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Americans must demand reasonable immigration reform

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We have a choice to make. We can go down the road of throwing support to those who want to send 11 million people home, or we could embrace the situation we helped create and find innovative, constructive solutions that will address the serious problems of illegal immigration and today’s skills gap in our work force. Reasonable reform will benefit us all. It is time to show the political will to turn in that direction.

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People with disabilities must exercise their right to vote

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Justin Dart, the man often considered the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act, famously and repeatedly said: “Vote as if your life depends on it – because it DOES!” For people with disabilities, this is especially true. Every policy decision from employment, to housing and transportation, to funding of programs like CHIP, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are influenced by whom we elect.

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McFarland’s contributions described as unprecedented

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Ernest William McFarland (1894-1984), known throughout his career as “Mac,” served as a U.S. senator, governor of Arizona, and ultimately chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, but millennials, baby boomers, and even many seniors have difficulty recalling his name or his numerous accomplishments. His life story should inspire Arizonans. His career in politics, law, as a television executive, and agribusiness titan remain unparalleled.

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Regulate marijuana like alcohol? Not this November

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More than 200,000 Arizonans signed petitions to put a marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot. Here’s guessing they didn’t read the initiative’s 20 pages of fine print sponsored by the special interest, Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).

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