Education savings accounts bring hope to adopted children
Three children, given up for dead at birth. Two girls and a boy, all of Native American descent. Even if they survived, one would suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome and the physical and mental challenges that this condition causes for the rest of her life, while the two others would struggle with cerebral palsy.
Protect Your Right to Vote referendum great news for Arizona
Barry Hess, the longtime vice-chair and voice of Arizona’s Libertarian Party, summed up the Protect Your Right to Vote effort best when he stepped up to the makeshift podium inside the Executive Tower lobby on Wednesday (Sept. 11) afternoon.
Media landscape challenges the way newspapers deliver information
For more than 100 years, our state has been an attractive place for entrepreneurs and investment. From miners to bankers, it seems our business climate has been as attractive as our actual climate. But few businesses have been around longer than newspapers. In fact, nearly half of the state’s 12 oldest businesses are local newspapers.
Driving suicides to zero in central Arizona
As we observe National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10), we have the opportunity to gain a better perspective on people struggling with thoughts of ending their lives and on those most at risk of doing so.
Common Core Comments: Pro and Con
Comments and opinions on Common Core
Common Core standards are common sense
Common sense, common ground, common good and common standards — why is there such a ruckus about common standards? Common standards make sense — they are the ground level of achievement for good grades across all years of schooling. They will raise the bar and improve the educational experiences and academic achievement for the 1 million Arizona public school students
Democrats’ agenda will resonate with Arizona voters in 2014 and beyond
As we considered sites for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, we looked for a location that would demonstrate our party’s ability and willingness to compete in states that have traditionally been Republican strongholds. We chose Arizona.
Electric Deregulation: RUCO just wants all the facts
As the head of Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO), I have been following with great interest the thoughtful guest opinion pieces appearing recently in the Arizona Capitol Times regarding electric deregulation — both those in favor and those opposed.
APS solar proposal falls short for Arizona
Arizona Public Service has been granted monopoly status to provide power in certain parts of Arizona. It’s also a publicly traded company and has a fiduciary obligation to maximize profits for shareholders. This may lead the company to pursue policies that are in its interests but not those of its ratepayers.
Roads in peril: Elevating the discussion of Arizona’s transportation network
As we go about our daily commute and our lives, we often don’t give much thought to the roads that get us there. Traffic congestion and construction seem to be an accepted way of life, especially for those who live in the suburbs and commute to work each day.
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