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One of my all-time favorite movies is the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (if you’ve not seen it, put it on your must-see list immediately). The plot involves seven elderly British retirees that … more
Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close … more
Phoenix's new initiative is a positive step in accommodating the housing needs of residents. more
The use of thermal detection cameras to spot wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps along Phoenix-area freeways will continue to grow, especially after the cameras have worked well as part of a pilot project along Interstate 17. more
COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going … more
As many of us have heard in the Media, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have issued executive orders forcing anyone from Arizona (and several other states with identified COVID “hot spots”) to be in 14-day quarantine after arrival. more
Reopening safely out of the current pandemic ought to be done via persuasion, not coercion. It has been more than five months since the world first learned about COVID-19. Models predicted a sharp increase in the number of cases, and a seemingly high likelihood the pandemic would overwhelm our hospitals. more
I can’t breathe — We heard these harrowing words repeatedly in recent years from dying Black Americans, including George Floyd. Today, I see them as the thread tying together three seemingly disparate issues: police brutality, COVID-19, and air pollution. more
In 1972, the Eagles made a Route 66 stop in Arizona nationally famous with the No. 12 (No. 8 in Canada!) hit “Take it Easy.” more
The offices, warehouses, and manufacturing plants that America’s workers are starting to return to may look the same as they did months ago, but the feel inside will be largely different. The coronavirus has changed the workplace environment as we knew it for the foreseeable future. more
In this heated political season that is upon us, just about any issue can be made into a platform for public discourse. Masks are just the latest. The day after Scottsdale, like other cities … more
When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for … more
As the number of positive coronavirus tests continue to rise, so do the number of employers who find themselves asking this precise question. more
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 … more
During difficult economic times like these, nothing is more valuable than a good job. As an economist, I routinely advise community and business leaders on how to recruit and create more of these … more
I met Curtis four years ago. He came to Arizona Helping Hands to receive beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, sports equipment and more to help his family. His daughter’s life had been … more
I would never make light of what we are facing today with the COVID-19 pandemic, but at times we need a little humor, right? My husband, Pat, and I have been having trouble figuring out what day it … more
Regulatory roadblocks are keeping Americans from getting the rapid, responsive healthcare we need — and the saga of a Seattle-based diagnostic testing program is just the latest example of how red tape is tying our hands in the fight against COVID-19. more
Effective immediately at all Arizona State University campuses, students, employees and any visitors are required to wear a face cover while in ASU buildings. Face coverings are also required in … more
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