Gates: Maricopa County primary election review received

We have received the Maricopa County Audit Department’s initial review of the Aug. 28 primary election. As community members and voters, I am sharing the results with you as well. You may view the report at maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41436/Interim-Report—Final. After voters experienced a myriad of issues on election day, my colleagues and I on the board of […]

Farnsworth: East Valley leading Arizona’s charter school movement

I was born in Mesa and raised in Chandler. My family has deep ties to the East Valley. And I am proud to have launched four charter school campuses in the East Valley. The Benjamin Franklin Charter School opened more than 20 years ago to give parents and students options and to provide a traditional […]

Bisson: Organization touts no one faces cancer alone

Don’t Google cancer. That’s sound advice from Debbie DiCarlo, CEO of Cancer Support Community. She’s been visiting various community groups spreading the message that there are many myths and preconceived ideas on the Internet that are simply not true about cancer. Cancer Support Community is located in a two-story house, 360 Palm Lane, Phoenix, offering […]

Dorsey: Voters need facts to vote intelligently

Our right to vote in elections is our sacred American heritage. The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix thanks all the newspaper, radio and TV channels and other news media that are helping voters by providing needed information.  Voters need facts about candidates and issues in order to vote intelligently. With advances in technology, […]

Hamer: Sen. John McCain’s love and purpose

From consciousness I’ve always loved this country and what she stands for. America, as President Ronald Reagan called her, is the “shining city on a hill.” We are a good people. One that respects all others and strives always to do right. A nation dedicated to freedom, rule of law, respect of others, and the […]

Pfeifer: Encanterra should become part of Queen Creek

There are many small towns that are beautiful communities but not many can be called great. Before we explore what makes Queen Creek a great small town, I think we should ask ourselves what kind of a community are we and what do we in Encanterra hope to become? What binds us together and what […]

Autumn: Help lower employee stress and improve productivity

In the workplace, a modest amount of stress can be normal. But sustained levels of stress can be harmful and may lead to numerous health issues, affect professional and family relationships, and contribute to poor work performance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “40 percent of workers say that their jobs are […]

Pfeifer: Temporary management change at Johnson Utilities long overdue

It’s no secret that Johnson Utilities has serious problems that point directly to poor management practices. Some have questioned a decision to appoint EPCOR as the interim new managers of Johnson Utilities.  In my opinion this decision is not only smart but could be the only way Johnson Utility customers can get the quality of […]

Hersch: Hit-and-run driver information sought

My son and I were driving eastbound on Combs just before Gantzel at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. We were returning home from American Leadership Academy High School orientation. We were struck hard from behind by a young Hispanic woman in a gray Chevrolet as we waited to turn south on Gantzel. I was dazed […]

Jacobs: British and Australian criminals still have guns

England and Australia are deep into a great social experiment to see if taking the firearms away from the people will reduce crime. The results are in now. It positively doesn’t. Actually, it makes things worse. See, their plan doesn’t include disarming the bad guys; just the good guys. Surprise! British and Australian criminals still […]