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July, 2020

  • 6 July

    Tri-City Waste

    By: Fred Barcon It’s with utter astonishment that I write yet another editorial. The Tri-City Regional Sanitary Board (TRSD) marches forward with their project, despite proof from neutral third-party engineering firm, Kimley-Horn, that concurs with what I have been pointing out for over 4 years.  A third wastewater treatment plant …

June, 2020

  • 3 June

    White Like Me

    By: Diane Post At sixteen, I was traumatized in a ghetto in Chicago when I was there on a two-week work-study event with the Presbyterian Church.  We twenty white and rural kids from Wisconsin went to the big city to meet and work with Black teenagers as a step toward dissolving …

May, 2020

  • 23 May

    Resilence

    by R.J. Ladd I suppose that for some, the current Corona Virus-19 is the first real crisis they’ve experience. For quite some time, I have been curious about why so many in the “greatest generation,” those who are now in their 80’s, 90’s and some even over 100-years-old, know about …

  • 21 May

    Barcon says Board should not move forward with plans for third plant

      By: Fred Barcon On May 18, 2020, the Tri-City Regional Sanitary District (TRSD) Board passed a motion to move forward with their plans to build a third wastewater treatment plant. Many of you are familiar with my past editorials, in which I point out several flaws with the TRSD …

April, 2020

March, 2020

  • 23 March

    A window of opportunity and the need to act

    A new website made the rounds this weekend on social media – it uses data and modeling to predict the final window of opportunity that local governments have to flatten the curve and avoid swamping their healthcare system with COVID-19 patients.  For Arizona, that window is March 29 through April …

  • 22 March

    After a heart attack in the midst of Covid-19

    When everything seems so out of sync and surreal, it feels good to just stop for a minute and laugh! In a previous life I lived in Israel and I still have family and friends there. Last week The Times of Israel published a piece that a friend of mine …

  • 15 March

    A Prayer for Action

    “Pray, people! God is the only one who can truly make a difference in all of our country’s issues.” I saw this recently come through my Facebook feed and believe it might be something that resonates with more than just this one person. It came on the heels of a …

February, 2020

  • 4 February

    Love and Equality 2020 Style

    February 14 is Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day began to honor an early saint or two and celebrate romantic love and martyrdom for those who allowed love to override the law.  In the 14th century, couples offered flowers, sweets and cards.  Women have been martyred to love for centuries and denied …