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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: If only Arizona lawmakers protected kids like guns

If only.

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Cable merger

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Social Security is right to halt unwise collections

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Why poverty across the world matters to Americans

The following editorial appeared Sunday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

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A mental health checkup

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: If only Arizona lawmakers protected kids like guns

If only.

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Brad Stoup and Alice Weekly: For 15 years, JobPath has been a bridge out of poverty

What do dental assistant Rahema Hernandez, nurse Monday Tor-ue and respiratory therapist Francesca Edwards have in common? JobPath: their pat…

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Bumpy Valencia Road hurts first impression newcomers receive

First impressions are important. They color our perspective and mean the difference between finding someone charming or annoying, between reco…

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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Pay gap based on gender inexcusable

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Pay gap based on gender inexcusable

“Sorry, Jim. We’re not going to be giving you your full paycheck anymore. We’re cutting your pay by 23 percent. It’s because you’re a man, Jim…

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Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Between 32,000 and 18,000 years ago, a transformation occurred that would have a profound impact on all human life. From that time forward, al…

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Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Arizona, it’s time for our pharmacies — resources for health and wellness — to get out of the tobacco trade.

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Loughner’s rants online underscore need for gun laws

The young man who shot to death six people and wounded 13 more on Jan. 8, 2011, was not quiet about his rage aimed at the government and the p…

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Steve Christy: Legislature Must Take Bold Steps in Addressing Transportation Funding Solutions

Steve Christy: Legislature Must Take Bold Steps in Addressing Transportation Funding Solutions

Once again, millions of dollars that could have gone toward roadway improvements were diverted by the Arizona Legislature.

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David Fitzsimmons: Off he goes into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into his fears

David Fitzsimmons: Off he goes into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into his fears

In my dream Colonel Ramjet asked me, “Would you like to go up in one of our babies and soar with the eagles?”

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Mary Sanchez: Returning veterans ready to serve in new careers

How do you recognize a military veteran? Really see them, once they’re out of military fatigues. No boots and camouflage. After the homecoming…

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Charles Krauthammer: Oppose proclamations from on high and you’re a ‘denier’

Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questionin…

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Medicare's real doctor payment problem

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Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

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Michael Gerson: The healing in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda — At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned.

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Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: With eyes glazed, US watches hijacking of democracy

This is a column about campaign finance reform.

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Child welfare in Arizona needs more than intentions

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

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Bottom dollar

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:

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Patrick McWhortor and Marissa Theisen: Today is Arizona Gives Day

Patrick McWhortor and Marissa Theisen: Today is Arizona Gives Day

Last year, more than 8,500 Arizonans joined together and donated nearly $1 million to more than 800 local nonprofit organizations in just 24 h…

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Ruth Marcus: An emotional double standard

Let's have a rational discussion about the word "emotional."

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An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

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Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

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Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Thomas Sanders: Thanks to 2013's charitable givers

Every April, as taxpayers claiming deductions for charitable gifts submit their IRS returns, I recall the words of a wealthy, now-deceased fri…

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Poll: Sick leave buy back

Tucson spent nearly $5 million buying back unused sick days from police officers and firefighters the past two years. The city expects to spen…

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Letters to the editor

OV cops must be bored

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Letters to the editor

Students can’t succeed

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Fitz Blog

Fitz: A cartoon that was just for me

Fitz: A cartoon that was just for me

Sometimes there isn't room on the page for all the cartoons I draw. This one was for the national syndicate. This week I was reprinted in the Denver Post again. I imagine there's a happy canary in Colorado looking down at my cartoon lining hi…

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