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The June 3 premiere of “Hamilton” on streaming service Disney Plus marked the end of a five-year wait for audiences who hadn’t seen the hit musical on stage.

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There was a beauty to the games, something artistic that maybe I cannot convey in words: The thud of the ball against the gym floor; the riotous squeaks and squeals of hightops on lacquered hardwood; the dim light, the frayed nets hanging from the rims. 

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Let me begin with full disclosure: In my day job, I work as a public relations consultant. Among my clients are various public safety organizations. 

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As mayor, I have spent the last eight years working with our police department to keep our citizens safe. While videos like those of George Floyd are shocking to see and cases like his have appropriately led to murder charges, the public needs to remember that no one hates a bad cop more tha…

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In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15.

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Arizona is reopening, but coronavirus is still top of mind for many residents as new cases of COVID-19 are confirmed every day. The fact that we will be living with this virus for a while means every Arizonan should understand the role of health insurance in regards to what treatments and te…

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They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City.

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Imagine that your family bought the perfect home nestled in a pastoral community of large lots near the White Tank Mountains, where the local school is a caring haven for young minds and friendly neighbors meet for coffee at the country market just down the road near the small-town post office.

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Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals who are saving others and risking their own liv…

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I got sued once, last decade. The plaintiff was a disgraced state legislator who resigned after multiple witnesses called 911 to report him beating up his then-girlfriend in public. She was a friend; I volunteered to help her deal with the media.

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As mayor, as a legislator and as a citizen and small-business owner, I’ve always treated firefighters, police, EMTs and our military as heroes and that’s never going to change. Whether it’s raising charity funds for and with them, small personal touches like delivering pies and cakes on Chri…

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As of this writing, COVID-19, a highly infectious and pernicious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), is the leading cause of death in the U.S.It is disconcerting and perplexing to millions of Americans that the deadly SARS-CoV-2 pathogen once unfamiliar to human…

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It’s unfortunate that Mayor Jerry Weiers continues to misrepresent himself as a supporter of the city’s firefighters and police officers. The truth is, the mayor has failed Glendale residents and first responders. And his constant distortion of the facts requires that the Professional Fire F…

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It’s dangerous to contemplate history when a historical moment remains ongoing, but when your days stretch to infinity under quarantine, what else do you have to do? 

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For many Arizonans, April has been a lost month. Little to no work has been available, our normal forms of recreation became a thing of the past, economic worries came to the forefront.

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The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15—two men standing six feet apart, swapping tales of quarantine woe. 

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The mission of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division is to get Arizona out of line and safely on the road, and over the past several years we’ve made great strides doing that. 

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Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that constables not enforce writs of restitution (residential eviction orders) if the tenant is quarantined or if the tenant suffered a substantial loss of income due to COVID-19. 

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I recently came across a timely quote from Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW (former Weight Watchers) who shared, “Never waste a good crisis. Learn from it.” Certainly, in these ever-changing times, we are learning volumes from our new normal. 

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Written in stone across the front of the Maricopa County Superior Courthouse is the statement, “The first duty of society is justice.” And while thousands of people pass under these words every day, few stop to think about how important these words are to our democracy.

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Every few weeks, I board the airplane in Phoenix and fly east to Florida. There is no joy in the journey, a trip to vacation land that feels like anything but vacation.

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As a long-time downtown Glendale business and property owner, civic leader, former city of Glendale vice mayor, and proud Glendale champion, I have lived through the transformations our entire community has gone through. And I will be the first to say change is never easy but it is essential…

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My name is Bob Musselwhite and I am running for the U. S. Congress as a Democrat.  I want to thank the Glendale Star for running these comments expanding from my platform.  

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Nicholas Sarwark is the father of four preteen children. In his response to the State of the Union, delivered on behalf of the Libertarian Party (for which he serves as national chair), he mentions each of them are in debt to the tune of $70,633.

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She was born in September 1989, which makes her 30 in calendar years but it’s really the date of her rebirth that matters now.

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On Jan. 14, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a “Plan to Cancel Student Debt on Day One of My Presidency.”  Warren would use the US Department of Education’s “broad legal authority” to cancel up to $50,000 of debt on behalf of up to 42 million borrowers.

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Once you hit the far side of age 50, the coming of a new year ranks as a solemn moment. And the dawn of a new decade? It makes you take stock.

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As the calendar prepared to turn from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.  As I write this, the action – a response to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and wounded more than 50 – hasn’t yet become a reprise of the Iran hostage crisis of 40 …

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Most Americans like private health insurance. Fifty-six percent of voters oppose Medicare for All if it eliminates private coverage.

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The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year, probably because of the traditions. Traditions such as Christmas music and colorful decorations make everything a little brighter I think it also makes people a little happier.

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Most times when you go to a concert, it’s the music you remember. With that said, it’s been a month since I saw Post Malone play in Glendale and still find myself pondering his parting message to his fans. 

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While we’re all still in a tryptophan-infused haze, full of leftovers and good cheer, it feels only right to continue being thankful. Herewith, one of Arizonan’s list of people and things that inspire gratitude on a daily basis.

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Since Nancy Pelosi became House Speaker in 2007, Republicans have spent an incredible amount of time and energy pushing back against her progressive policy proposals. That’s why it’s odd that the GOP’s newest drug pricing bill is a watered-down copy of one of Pelosi’s worst ideas.