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Waste Not makes sure unused food reaches the needy
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Waste Not makes sure unused food reaches the needy

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By Kate Thoene Tribune Guest Writer Most people are familiar with food drives and food banks. After all, canned food is the iconic symbol of food donations. But, what about all of those perishable foods that have a limited shelf...
Valley theme park plans all smoke, no sizzle
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Valley theme park plans all smoke, no sizzle

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Some people love theme parks. They don’t mind lines. They crave the rides and the adrenaline. As an Arizonan since 1995, I’m not much for theme parks. But, man, do I love reading about...
This is a bad time for costly anti-tech litigation
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This is a bad time for costly anti-tech litigation

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By Moses Sanchez AFN Guest Writer In most sectors of the economy, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed commerce down to a crawl. Millions are out of work, demand for commodities like fuel has evaporated, and small businesses...
How old TV standbys might play today
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How old TV standbys might play today

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist When I was a kid, we subscribed to TV Guide. The best issue always came at the end of summer, because it previewed the upcoming fall television season. I loved knowing reruns were finally...
I hope I was the reason my parents got married
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I hope I was the reason my parents got married

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist The phone call came toward the end of March about 25 years ago. I had left my mother and father some happy anniversary wishes on their answering machine, back when there were such things....
Closure orders violate Arizona’s Constitution
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Closure orders violate Arizona’s Constitution

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By Alexander J. Lindvall Tribune Guest Writer On June 29, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order that closed virtually all of Arizona’s bars, gyms, and movie theaters. In response to this executive order, dozens of affected...
Airline passengers divided into four camps
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Airline passengers divided into four camps

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist If you’ve yet to travel by airplane in the age of COVID-19, you’ve missed out on some terrific people watching. As we’ve discussed previously in this space, America has reached its most...
To kneel or not to kneel, what is the question?
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To kneel or not to kneel, what is the question?

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Here’s a practical solution to an issue that has riled professional and amateur sports for the past few years. How about we stop playing the National Anthem before sporting events, as a way...
2020 on course to top the horror of 1347
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2020 on course to top the horror of 1347

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist When it comes to bad years, it’s pretty tough to top 1347. That was the year the Black Death kicked into overdrive, contaminating major cities in Europe and Asia. Ultimately, that epidemic...
Pride Fest request discriminates against police
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Pride Fest request discriminates against police

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist In the stiff competition for The Dumbest Thing I’ve Heard Lately, we now have a clear winner. Phoenix Pride – the LGBTQ+ group whose vision is to build “a unified community where diverse...