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Up in smoke

I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days.

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Will the mid-term elections really bring about much change?

Did the elections held across the nation last week really mean that much?

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Winterize yourself

Brace yourself for the cold!

A man’s gotta grow something

Dewey Decker, that accident-prone neighbor of ours, is the undisputed Pharoah of Fertilizer, the Monarch of Manure. He has turned a shovel-ready business into a going concern, with the help of the woman of his dreams, Emily.

Holiday remembrances

The holidays are fast approaching, there is a brisk chill in the air and the colorful leaves are descending from their summer homes. Football is in full swing, and the aromas of this festive season are wafting through the stores reminding us of the wonderful family time to come.

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It’s okay, really

Back before there were pollsters to tell people how they felt about everything and everyone, the mood of the electorate could be judged by a loaf of bread. When the price was low, things were okay. I thought about that as I filled my gas tank on the north side of Phoenix and paid $2.79 per gallon.

Let’s stop changing clocks twice a year

I am not a fan of daylight saving time.

Newhouse is not a liar

I went to a Clint Didier rally early this month, covering the event as a reporter.

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Take the time to look at the 2015 city budget

The Sunnyside City Council to its credit is seeking your input on the budget it is drawing up for 2015.

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Halloween gauntlet for the bravest of the brave

To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each year … one little slice of time … he’s downright diabolical.

The evil IRS must be abolished

For some time now we’ve lived with the scourge of civil asset forfeiture, under which the police can seize a person’s property on the mere suspicion it was used in a crime and without having to charge the owner with an offense.

WEA is asking too much

I remember being in a classroom of 36 students when I was in elementary school. Somehow the teacher managed to educate each of us and meet our needs.

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The orange & black

Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats.

The contract with America

Twenty years ago, I joined Republican candidates for Congress from across the nation in signing the “Contract with America,” a commitment to the American people for sweeping changes in Washington D.C.

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Flu a bigger threat to us than Ebola is

Are you scared of Ebola?