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Re: “The Skinny

City needs to step up and support transit the rest of the way beyond fares. If the routes work out, the bus is a good way to go. However, for folks who have to catch two buses, it can take two hours each way. Even on one bus, it takes 40 minutes to go from Speedway/Pantano to Downtown -I did this for seven years. The savings were incredible. Help our lower paid people keep their jobs!

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Posted by MaryE2 on 09/16/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

Teaching is a profession for which people get an education, serve an internship and obtain hours of further education. However, the amount of oversight and administratium just becomes more than the job is worth to many. Not to mention pay, uncertainty from year to year and so on. And, even before that many leave the business after five years. It is expensive to get the licensing testing ($500) and states do not recognize one another's - one thing for nurses, who earn more, but for teachers?? Change the way the job is managed and perhaps more people will go into it--we discourage so many young, new graduates, with all of this. I have an unused MEd in AZ...

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Posted by MaryE2 on 09/16/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Media Watch

I hope this was your own decision John! I always loved reading your columns and you gave insightful information on the media business.

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Posted by Kristi Kline on 09/16/2016 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Vince got served!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/16/2016 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Tucson. Fresno, without the charm.

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Posted by Gandalf the white on 09/16/2016 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Woman Calls Out Cheating Husband Via Billboard

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Posted by Raymond Williams on 09/16/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

No. Drug addiction kills. Tucson is peculiar in some ways, but overall is no better or worse than any other comparably-sized city. Tucson could be a great city, if more people cared about making it so. I'm afraid this video will just confirm perceptions that Tucson attracts burnouts and misfits, for reasons that are too melancholy to contemplate.

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Posted by Starcommand on 09/16/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

There's plenty of money spent by Arizona for K-12 education and it is a priority -

...............for illegals.

Analysis of the latest Census data indicates that Arizona’s illegal immigrant population is costing the state’s taxpayers about $1.3 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration. Even if the estimated tax contributions of illegal immi- grant workers are subtracted, net outlays still amount to more than $1 billion per year. The annual fiscal burden borne by Arizonans amounts to more than $700 per household headed by a native-born resident.

http://www.fairus.org/site/docserver/azcosts2.pdf

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Posted by What, Again on 09/16/2016 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Only reason I came to this site was to read this column, sad to see it come to an end. +1 on the blog idea!

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Posted by Adam 1 on 09/16/2016 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

I moved to Arizona at the age of 5, in 1967 and the schools sucked back then too. My education in this state was completely inferior compared to the education my cousins were receiving in New York, where I was born. Nothing has changed and it never will until we increase property taxes, which is how schools are funded back East. Without properly funded education, our schools will always be inferior and there will be teacher shortages. I, myself, tried to make a difference by getting my Bachelor's Degree in Education, but could only teach for 5 years in Arizona because I was having to spend my own paycheck on classroom supplies. Additionally, every year, my job was not secure. School districts were constantly laying off teachers. Then, they would call you back in the middle of the summer (after laying you off so they didn't have to pay for your benefits through the summer months) and ask you to come back the next school year. Who would want to teach under those conditions? Don't even get me started about the pay scale either. Bottom line, until we make education funding a priority in Arizona, schools will not be successful and teachers will not want to teach.

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Posted by Bette House Tetreault on 09/15/2016 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Wow, I think I hit a nerve with the usually cool, calm and collected Nintzel.
We must have read different proposals.
I'm enjoying grandkids these days Jim. So don't try to shame me into raising everyone else's kids.
Sorry about your stomach. Try Pepto-Bismol.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 09/15/2016 at 10:45 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What about SunVan? A city hall insider tells me that a one way trip on SunVan costs taxpayers $32. Is that true? The same source says that the primary destination of SunVan is to the Casinos. Is that true? I'd like to know.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 09/15/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

We had Prop. 301, but our Tea- publican government stole all the money. Now Douchey conned you all into Prop.123. Gophers don't help the people.

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Posted by Janice Bucktruck on 09/15/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I haven't voted for McCain in 20 years. I want to make sure I am counted as an under vote. Rather than a Kirkpatrick supporter. I find nothing about her to support.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/15/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

For every $1 spent in the budget, only 50 cents goes into the classroom. Fire 50% of the administrators, to increase classroom teaching. Take the at least$26 million spent on illegal immigrant kids, no US parent, and spend on OUR KIDS. Then liquidate the Clinton Foundation and 1/2 her campaign funds on refugee's kids. Then cry to us Safier.

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Posted by HillaryforRedJumpSuit on 09/15/2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Media Watch

Public media.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 09/15/2016 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Hey Vince, you can believe that single moms living paycheck to paycheck and trying to keep a job while raising their kids is a phony problem is you want, but--as usual--you couldn't be more wrong. Do you even have kids? Do you give a shit if a 3-year-old is left abandoned? Your attitude honestly turns my stomach.

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Posted by Nintz on 09/15/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

Liberals have sure created a mess in the public education sector that they have dominated for the last 30 years. Will they ever take responsibility for what they have done to our children?

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Posted by What, Again on 09/15/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

Here’s an idea…let’s call it the Teachers Matter tax, where one percent of every professional sports players’ and entertainers’ salaries goes into a fund that augments the salaries of every teacher from K-1 through K-12. Now some people will say that is wealth redistribution and it’s not the “American Way.” However, I would argue that back in the “good old days” that so many conservatives seem to reminisce about, a good public education was one of the things every American child was supposed to get and we are failing badly in keeping that promise. Since the sports and entertainment industries need their audiences to survive, a small gift to ensure those audiences are literate and able to contribute to society could go a long way.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/15/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

No means no, really, no means no, seriously, no means no, not know but no, again, no means no you know? No, you don’t know, but no means no, I’m not kidding, no means no…

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/15/2016 at 6:40 PM

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