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Re: “Judgment Day

Look what the Republicans are doing to AZ. They are making it very difficult to use solar power in the state. The KOCH BROS. are pushing nation wide to tax solar power and take all incentives away from the users. These people want to use coal and gas, the stuff that pollute the water, soil and air. We don't have to look far to see what oil spills, mine slides of mud are doing to the waterways and lands. Republicans don't want any regulations on businesses. They want them to control themselves. Beware of Republicans, they are out to destroy this state and the nation with there support of pollution.

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Posted by Sam Smith on 08/23/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

People it is JUDGEMENT day when you vote in November. If you want a clean, honest, government, do NOT elect a Tea Party member or a Republican. These candidates are taking away your rights. They speak well, LIE REAL GOOD, but we can see what is happening under Boehner in the HOUSE. NOTHING is being done. These group may be the ISIS of the USA. They will destroy you. Vote smart people.

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Posted by Sam Smith on 08/23/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

Republican supporters in the Chamber of Commerce love the fact that illegal immigrants can be exploited, paid sub minimum wage, and will never complain or join a union out of fear of deportation. Tea Party Republicans want to deport virtually all illegal immigrants. There are a lot of Tea Party votes in CD1. The compromise all three of these candidates have come up with would allow employers who hire illegal immigrants to continue to exploit them. Without citizenship the residency status of these immigrants will always be tenuous enough to make them fearful of organizing or even complaining.

If illegal immigrants are going to be given legal residency status there needs to be a path to citizenship or everyone's standard of living will be driven even lower. If it becomes legal to hire those who were illegal immigrants, but the former illegal immigrants are fearful of joining unions or otherwise demanding better wages, I see us moving to third world status here in Southern Arizona. The real irony is that the ones who will be hammered the most by this situation are the low-wage white workers who are the backbone of the Tea Party in Arizona. They have no real advocate among these three candidates. If they knew how to figure out their own self-interest they might be persuaded to vote for Ann Kirkpatrick.

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Posted by Marty on 08/22/2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Judgment Day

Judgment Day! I venture come judgment day many republicans will be arguing with Jesus when he says I know you not, when Jesus did I see you poor, hungry, naked or sick and in prison? When you saw the least of these you saw me, I know you not! God will not even look upon them and the whining, crying, gnashing of the teeth and claw will be eternal!

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Posted by Ralph Hill on 08/22/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Judgment Day

Are voters in Arizona really too stupid to tell the difference between Central American and western Africa? Looking at most of your Congressional representatives, I guess I've answered my own question. Never mind.

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Posted by Gregory M. Miller on 08/22/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

Oh my God Tobin's statement mixing Ebola, the border and Middle Eastern folks is a brilliant republican word salad trifecta. EVERYONE, BE AFRAID! That is freaking hilarious, sad and disturbing all at once.

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Posted by someguy on 08/22/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

"Tobin says he's hearing about worries from constituents that the recent wave of undocumented youth from Central America could cause an Ebola outbreak in the United States."

- So naturally, instead of reassuring these alleged constituents concerns that is highly unlikely, if not impossible, Tobin plays up to their fears by telling them "anything's now possible". Ebola has occurred in a very small area in west central Africa, thousands of miles away from central America, with no direct flights or sea travel between the two areas, and Ebola can be transmitted only by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or animal. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, meaning that, despite the near impossibility of those kids having Ebola, the symptoms would be revealed in those temporary detention facilities that right wingers so vehemently opposed.

Andy Tobin - I'm not a doctor in real life, but I play one on the campaign trail.

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Posted by Dave in Cochise on 08/22/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

"That's because they're in Saudi Arabia. What a moron."

I'm not a fan of Mr. Kiehne, but -

U.S. may be inching toward oil independence - USA Today, February 9, 2014:

"U.S. oil imports fell sharply again in 2013 while petroleum exports rose, leading some analysts to proclaim that a new era of energy independence is just a few years away. Experts largely credit new drilling techniques that have unearthed vast troves of previously inaccessible oil embedded in shale deposits in states such as North Dakota and Texas. Crude oil imports declined 9% last year to 2.8 billion barrels, lowest since 1995, and are down 17% since 2010, according to the Census Bureau."

- "lowest since 1995" - The Saudis are no longer kings, and that's a good thing.

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Posted by Dave in Cochise on 08/22/2014 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

"If you liked $3.50 a gallon gas and you want all the illegals kicked out, you're gonna love $7 a gallon gas, because I can guarantee you that if you go to a drilling rig anywhere in the oil fields and you'll be lucky to find a guy who speaks Engish,"

That's because they're in Saudi Arabia. What a moron. You want American workers, you pay American wages. Otherwise, adios to your cheap-labor business model.

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Posted by bslap on 08/21/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Pay to Play

Keep this kind of reporting going...
Great Job!

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Posted by Ken on 08/21/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Isn't It a Wonderful Life

I met him at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser years ago. I spent a good half hour with him and was impressed by his love of life and outgoing personality. His artwork was vibrant and mirrored his personality. He made a big impression on me and and my husband. Sadly, we learned that he lost his daughter in a car accident. RIP Howie. You will be missed.

