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Letters To The Editor
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Letters To The Editor

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Independent voters should be allowed in presidential primary I’m not allowed to vote in Arizona’s presidential preference election (PPE) on March 17.  It’s a tough pill for me to swallow. I served more than 30 years on...
How to help your stressed-out teenagers
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How to help your stressed-out teenagers

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By Shane Watson Arizonan Guest Writer Teens are stressed. It’s important for parents, grandparents, guardians, and other adults with teens in their lives to be aware of ways to help teens who are dealing with stress. The good...
How to help kids develop healthy eating habits
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How to help kids develop healthy eating habits

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By Donna Shott Arizonan Guest Writer Toddlers can be stubborn about food. At the same time, parents know it’s important for young children to eat healthily. That’s why First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency,...
City making good fiscal moves; you can help
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City making good fiscal moves; you can help

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By Councilman Jeremy McClymonds Guest Writer   At an early age I learned the importance of proper financial and retirement planning and turned it into my passion. As a financial advisor, I am able to apply my experience in...
Chandler mom: How my son succeeded
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Chandler mom: How my son succeeded

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By Tanya Bogue Guest Writer   Thirteen years ago, we were advised to place our son Derec in a confined class for kids with special needs.  He was entering kindergarten that fall. It was difficult for a child with so many...
Prescott HOA board’s heartlessness all too common
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Prescott HOA board’s heartlessness all too common

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By David Leibowitz, Columnist The story of a Prescott homeowners association demanding the eviction of an orphaned 15-year-old boy who moved in with his grandparents reaffirms one of my most deeply held convictions.  There are...
Here’s hoping the 2020s aren’t like the 2010s
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Here’s hoping the 2020s aren’t like the 2010s

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By David Leibowitz, Arizonan Columnist   Once you hit the far side of age 50, the coming of a new year ranks as a solemn moment. And the dawn of a new decade? It makes you take stock.  After all, how many new decades are...
Better bone healthcare is in Congress’ hands
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Better bone healthcare is in Congress’ hands

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By Dr. Michael Maricic and Dede Ocha, Arizonan Guest Writers   Imagine if you could save hundreds of lives and tens of millions of dollars each year in Arizona, prevent countless more health complications, and relieve a...
How to relate with survivors of suicide victims
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How to relate with survivors of suicide victims

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By Missy Palrang Guest Writer When someone chooses to end his or her life, the survivors are unwillingly forced into a world filled with grief and confusion.  A world that has no road maps. It’s a world I’m familiar with...
Kids may be device wizards, but need to be safe
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Kids may be device wizards, but need to be safe

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By Susan Anable Guest Writer   Do you ever feel like your kids know more than you do about how to navigate around on smart devices?  We can’t monitor our children’s every move online, but internet parental controls are...