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My Turn: Can it be OK to break the law?

My Turn: Can it be OK to break the law?

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I pride myself in not breaking the law. I know that does not make me unusual, but I really try to stay within leagal boundaries.

Meat eaters play a key role in nature

Meat eaters play a key role in nature

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After writing my column on Cecil the Lion a few weeks ago, I expected a few responses. PETA responded, which I thought was appropriate.

Don’t blame teachers for poor test scores

Don’t blame teachers for poor test scores

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It’s the beginning of the school year. Students are settling into the school routine, and teachers are scoping out their new students. Meanwhi…

My Turn: My advice to those running for office

My Turn: My advice to those running for office

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The field is mostly set for Oro Valley’s recall election in November, with the mayor and three council members likely facing challenges.

The world needs more compassion, not less

The world needs more compassion, not less

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We’ve heard some people say that the widespread shock and anger, including PETA’s, over the execution of Cecil the lion is “a little bit crazy.” 

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