Guest Commentaries

Wed
04
Jan

Grief and loss, and how it works

by Angelica Flanagin
Licensed associate counselor

In relationships, as in life, there are great moments and there are moments that prompt pain. Part of living is losing — jobs, friends, family, pets, money, houses, boyfriends, girlfriends, marriages, etc.

Wed
21
Dec

Prevention is only solution we can afford

by Cathy Brown
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Board of Directors vice chair

Child abuse is not a pleasant topic of conversation. For most people, the subject can bring up a mix of anger, bewilderment, and hopelessness.

Wed
30
Nov

Your Chamber of Commerce

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Most people have heard of it. Some people have seen it. A few know business and people who belong to it. Do you know what your local chamber of commerce does? A chamber of commerce according to the dictionary (yes, people still use a dictionary) is “a local association to promote and protect the interests of the business community in a particular place.” Bland, but it hits the basics.

Wed
23
Nov

We hear you, Buckeye

by Jackie Meck

Buckeye mayor

I’m proud to call Buckeye my home. I have lived here my entire life and I have always listened to my friends and neighbors and worked to solve problems. That’s the spirit of Buckeye I grew up in and that’s the spirit of Buckeye now.

Wed
16
Nov

SB 1350 hurts communities

by Paul Faith

Litchfield Park vice mayor

The Arizona Legislature recently passed and Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1350, which restricts the rights of cities to regulate short-term transient rentals of homes.

Wed
16
Nov

We support Luke AFB

by Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas Schoaf

The West Valley and state of Arizona have long served as partners with the airmen and women serving Luke Air Force Base, Base Leadership, and the United States Air Force.

Wed
26
Oct

Teachers can’t do it alone

by Jeffrey C. Turbitt
La Joya Community High School English teacher

Wed
06
Jul

With equity and equality for all

by Kristi Sandvik
Superintendent of the Buckeye Elementary School District

Mon
14
Dec
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Our plea: Join our mission

by Paul Denial
New Life Center executive director

Thu
27
Jun

Local First Arizona to celebrate Indie Week

by Erica Pederson

Local First Arizona communications coordinator

The Fourth of July is meant to be a day of celebration, where we all take a moment to remember our ancestors who declared America’s independence. While we give thanks for this country and the freedoms we have today during this special holiday, we should also recognize another important foundation of this country: our local and independent businesses.

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