There seems to be a rising chorus in favor of the legalization of recreational marijuana. Proponents point to the so-called health benefits and the expected windfall in tax revenue. Old-fashioned common sense tells any sane person that inhaling mind-altering smoke is never a good idea, and collecting tax on the ingestion of the poison they call marijuana doesn’t make it a good idea either.
The pension system for the city of Phoenix is on the verge of ruin. Years of abuse, mismanagement and political malfeasance have pushed the city’s ailing pension fund toward a crisis, threatening to cost future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. This silently mushrooming debt has put Phoenix in fiscal dire straits similar to those of Detroit and Chicago.
Nurse Karen Stockton performs with the Kyrene Altedeña Middle School sixth-grade chorus at Chandler Regional Medical Center with members of the staff on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Stockton helped coordinate the "flash mob".
The Foothills Ladies Golf Club had their annual Christmas golf and luncheon Dec. 17 at the Foothills Golf Course where they collected socks and underwear for women in shelters. A large contribution of items was made to My Sister’s Place.