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November, 2020

August, 2020

  • 14 August

    My Life as a Quaran-teen

    By Natalie H. On the evening of February 26th, everything seemed perfect. My grades were good and my mom and I were at a meeting preparing for our school trip to Europe. We were going to Italy and France in March. I’d worked for a year to save for this …

July, 2020

  • 27 July

    Good Rain

    I’m in southern New Hampshire, visiting my brother at his new house – he’s just retired from the Army – and helping him put in a new vegetable garden. It’s a beautiful time to be in New Hampshire: temps are in the mid 70s to low 80s, and it rains …

  • 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


    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 …