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Monitor young children’s screen time
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Monitor young children’s screen time

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By Donna Shott AFN Guest Writer As families continue to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and many parents remain at home with their young children, it’s important to monitor the amount of time young...
Debate was a mortifying moment for America
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Debate was a mortifying moment for America

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Determined to avoid the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, I gave up not even 20 minutes after the spectacle began. Friends were texting about a...
Time’s a wasting! Register to vote now
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Time’s a wasting! Register to vote now

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By Diane E. Brown and Katie Hobbs AFN Guest Writers The November election is fast approaching. This is your opportunity to help shape the community you live in, our state and our country, but to do that you must be registered to...
High court fight brings out the worst on all sides
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High court fight brings out the worst on all sides

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been dead mere hours when the argument over replacing her on the U.S. Supreme Court exploded among those Americans who live and breathe politics. After...
Mesa firefighter unbeaten, unbowed in cancer fight
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Mesa firefighter unbeaten, unbowed in cancer fight

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist It’s late on Day 548 since Trevor Madrid learned about the rare cancer attacking his gut and the 35-year-old is laughing long and loud. It should not surprise that a Mesa fire fighter who...
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....