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Editorial: Vaccination case is not simply religion vs. science

There are great philosophical debates to have on when people should trust their faith and values, and when science needs to be considered.

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Editorial: Sexually transmitted infections are increasing, health care is not working

The sexually transmitted diseases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all become more common leading up to 2016, the last year numbers are available.

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Editorial: Best way to attract teachers, fix Arizona education

This week Gov. Doug Ducey promoted his plan to attract teachers to Arizona.

Editorial: Growth will come, we need to manage it smartly

During the uproar of Chino Valley’s Town Council considering a bid to put a motorsports facility at Old Home Manor, then-Mayor Chris Marley offered some sage words:

Editorial: What are voucher proponents afraid of?

In our representative democracy, the people we elect are supposed to represent us. It’s a rather simple concept.

Editorial: Ban homework, don’t ban homework?

A school district in Florida has eliminated homework for its elementary school students, citing a 2006 study that shows children that young don’t benefit from it.

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Editorial: Corporation commissioners, give us a break

Arizona Public Service has been center-stage lately — from news of the ongoing subpoenas seeking APS disclosure of alleged 2014 election influences to its complex rate case, which the Arizona Corporation Commission is expected to vote on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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Editorial: Free college won’t work in Arizona

Last week Rhode Island became the fourth state to offer two years of community college free for state residents, joining New York, Oregon and Tennessee.

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Editorial: Smartphones sure make us dumb

Most Arizonans have long believed in individual freedom and passing as few laws as needed.

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Editorial: Kelli Ward’s conduct is unbecoming of a U.S. Senator

One qualification for a U.S. Senator that we should all be able to agree on is that they have good judgment.

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Editorial: If the cause is right, then be righteous

There is a fine line to protesting, and it’s not always easy to navigate it.

Editorial: Parades are for coming together, not politics

A group advocating against Dark Money in our political system said they did everything right.

Editorial: Using all tools to fight fire requires balance

The challenge with a 747 airplane — converted to be a slurry bomber — being grounded for lack of certification truly goes back to 2004.

Editorial: Parents should make decisions, not lawmakers

A Denver man has proposed a ballot initiative in Colorado that would be the first of its kind in the nation, if he can get enough support for it. It would ban the use of smartphones to children younger than 13 years of age.

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Editorial: Words can hurt, trial verdict shows

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”

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