Tackling climate change now a bipartisan issue

Climate change is a defining feature of modern life, and the issue is now even spanning party lines. The past few months have seen key policy changes that begin to address the effects of climate change. After the release of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, it is clear that if […]

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Gun control reform still needed six years later

December 14 is the sixth anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School; this slaughter of six year olds was the event that a mourning nation hoped/believed would be the path towards a conversation on sensible gun reform, not the repeal of the 2nd Amendment but a rational discussion on background checks, high capacity […]

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Fair Pay Benefits All

It was instructive to read the comments of restaurant managers and owners in response to voters having rejected Proposition 418 which would have rolled back the minimum wage approved in 2016. [“Businesses ponder the future after 418 fails,” 11/27/18] The Flagstaff minimum wage will increase to $12.00 an hour on 1/01/19. This is hardly enough […]

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Push businesses to halt assault weapon sales

Save Our Children from Gun Violence (SOC) is a Flagstaff dedicated citizens group concerned about the national epidemic of gun violence. We’re fortunate that in Flagstaff there has been very little gun violence. But, true of potential hazards, it’s not if, it’s when. Gun incidents have increased each year over the past several years as […]

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Climate change plans crucial to the future

Thanks for covering breaking news on climate change, including two major scientific reports and the city’s new Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). From frightening to hopeful, each underscores the urgency to take swift, decisive action and some strategies that can get the job done. The 4th National Climate Assessment sets the U.S. price tag […]

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Falsehoods in opinion piece troubling

One need not turn to Facebook for Fake News. It appeared in our local newspaper on Sunday — front and center on the Opinion page. While some might wrongly excuse the publication of lies on the Opinion page because they would say, it’s just the author’s opinion, let’s remember that while authors are entitled to […]

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The Caravan

An Editorial in last week’s Daily Sun challenges Democrats to talk about “the caravan.” I will. The Editorial concedes “The country’s strength is derived from the fact that it has been home to those in peril,” adding, “[t]his does not mean open borders but a smart and lawful methodology for determining who should be allowed […]

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Human rights, property rights are intertwined

When analyzing the essence of our current political world, we see a conflict that has always roiled America: the clash between property rights and human rights. When analyzing the essence of our current political world, we see a conflict that has always roiled America: the clash between property rights and human rights. When the Constitution was […]

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How to get away with almost anything

How to get away with murder. In fact, you can get away with almost anything; just follow these four easy steps: 1. Lie about it, persistently and emphatically 2. Call it a witch hunt, a smear campaign, or a hoax 3. Claim that the Democrats orchestrated it or made it up 4. Wait for the […]

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Prop 418 supporters shameful in misinformation

The “Yes on 418” campaign gets smarmier and more disingenuous by the minute. Recall, this is the new initiative – intentionally misleading in its representations – to strip the voter approved minimum wage from hard working people, many of whom are simply struggling to get by. Yes on 418’s “Keep Flagstaff Affordable” tag-line, and the […]

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