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Valley Barro’s locations raising money for St. Mary’s Food Bank today

On Tues., Dec. 7, Barro’s Pizza will host the tenth annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank. From open to close at all 46 locations across the Valley, the Barro family will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from all sales to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays.
In The Know

Women's Watch: Women tackle new opportunities in the NFL

As an avid football fan “by marriage” and out of desperation to have conversations with my spouse during the football season, observing women in various capacities in the NFL is a welcome change.

Change: Help us fight the scourge of human trafficking in America

The fight against human trafficking demands our attention. In well-appointed homes, on farms, in factories and in restaurants in the U.S., thousands of people, even children, work long days cleaning homes, picking crops, making products, washing dishes, busing tables and serving customers.

Solomon: Why does it take the Supreme Court so long to decide a case?

Dec. 1, 2021 will go down as an important date in American history. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was argued on the day, has the potential to rewrite abortion law in the United States.

Dotson: Fact-checking may be important, but won’t help us learn to disagree better

Entering the new year, Americans are increasingly divided. They clash not only over differing opinions on COVID-19 risk or abortion, but basic facts like election counts and whether vaccines work. Surveying rising political antagonism, journalist George Packer recently wondered in The Atlantic, “Are we doomed?”

Rigler: As COVID-19 cases rise, please help keep ERs open for emergencies

With the Omicron variant spreading rapidly, Arizona has seen more COVID-19 cases in the past week than any other week of the pandemic. Alongside this increase, we’ve seen more people seeking care in hospital emergency rooms and more people seeking COVID-19 testing.

Counter: Let’s consider Dr. King’s false heirs

Imagine two children on a playground. These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 years old, these children — one Black and one White — see each other as they see themselves.

Point: Understanding the discontent of one’s character

This weekend we pause to honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to interpret his words calling upon America to see the content of the character before judging anyone’s person. On Feb. 23, 2020, a 25-year-old African-American man lay dead in the street of a predominantly White neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia, killed by three White vigilantes.

Diggs: Sideline the filibuster to protect American voting rights and democracy

In 2020, a historic coalition of Arizona voters mobilized in support of then-candidate Joe Biden be-cause, in no small part, of his campaign pledges to protect our democracy, deliver for racial justice, and invest billions of dollars to support working people nationwide.

Campanella: Arizona families should start school searching now for fall semester

As learning disruptions hit national headlines, again, school decisions are top-of-mind for many Arizona parents. While the circumstances are unfortunate, it’s not a bad time for families to be thinking about school choice options for next school year.

Kimes: What we need is compassion, understanding

Political fighting often brings out the worst in people. Today the tide of hate and division threatens all of us. As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the crisis in America gives us a prime opportunity to move from symbolism to substance to “...form a more perfect union, establish justice, and ensure domestic tranquility.”
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