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Posted by Tatiana Hladky on 08/18/2014 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Isn't It a Wonderful Life

Lovely. Thank you.

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Posted by on 08/15/2014 at 2:22 PM

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Posted by Dan Daley on 08/12/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Revolting Development

The outright lies that were told in the Prop 207 fear mongering will never end. They scared the public with eminent domain fears while sneaking in this part of the dung pie. Clint Bolick lies. He and his fellow liars essentially contend that one piece of private property has intrinsic values isolated by itself, as if on an island, with no relationship to the rest of the community or the value brought by public investments, or private values surrounding the isolated property. They contend that that isolated property has rights that trump every other property in the area. And Bolick and the property rights liars always want a "victim", to BS. the public. I am surprised Bolick did not turn Goodman into a 88 year old grandmother who just want to finance her retirement and not be a public charge. (Tears are appropriate here)

Posted by Tucson Tommy on 08/10/2014 at 8:49 PM

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Investigation Justification

The big picture here is that the Superindentent ignored the problems for at least half a year, while the issues at Tucson High Magnet escalated. His negligence was exposed via the Tucson Weekly. Stay tuned to one story of retaliation after another as a result of this. The employees who formally complained were only part of the issues that were surfaced at Tucson High. Remember the Tucson Education Association survey that was conducted and which exposed the lack of confidence in the principal and other members of the administration (except for one) by the majority of all employees on the campus? This important fact was swept under the carpet and the principal was given a critical curriculum postion in central administration. The reward for incompetence is amazing and shameful. People need to start payiing attention to TUSD; the Democrat majority who have turned into rubberstamp figureheads. They need to pay attention to the lack of honesty coming out of the administraton. They need to pay attention to a man who is running the District as though it is his private business; without legitimate consideration to the real public (not the high rollers in Tucson); they need to pay attention to budget expenditures; they need to pay attention to a school district that is about to implode.

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Posted by holdTUSDaccountable on 08/06/2014 at 10:25 PM

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Investigation Justification

Clarice Clash was using THS as a stepping stone to an administrative position at 1010. she wasn't forced out ! she did a great disservice to her staff and students and lied to parents. Morado was a spineless toad of a principal who allowed abuses of students to happen while he was there. He turned away from problems rather than confront them. i hope the parents of the students who were abused use the district. I don't care if the new principal is purple...we need great leadership at THS!

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Posted by sanny on 08/06/2014 at 8:34 PM

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Investigation Justification

Clash is a terrible person period! Her skin color does not matter, the fact that she targeted certain people for elimination(myself included) and got her way in all those cases is the real story here. TUSD is as horrible district that continues to kill education in it's schools. The children in TUSD are the true victims; Sanchez, that waste of space Morado and the school board are to blame. I dedicated 13 and 1/2 years to High School kids only to be targeted by a piece of crap like Clash! I sought help from both Morado and Pedicone, Ha what a joke those two are! I guess if you beat the crap out of a teenage boy for bringing your stepdaughter home in the wee hours you can still keep a position in TUSD, as long as you're an administrator- right Chris Bonn? Or how about threatening your daughters boyfriend, getting an order of restraint? Nope you get to move to Tucson High for a year then go back to Rincon, right Steven Cota-Robles? Thank God my children are out of TUSD. Nothing will change until we have people in power who put students first. I know many will think I am just another disgruntled ex-worker- nope I truly miss my job at THS and my Family there. Yes, Family-my co-workers; we had a truly peaceful campus with students who were held accountable but were also given every chance to succeed. That has been destroyed by TUSD. Morado should be ashamed of himself, ashamed that he let THS be destroyed; a campus he helped to excel, he has helped to kill. Shame on you TUSD!

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Posted by Targeted Hispanic on 08/04/2014 at 10:52 PM

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Investigation Justification

Perhaps the board members have their own agenda for agreeing with Sanchez....perhaps a mother-in-law that needs a job. Just saying......

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Posted by Suspicious on 08/04/2014 at 10:43 PM

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Investigation Justification

As a former employee of Dr. Clash at this school, I have experienced first hand the very exact issues brought up in the article dicussing favortism. I among others, witnessed this favortism first hand. Considering we are in a modern day world, race favortism would be thought to be pretty rare, I never experienced it until the past few school years. But as a former educator who has seen unqualified persons fill a position, and state that they have the "In/hook up" with Clash, one can only then wonder why this person would be allowed to be employed. This person had no business in the classroom, as a matter of fact they had their own agenda, and downright bragged that they could get away with it! From personal meetings, lunches, and excuses to be away extended periods from their responsibilities, and constantly admitting they were delayed with Clash, I am grateful for the students that this person left. Education is about the students, fair and equal treatment and education. It is a shame that Arizona, puts pay to educators so low on their priority list, it's no wonder their is a teacher shortage for this school, district, and Arizona as a whole.

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Posted by blarg.rant on 08/04/2014 at 8:46 PM

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Investigation Justification

Why can't people be considered for jobs based on their qualifications and not by the color of their skin? Are we really choosing (or wanting to choose) people to be in such important roles with our children because they are black or Latino and not because they are best suited for the job? This just doesn't make sense to me.

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Posted by Jen Troy-Owens on 08/04/2014 at 3:21 PM

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