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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Feds OK Controversial Power Line Project That'll Go Right in the Middle of the San Pedro River Valley; Environmentalists Are Angry

We run our entire ranch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with freezers, refrigerators, washing machines, computers, and electric lights, and there is no power line to our location. We have roof top solar panels, home scale wind generators, and a battery bank. The technology we use could be replicated on any home anywhere in Arizona, without power plants, transmission lines, or further environmental destruction.

This Sunzia project is just another example of the corporate state buying the political influence they need to make mega millions and never pay the environmental cost.

Distributed local power production is the democratic and sustainable way to power the future. Centralized corporate utilities are a dinosaur of the past. Power to the People.

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Posted by Dennis Moroney on 02/26/2015 at 7:45 PM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

Regarding salaries for UA faculty and staff, that used to be discoverable online and at the campus library.

Posted by hadley on 02/26/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

What is the source of these statistics? I'm not disputing them-- just curious as to the original source.

"...tuition and fees for in-state students has increased 188 percent in the last decade, merely 24 percent of the UA's budget is spent on instruction..."

"... University of Phoenix, which (spends) only 12 percent on instruction..."

Posted by hadley on 02/26/2015 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Homeland Security Moving Closer To Shutdown

I feel so secure being represented by Miss McSally.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/26/2015 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Goodness Juice Bar Serves Up a Surprisingly Well-Balanced Cocktail

ON the UA campus? I think not. I wish so, however.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/26/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Catch ChamberLab's Orchestral Performance of 'The General' Saturday

Lucky enough to have gone last year. Absolutely fantastic.

Posted by Peabo on 02/26/2015 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Abbey's Burger Makes Its Jackson Tavern Debut

If they serve up homemade pickles like in the photo, I'll be there!

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/26/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

I'm a not all the way to the right republican, I think we would have been better off in the long run with Mr. Barber. The Col. is interested in only one person. Old Pueblo Independent's post above pretty much nails it.

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/26/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Homeland Security Moving Closer To Shutdown

Martha is apparently still waiting to be told how she plans to vote on this. This must be that leadership stuff she said she's good at.

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Posted by Ldonyo on 02/26/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Parents of Slain Journalist James Foley Speak at the UA Tonight

Not to be missed.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/26/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

I am a taxpayer so it's beyond ignorant to say that there is anybody that doesn't have a stake in this. We all benefit from jobs as long as the educated stay here to earn the money.

A bigger problem may actually be the city and county voters that don't hold elected officials to any performance standard to seek and retain employment opportunities for their citizenry.

There are many viable reasons that citizens now detest their governments for what they DON'T accomplish. It's much different than what they promise.

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Posted by David W on 02/26/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

I have been hearing that since 1990 and yet it has only gotten worse. It's just plain lazy to blame others for the problems that government schools have created.

Maybe they should stick to telling people what to eat.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/26/2015 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Tucson Tandem Combines Viva La Local and Cyclovia Festivals in April

See http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2015-… for other bike events that weekend, and all April! Viva Tucson!

Posted by desertrat on 02/26/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

The ASU president makes more than $900,000 a year I believe, AND he still gets tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses for the great job he's doing.

Posted by maria_ines_t on 02/26/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

She got elected by side-stepping questions. Maybe it is a habit now.

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Posted by Cascabel on 02/26/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

Education, and higher education in particular, is out of balance with an over emphasis on administrators which comes at the expense of the faculty. Faculty, by working on committees as a part of their job description, use to do much that now seems to require a full-time, expensive administrator. This can been clearly seen at both the U of A and PCC.

For the sake of students and their education, we need to find a way back into balance with strong faculties and only the necessary number of administrators.

It seems to me that higher education in Tucson has it backwards. With all the retired executives living in and near Tucson, why not hire part-time administrators as much as possible, and fewer part-time faculty? After all, the retired executives would not be hoping for full-time work as too many part-time faculty are.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 02/26/2015 at 8:17 AM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

Why has the Senate Vote count to advance the bill not been more publicized. There has been talk of the Democrats stopping it by preventing the 60 votes necessary to advance. But the Vote was actually something like 47-46. That means that not even all of the Republicans voted to advance the bill. It is not the Democrats in the Senate Stopping the Funding Bill. It is the bad language and the politics involved. They politics are so bad that even the Senate Republicans don't like it.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 02/26/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “From "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) to "Things Have Changed" (2000) and Beyond

Even more depressing is the interview itself. Sadly boring.

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Posted by ronko on 02/26/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

The discontent of trolls is distraction. Complaining without (ever) applying an ounce of thinking toward solutions is way too easy. There are some people here who have a stake in the quality of our community, including schools, kids and future job opportunities. RW talking points only go so far, Rat Troll, and lead to dismantling public infrastructures and privatizing all forms of taxpayers supports.

In one form or another, TUSD will survive the likes of Huppenthals, Hornes, Hicks and knee-jerk little trolls, but it will require some serious, long-term thinking and planning - not stupid sound-bite comments or links to sites that hate government and pretty much all government employees, that want to fire teachers, defund pensions and, to the point of Sen. Farley, abandon kids and parents in public school wastelands.

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Posted by JL Curry on 02/26/2015 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Anti-Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

http://www.debate.org/opinions/does-planne…

Planned Parenthood also has many links that support this with actual data. However I decided to post an independent site because many people have so many false beliefs about Planned Parenthood and probably wouldn't read it anyway.

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Posted by Robin B. on 02/26/2015 at 6:55 AM

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