Editorials

Tue
29
Jul
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One of the family died last week, Wall-boy is gone

BILL THOMPSON, second from left, seen here with the rest of the cast of the Wallace and Ladmo show, died July 23.
BILL THOMPSON, second from left, seen here with the rest of the cast of the Wallace and Ladmo show, died July 23.

There is always one relative you like better than the rest. Maybe it’s because you can tell he likes you more, or at least is willing to go out of his way to be a part of your life, or you’re the same age and grew up together or he lived the closest to you so you spent the most time together.

Such a person in my life just died. He spent more time with me than any uncle or cousin or grandparent. And while he wasn’t really a blood relative, Wallace was family.

Fri
25
Jul
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Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye

Come Monday, we will say goodbye to one of our MVPs.

Sports Editor Mike Russo is hanging up his trusty pen and notepad after an 11-year stretch with team West Valley View.

Now it’s time for him to move on to his next game — retirement.

Tue
22
Jul
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Should city employees have to live in the city?

Most West Valley cities have a requirement that at least some of their managers live in the city.

It is an absolute requirement that elected officials live in the city. It is also an absolute requirement that state representatives do (except when they are caught not living in their district but the court rules that the proper procedures weren’t followed when contesting that, but that’s another story that relates to Darrin Mitchell’s last run for office.) U.S. representatives don’t have to live in their districts, and former Rep. Bob Stump didn’t.

Fri
18
Jul
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Here comes the rain again

If you’re an Arizona native or have at least one summer under your belt, you’re probably used to the cloudy skies of the monsoon.

But even if you’re used to rain, listen up, because every year, folks seem surprised that thick dust lowering visibility and lots of water don’t mix well.

Tue
15
Jul
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Litchfield planning second guessed

The Litchfield Park Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the first of a possible five General Plan Amendments/zoning changes last week.

This one was submitted by a group that includes Sun Health Partners, owners of 78 acres on the northeast corner of Litchfield and Camelback roads.

Fri
11
Jul
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Why we ‘refused’ to print your letter to the editor

Before the complaints start rolling in because the West Valley View “refused to print your letter,” know that we had 19 letters in the hopper. And only one of those had been held over from the previous issue.

And elections are right around the corner so you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Tue
08
Jul
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Religious freedom, whose is it?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closely held businesses are exempt from certain portions of the Affordable Care Act if those businesses can prove that they have religious beliefs that are in opposition to those requirements.

Specifically, this deals with providing contraceptives to employees as part of the health insurance offered by two companies including Hobby Lobby.

Fri
04
Jul
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SB 1158: Let them light ‘fireworks’

Happy Fourth of July, West Valley; now, no one can tell you that you can’t light off ground spinners and fountains.

Arizona Senate Bill 1158, signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in April, basically says that cities and towns within Maricopa and Pima counties can no longer ban the use of “fireworks.” It also limits the dates that “fireworks” can be sold and used.

Tue
01
Jul
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It’s science, it’s wonderful, it’s sarcasm

Isn’t science wonderful? We can do almost anything now. At one point putting a man on the moon was a pipe dream. Been there, done that and it’s too expensive to do again.

But each of us probably has a cell phone with an onboard computer that is five to 10 times more powerful than the onboard computers that allowed man to walk on the moon.

Heck, the space shuttles ran on 8088 chips, the same chips that were in the very early IBM PCs.

Fri
27
Jun
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This car’s too slow, this one’s too fast, both are dangerous

Anyone else have the pleasure of commuting from the far West Valley to the West Valley on a nearly daily basis?

Good, then like me, you probably understand how road rage happens. Not saying any of you, er us, engage in such an illegal activity, but that doesn’t mean we don’t understand how and why, let’s call them incidents, happen.

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