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Re: “Another Look at TUSD Salary Hikes and Prop 123

Everyone who wants to know about a TRULY important and telling story in TUSD needs to click on this link:

http://www.kgun9.com/news/tpd-officer-feared-for-his-life-at-tusd-hs

Please note that one part of the story refers to a letter sent to HT Sanchez by Tucson's chief of police. In any other town, this sort of correspondence between the superintendent of the city's largest school district and its key law enforcement official would be front page news. The Weekly has ignored it so far, as has the Star. Why?

Virtually every story in this blog about TUSD reads like it could have been ghosted by their PR flacks. Here's a real story for Safier and anyone else at The Weekly to get into and surface some more facts. It has implications for the operation of TUSD, the upcoming Board election and, most crucial of all, the safety of students and staff in every school, not just the school featured in the story.

When will the journalists at The Weekly and the other media outlets in this town start to do some real work and report on stories that TRULY matter?

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Posted by A Real Story For Safier on 07/24/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

Arizona has one of the highest prison rates because we are one of the most uneducated states. Too many kids are not graduating from high school, or not learning a trade after school. Who's responsible? The state, or the parents?

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/23/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

That is when it all started. Mr. Barnes helped to create some great friendships.

Posted by smithappens on 07/23/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

Mr. Barnes had no idea what he started when he sat us next to each other in that Lineweaver Elementary class. Unfortunately too many of those comics were Richie Rich/Casper.

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Posted by Scott Smith on 07/23/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Can't agree with the Trump-Twitter-type comments. However, at his age, I'd like McCain to consider retiring gracefully instead of getting pushed out by members of this current carefree and crude Trump inspired "base" of McCain's party. Bacteria have more class.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 07/23/2016 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Told You So: Gawker Names Arizona Worst State

Although I don't agree with every thing he said, I love a person who pulls no punches and speaks his mind.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/23/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Danehy

I really appreciate that guys. I was starting to think it was me.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/23/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

I appreciate your story Patti(I'm assuming this "comment" is for you rather than the organizers -tho I can appreciate their work too). I have been briefly homeless I've had friends in homelessness, I've worked in a supportive housing program for formerly homeless families. So i'm familiar with the aspect of being homeless that renders you, me, anyone who's homeless - our humanity especially- invisible while simultaneously exposing us to the harsh & constant visibility of judgement & all too often the disdain and blame that accompany this dehumanizing impact of poverty in America. I wish you the best of luck in your desire and ambition to participate in revealing the real that lives in the reality of being poor & homeless in our country. I will be thinking about potential collaborations we can do across state boundaries (I'm in San Francisco).

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Posted by Melinda Masi on 07/23/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Told You So: Gawker Names Arizona Worst State

Fuck all of Arizona in its little self absorbed ass. I have watched people in this state be the rudest and meanest dumb pieces of shit on Earth. Come down here and try to drive with these mongrels and asswipes...btw to you losers who go on about how much you love this state you probably do not live in the bigger cities, you probably have nice homes away from shit you would not survive interacting with. Yuppies meth heads and assholes are all you offer. I have been trapped here for 22 years and this place is shit. You who live here for the most part are also shit. Think about how "nice" you all are and then kindly fuck yourselves.

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Posted by aZsucksbigd on 07/23/2016 at 3:30 AM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

In Dec. of 2014 I was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 39. The doctors could give me no hope. I did have chemo and radiation, the doctors thought that could prolong my life for a little while. In March of 2015 I had surgery, thats when they found that the cancer had spread to my lymp nodes in my right hip area and couldn't get it all with the surgery. Now it looked like 3-6 months is all I would live. It was a very aggressive form of colorectal cancer.

While searching through the internet i saw lots of testimonies about how people called cured of cancer with the help of cannabis oil, so i had to try if i could get cured and still say my own testimony. I saw this email ricksimpsoncancerfoundation@gmail.com and contacted them in hope of getting the oil and it was delivered to me after taking the oil as prescribed i went for more test and found out that most of the cancer cells were dead and i want everyone to know that am perfectly fine and happy with my family.

Posted by Harrison Barz on 07/22/2016 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Danehy

Huh? My thoughts exactly.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 07/22/2016 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

I recently experienced homelessness ( but in a car) for about 9 months up in Oregon. I don't live there, I just go to visit my mom, and have a trailer in storage that I use in an RV park for a couple of months. But as I was packing my car to return to the desert, I was s taying with my mom after re-storaging my trailer. My brother had me arrested for nonsense charges, but also had me banned from my moms (he's 68, and living in my moms without rent), so I stayed in my car assuming it would end quickly. It never did, and it just dragged on and on without progress, and I finally had to leave because i couldn't survive alone like that with my depression, isolated and unable to return to MY LIFE in the reset. I had sold my place so woul d be free to go anywhere. It was either back to Tucson or Las Cruces, and I'm in LC.
I took ALOT OF PICTURES during that time, and love your project. I also learned SOOO much about the hidden world of homeless people and the ugly degrading parts of a system that is praised for their noble efforts. Bullshit! They help you sink deeper into despair, and ensure that you know what you are.
I write alot, and especially about my view from the other side of the wall that separates those who have homes, and those who are publicly scrutinized 24/7.
If anyone is interested in collaborating on a project in this subject, please contact me. I need to be part of something again.
Pattie
Nadazonie@gmail.com

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Posted by Pattie Hartman on 07/22/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Danehy

Hey CW, "Huh?" was my comment too. Then I started hearing the theme from "The Twilight Zone"

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 07/22/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “15 Cool, Free Tucson Things You've Forgotten About

Thank you for posting our yoga events.

Posted by Elektra Tek House Artist on 07/22/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Media Watch

Even though the Star laid off a ton of people in 2011 (five years ago yesterday, in fact), they had been steadily hiring people again in the last couple years. There have been quite a few names in the paper that are completely unfamiliar to the folks who were let go in the big bloodletting. It seems maybe they couldn't afford to be making all those hires after all. Sad. Meanwhile, notice who DIDN'T get the ax this time (or any other time) -- any member of the top-heavy management.

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Posted by Just a Reader on 07/22/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

My Mother was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer about a one year ago, she has had an extremely difficult journey. She has had two rounds of chemotherapy, one round or Y90 Radiation and now is experiencing liver failure. Jaundice, a weak appetite and depression are a few of her symptoms. I'm wondered what other treatment options she has (such as a liver transplant or a clinical trial) and also how long she has to live. My mother is my best friend and hero, she endures so much as your loved ones do too.but a cousin of mine came to our rescue by ordering this hemp oil from a foundation in US,and so far the medication has proved effective.now my mother can do things she never could do before,i am so happy so i decided to use this medium to alert all cancer patient that with a good hemp oil,you can definitely beat cancer.if you happen to be in need of this medication,you can contact the foundation with this email:(cannabisoil42@gmail.com) for more information and the delivery process. Thanks and God bless you.

Posted by Smith Margaret on 07/22/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Postcards From Dandong

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Posted by Ben Warlick on 07/22/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Amen 13

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

Privatization of everything is the long term goal of the Republicans. Then we can contend with monsterous corporations (as we are doing right now) running our country. How easy is it to condem public education as non-functioning with funding cut to the bone. Education is no different then insurance. When they (charter schools) can pick which students to include, their earnings improve, as does their scores. This is no different then excluding the sick with "existing conditions" from insurance. There are plenty of very effective education models that are time tested in other countries. The gap will only grow wider with the need for technology in every child's hands. Inner city schools will not be handing out iPads.

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Posted by Katie Reff on 07/22/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McCain is a phony 2- faced prick. Period.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/22/2016 at 12:14 PM

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