John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

I thought I knew a lot about hospitals

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I had it all planned out I tell you, and it was a thing of beauty. I knew exactly what I was going to do in August and what I was going to write for this column as well. But then a little something came up that I hadn’t planned and knocked all my plans into a cocked hat. That …

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Trip Plan is Key to Desert Safety

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La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Each year thousands of people come to La Paz County to enjoy the beauty of our desert. They come here for the mountains, the rivers, the lakes and most importantly the citizens of La Paz County. We welcome these visitors and want them to enjoy our home as much as we do. We also want …

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Vote: Linny Kenney nominated for Martha Stewart competition

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Vote for Linny by clicking HERE. A friend of the Parker area since she rode her horse through the town on her way across America a few years ago, Linny Kenney is now a frontrunner in Martha Stewart’s American Made competition. Linny first appeared in Parker in 2010 with her horse Sojourner. She came on my show on KLPZ 1380am …

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The American Dream in the Land of Labor

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Though the Founding Fathers never called their vision for our country “the American Dream”, the idea stems from the Declaration of Independence and is embodied in the phrase “all men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” When they spoke of Liberty, they didn’t mean just religious or political liberty, they also meant …

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BlueWater to host world class boxing event September 11th

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Las Vegas-based boxing promoter Sterling McPherson, who has promoted many events featuring boxing champion Mike Tyson, is promising a night of world class professional boxing in Parker, AZ September 11th. Headlining the action at BlueWater Resort & Casino will be a ten-round super middleweight clash between Puerto Rico’s Hector Camacho Jr. and Mexican veteran Hector Munoz of Albuquerque, New Mexico. …

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Quartzsite newspaper publisher in spat with Town over pit bulls

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Jennifer ‘Jade’ Jones, dog groomer and publisher of the Desert Freedom Press in Quartzsite, is engaged in a war of words with the Town of Quartzsite after the Town says it sent law enforcement agents to inspect her property. A Town of Quartzsite press release, which calls her a “local tabloid blogger”, says Jones was in violation of some Quartzsite …

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Parker Public Library to offer after school program

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Parker Public Library Press Release The Parker Public Library has created an after school program for children ages 6 to 14 that will focus on reading, spelling, and vocabulary. The participants will have a stress free reading time, one on one, with an adult or a teen from Youth For Youth from PAACE. Following the reading sessions there will be …

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