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Author Archives: ggrado

We need climate action to protect our future

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In Phoenix, as people go about their business and make conversation, climate isn’t likely the top water cooler topic, much less that we are facing an existential climate crisis of our own making: drastically altered climates, extreme heat and weather, relentless and extreme loss of biodiversity, vanishing forests and catastrophic wildfire threats. And that’s just here in Arizona.

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Let’s expand what’s working with ACA, address what’s not

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From expanding Medicaid in the states to increasing health care literacy, reprioritizing education and enrollment to expanding federal subsidies to help more Arizonans get covered – we need to work on expanding what’s working with the ACA and addressing what isn’t. This could be one of the keys to tackling the high cost of health care in our country while expanding access and coverage for more of those who need it. Democrats and Republicans alike should take note.

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Defending inclusive excellence at Arizona public universities

Arizona State University and it’s 12,000 students in downtown Phoenix have added growth and vibrancy of the area. PHOTO BY ANDREW HOWARD/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

I understand the relationship between inclusivity and excellence quite differently. The ASU charter is anchored by a phrase that many of us in the ASU community can recite by heart: our university measures its excellence “not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed.” More of us who value our public universities need to stand up to defend the liberatory ideals expressed in this statement.

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