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Hate chewing up our once common ground

By David Leibowitz GSN Columnist   The pipe bombs, crudely constructed but effective in generating headlines, arrived on a Wednesday morning. CNN got one. Barack Obama was sent a package. Hillary Clinton as well. Two amateur bombs...

County supports efforts to promote giving that changes lives

By Denny Barney GSN Guest Writer   The holidays are a great time to reflect upon how we can best help those who are less fortunate. And sadly, in Maricopa County, there are too many people who...

Elections need term limits on stupid statements

By David Leibowitz, GSN Columnist As Election Day approaches, I find myself wondering about how to improve our disgusting, disturbing politics. One thought: We absolutely need a statute of limitations on stupid statements. I have...

VA congressional oversight vital for Arizona veterans

By U.S, rep. Andy Biggs, GSN Guest Writer The Phoenix VA Health Care System was the epicenter of an Obama-era scandal of corruption and mismanagement. The scandal happened at the expense of Arizona veterans, who,...

Navigating the road of political correctness can be challenging

By david leibowitz GSN Columnist One of the great privileges of having a newspaper column is the opportunity to share your hard-earned wisdom with readers of this fine publication. Having learned a life lesson this week...

Industrial Development Authority invests in the community

By Denny Barney If you have a FitBit or any other type of wearable device, you know the appeal of the growing medical-electronic technology industry. It is a field with the potential to address —...

Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?

By Denny Barney In recent weeks, our country has endured a seemingly endless string of emergencies. We know Harvey, Irma and Maria by name, and we’ve seen the destruction left in their wake. We have...

Current Chase Field deal is good for taxpayers

By Denny Barney As the legal process plays out in the lawsuit the Arizona Diamondbacks filed against the Maricopa County Stadium District, I’d like to take a minute to address some of the facts of...

Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis

By Denny Barney Daniel started taking opioids as a “recreational thing” when he was 18, then turned to heroin because it was cheaper and more powerful. One day he did a shot of heroin at his...

County budget tells who we are and where we are going

By Denny Barney Here’s something I believe that most everyone else will think is crazy: Budgets are not just interesting; they’re enlightening. Let me explain. Whether you’re talking about a single family, a small business, or a...