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The Arizona Supreme Court issued its ruling allowing the “Smart and Safe Arizona” initiative—Proposition 207—to remain on the ballot despite concerns over deficiencies in its 100-word statement. Big Marijuana sought to deceive Arizona voters with the summary and got away with it. Keep in min…

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Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on our health care system and keep hospital beds and other medical resources available for people with coronavirus disease 2019 …

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The Arizona Supreme Court issued its ruling allowing the “Smart and Safe Arizona” initiative—Proposition 207—to remain on the ballot despite concerns over deficiencies in its 100-word statement. Big Marijuana sought to deceive Arizona voters with the summary and got away with it. Keep in min…

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I am 73 years old. Never in my later years did I think I would open Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary, but I did, in 2012. The public interest was high. Our location was in Downtown Glendale. But what started as fanfare is now routine. That’s a good thing, though. You don’t hear a…

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Despite the countless political ads you see on TV and social media, the most important offices on your ballot might not be the ones at the top of the ticket.  

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Some people love theme parks. They don’t mind lines. They crave the rides and the adrenaline. As an Arizonan since 1995, I’m not much for theme parks. 

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When I was a kid, we subscribed to TV Guide. The best issue always came at the end of summer, because it previewed the upcoming fall television season.

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The phone call came toward the end of March about 25 years ago. I had left my mother and father some happy anniversary wishes on their answering machine, back when there were such things.

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This year presented us with a challenge unbeknownst to most of us—a global pandemic. The effects of the pandemic have been felt in nearly every aspect of our lives, and schools have not been spared from the effects of COVID-19. Schools across the nation had to shift the way they instruct the…

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There is a reason that the Arizona Police Association, the National Association of Police Organizations, the International Union of Police Associations and law enforcement from all over the nation have endorsed President Trump. The brave, hard-working officers who protect our communities kno…

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The illness COVID-19 continues to affect more people each day. If a person contracts an infectious disease during this pandemic, their immune system may be weakened and leave them susceptible to suffering the more deadly effects of SARS-CoV-2. Until there is an effective vaccine to this part…

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The relentless pace of the coronavirus pandemic has challenged hospital and health care workers across the Valley and the country. Long days are spent caring for COVID and non-COVID patients. The stress of managing personal lives while balancing family needs and commitments adds yet another …

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Every year for the past four decades, I have looked forward to greeting students, staff, and families in schools. Each child excitedly awaiting the anticipation of the year, with new teachers, classrooms, playgrounds and learning. Usually, teachers have been busy setting up their rooms, gath…

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There was a beauty to the games, something artistic that maybe I cannot convey in words: The thud of the ball against the gym floor; the riotous squeaks and squeals of hightops on lacquered hardwood; the dim light, the frayed nets hanging from the rims. 

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In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15.

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Let me begin with full disclosure: In my day job, I work as a public relations consultant. Among my clients are various public safety organizations. 

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They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City.

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Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out.  Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals who are saving others and risking their own li…

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I got sued once, last decade. The plaintiff was a disgraced state legislator who resigned after multiple witnesses called 911 to report him beating up his then-girlfriend in public. She was a friend; I volunteered to help her deal with the media.

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Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on our health care system and keep hospital beds and other medical resources available for people with coronavirus disease 2019 …

The Arizona Supreme Court issued its ruling allowing the “Smart and Safe Arizona” initiative—Proposition 207—to remain on the ballot despite concerns over deficiencies in its 100-word statement. Big Marijuana sought to deceive Arizona voters with the summary and got away with it. Keep in min…

I am 73 years old. Never in my later years did I think I would open Arizona’s first medical marijuana dispensary, but I did, in 2012. The public interest was high. Our location was in Downtown Glendale. But what started as fanfare is now routine. That’s a good thing, though. You don’t hear a…

Despite the countless political ads you see on TV and social media, the most important offices on your ballot might not be the ones at the top of the ticket.