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Let’s support local airports (access required)

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Dear Editor: While this global pandemic has already consumed many of our nation’s largest cities, as the May 4 guest commentary “Stepping out of the COVID19 lockdown in Arizona – when and how” highlights, what has been overlooked is the ...

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The coronavirus outbreak puts dialysis patients at risk

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While most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms, dialysis patients like me who have a weakened immune system are more vulnerable to serious complications from the highly contagious virus. Now more than ever, immunocompromised patients with kidney disease must have coordinated medical care to ensure they are receiving the best health care possible from all of our medical providers.

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Let’s let PSPRS wither away

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The single best thing that could be done for Arizona cities when federal stimulus money arrives Governor Ducey, would be for the state to pay the next six months of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, or PSPRS, payments for any city that requests it.

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Our lives depend on your vote

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It is critical for us to understand that protecting our Earth means to protect the American people. So please, it is time that we act together and VOTE for our environment this November. Vote like our lives depend on it; because it does.

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Bills would insert politicians into private, medical decisions

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When it comes to abortion or pregnancy loss, politicians in Washington, DC and Phoenix cannot know what every woman and her family is going through. They are going to hurt real people in complicated situations, people who are trying to make the best decisions for their families, often when faced with heartbreaking news. We need elected officials to stand with the majority of Arizonans who support a woman’s right to make personal decisions about pregnancy free from interference from politicians.

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Leaders should protect a community’s right to fight climate change

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One item that disturbed me is to learn about a bill moving at the capitol that seems to prioritize a deal for utility companies at the cost of community and local governments. As a deacon and regular voter, I vote for people at different levels of government to represent me. I feel that local issues should be decided by local governments, such as ensuring cities should have their own choices about how to power homes and other buildings.

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