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    OPINION: "An Arizona without legal abortion is quite simply an Arizona in which it is not safe to have a uterus or carry a pregnancy. YWCA’s mission is eliminating racism and empowering women. In order to do either, we have to continue working to expand abortion access, not ban it," writes Lara Ruggles, director of development and marketing at YWCA Southern Arizona.

      OPINION: "If I were still the parent of a minor child, would I take the child to a drag show? Probably not, but I do know this: If, given the choice between exposing my child to an active shooter drill or to a drag show, I would, without hesitation, choose the latter," writes Tucsonan Mike Tully.

        OPINION: "Sam and I disagree on many issues, but if we weren’t talking, it would be very easy to let those disagreements morph into disgust, and have us turn each other into caricatures of 'our side.' I don’t want that to happen, even if people on the extremes encourage that very thing," writes regular Star contributor Renée Schafer Horton.

        Gov. Phil Murphy repeatedly has claimed that his decisions about when to allow what parts of New Jersey’s economy to resume are predominantly data driven. Yet he provides neither the data nor medical experts to talk about specific studies and statistics that supposedly form the basis for his many emergency orders the past five months.


        By Arizona state law (ARS 13-3102) a person violates the law by knowingly possessing a deadly weapon on school grounds. However, this does not apply to a firearm that is not loaded and is carried in a vehicle. If the adult exits the vehicle, he/she must leave the weapon inside out of sight a…

        Given that the political divide in this country will only grow wider, and I fear a form of Civil War looms, I propose we cut our losses and break into two countries. Let call one “Trumpland” and the other “Obamaland”. Trumpland is characterized by lower taxes, an established Christian religi…

        A recent letter ends with a most important question that everyone should ponder - "What is wrong with this country?" Great question. Incredible division, hate, racism, nastiness, horrendous gun violence, glorification of guns and more than a few politicians who are not too upset about the ma…

        There is currently a vocal and insistent call for stricter gun control laws including some who wish to banish all guns.  However, it is interesting to note that there are strong laws against driving under the influence, yet over 40,000 people a year are killed by drunk drivers.  In addition,…

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