According to a reliable source, the reason these folks were fired was because they were not doing their jobs and taking unauthorized time off. Some have even been instrumental in attempting to sabotage programs that the Executive Director was trying to implement. I have observed that they are splinter groups within our community that are at odds with one another and do not always cooperate for the community good. I feel that the decision to close Wingspan was a hasty decision and not giving the community the opportunity to respond in Wingspan's support is appalling.
Fraser - yes, it's nice to be in a place that understands that these are children, far away from home, who could really use some human decency right now.
Barber said the decision "allows the beliefs of corporations to trample the rights of employees, especially the rights of women. All employees—men and women—must be free to make their own health care choices with their doctors and without interference from their employer. I will continue fighting to protect the right of all women to make their own health care decisions."
How is this LIE still being passed around? The SCOTUS decision on the Hobby Lobby case does NOT prevent women from making health choices at all; the decision simply allows corporations to decide not to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. That's it. Women still have access to whatever contraceptions they want. It's just that they will have to pay for certain ones out of their own pocket. That's not restricting access; that's personal responsibility. BTW, Mr. Barber, if employees really could make health-care decisions without interference from the employer, we wouldn't be concerned about what the insurance company would pay for and what the co-pay is and what the deductible is.
You guys dumped Tim Vanderpool?? That's disapponting.
This equally sucks about what happened to Villareal, but that's a very difficult, ticky line. Talented, no doubt, but would there be any other positions for him to take up? (If the Star is hiring on JournalismJobs.com at the same time as dumping Villareal, thhat is very cruel.) It appears the AZDS dropped his beat. The fact he survived the loss of being the movie reviewer and was able to keep a role at the Star is admirable, but he also ended up a GA reporter in a risky position because of it.
YOU AINT GOT MAH CROSSWORD AND MOVIE TIMES? WHAT NEXT, NO MORE EARLY BIRD FURRS CAFATEEREEA COOPINS?
Pollo Feliz makes me crap myself
Jake reeks of Summer's Eve, post use.
click where to vote on his video?
I'd like to see a serious discussion on mental illness and no, Not to allow POLICE to detain anyone, unless it is very evident that they pose a threat. In the mean time our streets are filled with Vets with PTSD, but you all feel the solution is to arrest, jail and detain them.
We need more voters that live outside of the "great" state of Maricopa. It would be easier if those folks would wake up, but that clearly isn't going to happen, so we need more voters elsewhere.
Very informative. Great article.
Yes, because preventing DREAMers from getting a drivers license is going to save the freaking universe. Brewer has used her office for years as a platform for her personal beef with the federal government, and she doesn't care who she hurts (namely, CHILDREN and young adults) as she pursues her agenda. And sadly, we are probably facing more of the same, in a new, but not much improved, package.
Give the writer a break. This is a blog, not a newspaper article.
Ha, Ken Bennett almost sounds like a moderate, but we know all the GOP candidates will try to outdo each other moving farther and farther to the right, as they throw raw meat to their base before their primary. You can be sure whoever the victor, that illegal immigration will be the #1 issue.
I hope the next governor will abandon all the fights with the federal government, concentrate on ways to move AZ out of its dismal and lethargic economic conditions, and find more money for PUBLIC education. The GOP has pretty much proven that their governance is a dead end street, and AZ really needs a shot in the arm.
Stop, do we really need more voters or smarter voters? Wow, to mention just two the voters of Arizona elected, Attorney General Tom Horne and Superintendent Of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. One is so gutless he hides behind a screen as he writes very sad and dirty remarks for public view. Yet asking us to consider him for another four years to lead the public schools in Arizona. The other has given us four years of constant political and criminal investigations. The top attorney for the state can't even follow the laws. More voters, come on will that give us better results?
I worked for a newspaper in New Orleans from 1970 to 2012 (42 1/2 years) and then laid off/forced retired. Started when I was 18 and continued to grow with the company in the advertising dept. The writing was on the wall, like Phil said, but that doesn't less the blow or disappointment. It's like being put up for adoption and your parents still live across the street and you see them everyday. It sucks Phil and I understand how you feel.
Your are supposed to vote for someone that is not a horrible person or a racist. The Dreamers are not criminals they came here illegally as children without any fault of their own. Don't punish these AMERRICANS for the bad choices their parent's made.
There is one category where Phoenix will win. Jobs. ....Real jobs beats "eclectic locally owned shops" and "cheap Mexican food" any day.
Notice Obama is not sending Central American illegals to Phoenix. Isn't it nice to be an "Immigrant Welcoming Community"
Brian, it is probably a lot bigger issue having almost 40% of the Border Patrol Agents doing processing duties because of the surge of illegal entries than the few agents that work these checkpoints. These checkpoints are part of a defense in depth strategy. Having all the agents "on the border" would be like having all soccer players at the middle of the field including the goalie.
Like I wrote in another post. Their elephant in the room. The main reason why people are resistant to this huge influx of immigrants into the country. The US does not have enough unskilled or quickly learned middle class labor jobs to handle these new immigrants. Most of these new immigrants will have to go onto a social programs to survive, which are already broken systems. When we allowed influx of immigrants in the early 20th Century, we had a HUGE manufacturing base that allowed immigrants to get jobs. Seasonal jobs like in agriculture and the service industry can not absorb the thousands of illegal aliens pouring into our country.
Because if we addressed this issue, we would have to acknowledge that the economic polices for the last 30 years that both parties supported (supply-side, trickle down, free trade, economic polices) is what created this mess. This mess did not only effect our country but helped cause some of the dire situations in Central America that causing millions of risk their life to come here. That the fault does not only line with the Democrats and Republicans but all of us that helped them stay in power.
Cynthia, you had some great points about finding a solution to work visas and better immigration police to gain a path to entry.
Trellame, comparing us actually enforcing immigration laws (like many countries) and not creating magnets that create the crisis we have now on the border is nothing like taking legal citizens and forcing them to be second class citizens.
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