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It’s all gone. Disappeared into the evil black hole of cyberspace where “data” may enter but never leave. Last week, my email “went down,” and every single email I have ever had for 20 years disappeared. When I called my service provider (and waited for an hour on the phone) the representati…

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A mammogram can save a life. The message is heard every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it applies all year round: Your health can’t wait.

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In a normal year, October is a time of petting zoos, pedal carts, bounce houses, face painting and pony rides, but 2020 is anything but a normal year. 

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It is not an exaggeration to say the future of American health care—what it will cost, who decides treatment, how much and from whom—is on the line in this election.

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It’s all gone. Disappeared into the evil black hole of cyberspace where “data” may enter but never leave. Last week, my email “went down,” and every single email I have ever had for 20 years disappeared. When I called my service provider (and waited for an hour on the phone) the representati…

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Congratulations! Considerable excitement and anticipation were generated when the town of Carefree learned that the new ownership group of the Foothills Focus was in the process of expanding the newspaper. Our best wishes to all involved, and in particular to the management and staff who wil…

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The Foothills Focus has come to town! Starting with the edition you hold in your hand, you’ll see them in your mailbox weekly. This is great news!

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It was a messy brawl that started with name-calling, gut punches and plenty of lies. OK, unvalidated, unverified “facts.” When you see two grown men “going at it” with such venom, the stakes are clearly high. 

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been dead mere hours when the argument over replacing her on the U.S. Supreme Court exploded among those Americans who live and breathe politics. 

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Finally, summer has ended. I hate to rush a season, but it has been too hot, too dry and even a bit boring. 

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Editor: I am Young Marine/Pfc. Andrew Lewis. I am part of the North Valley Young Marines unit, and I recently graduated the recruit training stage of the Young Marines as the honor graduate. The Young Marines program is for children who are 8 years or older through high school graduation. Th…

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Should I worry? Well, worry is considered a waste of time. My mother used to say that worry is like a rocking chair. It goes back and forth but never gets you anywhere. OK, but that was before there was a pandemic, killer hornets and now an asteroid barreling toward Earth. Sure, getting stun…

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Do you like nature? Yes, I thought so. Me, too. But sometimes people have very clear (weird) ideas about nature. I am a Realtor, so I spend a lot of time listening to people’s “special requests.” And sometimes, what I hear is not to be believed. Read on.

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It’s been too hot! Have you been outside lately? The entire state is an inferno! This unrelenting heat has given new meaning to the term “hot flashes.”

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The phone call came toward the end of March about 25 years ago. I had left my mother and father happy anniversary wishes on their answering machine, back when there were such things.

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Surprise. Not all news is uplifting. But there is something special about finding humor in the middle of a serious headline. During 2020, we need reading material that makes us laugh. Especially if the topic has nothing to do with the pandemic!

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When it comes to bad years, it’s pretty tough to top 1347. That was the year the Black Death kicked into overdrive, contaminating major cities in Europe and Asia. Ultimately, that epidemic killed more than 50 million people over the next few years.

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Have you ever been lost? Yes, I guess at some time or another most of us have taken a wrong turn, had trouble reading a map, or just gotten mixed up about where we are headed.

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Did it rain enough? Probably not. Is it hot enough? Hmm, lately it feels as though we are in the midst of the “dog days of summer.” This phrase was originated in ancient Roman times, used to describe the intense heat of summer. The term has been widely used ever since.

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Nearly half a million Arizonans are living with Alzheimer’s or caring for a loved one with the disease. Prior to COVID-19, our state was grappling with how to prepare for an astounding 33% increase over the next five years in the population impacted by all dementias. 

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A quick google search for “diets” will give you endless results. We talked about that in the blog on intermittent fasting. Everyone wants to tell you what foods you should eat, how much to eat, and what foods you should avoid all together. But when you think about it, who knows best what you…

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A common complaint Larry Foppe has heard from locals in Carefree is that a laidback gathering place was missing—the key word now being “was.”

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If your only frame of reference for how you view our country was the last two months of cable news coverage, you would likely conclude that the United States of America is a horrible place to live.  If you turn off your television, ignore the negative on social media, look out your window an…

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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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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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