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What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
You got trouble at home? Kids not interested in family stuff? Spouse or friends not around much? Family is one of the hardest parts of life and with all the competition against bonding and parental influence, it’s a wonder families ever work.
We have traditionally had two inescapable realities in life: death and taxes. Well, you can add to that list: death, taxes and fees. Fortunately, this past week at least one kind of fee was said to be improperly levied. It’s one charged to you for keeping tabs on your government.
Thanksgiving hadn’t even come! But still, nearly a week ago, I could already say that I had lost my membership in the Holiday Kindness to Others Club.
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
There is arrogance in sports. And then there is arrogance without cause in sports.
Sixty years ago Tom Prather started hauling furniture out of his parents’ home near Glenwood Springs, Colo.
I was 4 ½ years old when I delivered my first news report.
So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
Thanksgiving. It’s heavy on the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and on football games, fun runs and family gatherings. This year, the holiday also will be filled with shopping for many as several merchants have moved their Black Friday sales up a day, hoping to create Thrifty Thursday.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
At this time of year it’s quite natural for people to start thinking about the spiritual.
This is very unique. It’s pretty awkward. It’s a little embarrassing, to be honest.
Art Thomason has spent more than 50 years as a professional journalist, serving publications in Missouri and Arizona as a reporter, editor and columnist. Thomason has been covering Mesa and the East Valley since 1995.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
Those who abhor public prayer are at it again. They are offended by reference to deity among other things.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
Teens and tweens — and even those who are too young to be an ‘een at all — are falling prey to a new drug, one that they can access free, at their fingertips on their cell phones or by hitting the button on their TV remote.
Halloween is still a few days away, but the big holiday news in the East Valley this week is that downtown Tempe’s annual New Year’s Eve block party is going to be back in its blockbuster glory.
The minute I heard the Phoenix Suns had made yet another clear-the-cupboard, shake-the-Etch-a-Sketch, let’s-try-this-again trade on Friday, I thought about my nephew Jake.
"I got the best bargain — this book,” I said. “No, you didn’t. Look at this Coach purse,” my daughter said.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.