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Many people feel it’s best to start with a “clean slate” when adopting a dog so only consider adding a puppy to their family. While you can have a lot of influence on your dog’s personality at this early stage, it’s important to realize there will be genetic influences you will NOT be able to control. Not to mention the responsibilities to taking on a young pup. So is it better to adopt an adult, a dog who “is what he is?” Here are a few things to consider when determining what age and developmental stage might be most compatible for your family and lifestyle.
Arizona senators McCain and Flake could move toward lifting the driver’s license ban issued by Gov. Jan Brewer and could move toward work permits for Dreamers.
In a case with nationwide implications, attorneys for a tiny Gilbert congregation want the U.S. Supreme Court to void local regulations that limit the size and placement of signs to its services.
The voters of Arizona deserve a hearty congratulations and a big thank you for the selections they made in the primary. We vanquished the H and H boys, Horne and Huppenthal, sent numerous far right and far left candidates to the political sidelines, and perhaps positioned ourselves to be a little more moderate in our politics as we enter the general election in November. Also, having the disbarred and disingenuous Andrew Thomas take a political hike should be considered a bonus.
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.
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort.
Over the course of 10 days in August, all 16 Arizona Dutch Bros. Coffee locations banded together with the community to raise $23,907 for Ryan House. The funds will support their mission of providing respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care.
Ahwatukee resident Liam Bosch is in his second year of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.
A recent letter from Dean Pyle (“Arizona universities are most affordable in the country,” AFN, Sept. 7) pointed out the benefits of sending our kids to one of the state universities here in Arizona. It is no joke that college is expensive, but during these difficult times, it is certainly an investment that parents and students should perceive as the best guarantee for their financial future.
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).
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.
The Clean Elections Commission concluded Thursday there's enough evidence to suggest that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws to force his agency to respond to subpoenas and compel employees there to testify under oath.
The first debate between gubernatorial candidates Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal was what I expected it to be. Their positions on education and jobs are quite well known. Both spoke well, dressed alike and were pleasant. It was what was to be expected.
For voters in rigged districts where there is only one candidate to vote for that they don’t like, here is an idea to let them show their displeasure. Unlike some places, Arizona does not have “None of the Above” as a ballot election. But they do allow Write In candidates, and a ballot marked for a Write In candidate gets automatically tabulated and will show up immediately in the results available on election night. Instead of voting for the only candidate, or not voting for any candidate, just mark the Write In selection and write “None of the Above” in the blank where a name would go.
Attorney General Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his unsuccessful bid to get reelected, the executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission concluded Tuesday.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
The Buddha said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. It’s time to crack open the books, slip the surly bonds of summer, and head back to school.
The Republicans argue that raising the minimum wage will increase unemployment, increase prices, and make our businesses less competitive. The data does not support these claims. In fact, states that have a higher minimum wage have lower unemployment, and healthier economies.
I’ve been seeing campaign commercials lately about increased tuition by political candidates stating that Arizona universities are become less affordable. As a father of a recent Mountain Pointe High School grad and now a student at Arizona State University, the process of choosing the college that was best for our child was based on financial affordability for our family. I am also a believer that higher education is the best investment a parent can make for their child, ensuring much success as they enter the workforce.
Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
Attorney General Tom Horne is quietly dropping his effort to quash one of the investigations into his losing campaign for reelection, at least for now.
Thank you District 18 voters who put their trust in me to represent them as the Republican nominee for the Arizona House of Representatives.
President Barack Obama has been trained as an Alinsky activist. I would like to explain how this affects America. Saul Alinsky (a follower of Lenin) wrote books on anarchy. One was “Rules for Radicals,” which outlined what he stood for. He believed that: “The ends always justify the means,” meaning one must lie, cheat, steal or kill to accomplish the ends. Alinsky was obsessed with destroying America, but died before this had been accomplished. Luckily for him, he had set up training classes teaching his principles to disciples. Obama took this training, joined ACORN and taught classes in these principles. Destroying America was a means to a goal, which was to take power from the Haves, and giving this power to the Have-nots. So, when an Alinsky trained politician campaign against his opponent, his goal is not to just win, but to destroy his opponent. This is war, and he will use any tactics to win this war. Of course, Alinskyites never say they are communists, or revolutionaries; they usually say that they are progressives, as this is accepted in America. Alinskys’ advice was, “even though you are at war with the system, don’t confront it as an opposing army; join it and undermine it, as a fifth column.” Alinskys’ rules for radicals are actually rules for deception. I notice that Obama is using this all of the time. By destroying the system, Alinsky meant to destroy all institutions of the system, including education, science, religion, military and political systems, which are much different than anarchists out on the streets (who throw rocks at police, break store windows, and start fights).