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The Joy of a Forever Family

Posted: December 29, 2016 at 12:24 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

During the Christmas holidays a story about a small boy went viral as his 17-year old foster sister posted him holding a sign declaring his joy of having a forever family. “A Boy Goes Viral After Posting His Joy of Being Adopted”  His smiles and laughter were seen and heard across Facebook as the family received congratulations […]

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What difference does it make if you are “The Clintons”?

Posted: September 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

When I first heard about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem I was disgusted and again reminded of the countless celebrities and sports figures who say things and do things that just make me want to throttle them. However, as the week has gone by, I have taken some time to put […]

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Liberal Policies and the Media Effects on The Lives of Americans

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 10:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

“What starts here can indeed change the world, but the question is: What will the world look like after you change it?”              Adm. William H. Mc Raven How many times do we hear politicians make promises during their campaigns only to gloss over them once they are elected? Even […]

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Spiking the Budget At Utility Companies Compares to Spiking Retirement Benefits by Public Employees

Posted: September 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm   /   Politics, Top Stories

Political arguments have been posted all over the media this summer as public officials argue about the practice of spiking retirement benefits by public employees. As frustrated as it makes me when reading about this practice by city, state and federal employees, it makes me twice as mad when I consider the budget spiking by […]

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The Lessons of Riding a Bike

Posted: August 30, 2013 at 11:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Years ago, I remember a friend of mine telling me a story about lessons in life. I was a young mother of two boys, and it had been about six months after the divorce, from my husband of eleven years, was finalized. I was having a particularly hard week with both of my sons relentlessly […]

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Common Core Exposed: It’s All About the Money

Posted: July 17, 2013 at 7:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The new Common Core Standards will be implemented into the schools in the 2013/2014 school year with full program implementation scheduled for 2014/2015 school year.  However, many people—parents, teachers, and administrators—are still asking how this massive program is going to work and where the money is coming from to pay for it. I have posted […]

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Common Core: Where Did It Come From?

Posted: July 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

As Common Core is rolled out in the 2013-14 school year, many people in the public are asking questions as to what the program is and where it came from. Parents, grandparents and conservative activists are calling for public forums with their state superintendents. Questions are being posed as to who developed this program and who […]

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Common Core: Federalizing Education, Whether You Like It or Not

Posted: July 2, 2013 at 11:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

A response to the comments of Andrew Meeusen. Dear Mr. Meeusen,  Thank you for your response. I would like to start by saying that your words, as well as mine, are important, and I take your opinion seriously. I am saddened that our country has become one where we the people will often not listen […]

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Response to Common Core Posting in Arizona Republic Newspaper

Posted: July 1, 2013 at 10:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Last week Mr. Andrew Meeusen posted a response to the article about public opinion at John Huppenthal’s public forum on Common Core. The following is my response to Mr. Meeusen’s points. Mr. Meeusen – I would like to respond to “Regarding the new Common Core Standards set to take effect:” The Republic’s article “Defending new […]

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