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  • Next Doors: “We Have the Ability; Therefore We Have the Responsibility”

    One year ago, I wrote a column about the work that the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) was doing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything was big and scary at the time. But here we are today,...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
  • Next Doors: A Jail Program Thinks Big

    Sheriff Paul Penzone wants to create a safe haven for animals while helping to reduce recidivism Here’s something you might have never thought about before — if someone commits a crime, what happens to their pets? It...

    • Posted February 25, 2021
  • Next Doors: Packing for the Future

    Backpack Buddies project provides critical items for students in need It’s a school year like no other. Believe me, I know, as a parent of a freshman and a fourth-grader. But we don’t need to go into...

    • Posted January 28, 2021
  • Next Doors: Stepping Up to Serve Vulnerable Citizens

    Copa Health rises to the needs of individuals with disabilities during the pandemic This whole pandemic thing has been hard on all of us. Everyone has their own version of the same burden we are all carrying....

    • Posted December 29, 2020
  • Next Doors: Local Businesses Show Resiliency — But Have a Long Road Ahead

    I  worry about things, and there’s a lot to worry about right now. So recently, it occurred to me to worry about small businesses. As the owners of a small business ourselves, the missus and I try...

    • Posted October 29, 2020
  • Next Doors: You — Yes, You — Can Help Fix Education in Arizona

    The thing about big problems is that they’re big. You look at the big picture and all you see are barriers, things in the way that make individual impact seem impossible. I’m known to throw an old...

    • Posted August 27, 2020
  • Next Doors: Coming to Grips with “The New Normal”

    Valley arts and culture organizations fight to survive the pandemic Survival. It’s a word that has taken on a much deeper meaning during the pandemic. We’ve all been presented with a set of circumstances few of us...

    • Posted August 4, 2020
  • Next Doors: The Tip of the Spear

    TGen leads Arizona’s fight against COVID-19 on several fronts So I have to admit, I was anxious to get this interview done. After all, most people don’t have the chance right now to pick the brain of...

    • Posted May 7, 2020
  • Next Doors: Where Do we Go from Here?

    Uniting to help during the coronavirus outbreak             The best way to deal with this crisis is to do what we’ve always done — come together as a community.             It’s difficult to figure out where to...

    • Posted April 2, 2020
  • Next Doors: Working Toward a Solution

    Glendale Works is helping homeless individuals restart their lives             It’s no secret that homelessness is a critical problem right now. You can see it as you go around the Valley. The homeless population is increasing, and...

    • Posted March 5, 2020