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Re: “Fed Up

Apparently larryd prisons are more important. How are people of modest means going to go to school?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robin B. on 02/20/2015 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Fed Up

Some day Southern Arizona will have to convince the rest of the State to vote for Democrats. Education is more important than ever yet many feel it's a private issue and not one for the population as a whole. I like to think that education is as important a right as food and water...and they are in short supply these days as well.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by larryd on 02/20/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Environmental Interference

They want the clean energy, but they don't want the expanded grid needed to make it work. What will all the solar-power people (and I'm one of them) do when the sun goes down? Suck off the grid. Since the grid is tiny, the coal plant has to run at peak power 24/7 to prevent brownouts. Net reduction in coal usage due to all those purty solar panels : zero, zip, nada.

You can't reduce carbon emissions with intermittent clean sources unless you have a bigger grid to allow buying and selling of electricity across regions during peak hours.

Posted by bslap on 02/18/2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “No Justice, No Peace?

He knew he was being an asshole. He is lucky some other vet or a cop did not decide to shut him up because back in the 80's he would have been squished by TPD or worse by another vet. Pfff POG Navy vet not impressed by him anyway,

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Sternberg on 02/17/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Environmental Interference

Yes! We added it. Look under the photo thumbnail at the top right of the story.

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Posted by Chelo Grubb on 02/17/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Environmental Interference

Is there a map of the line route anywhere????

Posted by SouthwestLover on 02/16/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

I believe that this house will cost $7,500 more in a few years. At a certain point, a 60 - 70 year old house is going to need maintenance that goes above and beyond just because of changes in code for electrical and asbestos. It would be spending good money after bad, since in the end these houses will be razed regardless of condition. The owners goofed, the City and RTA are not spending ahead of the project, so now it is up to the owners. Me? If the City/RTA won't discuss a variance on requirements given the circumstances, I would discuss leaving the keys with the bank and taking the credit hit.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MaryA on 02/14/2015 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

They bought the house expecting to get an early windfall from the city, and it didn't happen. Why should we feel sorry that their speculation didn't pan out? They knew about the construction, and any idiot knows road projects are often delayed.

Of course, they could take out a 2nd, invest $7500 in repairs (or, God forbid, do them themselves, or ask friends to help, or ask their church to help...), get their renters out, and thus comply with what the city wants. But instead they'll just whine and wait for 'someone' to come fix 'their unfair situation'. Bullshit.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by don't be a victim on 02/14/2015 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Best Bets for Beer Week

Don't forget about The Dusty Monk for featured Belgians and La Cocina Cantina which ALWAYS has 7 local brews on tap.

Posted by Beergirl on 02/13/2015 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

First of all, this is not a City of Tucson project. Its an RTA project. The time line can be seen on its website- . It was never 2012. And Grant and Campbell was a "nice quiet neighborhood" in 2003! I lived near that intersection in the late '70's and it wasn't nice and quiet then!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by retrorv on 02/13/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

Yes, they repaired the wall.

Originally, the road widening for their phase was supposed to have been completed in 2009. Every year the city pushes it back further. It was then supposed to be 2012, 2014, 2016, and now it's 2021-2024, but I imagine it will be pushed back more. They are stuck because you can't sell a home that is supposed to be torn down. What lender will fund a loan on a house that will no longer be standing in 30 years (the typical life of a loan)? The Garcias want to be able to sell their home to buy another one (something many people do every day), but they can't because the city has left them in limbo.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jen Olson on 02/12/2015 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

The reported story is unclear in one area. A van crashed through the wall in 2013 causing damage. The City won't buy the house until $7500 of repairs are undertaken. Did the Garcias not repair the damage from the van crash? They would have received insurance payments from either the driver's auto insurance and/or their homeowners insurance. Did they pocket that money instead of using it for repairs? Without knowing that , its hard to be sympathetic for them.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by maryc on 02/12/2015 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Best Bets for Beer Week

Nor anything g about Mudshark coming to WOB for keep the pint night! Shameful....

Posted by BenAthar on 02/12/2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Best Bets for Beer Week

Seriously? Not even a word about noble hops? Give me a break...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by YouDontKnowBeer on 02/12/2015 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

@jecelyn ~ Get your facts (and your nose) straight.

There is no Grant Road widening yet near their home, so you cannot claim that the widening project is responsible for the neighborhood getting worse or people driving through their wall."

The house still has renters living in it, a house that may have asbestos and other code violations.

So if you look at the situation rationally, THAT IS playing by the rules ...

3 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Juan Julio on 02/12/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Best Bets for Beer Week

Geez Tucsons tiny crawl is as much as Phx huge festival?

Posted by Weeklyfan on 02/12/2015 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Best Bets for Beer Week

Please note that the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl is from 12-4pm, not 7pm as mentioned in the article. Please visit for details and to purchase tickets!

Posted by lauracarolineadams on 02/12/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

When they bought the house, it was in a nice quiet neighborhood and there was no Grant widening project. Now the house is dangerous for their kids because the neighborhood had gradually been getting worse. They have had people drive through their wall and almost into the kid's bedroom twice. There have been many, many other things that have happened that made it an absolutely necessity for them to get out. The city promised that they would buy the house, reneged on their promise and condemned the house. That is not playing by the rules.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jecelyn Gill on 02/12/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

Bring back the Grant Road suicide lane!!! That made for a thrilling rush hour.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by artie fufkin on 02/12/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

This story is total BS.

Where is the hardship? Where is the injustice? Why do these people think they deserve special treatment just because they want to get out of their house early????

For once I applaud the city of actually playing by the rules.

These people deserve no special consideration. They own a house, they should live in that house. And, when the time comes, the city will purchase that house at a fair market price when it is appropriate.

Case closed.

And here is the TW ... once again looking for an injustice and in particular, ANY perceived injustice against a minority.

Give it a rest, Jim.

11 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Danehick Sux on 02/12/2015 at 2:26 PM

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