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Jim Sharpe

Untamed Turkey Day inflation may mean menu adjustments

Thanksgiving travel is expected to get close to pre-pandemic levels this year. But with 90% of Turkey Day travelers taking a car with gas prices spiking, some menu adjustments may be necessary, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
17 days ago
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Jim Sharpe

Arizona AG Brnovich hedges bet on vaccine mandates for businesses

Some Republicans' lack of trust in COVID-19 vaccines is reason for Arizona Attorney General and U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Brnovich's burying of a decision that says private businesses can require the shots, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
3 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

President Biden, don’t just TELL us you heart us on Valentine’s Week

President Joe Biden's kind words about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey were sweet, but more vaccine doses would show true commitment, says KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
10 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

GOP needs ‘restraining order’ on bad boyfriend Donald Trump

For the sake of the GOP's future, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says that Senate Republicans need to do their part and vote to impeach Donald Trump.
11 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

After 4 years, Trump’s legacy boils down to last two months

After his latest attempt to make America his own image failed Wednesday, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says Donald Trump's lasting legacy will be his conduct since he lost the November election.
11 months ago
Jim Sharpe

Politicians: Put me in the Christmas spirit by following your own advice

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe is heeding officials' advice about avoiding holiday gatherings and travel, so why can't they?
11 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

The ‘Fauci Effect’ vs. the ‘Cardinals Effect’

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says that Dr. Anthony Fauci has done the impossible during the pandemic -- prioritized public health while keeping President Trump mostly happy.
12 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Funny Santa pics during a not-so-fun holiday season

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe appreciates the innovation, but he hopes the "socially distanced Santa" picture will exist only this year.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Wanted for coronavirus questioning: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hasn't been holding coronavirus press conferences because he has nothing new to offer.
1 year ago
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Punishing schoolkids for a COVID spike caused by grownups

Schools are causing only a tiny sliver of COVID-19 community spread, making KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonder why we are closing them.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Schools’ deadly dilemmas come via Arizona’s COVID-19 spike

Arizona school officials, teachers and parents are facing hard questions because of COVID-19, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe, and they aren't finding easy answers.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

‘We’re in this together’ is not just a COVID-era commercial tagline

After an exhausting election, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says we need to unite, not divide further as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Valley school’s quarantine shouldn’t panic you – unless that’s your hobby

The quarantines in response to COVID-19 cases at Chaparral High School are sensible, not scary, writes KTAR host Jim Sharpe.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

A reluctant yes to masks; a firm no on COVID-19 lockdowns

Reports on how to control coronavirus may seem confusing, but KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says he has two issues figure out.
1 year ago
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Critiquing the campaigns’ ad nauseam advertisements

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe knows he can't expect politicians to give us honest advertising, but is it too much to ask for coherent ads?
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Phoenix school district’s reasons for not opening may be why they should

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes the reasoning given by one Phoenix school district to remain closed through the end of the year is actually why the district should reopen.
1 year ago
Jim Sharpe

9/11 was 19 years ago but, today’s America makes it seem like 190

In some ways, 9/11 seems like it happened just yesterday. In other ways, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe thinks the gap between then and now keeps growing.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Being cautious of coronavirus could cook us this Labor Day

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe hopes the heat this Labor Day weekend will stop us from making the same coronavirus mistakes from Memorial Day weekend.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

ASU’s ‘Professor COVID Denier’ needs to be schooled

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe calls out an ASU professor who is a COVID-19 denier and can't seem to get his conspiracy theories straight.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

NAU students teach a lesson in making coronavirus political

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes pushback at NAU over the school's in-person learning plan is nothing more than a political ploy intended to change guidelines for the future.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

To play or not to play? That is the question for protesting pros

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders whether athletes protesting over police brutality and social issues are hurting their cause by not playing.
1 year ago
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Jim Sharpe

Kellyanne Conway’s departure proves win or lose, parenting trumps Trump

Kellyanne Conway's decision to leave the White House for her family right before a major election is very telling of what our priorities should be, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe writes.
1 year ago
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Voting vs. eating: Dems should get their priorities straight

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is recalling the House of Representatives for the wrong reason, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
1 year ago
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Hey, former Arizona DES director! You had just one job …

With many Arizonans having hard time just getting their unemployment benefits, the interim DES director's hefty paycheck is a bad look, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe.
1 year ago