Editorials

Wed
26
Apr

Yeah, let’s go down this road

A bill near and dear to our hearts has made it to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk and we have our fingers crossed he will sign it.

Senate Bill 1080 would prohibit teenagers from using their cell phones or any other wireless devices during the permit phase and first six months of the Graduated Driver License Law phase, except in emergencies or when using an audible navigation system as long as the driver doesn’t touch the device while driving.

Wed
19
Apr

Another new toothless wonder on the books

Way to go, Arizona. We now have yet another new law without any real teeth.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1073 into law March 28. It will go into effect in August.

Introduced by Sen. Steve Farley, D-District 9, SB 1073 amends Arizona Revised Statute 28-2354.

Wed
12
Apr

Before you go, won’t you leave something behind?

Hey, snowbirds, before flocking back to your cooler climes for the summer, how about helping the hungry in the Valley of the Sun?

All you need to do is clean out your pantries, something some of you undoubtedly do anyway, but something some of you might not think about till you come back in the fall. And upon restocking after that first grocery trip find you’ve got some canned goods that expired while you were away. Probably a hodgepodge of nonperishables on the verge, too.

Wed
05
Apr

West Valley gets no respect ‘four’ car race, Big Dance

The West Valley gets no respect. Just like Rodney Dangerfield. Whenever anything good happens in the western portion of the Valley of the Sun, it is reported as happening in Phoenix.

But whenever anything bad happens, it is specifically reported in the city where it occurs unless it happens in an unincorporated area of the county and then it is reported to happen in the city that corresponds to that ZIP code.

Wed
29
Mar

Fed alarmists find no foreign extremists

When the president ordered a travel ban from certain Muslim countries on Jan. 27, he assured the country that it was imperative the ban went into effect immediately since so many potential terrorists were coming into the country each day. And it was especially critical to keep out those terrorists by giving them no warning such a ban was coming because the terrorists would speed up their plans to get in ahead of the ban.

Wed
22
Mar

Every under vote counts in Goodyear

Every vote counts, and in Goodyear, every under vote counts, too.

Everyone know what under votes are?

No?

Wed
08
Mar

We endorse Lord, Campbell, Pizzillo, Hampton

Goodyear’s City Council election is March 14. The West Valley View and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsored a candidate forum Feb. 28. If you weren’t able to attend, please read the recap on Page 1. And if you haven’t yet mailed your ballot, we hope you consider our two cents’ worth.

Wed
01
Mar

We support bill to leave 9th Circuit

Whoever said “it’s too big to fail” wasn’t talking about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

The court has made international news of late. That’s the court that rejected an appeal from the Department of Justice to restore President Donald Trump’s executive order signed Jan. 27 banning travelers from seven nations — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — with ties to terrorism from entering the U.S.

Wed
22
Feb

ICE priorities put us all at risk

    A few facts to start off with.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries. The agency has an annual budget of approximately $6 billion, primarily devoted to two operational directorates.*

In 2016, ICE conducted 235,413 removals. Fifty-nine percent of all ICE removals, or 139,368, were previously convicted of a crime.**

Wed
15
Feb
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ADOT wants your driving safety slogan

A couple of summers ago, I wrote an editorial titled “Solipsism here to stay.” It was after my first trip to the Grand Canyon, where I had to duck and dodge to avoid being smacked by a selfie stick. They were everywhere!

I’d only recently heard of selfie sticks. I’d never even seen one up till that point. I like to think of myself as being pretty plugged in, but I sure felt like a dinosaur as my selfie stickless group was definitely in the minority.

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