Editorials

Wed
22
Jun
Elliott Freireich's picture

Nor any drop to drink …

We’re in a huge drought. There’s a massive water crisis.

Or not.

Maybe we’re just in the middle of a small water event. But I don’t buy it. I think that our state leaders are afraid that if they come out and say how big a problem this is then nobody will move to the state, not families, not manufacturers, not businesses of any kind.

Wed
15
Jun
Cary S. Hines's picture

Stricter gun control would have opposite effect of intention

Stricter gun control is not the answer.

The president’s knee-jerk reaction to the worst mass shooting in our country’s history is to make it harder for all law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights, but he’s wrong.

Stricter gun control wouldn’t make us more safe, it would do the opposite.

Wed
08
Jun
West Valley View's picture

Drowning: a preventable tragedy

The worst thing a parent can go through is the loss of a child. The child is supposed to outlive the parent.

But leukemia doesn’t know that.

A heart defect doesn’t know that.

SIDS doesn’t know that.

Wed
01
Jun
Cary S. Hines's picture

Bathroom choice puts women, girls in danger

The real problem with allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice is that it makes it impossible to differentiate between who should be using the women’s room and who should not.

Proponents argue that being transgender is not a choice. I agree.

That transgender people shouldn’t be forced to use a bathroom of the sex they don’t identify with. I concur.

Wed
25
May
West Valley View's picture

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
West Valley View's picture

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
West Valley View's picture

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
West Valley View's picture

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
West Valley View's picture

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
West Valley View's picture

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.

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