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Editorial: Free college won’t work in Arizona

Last week Rhode Island became the fourth state to offer two years of community college free for state residents, joining New York, Oregon and Tennessee.

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Editorial: Smartphones sure make us dumb

Most Arizonans have long believed in individual freedom and passing as few laws as needed.

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Editorial: Kelli Ward’s conduct is unbecoming of a U.S. Senator

One qualification for a U.S. Senator that we should all be able to agree on is that they have good judgment.

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Editorial: Keep fighting, Senator McCain

Doctors discovered that McCain has an aggressive form of cancer, glioblastoma, and has a tumor inside his brain.

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Editorial: If the cause is right, then be righteous

There is a fine line to protesting, and it’s not always easy to navigate it.

Editorial: Parades are for coming together, not politics

A group advocating against Dark Money in our political system said they did everything right.

Editorial: Using all tools to fight fire requires balance

The challenge with a 747 airplane — converted to be a slurry bomber — being grounded for lack of certification truly goes back to 2004.

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Editorial: This fire is a reminder we should all heed

There’s a video of the Goodwin Fire on YouTube showing cars on Highway 69 pulling over so the occupants can watch.

Editorial: Parents should make decisions, not lawmakers

A Denver man has proposed a ballot initiative in Colorado that would be the first of its kind in the nation, if he can get enough support for it. It would ban the use of smartphones to children younger than 13 years of age.

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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.

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