Editorials

Wed
24
May

We remember

The following column, by Burt Freireich, was first published in 1961 in the Sun City News-Sun, where Mr. Freireich was publisher. It is still representative of our thoughts on Memorial Day and wars of the past and future. Mr.

Wed
17
May

Designated pool watchers are crucial

Tragedy struck the West Valley last weekend when a 6-year-old boy drowned.

In the blink of an eye, a family’s life was forever changed, transformed from here and now, past and future, to “before” and “after.” We cannot imagine the pain they must be enduring, the “how?” “why?” and “what ifs?” they must constantly be wrestling with.

Wed
10
May

Summer break means more empty bellies

Despite this little reprieve we’ve been granted with our strangely cool weather of late, summer will be here before we know it. School will be out before we know it. And those TV commercials depicting mothers gleefully skipping through stores filling their carts with colorful back-to-school supplies and sharp new school clothes will be here before we know it.

Wed
03
May

Senate Bill 1080 a good start, but more work needed

Gov. Doug Ducey took the first step in making Arizona’s highways and byways safer last week when he signed Senate Bill 1080 into law.

SB 1080 bans the use of wireless devices while driving for teenagers during the permit phase and first six months of the graduated license phase. Exceptions include emergencies “when stopping the motor vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard” and the use of audible turn-by-turn navigation devices as long as the destination is not manually entered into the device while driving and as long as the device is not manually adjusted while driving.

Wed
26
Apr

Yeah, let’s go down this road

A bill near and dear to our hearts has made it to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk and we have our fingers crossed he will sign it.

Senate Bill 1080 would prohibit teenagers from using their cell phones or any other wireless devices during the permit phase and first six months of the Graduated Driver License Law phase, except in emergencies or when using an audible navigation system as long as the driver doesn’t touch the device while driving.

Wed
19
Apr

Another new toothless wonder on the books

Way to go, Arizona. We now have yet another new law without any real teeth.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1073 into law March 28. It will go into effect in August.

Introduced by Sen. Steve Farley, D-District 9, SB 1073 amends Arizona Revised Statute 28-2354.

Wed
12
Apr

Before you go, won’t you leave something behind?

Hey, snowbirds, before flocking back to your cooler climes for the summer, how about helping the hungry in the Valley of the Sun?

All you need to do is clean out your pantries, something some of you undoubtedly do anyway, but something some of you might not think about till you come back in the fall. And upon restocking after that first grocery trip find you’ve got some canned goods that expired while you were away. Probably a hodgepodge of nonperishables on the verge, too.

Wed
05
Apr

West Valley gets no respect ‘four’ car race, Big Dance

The West Valley gets no respect. Just like Rodney Dangerfield. Whenever anything good happens in the western portion of the Valley of the Sun, it is reported as happening in Phoenix.

But whenever anything bad happens, it is specifically reported in the city where it occurs unless it happens in an unincorporated area of the county and then it is reported to happen in the city that corresponds to that ZIP code.

Wed
29
Mar

Fed alarmists find no foreign extremists

When the president ordered a travel ban from certain Muslim countries on Jan. 27, he assured the country that it was imperative the ban went into effect immediately since so many potential terrorists were coming into the country each day. And it was especially critical to keep out those terrorists by giving them no warning such a ban was coming because the terrorists would speed up their plans to get in ahead of the ban.

Wed
22
Mar

Every under vote counts in Goodyear

Every vote counts, and in Goodyear, every under vote counts, too.

Everyone know what under votes are?

No?

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