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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Stop the Presses!

Time to consider a regional government to replace Ally and cohorts in the fictional world of Tim and the bean stalk.
How many road and street departments do we need in Pima County to waste time and money identifying pot holes?
How many Building, Planning and Zoning folks to we need to figure out who has Jurisdiction and legal authority over West Gardner Avenue or which police or fire department to call in case of an emergency?
Think about it, how much duplication, how much bureaucratic nonsense are we willing to continue to pay taxes and not have money to repair pot holes in Pima County?
How many police departments, chiefs, sergeants, detectives, staff are we willing to finance crisscrossing Pima County?
Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller and her "assistant" Timothy DesJarlais act like they have the Alice in Wonderland "Golden Road" under their collective hat. Ally plays the Queen of Hearts and young Mr. Desljrlais the white rabbit in a new Lois Lane and Clark Kent Superman version of newspaper journalists Pima County/Independent Republic of Dido Place chapter.
Really Folks, how much longer do we pay Ally in Wonderland?

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Posted by hakeson on 05/26/2016 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Stop the Presses!

Hey, we need our roads fixed. Thanks for nothing Ray.

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 05/26/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “The Battle for a Solar Arizona

Practical analysis ! For my two cents , if anyone has been looking for a DoT 649-F(6045) , my wife found a template document here

Posted by Veronika Meaney on 05/25/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Great Article. I also can be helpful here :) BTW, there is an online service through which you can fill out a DOJ-361, the fillable blank is here

Posted by Veronika Meaney on 05/25/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “For Pima's Sake

It's government run TT. have you heard about the VA or the TSA or the IRS or or or...?

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Posted by John Dwayne on 05/25/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “For Pima's Sake

I would just like to say what a pain it has been for my wife to enroll at this school. How do you apply for financial aid and then get notices that you have to drop your classes for nonpayment before they receive notification that financial aid has been approved. Then when she calls they just keep telling her to go to the website.

Once this is straightened out they have her go ahead and sign up for fall classes. Today they drop her from them for nonpayment. Summer term hasn't even started. I went to Portland Community College and never had to deal with this ridiculousness. They have made everything so complicated she almost doesn't want to go now.

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Posted by Tucson Transplant on 05/25/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Goodbye to the Gym

I played in those faculty games in Bear Down Gym for many years as a student - I was a former Rincon High player. I remember being a constant irritant to Hoegie Simmons in those days, as well. Those are some of the greatest memories I have of my ball-playing days; I was able to play one-on-one against many of the UofA players and I was also a good friend of Larry Demic's years later when I taught there. God I miss those days! Dave Russell.

Posted by David M. Russell on 05/24/2016 at 3:21 AM

Re: “My Stay at the No-Tel Motel

Sounds like the sandman hotel in phoenix where I grew up those were the days

Posted by christina matsche on 05/17/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “A Letter From Dogpatch

Interesting discussion . I was enlightened by the information , Does anyone know if my business could possibly obtain a blank a form form to type on ?

Posted by Delphine Schmaltz on 05/12/2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Welcome to Summer

Another option: head to the pine forests of Show Low and check out the awesome Salt River Canyon on the way.

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Posted by Pinksunrise on 05/07/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “A River Ran Through It

I just wanted you to know how much I loved this article. I really prefer this sort of thing to the endless snarky bitchiness of the Tucson Weekly which, in this age of outrage, is just more fill in the landfill.

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Posted by Kate Silverberg on 05/06/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Welcome to Summer

The Loft did William Castle last summer - this year's Summer Camp will be the films of Joan Crawford.

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Posted by The Loft Cinema on 05/06/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Welcome to Summer

No article on keeping cool in Tucson should skip a mention of Tucson Parks and Recreation pools. A summer pass good for all pools is only $75 for adults & $30 for kids under 17. Better deals are available for families or year-round swimmers:…

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Posted by MMP on 05/05/2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Bad Apple?

How much is going to educate illegals and how many are there in our schools? What is the split between funds spent on administrators versus classroom teachers? What is the projected cost of retirement benefits to non-educators? Tell us these facts and then talk about future school funding! No on 123!

BTW Churchill was not an appeaser, not like Obama, Clinton, Kerry. Someone must have studied revisionist history at UofA!

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Posted by Joe Bloom on 05/04/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Bad Apple?

Some people have not been briefed on the lessons of the 1930's: appeasement does not work, when you're dealing with bad actors. You need to marshall all your forces, speak clearly about what the agenda is that needs to be resisted, and fight them head-on.

Fred DuVal and Steve Farley: do you want to go down in history as the Arizona equivalent of Neville Chamberlain or Winston Churchill?

Seems to me that the question answers itself, for anyone who knows their history.

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Posted by Appeasement Doesn't Work on 05/02/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Bad Apple?

Vote no on this odious legislation that steals from the future to pay for sins of the past. Of the most concern , and the least talked about, is the effort to create a pool of money that will then be accessible for charter schools. (See voucher legislation that was introduced with great fanfare and then quickly shut down publicly because it revealed the scope of the attack on public education and interfered with the media rollout of 123. That legislation SB 1279 is still alive.) Prop 123 is the vehicle for destroying public education. through shifting funding from the general fund to the trust fund and allowing charters to access the education funds.

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Posted by fm100 on 04/30/2016 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Bad Apple?

VOTE NO - PROP 123 on May 17th at the POLLS or via EARLY BALLOT. Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Stanley Feldman stated in his Special to the Arizona Daily Star op ed: "Prop. 123 may well violate the congressional act that enabled Arizona to become a state and that created the trust." The State Treasurer along with former State Treasurers (except Ducey) oppose Prop 123 so that assets of the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund are protected for the long term. Legal challenges are SIGNIFICANT, so in essence, by passing PROP 123, Arizona voters will be trading one lawsuit for another with zero money going to K-12 schools. DeWit has offered to share with the courts--due to the historic influx of a State Budget Surplus-- an alternate settlement on May 18th after voters deem PROP 123 null and void. The League of Women Voters is opposing PROP 123.…

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Posted by Save Our State on 04/29/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Bad Apple?

I began my career in education in 1972 and retired in 2007. I have never voted no on any bond issue or bill about education in my life. My vote - after looking at Prop 123 and what it actually entails (basically a scam from the Koch machine and our Governor),that will empty the state trust lands and ensure that Arizona remains in 48th place in education funding for at least the next 10 years and do nothing to change the state of education for our schools - will be NO on 123.

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Posted by a on 04/29/2016 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Apocalypse Soon?

Just listen to him. He doesn't know the fracking truth.

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Posted by David W on 04/29/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Apocalypse Soon?

It's 2016. How is he doing? Has anyone told him about the natural gas reserves underground and how his Vespa can run on fumes from small bbqs? Is he still teaching?

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Posted by Don S on 04/29/2016 at 11:39 AM

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