in the mail and if you requested one, you should receive it very soon. But just because you have it doesn’t mean you need to fill it out and send it back immediately.

You have until Aug. 26 to get your ballot turned in.

Fri
01
Aug
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Home Rule free; it’s a good thing for Buckeye

To bankrupt Buckeye or not to bankrupt Buckeye, that is the question posed to voters in Proposition 469, aka Permanent Base Adjustment.

Never heard of it?

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