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Wed
25
May
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We remember

The following column, by Burt Freireich, chairman of the board of West Valley View Inc., was first published in 1961 in the Sun City News-Sun, where Mr. Freireich was publisher.

Wed
18
May
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Voters must pass Home Rule option

Voters in Avondale and Tolleson will have an extra measure on their ballots for the Aug. 30 primary election, and it’s probably the most important issue they will decide.

Like most other West Valley cities, Avondale and Tolleson voters will decide city council and mayoral races as well as legislative and U.S. Senate and House primary races. But unlike other West Valley cities, Avondale and Tolleson voters will also have to decide on the alternative local expenditure limitation, otherwise known as Home Rule.

Wed
11
May
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Break from school shouldn’t include break from meals

School will soon be out for summer and while some children will sleep in, spend countless days in the pool and go on vacation, others will go to sleep hungry, wondering if that will be their fate for the entire break.

These children are a big part of why we started a summer food drive 11 years ago.

Wed
04
May
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Grisly mistake launches grammar editorial 2.0

We made a grisly error in last week’s editorial when we misspelled the word grisly. Think bear. What a blunder. They say journalism is literature in a hurry and they’re not kidding, but it still stings.

Especially when it happens to us. We spend hours every day poring over the written word.

So while we were lamenting such an embarrassing mistake, we thought this would be the perfect time to share some common mistakes we see all the time.

Wed
27
Apr
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Botched case reminiscent of Temple Murders

Bill Montgomery, you have a lot of explaining to do.

The last time a high profile case was botched this badly, it was 1991 and five men from Tucson spent about two months in jail for a crime they did not commit.

It was the worst mass murder in the state’s history. Six monks, an elderly nun and two acolytes were murdered at the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple in the West Valley.

Wed
20
Apr
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Establishment reigns supreme

Kudos to all of you who have voted for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — you have been an integral part in exposing both parties’ political underhandedness.

For plenty of us, this is the first time we’ve seen a primary election drag out this far. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This is the first time we’ve had the chance to see exactly how the election process really works, and it ain’t as democratic as we thought it was.

Wed
13
Apr
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5 sec at 55 mph = 1 football field

Anyone remember that video making the rounds awhile back on social media that showed a montage of people texting while walking? They tripped over curbs, walked into doors and fell into fountains.

Now you remember.

Funny stuff, right?

Wed
06
Apr
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There’s no such thing as a free advertisement

A myth seems to be going around that if an event comes with no admission charge, the West Valley View will promote it free of charge.

While we do promote several free events free of charge — consider story time or live snake feeding at the library — we also promote free of charge several events that come with a charge, such as high school plays, certain art festivals and concerts.

Wed
30
Mar
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Failed PPE comes with silver lining

We’re not gonna sugarcoat it — Arizona’s March 22 Presidential Preference Election process was an epic failure, but we’re convinced some good has come from it.

No. 1 — more polling places will be available come Election Day in November. And if the state continues to foot the bill for the PPE, something we think the Democratic and Republican national committees should pay for, more polling places will be available in four years for the next PPE.

Wed
23
Mar
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School donations made now can offset 2015 taxes

April 15 will be here in a little over three weeks.

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