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Saturday 05/13/2017
Our State Legislature should listen to voters on initiatives
Posted: May 13, 2017 - 4:00 am

Once again, as we near the end of the legislative session up in Phoenix, Arizonans are left wondering why our elected officials seem to go off the deep end every chance they get. We elect our representatives to represent us and to make sure that when they make laws they do no harm, and benefit the majority of voters. But common sense is missing when the issuer of initiatives comes up.

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Welcome Caterpillar, regional cooperation
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 9:28 am

Pima County is thrilled about the decision by Caterpillar Inc. to relocate its Surface Mining and Technology Division to Tucson and bring 650 new jobs to our region. 

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
My Turn: Travel, kids and adventure
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 4:00 am

As I’m writing this, I’m on a train going from Los Angeles to Tucson after a quick weekend trip to take in all the comics and pop culture craziness called WonderCon (ComicCon’s Hollywood cousin). 

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
My Turn: Local dads to the rescue
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 4:00 am

About a month ago, my daughters came home from school all excited. That night the school was hosting a dad’s pizza night, asking every day to come to school with their child.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
My Turn: What I learned from Iowa
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 4:00 am

As a political junkie, last Monday was a momentous day as voters in Iowa cast the first ballows for president. As anyone who cares already knows, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton won in Iowa.

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The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 4:00 am

Arizona voters have an opportunity to vote in our state’s Presidential Preference Election on March 22. This election will help determine who will be chosen as the presidential nominees by party delegates at their national political conventions this summer. As an Arizona voter, this is your official chance to influence the presidential selection process before the November general election.

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Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:01 am

In Marana, we strive to create a sense of place. Our residents have chosen to make this community their home for many reasons. The outstanding public schools, the beautiful open spaces with majestic mountain views, the strong commitment to public service embodied by every employee of the town’s government, from the water department to police: all of these facets of Marana make this town an ideal community to put down roots.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Armed militia not the right answer
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 4:00 am

Last week, I received an email from my wife’s aunt asking if I could write some stories on what is happening in Oregon? I politely refused, pointing out my papers try to focus completely on our local communities — Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina Foothills and greater Pima County.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
My Turn: A few goals for the new year
Posted: January 06, 2016 - 4:00 am

Over the last few days I’ve had a few people ask why I didn’t write about New Year’s resolutions in my last column of 2015. The answer, for me, is pretty simple. I don’t make resolutions. 

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Here’s hoping your New Year’s resolution is as successful as Pima County’s
Posted: January 06, 2016 - 4:00 am

This is the time of year many people make New Year’s resolutions, especially to live a healthier life in the coming year.  

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