Editorials

Fri
03
Jul
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Rape victims don’t engage

We need look no further than a recent press release sent out by the city of Phoenix to see that the “good old boys’ club” is alive and well.

According to the release, Officer Timothy Morris, 40, who had been with the Phoenix Police Department since 2008, resigned June 26 when police officers detained him near his home in Pinal County and accused him of sexual assault and kidnapping. He has since been booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence pending transfer of his case to Maricopa County.

Fri
26
Jun
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Hey, insurance company, every accident is a big deal

We’re not gonna name names but there’s a certain insurance company that is sending a rather terrifying message to our young drivers: As long as nobody gets hurt, accidents are no big deal.

Some verbatim quotes from the company’s television commercials:

Fri
19
Jun
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Water is no place to joke about needing help

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Damien Serrahn, the 16-year-old boy who drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Pleasant.

Damien and three of his friends were swimming across Cole’s Bay, according to a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, when Damien began yelling for help. Damien was about a quarter of the way across the approximate 200-yard bay while his friends were about halfway across.

They thought he was joking.

Fri
12
Jun
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Buckeye welcomes Phoenix garbage, with good reason

What started as somewhat of a joke more than 10 years ago has flourished into a big win for Buckeye.

Back in 2002, the city of Phoenix purchased about 3,000 acres in Buckeye to be used as a landfill. The West Valley View ran a story on Page 1 of the Jan. 16, 2002, issue with the headline: “Buckeye welcomes Phoenix garbage.”

Fri
05
Jun
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Dual-language learning has more benefits than meets the eye

We applaud the Avondale and Pendergast elementary school districts for finally implementing what school districts across the Valley, state, and country for that matter, have been sorely lacking — dual-language programs.

Fri
29
May
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City of Glendale’s proposed ordinance appears disguised

Hey, Glendale, ever hear of the 14th Amendment?

How about the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

Well, they all address discrimination, and they all prohibit it.

Fri
22
May
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We remember

The following column, by Burt Freireich, chairman of the board of West Valley View Inc., was first published in 1961 in the Sun City News-Sun, where Mr. Freireich was publisher. It is still representative of our thoughts on Memorial Day and wars of the past and future.

Fri
15
May
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Cooler-than-average temps can still kill

With temperatures dropping to record lows for this time of year, it’s important to remember the temperature inside a vehicle can still rise enough to kill.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when the outside temperature is 83 degrees (2 degrees higher than Saturday’s expected high and 5 degrees lower than Sunday’s) and the car windows are cracked 2 inches, the temperature inside the vehicle can still climb to 109 degrees in 15 minutes. The temperature inside that same vehicle can hit 126 degrees within an hour. Research shows that cracking the windows has little effect.

Fri
08
May
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Food banks need so much more than just food

We are into our second week of our annual West Valley View Food Drive and we recently discovered a need we didn’t even know existed.

A need that we are so excited to share with you because it’s a need we can all help fill regardless of our financial ability to donate food.

It’s a need that even those of us who rely on food banks to feed our families can help fill.

Fri
01
May
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We’re opening up our opinion pages

We often brag about our opinion pages. You all have so much to say, but more importantly, you all take the time to write down your opinions, adhere to our standards (most of the time) and deliver them to us to print for all to read, some to agree with and others to argue your points.

We enjoy providing this open format, so much so that we’re going to change things up a bit.

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