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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.

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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

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Judges deny 25% of abortions for minors

Regarding your Aug. 9 piece on the Juvenile Court’s treatment of petitions from minor girls seeking permission to obtain an abortion: I think the real news is not that most girls receive permission, but that one-fourth or so do not. I find that surprising. My guess is that it says something about the extraordinary caution, perhaps political caution, of our state’s judges. Let me explain why I make that guess.

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APS solar proposal falls short for Arizona

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.

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