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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

I think that we all have to face the facts; we elected a governor who is beholding to special interests, private prisons, private, for profit charter schools, the dark money groups who pull his strings. He simply does not care about our kids, our communities nor our future. The question now is, "What are we going to do about it?"

47 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 03/19/2015 at 3:23 PM
Posted by Charidy Anaya on 03/19/2015 at 12:53 PM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

Doug the Douche Bag Ducey is not doing what he was hired for.... And Bipartisan?? Everyone up there is a Republican. They whole state of AZ was bought and paid for by the Koch bros, big corps and GOP. Next election we must vote them OUT!

53 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Charidy Anaya on 03/19/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

Edge Harvey, that is my new favorite thing.

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Posted by Chelo Grubb on 03/19/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

Arizona, "Meth lab for 'democracy'" -- slash taxes for the rich and powerful and put the regressive burden on those least able to pay...

"We don't need no ed-u-ca-tion..."

But private prisons and the war industry...hooray!


39 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by ChetDude on 03/19/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

I call it "cold stoning" the state budget.

51 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Edge Harvey on 03/19/2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

i feel sick inside for you Arizona.

49 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by dottie on 03/19/2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “So I Elected an Ax Murderer

Surely there are places to cut the budget besides where we need the funds the most, like for example, prisons, we pay an average of $50k per year per inmate, over $100k for those on death row. We need to use Sheriff Joe to fix this across AZ and that would save millions, probably could increase the school budget, but for the best option, Vote Ducey out as soon as possible.

28 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Jay Vanderford on 03/19/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Yolanda in Limbo

"Yolanda was thirty-two. She'd slipped into Arizona from Mexico seventeen years before,..."

What more do you need to know? She doesn't "look like a criminal", she is a criminal. Deport her and put the prisons out of business. That should make every liberal happy.

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Posted by Wes S. on 03/14/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Yolanda in Limbo

Another piece of excellent reporting by the indefatigable Margaret Regan. Thank you for your intelligent and passionate coverage of this ongoing human rights outrage!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by beverly.seckinger on 03/14/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Death By Misadventure

Was friends with Lewis Palacios, one of the Palacios son's that went to school at Lowell Smith on DMAFB. Was a real sad time back then. Always wondered how Lewis made out. But I remember like it was yesterday.

Posted by Richard Holden on 03/13/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Yolanda in Limbo

Go home!!!!!!!

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by illegalisacrime on 03/13/2015 at 5:42 AM

Re: “Yolanda in Limbo

God knows?

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Posted by chasbass.blogs on 03/13/2015 at 5:35 AM

Re: “Yolanda in Limbo

"ICE was now required to incarcerate no fewer than 33,400 detainees each and every day. In 2014, Congress tweaked the number up yet again, pushing the mandate to an even 34,000, most of them in for-profit prisons."

This is truly a scam that the Congress has brought upon the people of AZ. And it clearly explains why the prisons want to make every Jose, Yolanda and Raul look like a criminal. There is way too much money in this prison business and the CEO's are laughing all the way to the back at the public's ignorance in understanding their scheme.

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Posted by doggirl on 03/12/2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Free Nicoll

Sexual molestation of children is the norm in Mexico where the legal age of consent is 12. And most often, that molestation is by a relative. 70% of the women that illegally cross the border are raped.

But that means nothing to the Grijalva's and H.T. Sanchez who see thousands of dollar bills wrapped around each illegal to expand their power base and exploit these people to their last breath.

And Tucson is rolling out the welcome mat for the molesters. Tucson, Meet Yourself and your future.

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/05/2015 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

I will be in Tucson for a couple of weeks starting the 11th of March 2015. Anyone want to explore the area with me? Email me at

Posted by Mac Steve Lukaszewski on 03/04/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Remembering Chuck Bowden

I guess I learned how to recognize and dodge a womanizer from meeting Chuck Bowden, but not before he caught me by a leg and tumbled down some fake grass-covered stream bank just beyond the patio of one of his Tucson drinking holes. His passion was in his words, in the deep tunnels his words could blast through the cheesy grey crenulations of what you thought you knew.
He was waiting to die, in every word he wrote. Each one was a death and a rebirth and a relentless, charging drive to nail the moment, to fold each second into origami sense-poems that sprang from the page and wrapped around our souls. Once he had you inside his skin he had your mind and molded your knowing. Logic lives inside the bones. You might try to argue. It was like arguing with your own thumb, or a bunion. He worked hard for us. He couldn't help it. "This is what I do," he said. "I only know how to drink wine and file the story...."
Chuck Bowden was a one-man rite of passage for those who met him, and for those who read him. He took license and loved the romance of his own growling pessimism. But he filed those stories.
Dick Vonier was better to work with as an editor. Chuck was the guru-victim of his own talent who made no sense until, of course, transcendence struck. I sat with both of them surrounded by attorneys as we vetted my first stories for CITY Magazine. Those were rigorous sessions. Little did I know they had no E&O insurance for the publication. But they paid me well and published my investigative tales of financial crimes among Tucson's social elite as one of their first cover stories.
Thank you, Tucson Weekly, for publishing this collection of memories about a rare and dangerous creature on this earth. May telling truth through magic be contagious.
Patric Hedlund

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Posted by Patric on 03/01/2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Banged Up

High Risk and High Reward. I believe it is up to the individual to make an informed decision, as long as all the data and potential medical complications are presented.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 02/23/2015 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Helping Make Tucson a Better Place

Whom do I contact if I have citrus in my yard for removal?

Posted by doggirl on 02/21/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Banged Up

The NFL relies on grade school, high school, and college football players to fill their rosters. It starts early, like advertising. Get them hooked early. Parents particularly fathers are living their unfulfilled dreams through their sons, and sacrificing their futures. On the Frontline mentioned earlier, the NFL denied any connection with concussions and football for a decade or more. It's big money that rules this country, it's sports, it's economy, entertainment, politics and political leaders. If a working class or poor kid plays and excels at football, he may qualify for scholarships, but he may be a victim and eventually pay with his good health. It's time for a change.

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Posted by ronko on 02/19/2015 at 5:56 PM

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