Archive for December 2012

This is Adam Lanza’s America, and it needs to change

Dec 20th, 2012 | By
This is Adam Lanza’s America, and it needs to change

I used to find the openness of my youngest son’s campus charming. I loved that there were no locked doors leading to the building, no barriers impeding parents and children so they could come and go freely and play in the desert behind the school. Everyone knows everyone, so small and close-knit. It was safe

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Anger over city manager’s pay raise about more than money

Dec 13th, 2012 | By
Anger over city manager’s pay raise about more than money

Phoenix residents are ticked off and for good reason. $78,000 ain’t chump change, especially in this economy. But the city manager’s pay raise is about more than just money. It’s about priorities. After all, city employees are still taking pay cuts and furlough days. City residents are still paying for an emergency food tax. And

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Say what? Arizona LEADS on immigration reform

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
Say what? Arizona LEADS on immigration reform

Much to the chagrin of comedians, Arizona is moving away from its embarrassing headlines on immigration extremism and embracing a S.A.N.E. approach. After more than two years of work, the Real Arizona Coalition has put together a platform for federal immigration reform supported by almost 40 state organizations, which include thousands of individuals such as

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