Editorials

Tue
27
Jan
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Want to help heal/save lives? Donate life, AZ

Know anyone who has had cancer?

How about someone with a heart defect?

Someone who is blind?

A burn victim?

Fri
23
Jan
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Da toughest judge in America

Judge G. Murray Snow will hold hearings to bring civil contempt charges against the Maricopa County sheriff.

The sheriff has been in and out of Snow’s U.S. District Court courthouse numerous times over the Sheriff’s Office’s handling of arrests that the judge has deemed to be racial profiling.

The contempt charges come from the Sheriff’s Office’s continuing to racially profile and to refuse to adhere to remedies ordered by the judge. Among those was providing instructions and training for officers on how to make arrests without racially profiling.

But the problem really comes down to an issue of arrogance. The sheriff thinks he only answers to himself, that no other entities have the ability to determine what is legal and what isn’t, that he doesn’t have to abide by a federal judge’s ideas of what is legal and what isn’t.

Tue
20
Jan
Cary S. Hines's picture

False promises, promises ...

Doug Ducey talked a good game during the primary and general election season. But it didn’t take long until he revealed that all the promises he made while running for governor weren’t possible to keep.

It isn’t surprising that supporting education and refusing to raise taxes are mutually exclusive goals. It’s surprising that so many of us believed him when he said he would do it.

Much of what he promised vs. what he now plans to deliver are different but he probably will claim it is only semantics.

Fri
16
Jan
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Person redefined: a group of people; an organized body

Thanks a lot, Time magazine for redefining the word person. You have validated Avondale and Goodyear’s decision to do the same and they won’t stop.

Time magazine named “Ebola Fighters” as its “Person of the Year” for 2014.

Tue
13
Jan
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Presidential visit nitpicking

The president of the United States visited the Valley of the Sun last week. In the old days, it would have been looked upon as a great honor to have the most powerful leader in the world, or at least the free world, choose Arizona for a visit.

And to the minority of residents who are Democrats, that still might be seen as something special.

But to a large number of residents, everything Barack Obama does is wrong. And, even more importantly, many of those people don’t feel the need to show any sign of respect for the office or the person.

Fri
09
Jan
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The patient has become the doctor

Anyone still watch commercials on TV?

OK, maybe not “watch,” but anyone still tune into live TV and maybe at the very least hear commercials while you’re grabbing a snack or using the bathroom?

If so, then you know commercials for prescription drugs dominate.

Tue
06
Jan
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We’re proud of our students, and their parents

Today, we publish a list of local residents who earned recognition at Arizona State University for their diligence in their studies.

We were stunned by how many local students made the dean’s list.

There were 431 local scholars listed. While ASU is the “local” university, the rest of the state’s halls of higher learning probably will report similar figures for West Valley dean’s list recipients.

Fri
02
Jan
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Incidents must be judged separately

No one knows what really happened in Ferguson, Mo., when Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown.

Not even Wilson, who was probably pretty shaken by whatever it was that occurred on Aug. 9.

But because Wilson is white and Brown was black, race had to be a major component of what happened. And depending on the race and economic status of the person reacting to the events in Ferguson, the scene is viewed in different ways.

Tue
30
Dec
Cary S. Hines's picture

Tax credit: a gift that gives back

Just like businesses, schools face ever-increasing operating costs — higher utility bills, book expenses, technology updates, facilities management and even labor costs.

But unlike businesses, schools can’t just raise their prices to meet those advancing costs. They depend on the perspicacity and largesse of the state Legislature to fund their operating needs, and on the generosity of taxpayers who vote to assess themselves for school bonds and budget override measures.

However, there’s another way to support our schools that in this holiday season of giving is particularly apropos — because this type of giving gives back.

Fri
26
Dec
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Let’s talk A LOT about dangers of texting and driving

Despite campaign after campaign warning us of the dangers of texting and driving, it doesn’t seem to be waning.

We’ve all seen the public service announcements on television. We’ve heard from people who have lost loved ones because of texting and driving. We’ve heard from people who have been responsible for the deaths of others because of texting and driving. We’ve seen billboards reminding us not to text and drive. We here at the View have written numerous editorials on the topic, begging you all to stop.

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