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  • File-This Aug. 6, 2015, file photo shows a lion named Tommy in the Hwange National Park where Cecil the Lion was killed  about 700 kilometres south west  of Harare, Zimbabwe. The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades. The listings are to be announced Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, and include an order that appears to touch on circumstances surrounding the killing of a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

    One famous dead lion killing Zimbabwe’s economy, conservation efforts

    The headline-grabbing death of Cecil the lion is having a massively detrimental effect on hunting tourism and conservation efforts in Zimbabwe.
  • In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump, arrive for a news in Las Vegas where Trump endorsed Romney. In an extraordinary display of Republican division, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential ticket took on its 2016 front-runner on Thursday, march 3, 2016, as Mitt Romney joined the escalating charge to stop Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Donald Trump’s rambling response to Mitt Romney isn’t so presidential

    Donald Trump didn't come across well in responding to harsh words from Mitt Romney.
  • John Evans points across the room while waiting for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to take the stage during an election night watch party Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Stafford, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Super Tuesday showed Republicans, Democrats don’t care what people want

    As the dust settles from Super Tuesday, one major fact stands out: Both the Republicans and Democrats have no interest in what Americans actually want.
  • File-This April 9, 2012, file photo shows Instagram being demonstrated on an iPhone in New York. Social media websites Facebook and Instagram  have stopped working Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

    Instagram bomb threat from student needs to be taken seriously, given punishment

    After a 12-year-old girl posted a bomb threat toward her school on Instagram, the school needs to take action and show students this action is not acceptable.
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, greets Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, at a rally in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s support of Trump shows strength in his campaign

    We are one step closer to a Trump v. Sanders election after New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie showed his support for the billionaire on Friday.
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    Apple should not comply with FBI orders to create ‘backdoor’ software

    In the FBI v. Apple legal battle over creating software to open a backdoor into the cell phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, I'm siding with Apple.
  • Police respond to the scene of an active shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (Rachel Luna/Los Angeles News Group via AP)

    Active shooting situation drills should focus on preparing staff, not worrying students

    Statistically, schools are the safest place for children. I do not think they should have to concern themselves with active shooting situation drills, since the real-life event will most likely never happen to them.
  • Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris (11) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' Mo Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Suns have finally rid themselves of the cancer that was Markieff Morris

    For Phoenix Suns fans, Thursday's news of the team trading Markieff Morris either marked the end of an era or the hopeful reemergence of a team burdened by a long and rough losing season.
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    Sports Illustrated plus-size cover model paints men into a corner

    "Sports Illustrated" has painted men into a corner. It appears that we have three options for a cover model but we don’t. We have one!
  • Students embrace after leaving campus, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb.   Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at the school, but it was not clear what led up to their deaths, Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters. Authorities were not looking for anyone else, and a gun was found near the bodies, she said. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Gun owners must properly secure their weapons at all times to prevent tragedies

    After Friday's shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, left two 15-year-old girls dead, KTAR News' Mike Russell argued gun owners must be vigilant in securing their weapons at all times.
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    Here’s a tip for cleaning out your man’s ‘Man Cave’ this Valentine’s Day

    Planning on cleaning out your man's "Man Cave" for Valentine's Day? KTAR News' Mike Russell has one tip for you: Don't.
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    Don’t turn your personal sickness into the next office plague, stay home instead

    Just because ugly sicknesses are umping from cubicle to cubicle, from office to office. doesn't mean you have to be the one to spread them. Stay home if you feel ill, KTAR's Mike Russell argues.
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    Trump v. Sanders is becoming a greater possibility for the 2016 presidential election

    After Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders swept their respective parties in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, is there a possibility that the two formerly overlooked candidates could make it to November?
  • Denver Broncos fans celebrate the team's victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 near intersection of 20th and Market Street late Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Did you go to work Monday? Give yourself a Super pat on the back

    If you dragged your tired, hungover, nacho-ridden self to work on Monday, good for you! As for the rest of you: The Super Bowl is not an excuse to call in!
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    Are the security measures for the Super Bowl 50 too excessive?

    For those going to Super Bowl 50, don't be surprised by the amount of security measures that will take place.