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Editorial: Words can hurt, trial verdict shows

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”

Editorial: Put distance between regulators, special interests

Election or appointment? That is the question the head of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Tom Forese, has raised for the state’s utility regulators.

Editorial: State should make foster care program permanent

In 2013, then Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a five-year pilot program that would give children raised in foster homes free tuition at the state’s public universities and colleges.

Editorial: If state won’t ban texting while driving, county should

Near the end of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law Sen. Karen Fann’s bill banning new drivers from texting while driving.

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Editorial: Hazing is going to kill the Greek system on campuses

On Feb. 2 of this year, 19-year-old Tim Piazza — a sophomore at Penn State University — was undergoing a ritual with its roots in the Middle Ages, hazing at the Beta Theta Pi house.

Editorial: Stop the insanity; fully fund public education

Old patterns keep repeating and it’s beyond silly at this point.

Editorial: Teachers need support, not lower standards

Gov. Doug Ducey and our state legislature realize there is a teaching shortage and have decided to act.

Editorial: Lawmakers need to quit tipping the education playing field

In 1994 Arizona lawmakers decided to make this state the leading laboratory for school choice, giving its citizens options on where to educate their children.

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Editorial: It’s time to end home rule voting in Arizona

Every four years Arizona cities and towns must go before voters and ask them permission to do their jobs.

Editorial: Congress should keep funding Essential Air Service program

Government gets a bad name, and for good reason. It is right to be skeptical of people in power and the manner in which they yield that power.

Editorial: Battle over Internet providers using personal information

The Federal Communications Commission came up with a rule that consumers must opt-in to having their Internet providers use their personal information, such as browsing history and web searches, in any advertising efforts they might want to engage in.

Editorial: Curb power in APS rate hike

Arizona’s electricity users are facing some challenges that could mean rate increases in the near future.

Editorial: Governor is right on taxes, education

Gov. Doug Ducey has built his political career on being an anti-tax crusader, so when he begins advocating for a tax, there must be a good reason behind it.

Editorial: Penalize the crime, not the thoughts, or legal status

On Thursday, three Republican state senators broke party lines to kill SB1279, which would have meant longer minimum prison sentences for people who commit crimes while in the country illegally.

Editorial: State should stop bullying its cities

We have always believed decisions, such as those at the school board level, should be made on the local level.

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