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Opinion: September is Suicide Awareness Month; watch for warning signs

In 2019, more Arizonans died by suicide than motor vehicle accidents and homicides combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Sen. Boyer: Our Arizona senators are right about preserving the filibuster

In a republic like ours, the decisions our leaders make can have significant impacts on the lives of everyday citizens, which is why it’s critical that our laws undergo rigorous debate. …

ASBA: Arizona’s school districts follow official public health guidance

Arizona’s school districts have a fundamental obligation to protect the students entrusted to their care and provide a safe working environment for their employees.

Letter to the Editor: Family gets vaccinated in Glendale

Sunday, June 20th, 2021 was Father’s Day. A celebration for all dads everywhere. It was also a moment in history for the Segura-Gaxiola family — the second COVID vaccine for my daughter, Elizabeth Grace. Now everyone in the family would have our second shot and be fully vaccinated.
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Ask The Editor: Why doesn’t Glendale recycle glass?

Question: Just curious why Glendale is the only major city in Arizona much less the entire U.S., that does not recycle glass. I questioned this several years ago and was told “we were looking into it but recycling glass makes costs too high.” Why can other cities make it work? I take my glass to a friend's house in Phoenix and Peoria for recycling. And at what point do we look at the environmental costs of just throwing everything in the landfill? — Lisa C., Glendale

Reagan: June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day and this is one soldier’s experience

Sunday, June 27, is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury Awareness Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness around the signs, symptoms and stigma associated with PTSD.
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Sheila Harrison-Williams is the Arizona School Boards Association Executive Director.

ASBA: Culture, race, ethnicity intersect and are woven deeply into all students’ lives

There have been accusations lately that critical race theory was taught at our Arizona School Boards Association Equity Event, April 21-23.
Rebecca Durfey

Peoria Realtor warns of risks during an out-of-balance real estate market

It is a challenging residential real estate market in a number of ways right now.
David Sandoval

Sandoval: I will ensure all voices are heard, continue to lead with compassion, empathy

When I first ran for the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board, I made a commitment to ensure that all stakeholder voices would have a space to be expressed and be included in the conversations that have an impact on the district and its students.
Anthony Conti

Opinion: Tips to increase energy efficiency and save money

Every homeowner wants to use less energy to do the same job because it can help save money on the bills while also reducing waste. Determining where appliances can be used more effectively requires homeowners to educate themselves on how to make their homes more energy efficient.
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