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Here’s a sad, shameful confession: No longer do I pay attention to news coverage of American mass shootings. 

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On behalf of the Conservative Alliance for Solar Energy (CASE), we applaud our state’s utility regulators — the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) — for recently considering increasing the renewable energy policy for Arizona. As conservatives, we believe energy policy, such as a strong ren…

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When I was a little boy growing up in Queens, New York, in the 1970s, my career aspirations inevitably focused on who got to drive the biggest truck.

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In the ongoing uncivil war between President Donald Trump and Democrat congresswomen like Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, I choose to side with …

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Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on political campaigns, and the 2020 elections will be no different. Many of these dollars are from organized donors assembled as countless political action committees or PACS — private corporations and unions. It can be overwhelming to think about r…

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The over-30 crowd might remember 1955 as the year Marty McFly saved the day at his mom and dad’s high school dance, then hightailed it back to the future courtesy a souped-up DeLorean and a well-timed lightning strike.  

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Homelessness is not a crime, but it is a rising problem across the state of Arizona—even in Goodyear. Due to increasing concerns over the issue of homelessness, the city is finding ways to keep our community safe while providing much-needed resources to those individuals in need.

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Building on a year’s worth of momentum, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors just took an important step to restore our statutory responsibilities related to elections. 

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Last month, 144,278 migrants were apprehended or deemed inadmissible trying to illegally cross our southern border. That’s enough people to fill State Farm Stadium almost two and a half times over. Perhaps a more staggering figure, the United States is on track to apprehend more than 1 milli…

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I am an NRA-certified range safety officer, and a volunteer out at the Joe Foss Shooting Complex. I am a member of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association. I am a former national Hunter Safety Course-certified instructor. I have hunted and used firearms for the past 65 years. I am a d…

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Did Jim Manos actually watch my film, “Right to Harm?” That is the question I asked myself after reading his response to an article posted in the West Valley View on May 8. Several statements by Mr. Manos are false and I am responding to set the record straight.

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Sometimes the news and life intersect in strange ways. Last weekend, I bore witness to an epic screaming matching on the golf course, a skirmish between two fat old guys over pace of play that would have surely turned into an aggravated assault with nine irons had their playing partners not …

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In Rep. Debbie Lesko’s June 19 article, she stated “Medicare for All strips away health care freedom.” However, just the opposite is true. Everyone benefits: seniors on Medicare, those with employer-based insurance, those with pre-existing conditions, young, old, and those in-between. Everyone!

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Running an errand this week, I watched two Phoenix police officers offer a bottle of water to a homeless man grabbing some shade outside a local grocery store. 

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Over the last year, your Avondale City Council has made a commitment to improve city parks. We understand that parks serve as a cornerstone of communities and want to make sure our families are able to enjoy these amenities throughout Avondale.

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Does Medicare for All provide free health care to illegal immigrants? That is the question I asked in the House Rules Committee hearing late last month. The disturbing answer was, yes, Medicare for All, the Democrats’ push for a government-controlled, one-size-fits-all health plan, will inde…

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Recently, some business and personal trips prompted me to fly back and forth across the continent several times. Nothing makes a better case for staying home — forever — than traveling in the 21st century.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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The fastest-growing part of the nation’s fastest-growing county is getting some love from Maricopa County. The county’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes a number of wins for the West Valley, including big investments in our regional parks.  Here are the highlights:

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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Here’s a simple, one-question test to determine whether you’re a realist or a dreamer: What do you believe when it comes to arcade games that offer gaudy prizes in return for a quarter or a buck?

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@timespublications.com.

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As the 2020 presidential election cycle begins to gear up, it’s predictable that there would be a spate of “free programs” being advanced by a number of the Democratic candidates. And it’s equally unsurprising that their solution to pay for them is taxing the “ultra-wealthy,” a wonderfully p…

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Whenever people find out I am the executive director of Leadership West and a member of the Buckeye City Council, they tend to question my sanity. That is, with our country divided and a perception of a lack of civic engagement and leadership locally, they believe one person cannot make a di…

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@timespublications.com.

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We talked about it, my mother and I, back when I was a teenager. How she felt in the fall of 1964, a New York City girl just graduated from high school at the age of 17 who found herself pregnant.

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The first time I ever heard the phrase “go to the mattresses” was in the Mafia masterpiece “The Godfather.” Vito Corleone is near death in a hospital bed, shot down by a rival Mob family. The Don’s hotheaded oldest boy, Sonny, demands revenge. Tom Hagen, the consigliere, urges caution, but S…

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As the CFO of Hickman’s Family Farms, I feel it is important that I speak up on behalf of all the employees here who are upset about how we are depicted in a recent documentary, in court hearings and now in the West Valley View. As a group, we are proud to work here, proud of providing milli…

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Not a day goes by that I don’t think of a special person, even though I haven’t seen her or spoken to her for 26 years.

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She was 18 months old, the news stories tell us, the daughter of married parents in their mid-30s. We have no name for the little girl yet, only the circumstances surrounding her death: She perished on a warm April Monday afternoon in a Glendale apartment complex, shut inside the family’s fo…

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On behalf of the Conservative Alliance for Solar Energy (CASE), we applaud our state’s utility regulators — the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) — for recently considering increasing the renewable energy policy for Arizona. As conservatives, we believe energy policy, such as a strong ren…