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Expanding health care to help those with diabetes critical

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Expanding access to health care in Arizona is one of the most important tasks we must tackle in the wake of the Covid pandemic, particularly for our most vulnerable populations and underserved communities who had underlying medical conditions that magnified the disease’s harm. To prevent diabetes from dictating someone’s life, it’s imperative that high-quality and affordable healthcare options are available.

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Arizona’s alfalfa is essential, water crisis solution that leads to food supply issue is no fix

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Concerns over the Colorado River have led the everyday Arizonan to think about water in ways they haven’t before. As a result, much has been made as of late about growing “thirsty crops” in Arizona’s desert climate. It doesn’t take long to find an opinion or editorial about how farming alfalfa is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with the water system in Arizona, but this rhetoric needs to stop.

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Sinema’s immigration plan doesn’t work for Arizonans

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Kyrsten Sinema -- Arizona's Democrat-turned-independent U.S. senator -- and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina recently negotiated an immigration package that, in theory, could solve the worst border crisis in American history. Unfortunately, in practice, the package would do little to staunch the record influx of illegal immigrants. If anything, it could make the problem even worse. 

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Climate and health in South Phoenix: building advocates through education

South Phoenix has a history of redlining and racist city planning, which zoned it for heavy industrial use that contaminated the communities of color who were segregated there. It’s up to decision makers to hear us and address our concerns–it’s time for action and it’s beyond time for strict limits on the methane, soot, and other pollutant emissions that have devastating effects on human health.

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Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in Phoenix

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Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in the City of Phoenix despite legislation enacted last May designed to deter such theft. Now, the Phoenix Police Department is joining forces with Courtesy Automotive Group to permanently etch catalytic converters with SafeCat anti-theft technology that ties a SafeCat serial number to the vehicle’s VIN and registers it in a national database.

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The horror that is Arizona’s mental health regime

I’ve thought many times what would’ve happened if my family were of lesser means and had to endure a similar financial hardship due to a loved one’s suddenly diminished faculties. The answer seems obvious: she’d be on the street. It’s time for reform and accountability, and it can’t begin soon enough.

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