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The old saying “Revenge is a dish best served cold” is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left…

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The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots…

My most memorable New Year’s Day took place five years ago on a cold, clear morning in another life. We awoke to find a 30-acre lake where there had been pasture the night before. The Arkansas River had been rising ominously for days, and when it got high enough, it always backed up the bayo…

The water supply in central Arizona is spread increasingly thin, especially when seen on a long-term basis as a drought continues. Decades ago, Valley cities began buying farmland to secure alternate sources, although some of the land later was sold off. Now there is talk of a long-term leas…

Some people remember floods that devastated Pinal County in 1983 and 1993, especially the earlier one, which covered the then-small community of Maricopa with mud and destruction. In the early 2000s, Maricopa began developing into one of the county’s largest cities, and planning resulted in …

It’s 2021 and with the change in calendar comes full implementation of Arizona’s ban against texting while driving. Actually, the law started nearly two years ago without teeth to enforce it, and hopefully it has had some effect already. Even at that, it was long overdue because of oppositio…

Misuse and abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications have been in the news recently. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on Sept. 27, 2020 about the “Benadryl Challenge" of diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Our social media trends are incentivizing teens to t…

A 3-2 majority of the Arizona Corporation Commission last week approved the sale of Johnson Utilities, shortly before two new members are seated on the ACC at the beginning of the year. The decision was somewhat controversial, but it brings a tough problem to closure. And the decision was ap…

This week we get two compact SUVs to drive, starting with the Mazda CX-30. This all new rig is based on the Mazda3 sedan platform and has a low starting price of $22K. Ours was loaded up with everything, so it had some sticker shock at over $31K. This includes four-wheel drive for best traction.

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