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Comment Archives: stories: Currents: Currents Feature

Re: “Freedom's Ring

I am more concerned about the other major donor that the university will not disclose rather than the known Koch Brothers' donation.

Posted by Sandy Eliscu Kravetz on 07/24/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Congressional Campaign Coffers

Honestly, your poor attempts at low blows to McSally will not affect her truth. I challenge you to find real insult to her, but you cant so you reuse the same picture(of which she was volunteering) over and over. You guys need to grow up and get with the program, change is in the air and democrats have a hard time dealing with real solutions!

3 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Patricia Rotondi on 07/24/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Sponsor Appeal

Senator Kimberly Yee runs Arizona and marijuana is her #1 target...she had the UA researcher fired....

no matter though, marijuana is on fire around the world....Arizona deserves to be left behind

pull the funding

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/24/2014 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Bennett Speaks: "Every So Often We Kind of Stub Our Toe"

You have the problems, where is the beef?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by hakeson on 07/24/2014 at 4:45 AM

Re: “Foreign Exchange

Peggy Johnson:
Thanks for responding. While I objected to the Loft being on the County Bond. I am glad that you use grants etc.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Steve G. on 07/20/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Foreign Exchange

This is Peggy Johnson, the Executive Director, and The Loft withdrew its request to be on the bond election ballot. While we are tax exempt, we do pay sales tax and we receive no funding from the city, county or state except in the form of competitive grants for the arts from TPAC and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peggy Johnson on 07/19/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Smith Speaks: "It's Gut-Check Time"

Although I'm a raving, left wing liberal, this guy doesn't sound bad at all. Is he hiding anything? Eh! He's too sane to win the primary.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Maeve Robertson on 07/18/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Foreign Exchange

"Raising money" for improvements? I thought that's what your profits go to make those improvements. I realize that the Loft is a "non-profit" but for the taxpayers to foot your bills with inclusion in the next Bond Package is not right. With so many more valid needs of the Bond to have the Loft in the mix is a waste of taxpayers money. I will vote against the Loft on that and will encourage my friends to do the same.
Go scam someone else for your improvements.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Steve G. on 07/18/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “That's What She Said

There's a word for that. Extortion.

Posted by Tony Salaiz on 07/17/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Smith Speaks: "It's Gut-Check Time"

Much better at answering the question that Doug Ducey whose eyes glaze over every time he is asked an important question that is not about him.

Posted by Carl ToersBijns on 07/17/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Smith Speaks: "It's Gut-Check Time"

A little dicey on education. Isn't choice grand, is not an education policy or a commitment to full funding. Plus he's ok with vouchers. I don't know why any educator would vote for a Republican in this state.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pima Mujer on 07/17/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Smith Speaks: "It's Gut-Check Time"

He speaks like a leader.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carlos Ruiz on 07/17/2014 at 5:32 AM

Re: “Coal Be Gone

The plant is only used intermittently. I think the power plant would get priority on natural gas deliveries in a situation like the other winter.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 07/10/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Troop Support

It makes sense to me that Veterans and others who care about and value "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" would support Ron Barber over Martha McSally.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dave Gallagher on 07/10/2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Coal Be Gone

So when all the inventory of coal is burned up and there isn't a speck of that dirty evil rotten coal to be found on the TEP property for backup purposes, do we all site in the dark for a week or more when we have another fluke outage from El Paso natural gas like we had a couple years ago in the winter time. I personally would like to see a mountain of coal in the ready just in case

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ty Jones on 07/10/2014 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Waiting for Superman

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.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Dea Brasgalla on 07/09/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Troop Support

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.

4 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Randall Allen on 07/09/2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Bright Spot

I gotta say, finding a story that has a link to somewhere else to get the 'rest of the story' is rather disappointing; "For more on Williams and her perspective on her conviction, go to..."
Even more disappointing is getting there and not finding the promised 'rest'.
What, are we running short of electrons? Can I buy you a hard drive? Finish what you started, and if you have to put content in both places, do so.
Seriously, I kinda get it when a story is continued on another page in print media, but that is so oughties. Get with the times. (no, not 'The Times')

Posted by Gerr on 07/03/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Waiting for Superman

Great, glad you read community conundrum and I hope you read this follow-up as well --…

Thanks Tasha -- we may have to disagree on this one, and that's fine. Look forward to seeing what the community does next to save Wingspan.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Aztlán Mari on 07/03/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Waiting for Superman

Mari, I have read every article ever written about WS. This one from May of last year was by far your most transparent, although many of us still found it tamed, especially in its lack of reporting the brutality and carelessness with which these people were fired:

You are absolutely right--most of these people did and do still care about WS; it was not the organization nor the mission they had problems with, it was the leadership.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tasha Y on 07/03/2014 at 12:12 PM

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