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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...

27 Tips to Drive Up the Sale Price of Your Gilbert Home

Gilbert - Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision,...
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The oldest battle in the Valley: East side vs. west side

By David Leibowitz Let us speak openly and honestly for a minute about a time-honored Valley conflict, one that stirs 5 million residents’ deepest emotions. It’s a fight not often discussed and yet we all...
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Check before burning wood – it may be a “No Burn Day”

There isn’t much that gets Valley residents more excited than when the weather finally cools off and we can break out the sweaters and enjoy our fireplace or outdoor fire pit. But before you...

We all have a stake in the benefits of solar

By Barry Goldwater Jr. and Tom Sheahan   The Arizona Corporation Commission is holding a proceeding, tentatively set for Dec. 13, to determine the value of rooftop solar. That’s the value that utilities should pay customers...