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The most often-used argument I hear for agreeing to take military action in Syria is that if we don’t, the United States will appear weak-willed.
As children are preparing to go back to school, parents and their kids are getting ready mentally and physically.
Students and parents gave the East Valley Institute of Technology a big thumbs-up in a recent annual survey.
America hasn’t “won” a war since 1945. Korean War cost a billion dollars and didn’t change a thing. 36,574 Americans died and 103,284 were wounded. During the 1967 Israel/Arab War, 34 American Sailors were killed and 171 wounded by the Israel Air Force.
The way Sonny Borrelli sees it, if you could drive a big rig in a war zone, navigating Arizona traffic should be a breeze.
Ten years on, what do we have as a result of our involvement in Iraq?
Children in need will receive needed dental treatment and care this month as part of the Arizona Dental Foundation’s Give Kids a Smile. This year, the foundation will provide more than 1,200 children from low-income schools free restorative care through statewide activities.
On a sun-splashed Higley High School football field blanketed with a warm autumn breeze on Friday, more than 3,000 people came to celebrate military veterans for their service and sacrifices they made through the decades for the freedoms we enjoy today that did not come for free.
Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
If the federal government was meant to create jobs, it would have created a surplus of them by now, and unemployment would be far below 7.8 percent — considering the exorbitant amount of money the Obama administration has, as it says, “invested” to do so.
Figuring out what to do for work is a process that happens over time, rather than a single one-time decision. Career planning is a developmental, thought-provoking process. You must examine yourself: your interests, your temperament, and your values. You then need to think about what you want in a job.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
This is a significant weekend, one that memorializes those who have gone before. Hopefully we feel every, reverent emotion for those who have died in our service and those who developed this country through their sweat and sorrows; not only our dedicated military, but our forefathers who religiously worked to support their families and others who needed a hand up.
Figuring out what to do for a career is a process that happens over time, rather than a single one-time decision. Career planning is a developmental, thought-provoking process. You must examine yourself: your interests, your temperament, and your values. You then need to think about what you want in a job.
Surrounded by the protection of barbed-wire fences and cement barricades, the United States Forces — Iraq flag was furled for the last time during an unpretentious ceremony in Baghdad on Dec. 15. It has been a long nine years. At the war’s onset in 2003, troops were promised the only way to return home was through Baghdad. Nine years, two administrations, and multiple tours later — with mission finally accomplished — troops are headed home to celebrate Christmas.
In those days before kids, I was fast asleep when the phone by my bed rang at about half past six in the morning. It was my father calling. Planes had flown into the World Trade Center. America was being attacked. I knocked on the door of my guest bedroom to awaken a visiting friend. Together, thousands of miles from New York and Washington, we experienced the day - the fall of one tower and then the other, the attack on the Pentagon, the confusion, the rumors, the terror - the way most Americans did: watching television in stunned silence. It's not just that we all still remember where we were when we heard; it's that at that very moment we knew we would always remember.
ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) - When night fell on The Rock in San Francisco Bay, visitors moved shadow-like through the former prison's lantern-lit hospital rooms, a gloaming against dingy walls with peeling blue paint.
Lou Vandervlucht suffered a stroke more than a year ago, but after a lot of hard work, he is now inching his bowling average back above 200.
In the late night hours of Jan. 31, 2010, Vandervlucht rolled onto his left side in bed, but he couldn’t pick up his right arm to move with him; sitting on the side of the bed, he couldn’t shake it out; when he tried to stand, his right leg buckled under him; after carefully making his way to the kitchen, Vandervlucht discovered he couldn’t write his own name.
The news nuggets just keep on coming in the Osama bin Laden story, even as we wait patiently for the movie and the inevitable HBO documentary. For instance, we learned that the most wanted man in the world apparently dyed his beard - not as a disguise, but to look better on YouTube.
Like the words and title of a 1944 hit song, Henry C. "Hank" Woodrum Jr. soon will be going on a "sentimental journey" himself.
Twenty years ago, U.S. warplanes began bombing Iraqi positions in the first shots of what would be a brief and successful campaign to end the occupation of Kuwait.
"It was a bit excessive. There were balloons, banners, and a lot of people," Sgt. John Ricketts said, recalling his arrival Friday night at Sky Harbor Airport.