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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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It was one picture posted on social media, a muscled man with braided hair holding a microphone and speaking to a group of school kids seated on the gymnasium floor. 

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You move to Arizona to get away from hurricanes, but it turns out massive tropical storms care not at all about geography. 

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By now, school children in Arizona have brought markers, scissors, folders and other supplies to class. Although children are bringing items they need to learn and succeed, Arizona is failing to supply safe drinking water in schools across our state. According to the Arizona Department of En…

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Everybody should have a place to call home. This country is too great, our economy is too strong and our duty to one another is too fundamental to accept otherwise. This is what I believe. I also understand it’s not that simple. Ending homelessness entirely is the right goal, but no matter h…

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The Rolling Stones played in Glendale last week, and though a friend offered me a ticket, I passed. Don’t get me wrong: The Stones are terrific and by all accounts put on a helluva show. However, septuagenarian rockers aren’t my thing. The thought of 76-year-old Mick Jagger preening about wh…

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We hear a lot of talk these days of health care reform, but it’s important to consider the hundreds of millions of Americans who currently receive quality care thanks to their health plans. I am one of those Americans, and I think my story represents the peace of mind — in otherwise traumati…

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School is back in session! To all teachers, parents and students, I wish you all a safe and happy 2019-20 school year. I share your excitement on all the learning and knowledge that will take place in the months ahead.

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As the back-to-school season is finally upon us, it is encouraging to think about all that our children will learn in this new academic school year. I was among the many parents in Arizona packing lunch boxes and taking the traditional “first day of school” photos of my children. As they hea…

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We all get them. Those annoying calls with a recorded message once you pick up. Or a call from a phone number that looks oddly similar to your own telephone number. These are robocalls. Not only are robocalls inconvenient, but they can also be dangerous, with abusive scammers on the other en…

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You know what affliction never gets the attention it deserves? Fame. That’s a disease I hope never to catch. 

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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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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!

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…