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Fri
27
Mar
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Be more than the plan

John Safinby John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Tue
24
Mar
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Drought does not equal water shortage

by David Iwanski
Former Goodyear Water Resources manager

In 1980, our state Legislature passed and Gov. Bruce Babbitt signed into law the Arizona Groundwater Management Act, which, to this day, represents the most comprehensive piece of legislation of its kind in the nation. Cities, towns, private water utilities, mining interests, environmental groups and irrigated agriculture were all represented during deliberations. The Act mandated that water users reduce their excessive pumping of groundwater, which was depleting our aquifers, it required reductions in per capita consumption and cropping irrigation, it required mandatory conservation and water resources planning, and lastly, it encouraged development of renewable water supplies, including surface water and reclaimed wastewater.

Tue
03
Mar
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Litchfield Elem. District a smart choice

by Julianne Lein
Litchfield Elementary School District superintendent 
 

Over the past 20 years, Arizona has become a national leader in school choice. Increased choices have spurred innovation across many school districts (including public schools) and increased education options for parents.

As many parents embark on kindergarten registration in the month of February, the Litchfield Elementary School District continues to focus on quality education with many options for our parents. We know choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. In our district, excellence in education is something we focus on every day.

Fri
27
Feb
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Puppies, kittens and babies …

John Safinby John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president/CEO

Fri
30
Jan
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New year, new attitude

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

How’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? According to 2014 statistics, 45 percent of Americans make a resolution and only 8 percent actually achieve success. Most resolutions are challenging and achieved with discipline and continued motivation.

Tue
13
Jan
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Happy anniversary 2015!

Americans love anniversaries whether it is the birth of our nation on July Fourth, the end of the Civil War and assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, our parents 50th, Pearl Harbor or Sept. 11. The year 2015 has a number of significant anniversaries of laws that have changed American society in uncountable ways. A short review of the past 80 years.

Tue
30
Dec
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Past, future and hope

Past, future and hope

by John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Someone smart said that perception of time is how one feels about a situation. Time spent with someone you love moves quickly and touching a hot pan seems to last for hours. For me, 2014 came and went faster than a humming bird flaps its wings.

Fri
28
Nov
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Make time for fun

John Safinby John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Tue
25
Nov
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Voters value education

Julieanne Leinby Julianne Lein
Litchfield Elementary School District superintendent

Fri
21
Nov
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This would never happen to my kid … or could it?

by Larry Tracey

Youth4Youth.org executive director and Way Out West Coalition member

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