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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?

To Be Determined

For once, city of Sunnyside officials are taking a cue from how other cities function.

Bargain at just a buck?

It was a contemplative kind of morning, each member of the vaunted World Dilemma Think Tank seemed to be content to think silently for a change, just sipping on the coffee refills and waiting for Loretta to bring more.

Trunk or Treat

Halloween is only 10 days away. Have you got your candy ready for the neighborhood trick or treaters?

November election is about jobs and wages

November’s election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or under-employed and how best to increase wages.

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It’s time America embraces population stabilization concept

Last year, I caught a most interesting episode of Mary Tyler Moore.