If you care, then do something

Do you care about climate change? The ecological crisis? Mass extinction? Tiny plastic particles falling from the sky? Do you think our leaders are doing anything about it? Do they care? I have written elected leaders in the state of Arizona and Congress on this issue. Most haven’t responded. Senators Sinema and McSally, respond with […]

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Applauding students and teachers

As a retired teacher from Washington state, where they pay a living wage and fill all 100% of teaching positions with certified teachers, I heartily applaud and salute every student and teacher who let their voices and opinions be heard yesterday in Flagstaff. Continue. Do not stop now. You must contact your local, state and […]

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Elect Democrats to LD-6 to support women’s rights

From 2011 through 2017, abortion rates in nearly all states of the U.S. declined. The big news is that states where Republicans have successfully restricted abortion access showed no bigger declines than elsewhere. A key factor in the decline is that there were fewer pregnancies nationwide. This according to a study released this September by […]

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Arizona Democrats should open their primary

Arizona Democrats should allow Independents to vote in the Primary Preference Election. The Arizona Republican Party has decided not to have a Primary Preference Election in 2020. One-third of the voters of Arizona are Independents. There have already been too many voter suppression attempts by the Republican party members of the Arizona legislature. I think […]

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Administration continues to fight against environmental regulations

Whether it be suing four major auto makers, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen of America, Honda and BMW, about striking a deal with California to improve the gas mileage of cars – 51 MPG by 2026 – or rolling back new Federal Rules on Methane emissions, this White House is determined to harm the environment. Time […]

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Trump and McConnell making Russia stronger

Having served in the seagoing Navy at the height of the so-called “cold war,” it is natural that I now continue to mistrust Putin. It is now well-documented that he got “his man” elected in 2016 by cyber and social media intrusions, and that our subservient president encouraged and covertly supported those intrusions. It is […]

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O’Halleran working to get lead out of drinking water

I’m writing to you about a local issue that is very dear to me; safe drinking water for our children. Not only do our children need safe drinking water — especially at school, where they go to learn and play each day — they also deserve it as our future. Unfortunately, toxic lead is contaminating […]

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Arizona Senators should support “For the People Act”

Sep 8, 2019 Our democratic government and society depend upon the integrity of our elections. I believe that all of us, regardless of political party, desire the continued ability to participate in, and trust the results of, our open elections. Yet many states have failed to take steps to assure the security of ballots, and […]

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Support our youth, support our planet

Raging fires in the Amazon. Category 5 hurricanes pummeling coastlines. Hottest July globally on record. What do these events have in common? The need for climate action now and community support and togetherness. On Sept. 20, students all over the world will participate in the Global Climate Strike to bring awareness to the climate crisis, […]

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Americans need to wake up

Are our senses becoming numb to the daily assault of vile and insulting language used by the president? I read a letter written by someone who condones Trump’s offensive language, comparing him to the “salty sailor” who verbally abuses those under his command to get things done. I also read on the opinion page (Aug. […]

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