Editorials

Fri
31
Jul
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Recapping the 3 golden rules of letter writing

We have seen a deluge of letters to the editor of late and with election season rolling in, we don’t expect it to let up anytime soon.

Which is great. We love reading passionate debates. Some letters make us laugh, others make us think, while others force us out of our chairs to discuss the topic with coworkers, oftentimes leading to passionate, albeit friendly, debates.

Fri
24
Jul
Cary S. Hines's picture

Solipsism here to stay

SELFIE STICKS are everywhere as seen in this group selfie taken at the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain. View photo by Casey Pritchard
SELFIE STICKS are everywhere as seen in this group selfie taken at the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain. View photo by Casey Pritchard

It’s taken me 19 years, but I finally got to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Unfortunately, I waited so long that most of my photographs are peppered with self-absorbed navel gazers.

Thu
16
Jul
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It’s got her name on it

Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks hit a home run with their recent call to nix renaming, albeit temporarily, State Route 51.

Original plans called for signage honoring former Diamondbacks’ pitcher Johnson, who is slated to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame July 26, to go up Friday on State Route 51. Johnson’s number was 51.

But the family of Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman killed in combat, who the freeway was named after in 2003, didn’t like that idea.

Thu
09
Jul
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Avondale council should let digital ship sail

Looks like Avondale missed the digital boat.

Several years after Goodyear and Tolleson approved the installation of digital billboards within their cities and got paid a lot of money for it, Avondale is finally considering it, but the incentives have already sailed away.

Thu
02
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.

Thu
25
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.

Thu
11
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.”

Thu
04
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.

Thu
28
May
Cary S. Hines's picture

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.

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