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Arizona still will be the nation’s ‘brightest light’
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Arizona still will be the nation’s ‘brightest light’

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By Denny Barney Tribune Guest Writer From an economic standpoint, Arizona has been, to borrow a phrase from Gov. Doug Ducey, “the brightest light in the nation.” Ever since the Great Recession, our state has been building...
Ducey used his head, some want it off
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Ducey used his head, some want it off

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By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist Statistics report we have 3.6 million jobs in Arizona. You know which one sucks the most right now, in the middle of the pandemic? Governor. Sure, Doug Ducey gets paid 95 grand and has a...
How will future Americans regard the pandemic? Depends
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How will future Americans regard the pandemic? Depends

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist It’s dangerous to contemplate history when an historical moment remains ongoing, but when your days stretch to infinity under quarantine, what else do you have to do? Lately, I’ve taken to...
How Mesa schools can get on the right footing
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How Mesa schools can get on the right footing

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By Rich Crandall Tribune Guest Writer The Mesa Public Schools (began a new chapter last week with the appointment of Dr. Andi Fourlis as superintendent. Dr. Fourlis is smart and well respected – which is beneficial, given that...
Conflict, like virus, spreads like wildfire
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Conflict, like virus, spreads like wildfire

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By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15 – two men standing six feet apart swapping tales of quarantine woe. His wife...
Consumers can find help with virus-related issues
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Consumers can find help with virus-related issues

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By Diane E. Brown Tribune Guest Writer By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to...
Criticism of Ducey over golf makes little sense
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Criticism of Ducey over golf makes little sense

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist In an effort to catch a break from anxiety, boredom and coronavirus news non-stop, I made a trip to the golf course the other day. This was not long after Gov. Doug Ducey issued his March 23rd...
Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor

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We offer help on navigating through the virus crisis We urge consumers to be on the lookout for an escalating number of pandemic-related scams, hazards and financial challenges. From price gouging preventing purchases of critical...
Holocaust survivor’s book applies in these times
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Holocaust survivor’s book applies in these times

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist The memoir will feel slight in your hands, only 165 pages long. Even so, for sheer insight per page, Man’s Search For Meaning has no rival among books written in the last 100 years. It is...
Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor

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Arizona should lead in renewable, clean energy I just retired from Arizona State University, where I worked with academic technology for almost 30 years. I have been impressed by this university’s dedication to clean energy...