Thornton: political ADs and the editorial separation of church and state

Over the last few weeks several readers, elected leaders and political hopefuls have been inquiring on why we run certain items, don’t run [...] Continue Reading →

Kelly: the responsibility of the elected leader is to support the values of the constituency

The responsibility of elected officials to listen to their constituents and represent their values is not something I take lightly; born in [...] Continue Reading →

Dorsey: Equal Rights Amendment fails to resonate with Arizona Legislature

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” This powerful idea was [...] Continue Reading →

Smith: lack of Scottsdale election donation limits bolsters ‘dark money’ influence

The citizens of Tempe deserve credit for voting to preserve the integrity and transparency of their local elections. So too, their local elected [...] Continue Reading →

The photo radar quandary: for the love of money or the safety of motorists?

It’s not about the million of dollars retained by a municipality. And, it’s not about the millions of dollars given to the Arizona Legislature or [...] Continue Reading →

Arizona lawmakers introduce bipartisan LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination bill

This week, a group of bipartisan legislators introduced HB 2586, which would extend Arizona’s current non-discrimination protections to gay and [...] Continue Reading →

Arizona lawmakers introduce bill aimed to increase access to oral healthcare

State Sen. Nancy Barto, along with a bipartisan coalition of legislators, introduced legislation to create an allied dental professional to [...] Continue Reading →

Secretary Reagan formally declines federal voter data request

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request for voter registration data from the Presidential Advisory Commission on [...] Continue Reading →

Smith: another right of an Arizona citizen is lost

Tensions sometimes arise between developers — driven to maximize their project’s profitability — and neighbors fearful a project’s [...] Continue Reading →

House Bill seeking end to photo radar in Arizona carries momentum

A proposed measure at the Arizona Legislature seeking to banish photo radar from local streets is picking up steam. Republican Rep. Travis [...] Continue Reading →