Editorials

Thu
26
Jun
Cary S. Hines's picture

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.

Thu
29
May
Cary S. Hines's picture

3 words I hate hearing at the gas station

Whenever I hear the words “Excuse me, miss” at the gas station, I cringe.

Either they’re coming from some guy who wants to “fix” my chipped windshield or “bump out” the dents on the passenger side (which have been there for about three years now, long enough that they’re sporting rust in a state that rarely sees any precipitation whatsoever) or they’re coming from someone who is parked at a pump near me waiting for someone else (me) to come along and pay for his gas.

Mon
26
May
Elliott Freireich's picture

Right way to stop wrong-way drivers

Elliott FreireichThe Valley has seen three recent cases of fatal accidents caused by drivers going the wrong way on local freeways.

Most of the solutions to prevent future crashes look at ways to stop those drivers from turning onto freeway off-ramps or methods to warn other drivers once such a condition becomes known.

Mon
31
Mar
Cary S. Hines's picture

Drivers training should be taught in public school

Cary HinesMy mostly straight A, gifted son failed his written test for his learner’s permit.

He studied the Arizona Driver License Manual put out by the Arizona Department of Transportation and he took a sample test online, yet he still failed.

Mon
03
Mar
Elliott Freireich's picture

Your vote critical in the primary

Arizona just embarrassed itself on the national stage again as Senate Bill 1062 was passed by an overwhelming majority of both state houses on a party line vote.

The state was saved by Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto, which may have saved the state from losing next year’s Super Bowl, though where would the NFL have moved it with less than 11 months to plan?

Thu
13
Feb
Cary S. Hines's picture

Flowers: good; giant, stuffed bear: whaa?

Cary HinesHappy Valentine’s Day.

Everyone remember to pick up something for your sweetie?

Mon
10
Feb
Elliott Freireich's picture

My Viewpoint: A nice guy to the finish

Elliott FreireichA nice guy to the finish

A friend, business associate and mentor of mine died recently. He was quite a guy.

Thu
30
Jan
Cary S. Hines's picture

Young? Healthy? You’re a pawn

Cary HinesLet the propaganda begin.

I’ve been toying around with this editorial idea for some time now and a commercial I saw on television Tuesday morning as I was getting ready for work prompted me to finally pen it.

Thu
09
Jan
Cary S. Hines's picture

Blessed to be an Arizonan

On my way home from work Monday, I spoke to my aunt in Michigan where I grew up. I had been so busy putting out the Tuesday edition of the West Valley View that I hadn’t had a chance to check the national news. While the 13 inches of snow came as no surprise, I was shocked when she told me that with wind chill, the temperature was minus 30. I’m talking lower Michigan, too, not the Upper Peninsula, or as we Michiganders refer to it, the UP, eh?

I couldn’t help but look down at my own temperature gauge, which was reading 67 at the time (kind of chilly for us Arizonans), and realize that our temperatures differed by nearly 100 degrees!

Thu
19
Dec
Elliott Freireich's picture

A stranger in a strange land

My parents, being Jewish, grew up in communities that had Jewish populations, my father in Chicago and my mother in Germany and then in rural Illinois. Their religious upbringing was a part of their lives. As a child, my father lived in a multi-generational home with his grandfather who was a cantor in the temple.

My parents moved to Arizona in the 1950s, and that was where I was born. Phoenix, at that time, had a small Jewish population and it wasn’t concentrated in any one area, but even if it were, my family didn’t live near other Jews.

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