OK...has 1330 gone dark yet again since you wrote this update, or is it just the lousy signal that can't be hears on the near NW side of town?
KWFM 1330 AM appears off again, i tried listening on Tunein radio and nothing. Dead air. Maybe im wrong, please let ne know.
If one's objection to the red light cameras is the private sector involvement, might the solution be the operation of the cameras, issuance of citations, etc., be done directly by TPD? If it's that some among us have been caught by a camera and cited by the TPD through the intermediacy of the private sector program operator, what's the big deal? I was really annoyed when it happened to me at Speedway and Kolb last November, and to my eye the call was marginal but the end result was no different than if a traffic cop had caught me. The questions should be:
(1) Are the cameras resulting in fewer accidents at busy intersections?
(2) Are the cameras cost-efficient?
I only regret that I do not reside in the city, so I won't be able to vote on this one, as on all too many issues that affect those of us who live beyond city limits but are still very much Tucsonans.
You ask a good question! And your answer, I'm not sure, is honest.
There are, most likely, several answers to your question. I suggest, the effectiveness of propaganda, as one of the several possible answers. We often hear things regarding education that are not really true: Our schools are failing, and, High school graduates are not ready for college.
Given the severe cut-backs in resources and the failure to fund our schools according to the laws of Arizona, given that 25% of our children live in poverty and our teachers are not near as highly valued as they should be, it is amazing that our schools are performing as well as they are.
Another thing we hear all too often about education is, Money is not the problem. It does take money. And the adage, You get what you pay for, applies.
Propaganda needs to be countered with the truth:
Public education is important to our nation, state and community.
Childhood poverty is bad and should be ended.
Teachers are important and should be highly valued.
High school graduates are ready for community college by law in Arizona. Perhaps it is our community colleges who are not ready for our high school graduates.
In others words, education is required to get a voter to vote in their own interest.
Thank you John Kromko. Hey people: doesn't government intrude enough already in your lives? Ever read 1984 by Orwell? The red light cameras are all about the privatization of law enforcement. Don't we have that enough with private prisons, private armies, and the attempted privatization of our parks like the El Rio Golf Course? Ooops, sorry, I forget that is a "non-issue" for the Weakly.
There is nothing "sad" about participatory democracy, there is no serious division when you get a 69-10 vote in favor of resident rule, and there are two seperate organizations: Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association and Fiesta Grande. As a follow up, how about the Weekly asking DPS what authority they had to harass Patrick McKenna just because Charlie asked them to? Why was TPD not called (were they not eating at Pat's at the time?). All non-residents of Hollywood are welcome to our meetings: businesses, absentee landlords, associations, etc., you just can't determine who represents us any more.
No mention of the politicians in both NM and in AZ who are trying to undo the Endangered Species Act for Mexican wolves as it has been undone in other western states including ID, MT and WY on wolves in those states.
In addition, the best way to help the wolves increase population is to get rid of the "welfare cattle" on our public lands which are allowed grazing rights at a cost so low the public ends up subsidizing them b/c of all the environmental havoc they bring upon our public lands such as erosion, water pollution and destruction of ecosystems due to overgrazing. Our appetite for cheap beef is what has caused the demise of the wolf population.
And, remember: the vast majority of residents present at this meeting voted in favor of this new proposal (69 to 10). This fact is obvious form this piece. Not so obvious - in fact misleading - in the AZ Star & KGUN 9 reports. Thanks again, Maria & Tucson Weekly crew!
2 accounts (bothered me that I had to) 😁
This is the best reporting so far on what really went down in Barrio Hollywood. Maybe that is because this Tucson Weekly reporter actually bothered to attend the meeting and interview the people there? Well done, Maria! Kudos!
This is so sad to see the people of a once tight knit community so divided. Romero unfortunately does seem to have a hand in it.
I know it David W! I have made it my business to look up these' rewrites'. Here are to fact-checking links in case there is any doubt about the truth. I found them to be the best of many accounts.
Best article from you in a long time. Thank you.
@ Gonzo. Ferment. It's a metaphor. Read a little. But, seriously, GO HOLLYWOOD!
Just wondering; how does Arizona deal with owners of Guns that are used in crimes not committed by tem?
Al Tod, Yes sadly the choices adults are making regarding who they elect do affect children . The 2 children that recently died did not choose to die. We as a society have a duty to protect them. In addition you are making choices to not be educated by doing the appropriate research that will affect children who do not have a choice. That may be why you do not think education is a priority. Very sad Al Tod. Ignorance is not bliss.
Choices Guardian. Why can't you accept that and stop blaming everybody else?
The Civil War put an end to slavery by asserting that one could not own another person, yet Roe V Wade allowed killing of another. Think about it ladies.
Ya mean like the AZ program to drug test welfare recipients that has cost millions and only caught one person?
Uneducated and in prison are not always choices . We have ridiculously long sentences for drug use( 1 who President Obama let out for drug use after 17 years. This was not selling, robbing,etc. Studies have repeatedly shown young people who are white get off for violations that oftentimes other races of people have the book thrown at them. Also the latest African-American young lady, Sandra Bland, who was pulled over for no turn signal, told to put our her cigarette, fought for her rights and she is dead, is another example to refute what you said. No way do I believe she killed herself.). We have African- Americans who are targeted daily and end up in prison. I have seen targeting over and over and yes you could say a person did something like Sandra. Some media is trying to paint as being combative and my God I would be if I were black and I was pulled over for a turn signal violation. I would be terrified. When there are prisons for profit, anything can be made to look like a crime. Look at the DOJ report and/or documentary about Ferguson. I have not talked to 1 person who either read the report or saw the documentary who believes what you said at all any more.
College is no long affordable for many. Also, when schools are not funded, there is not equality for all but I think you knew that.
No, Al Todd, you made a very uninformed post, are just plain insensitive to others or have a strong sense of entitlement. BTW did you know that there are 2 children who died in Tucson within 10 days who were abused? Yes the funds for CPS have been inadequate for years, workers can only get so many calls in and can only work so many hours and consequently they make quick stops and move on. If you want to see documentation for the 2 cases I cited, just Google what I said. They will be in your face if you want to see it. There are a lot more stories like those 2 children but like the DOJ report on Ferguson , you have to really want to bother to research or read the articles in the paper. They are not liberal news. Arizona Daily Star(AZCentral) do report these things to a small degree. These stories were there because I get the paper every day.
To go back to the findings that Ducey and Biggs like to ignore, there is not enough money put where children are concerned(be it education or social services). They are trying to put salve on their consciences(if they have any) that prisons for profit are where money should be put. They really are only trying to serve their richer friends in power.... not Arizona .
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