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Lesko misleads voters on Democrat’s priorities, her record

In this June 13, 2006, file photo, Utah National Guard soldiers work on extending a border fence in San Luis, Ariz., President Donald Trump said April 3, 2018, he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.

Three things are clear after reading U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko’s June 27 opinion piece accusing Democrats of not wanting to address the crisis at the border: her willingness to mislead voters on the facts, her willingness to blame others for Congress’ inability to address the problem, and proving she has no solution herself.

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Booming economy brings jobs, a vibrant lifestyle, to Arizona

Downtown Phoenix is experiencing a boom in development. Many of the vacant or sparse patches of the city’s core are filling in with apartment and condo complexes, adding more than 2,000 spaces. (Photo by Lindsay Robinson/Cronkite News)

In just a few years, new business and higher education centers have emerged downtown along with many more housing and entertainment options and a soon-to-be-completed new grocery outlet in the center of the city. In cities across the state, the downtown area no longer goes dark after 5 p.m., but is a place where people live, work and socialize throughout the day.

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Hiring school counselors can’t wait

Lockers in empty high school corridor

In Arizona, help for our schools can always wait, it seems. A 903-1 student-to-counselor ratio is an emergency. The consequences of delay could be tragic. Our state's response requires more urgency than "wait until next year."

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ERA ratification signifies vote for family

fifty percent - concept of gender equal opportunity or representation in political and public life sketched with white chalk on blackboard

The ERA is our nation’s conduit to everyone – male and female – reaching full human potential. The injustice to women and families stops here and now, when we raise our voices in unison and compel lawmakers to ratify the ERA. Let freedom ring and equality reign.

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Opioid crisis fix attracts foreign counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs

(Stock/Karen Foley Photography)

Based on our counterfeit opioid drug crises, it’s important to “know your source” when it comes to your medication and beware of advertisers offering large discounts on foreign prescription drugs. Lawmakers and citizens should be skeptical of any proposals to “legally” allow the foreign importation of prescription drugs into the U.S. and placing Americans at risk.

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