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Health-care horror stories point to a system that values profit over human life.
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HR 676 - Temporary Band-Aid or permanent cure?
ELECTION YEAR 2008
Political essayist and author Paul Rogat Loeb analyzes the races in the most critical election in American history, with a special two-article focus on Barack Obama. PLUS: Gender issues and election politics by Kathleen MacThompson.
Editorials and Letters: From the the war and health care, to media and the elections, readers exercise their freedom of speech in letters of indignation and exaltation.
ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT
Charles Grantham brings his big city think-tank expertise to Prescott, helping local leaders think outside the box on the future of work and economic development. John Neville defines a sustainable economy.
WORKPLACE and LABOR ISSUES
Turning over a new page in labor history. PLUS: NLRB charges Flagstaff Medical Center with 53 counts of labor violations. Nurses rally for hospital patient protection legislation.
STATE OF THE STATE: "We are strong."
Political reporter Mike Cosentino analyzes Gov. Janet Napolitano's State of the State address and what it spells for Arizona's future.
Listen to the governor deliver her Five Point Plan for Arizona before a Clarkdale audience in this video produced by award-winning Zaki Gordon filmmaker Stephen DeVol.
Who will serve as our next mayor? Political reporter Mike Cosentino poses some tough questions to the candidates.
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News and Views
Streetlight debates, the Dibor Roberts case and local letters and commentaries
What is sustainability? Plus: 40 Simple Steps to Save the Planet. Water advocacy group outlines strategies.
THE HOMELESS, PART 1
DOWN AND OUT
More and more working families find themselves on the street, debunking the myth that the homeless are just drunks and deadbeats. Traci Robertson reports the hard facts in "Street Talk." PLUS: A special commentary on homeless veterans by author Richard Aberdeen.
The Turning Point
San Francisco writer and artist Jim Kirwan talks about the new national epidemic in "Dumbocracy - The Silence of Americans."
Thomas R. Paine's Column
Does the Bush administration resemble the Nazi regime? Clues from the past hint at America's disturbing future.
Alan Painter looks beneath the surface to examine commonly held beliefs in need of deeper scrutiny.
VISUAL, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS
Professional life coach, author, mediator and divorce attorney Lori Rubenstein offers coping tools and relationship wisdom for men and women of all ages. PLUS: Marie King on "How to Make a Living as an Artist."
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