As an attorney who once practiced in justice courts, I have experience with what makes an effective justice of the peace and what does not. Elizabeth Rogers has what it takes for being an effective justice of the peace. She is on time, consistent in her rulings, careful to explain them, respectful of the litigants and efficient with case loads. If you look at her statistics, she routinely stays within the time limits that the Rules of Court require. In fact, she typically finishes her cases 10-percent faster than required. Having someone with her level of experience in efficiency and customer service on the bench is a benefit to us all.
John Steinbeck was one of America’s most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending upon our perspective), one of Steinbeck’s lesser known novellas is my personal fa-vorite. It is a penetrating little book called “The Pearl.”
On Sept. 10 I watched the first debate between Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey and I was disappointed by Mr. Ducey’s lack of ownership of Arizona’s financial performance — especially since he has been our state's treasurer since Jan. 3, 2011.
In a sometimes testy exchange, candidates Arizona Corporation Commission traded barbs Monday night on whether someone should force the state's largest electric utility to say whether it's putting money into the race and how much.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has released a comprehensive resource guide for veterans in her district just as this week she met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to get an update on when care for veterans will be improving in Phoenix.
Corporations are not people. Our elections are not auctions up to the highest dark-money bidder. I don’t see how anyone can disagree with these statements. But apparently some do. Namely, our U.S. senators and some Arizona Republican candidates running for election, like Doug Ducey.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
Mark Bagnall and Lindsey LaRue of the bagnall company have been certified through The National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Two hours before kickoff on Friday, the homecoming festivities were in full swing. Pop up games, music, and refreshments lined the Mountain Pointe parking lot. Students, dressed in the theme of the night, USA, milled around waiting for the gates to open.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But you’ll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life — particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family.