Editorials

Tue
16
Sep
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MCSO saves us money

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office always seems to have a different take on things.

From its priorities for law enforcement to its arrogance that it alone knows what is and isn’t the legal way to perform its job.

Fri
12
Sep
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How about a little something for the rest of us?

While we applaud the Arizona Department of Transportation for finishing Phase 1 of the Interstate 10/Loop 303 interchange ahead of schedule, how about a little something for the rest of us?

Those of us who don’t use the interchange on our daily commute but have had to drive through the construction zone that is I-10 for months and months and months?

Tue
09
Sep
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City elections should not be held with state, national

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by the city of Tucson (and others including Phoenix) that affects Goodyear elections and could affect Avondale’s as well. It only affects charter cities.

Goodyear had held on to its original, odd-year election cycle pending the outcome of the challenge. Without the ruling, Goodyear would have been forced to change its election cycle. If there is a successful challenge of this ruling, that still would happen.

Fri
05
Sep
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Buckeye is indeed open for business; lands auto dealer

Hats off to Buckeye for finally landing a long-overdue business.

Jones Ford (formerly Tom Jones Ford) is moving from its old location on MC85 in unincorporated county land to Yuma Road between Watson and Miller roads in Buckeye. And it’s going to be three times bigger.

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.

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