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As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020.

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As you are shopping this holiday season, we encourage you to spend your money locally. You may not be aware, but when you shop Avondale, the money you spend in your city reaps yearlong benefits for you and your community. 

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The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year, probably because of the traditions. Traditions such as Christmas music and colorful decorations make everything a little brighter I think it also makes people a little happier.

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Most times when you go to a concert, it’s the music you remember. With that said, it’s been a month since I saw Post Malone play in Glendale and still find myself pondering his parting message to his fans. 

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It is a small tract of land, not quite 83 acres, sitting on the northwest corner where Bethany Home Road and Citrus Road intersect.  At present, it plays host to a few acres of roses, but unlike the fate of the flowers in Pete Seeger’s iconic 1950s folk song, these flowers will go to the com…

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Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman and Sheila Kaplan  of the New York Times describe U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarette products as “a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers” that Trump backed away from “under pressure from his…

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While we’re all still in a tryptophan-infused haze, full of leftovers and good cheer, it feels only right to continue being thankful. Herewith, one of Arizonan’s list of people and things that inspire gratitude on a daily basis.

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised some rules governing oil-and-gas rig methane emissions. Environmentalists in Congress immediately cried foul, with U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., describing the proposal as a “horrifying blow” and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., cal…

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The US House of Representatives soberly fulfills its constitutional obligation to investigate alleged wrongdoing by a sitting president, steadily building its case for that president’s impeachment.

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My mother’s father, a dressmaker, was a man I cannot remember speaking a word, though I met him a few times when I was a little boy. 

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Much of what makes life in this Valley appealing is the state’s rugged desert feel. The landscape is rough hereabouts, all scrub growth and cactus that can tear flesh.

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Is government-facilitated re-importation of prescription medicines from Canada – a policy now supported by politicians as diverse as President Donald Trump and Senator Bernard Sanders – an issue of free trade, or a backdoor method of imposing price controls? That’s the way the question is us…

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Now the calendar flips to November and you find yourself offering a prayer for this embattled nation of ours. 

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At last count, Arizona had 4,377 women in its state prisons. You’d be forgiven for thinking there was only one female currently under lock and key.

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In just a few weeks, voters in the Pendergast Elementary School District will have the opportunity to help change children’s lives by a simple stroke of a pen and voting Yes on Pendergast’s upcoming override election.

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On the first Sunday in October, the Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won in a rout, 34-24, but that wasn’t the story.

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Billy Moore Days Festival takes place in Historic Avondale Oct. 17-20. This year’s event is bringing back the ever-popular Billy Moore Days Parade, Festival and Carnival. While Billy Moore Days is a fun family event, it also allows the community to give back to local and national organizations!

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He was 22 years old when he left this mortal life, on a dusty road in the township of Yusafiyah, a region of Baghdad known as the Triangle of Death.

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The Southwest Valley is booming – leading the valley in job creation, growth and development. Our communities are making amazing strides attracting thousands of jobs and tens of millions in investment including Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Cardinal Glass and many more.  Our communities have amon…

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Arizona Helping Hands is the largest provider of basic needs to the 14,000 children in our state’s foster care system. It is truly important to give boys and girls who have been abused and neglected a sense of safety and dignity.  

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Did you know that in the United States 129 individuals experience death by suicide each day? Twenty of those occur within our veteran population.

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Not long after the first day of school back east, my buddy called with a complaint: His daughter, a brand new fourth-grader, had just participated in her first “active shooter drill,” an exercise meant to prepare kids for the possibility that a psychopath with an AR-15 might one day soon sto…

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As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020.