Opinion

Industrial Development Authority invests in the community
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Industrial Development Authority invests in the community

April 26th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 — and perhaps solve — some of...
Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?
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Preparing for the worst: Are you ready?

November 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 heard about North Korea’s...
Current Chase Field deal is good for taxpayers
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Current Chase Field deal is good for taxpayers

September 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 the case, which can get...
Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis
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Here’s how Maricopa County is tackling the opioid crisis

August 7th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 mom’s house and fell asleep with...
County budget tells who we are and where we are going
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County budget tells who we are and where we are going

July 10th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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,...