Kimes: Commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the crisis in America gives us a prime opportunity to move from symbolism to substance to “form a more perfect union, establish justice and insure domestic tranquility.” When people are oppressed, they eventually rise up to resist. Our lawmakers and policy makers must reject laws, […]

Bisson: Gesher Disability Resources offers Valleywide support

I’ve often asked readers for their feedback on what they’d like to see me write about in my From the Publisher column. A Scottsdale mom clipped out my column and shared it with Amy Hummell, executive director of Gesher Disability Resources, where her son is a member. Gesher Disability Resources, founded in 1985, is a […]

Dill: How to lower your surgery costs with online Medicare tool

Imagine going to the grocery store, picking up the items you need for the week, but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later. Sadly, that’s how our healthcare system works every day. Healthcare costs now represent $1 in every $5 spent in our country. Patients’ deductibles […]

Crislip: It’s the season to take control of your time and health

Almost everyone experiences additional stress during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season: there are meals to cook, gifts to find, social gatherings to attend and family obligations to meet. Plus, many of us also have heightened stress levels this year due to feelings of anxiety or worry related to recent natural disasters and […]

Aritz: Our household supports annexation of Encanterra into Queen Creek

As a new purchaser of a home in Encanterra, I have become aware of the discussion of annexation into Queen Creek. I would just like to take a moment to express why I feel that annexation is a good thing for the residents at Encanterra, both on a financial and social basis. From a financial […]

Brown: More electric vehicles means more savings for Arizonans, study shows

Electric vehicles are the gift that keeps giving. Electric vehicles help cut consumer energy bills and boost the economy while protecting air quality and public health. According to a new groundbreaking study, if Arizonans register just one million more electric vehicles in our state by 2050, consumers and our economy would reap $3.6 billion or […]

Cohen: I see no benefit annexation brings to Encanterra residents

This is in reference to Encanterra Annexation (Case No. P18-0103). I am a resident of Encanterra and I do not support annexation by Queen Creek. One of the biggest reservations I have about being annexed into Queen Creek is my concern that the Town of Queen Creek leadership has not been fiscally prudent in managing […]

Bisson: Donations help during holidays

ICM Food & Clothing Bank needs your help to make the holidays brighter for children of low-income families. “We have 200 children that have not been adopted this year — out of 500,” stated Abby Loza, director of volunteers and programs for ICM Food & Clothing Bank. “We are desperate for donations.” According to the […]

Dyer: Get an annual medical physical and, for men, a DRE

A close friend of mine learned during his annual medical physical that he has an enlarged prostate. It was discovered with a digital rectal exam. Blood and urine tests have been done and the results will be shared with his doctor to determine the next steps. When I heard his news I immediately sought out […]

Schnitzer: Prescribed an opioid? Ask your doctor or dentist these questions

Someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid overdose every 13 minutes; last year these medications killed 50,000 people across the country. Since June of last year there have been nearly 15,000 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona that resulted in more than 2,300 deaths. There are times when opioid medications are the right way to […]