Opinions

Arizona High School student inspire local journalist

As a journalist, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community, whether it be through my reporting or, in this case, through mentoring high school students in the Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students. The program ran from Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 9, and it was packed with guest speakers, late nights, early mornings, countless meetings, reporting time, campus outings, plenty of stress, interviews and so much more.  Read more

Reality of American healthcare

Multi-payer systems are more regulated and many may find fault in that by principle of individual liberties. However, if we Americans are interested in reducing costs while still providing efficient, effective care we may need to compromise, and allow for more regulated medicine. Read more

What if Arizona doesn't want to turn blue?

 “Turn Arizona Blue” has been the rallying cry of grassroots Democrats canvassing voters across the southwest for the past decade in an attempt to repeat Bill Clinton’s surprising win of the traditionally red state back in 1996.   If they really want to turn Arizona blue, they cannot attempt to let population trends do all the work for them.  Read more

Opinion: Phone spoofing more than annoyance

I’ve learned through trial and error that numbers almost identical to my own are telemarketers or scammers telling me for the third time that I’ve won a trip to the Bahamas. This is called “spoofing,” where a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity, as stated by the Federal Communications Commission. Read more