Editorials

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.

Wed
08
Feb

Voter fraud cure could be worse than the disease

The claim is that millions of people voted illegally in last November’s presidential election.

President Trump says he is going to have an investigation into how large the problem is.

Wed
01
Feb

Be in the know before you go play in the snow

Anyone else addicted to the Flagstaff webcam?

You don’t know what we’re talking about? Check out flagstaffarizona.org/webcam. It’s so cool. It gives a 360-degree view of the downtown area and allows the watcher to control it.

Wed
25
Jan
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D.C. march sets all women back

Believe it or not, I’m not defined by my female parts.

I care about a slew of issues, including the economy and international relations. I care about national security, our national debt. I care about the Constitution. I even care about health care, but all health care, not just the stuff that pertains to my female parts. My thyroid was surgically removed a few years back. I have to take a pill every day for the rest of my life because of it. That rates way higher on my health care priority list.

Wed
18
Jan

Goodyear deserves more choices for mayoral position

We’re pleased to see some competition this time around for Goodyear’s mayoral seat. We just wish there were more of it.

And there should be. Goodyear’s got plenty of residents who are qualified for the position.

Wed
11
Jan

Drivers training demise results in more laws

We realize drivers training is virtually a thing of the past. That indispensable instruction was cut from the public school system years ago.

The rules of the road are no longer taught hands on by a trained instructor. Most young drivers learn them from reading a booklet the Arizona Department of Transportation makes available to anyone wishing to obtain a driver’s license.

Wed
04
Jan

Here come the W2s, and your chance to help public schools

Welcome to 2017. Soon, credit card bills from all those Christmas presents we couldn’t afford will be catching up to us, New Year’s resolutions will undoubtedly be broken and W2s will show up on our doorsteps.

Just when we’re finally taking a breath from all the holiday hullabaloo, we’ve been tasked with another task — filing our income tax returns.

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