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A conversation about racism opened my eyes
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A conversation about racism opened my eyes

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist As our days fill with talk of race, you wonder about the honesty of it all. Blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, so many shades of skin color, everyone screaming, posturing, but is anyone truly...
States’ quarantine orders don’t pass smell test
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States’ quarantine orders don’t pass smell test

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By Alexander J. Lindvall Tribune Guest Writer Over the last few months, several states—such as Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas—have been enforcing mandatory, two-week quarantines for those entering from out-of-state. ...
Letters To The Editor
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Letters To The Editor

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SW Mesa needs city to help curb airlines’ noise Here I am beating the same old drum again and again: the same low, loud jets going over seconds apart day in and day out relentlessly over northwest Mesa, ruining our personal...
We can all act to improve our civic health in the region
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We can all act to improve our civic health in the region

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By Richard Morrison and Denny Barney Tribune Guest Writers As longstanding PHX East Valley residents, we are proud to add our voices in declaring a continuing commitment to our country’s vision of “liberty and justice for...
Save your politics for social media; wear a mask in public
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Save your politics for social media; wear a mask in public

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist At age 7, I went through a period of childhood that involved masks. This behavior was mostly influenced by television. The Lone Ranger. Batman and Robin. Quick Draw McGraw’s alter-ego,...
Families critical in any plan to reopen schools
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Families critical in any plan to reopen schools

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By Daniel D. Liou Tribune Guest Writer Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families are wondering whether and how schools will reopen this fall. There are still many uncertainties about how schools will handle new social...
Dialogue, not baseless claims, needed on policing
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Dialogue, not baseless claims, needed on policing

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Let me begin with full disclosure: In my day job, I work as a public relations consultant. Among my clients are various public safety organizations. Thus, I earn a living in part by...
Past tragedies evoked past presidents’ inspiration
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Past tragedies evoked past presidents’ inspiration

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City. This was April 23, 1995 –...
This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice
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This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Now comes Memorial Day, as if we need more solemn reminders of what Americans used to be so long ago. Once, we were a nation forged in revolution, a land that paid for its independence in...
Who was that masked man? Probably our columnist
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Who was that masked man? Probably our columnist

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist I spent a chunk of Wednesday at the dermatologist’s office, sitting in the waiting room. Twenty minutes cooling my heels typically isn’t fun, but this time there was entertainment,...