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Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation (Williams Institute), their success is even more remarkable.
Tom Patterson’s column, “Marriage gap contributes to inequality,” seems to leave out the harsh realities of inequality in America. Tens of millions of Americans struggle to survive economically, while the wealthiest people are doing very well and corporate profits are at an all time high. In fact, wealth and income inequality is greater today than at any time before the great depression. One family now owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. In recent years 95 percent of all new income has gone to the top 1 percent. How can Mr. Patterson say the “key to the whole deal, the most basic explanation of what’s going on is the marriage gap?” Nations will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. It has nothing to do with a “marriage gap.”
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
ATLANTA (AP) — Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.
No resource in Arizona is more precious or scarce than water. Economic growth in our desert environment relies upon inexpensive and easy access to available water, plain and simple.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has dropped its consideration of deregulating the state's retail electricity market, a move that clears uncertainty surrounding two energy projects in neighboring New Mexico.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has a responsibility to Arizona citizens and utility ratepayers to decide cases based on their merits and the facts. Tom Patterson in his Aug. 14 commentary ignored the facts in his attempt to sway public opinion in favor of an APS proposal before the Commission that would change the rules regarding solar energy.
Should the Arizona Corporation Commission require the customers of APS to provide yet another subsidy to solar energy production? That’s the question at the heart of the argument between the utility and it’s net-metering customers.
When you hear the words “organizing,” “productivity,” or “time management” you tend to think about yourself, a spouse or colleague, or a work scenario.
The City of Chandler recently earned high marks stemming from the eco-friendly design of its city hall.
Five years have gone by since Rhett Garner’s life came precariously close to crashing down around him; five years since his wife dipped into the edge of life and spent time in limbo and his infant son arrived almost dead on arrival a few months later.
East Valley drivers got a bit of a break at the pump this week as average fuel prices dropped 2.8 cents to $3.417.
“Obama has progressed from his ‘pie IN the sky’ campaign promises to ‘pie FROM the sky’ solar-energy proposals. Neither the promises nor the proposals are feasible or economically sound and will never be accomplished. With Obama, words are cheap, actions expensive and/or nonexistent.”
How could the Obama administration even considered for one minute arming the Syrian rebels?
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has been sworn in as 71st president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
Arizona parents, grandparents, relatives and friends may have a new reason to help someone attend college.
State lawmakers were moving toward finally adjourning their 151-day session late Thursday -- but not before setting the stage for constituents to have to start paying taxes on what they buy from catalogs and on the World Wide Web.
U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier — including a nation-leading 19.2 percent leap for the Phoenix market.
I came close to dying three times last week. Driving straight east on Baseline Road, I had a full green light. The oncoming car, stopped in the left-turn lane, suddenly jumped forward trying to turn left in front of me. I missed her by skinny inches.
The City of Mesa and Arizona State University are partnering on a technology business accelerator site, to be located at the ASU Polytechnic campus, in the southeast part of the city.