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Letters to the Editor - July 26, 2013

When will we be unified?


This subject remains a topic for many people in our community.  We were very disappointed and shocked.  A young life was taken and initially no one was arrested.  Only after national attention was called to this case, and it was reviewed, did defendant get arrested and a trial held.    The trial was held in Florida, a state that offers the same rule of law as AZ.  “Stand Your Ground”.  And though the defendant didn’t use this as the basis in his case, that law was clearly one of the main principals used as a reason and defense in the Zimmerman verdict.  President Obama commented on this case and it’s verdict.  He is after all, the first African American President and in the position to know full well what life is like for a black man, in America


Letters to the editor - June 28, 2013

Kudos to swim coaches


My son is in his third year as a member of the Goodyear Sharks swim team.  The Sharks are part of the Goodyear Recreational Swimming Program.  The swim team is one of several organized team activities that are offered by the city of Goodyear throughout the year, to include baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and several other team oriented activities for our children.


Letters to the editor - June 25, 2013

We deserve explanations


Governor Jan Brewer signed the AHCCCS Restoration and Expansion legislation into law, at a packed meeting at the Capitol, on June 17. It marked the end of a tumultuous Legislative session and a positive result for the most contentious issue facing the Legislature in 2013. The law means that over 60,000 Arizonans will not lose health care coverage on January 1, 2014 and several hundred thousand uninsured Arizonans will be eligible for coverage next year. It also means Arizona will get its fair share of Federal tax dollars and thousands of new jobs will be created in our state.

The law was passed by a bi-partisan team of legislators who showed political courage, and signed by a Governor who stood her ground.


Letters to the editor - June 21, 2013

Kids deserve both parents


With the high divorce rate, there is an increasing problem to be aware of. It’s called: parental alienation. This happens when one parent bullies a child to not have the other parent in his life. This is done with fear tactics, threats, false allegations, bribery and a campaign of denigration against the other parent. These actions are self-serving, not in the best interest of the child.

Parental alienation is a severe form of child abuse. The child often loses a worthy parent,  sometimes for life. The child is literally brainwashed to believe that one parent is “all good” and the other parent is “all bad” which is never true.

It’s important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t side with an alienating parent, who might recruit “flying monkeys” to help with the alienation. Their deception can be very convincing, you are assisting them to abuse their children.


Letters to the editor - June 11, 2013

Toll roads just another tax


Some time ago I wrote in these pages about the toll roads the state intends to develop in Arizona.

Last April MAG (Maricopa Association of Governments) met and the decision to come out of this meeting was to start converting lanes of existing freeways into “managed lanes.” It seems since we started waving the red flag the word “toll” is one not to be used like many other four letter words.

Whatever they are called, pay to drive lanes are “toll roads.”

They estimate this conversion to cost $3 billion, with a B, and they admit the income won’t cover the cost. They propose the tolls to be 50 cents per mile off peak hours and $1 per mile peak hours to drive on your roads.

There was also talk at this meeting about raising the state gasoline tax from 18 cents a gallon to 50 cents a gallon.


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