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Re: “Police Dispatch

While this may be newsworthy, the way it's reported seems more like gossip. Are there any real journalists left?

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Madeline Bresler on 04/13/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Ron Barber: "We Won't Launch Another Campaign in 2016"

What happened to Gabby was tragic. It's also sad that most of the votes Barber got were sympathy votes.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 04/13/2015 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Yet Another Rematch? Ron Barber Will Announce His 2016 Plans on Zona Politics on Sunday Morning

You got it, jammerk65. Death to Democracy!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 04/13/2015 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Swans

Attended the recent performance in Philly, as I have the previous two. Tucson, you are in for an overwhelming treat.

Posted by 30-Round Clip on 04/13/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Ron Barber: "We Won't Launch Another Campaign in 2016"

After mistakes with a request for recognition (awards and decorations) to a WWII veteran now deceased, thank you Mr. Barber. Arizona needs support for veterans.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robersabel on 04/13/2015 at 7:45 AM

Re: “A Very Frightening Story From BASIS San Antonio

Actually, I live in Phoenix 116.18 miles away, so I have no way of knowing much about the lay of the land in Tucson, but the first Staff Pick at the top of the page is for the St. Francis in the Foothills Annual Rummage Sale at 4625 E River Road (sounds nice, possibly the nicest?) and I've a hunch that 4618 E is on the property somewhere, or in the middle of the street outside.

Posted by Peter Hedding on 04/12/2015 at 7:19 PM

Re: “A Very Frightening Story From BASIS San Antonio

I just recently retired after three decades in Education, but I had never heard of Basis Schools until today when I became curious about the latest US News & World Report National rankings and found that 3 out of the top 10, and 2 out of the top 5 were AZ high schools. My area is History and Economics, not math, but that seems impossibly improbable to me. Total numbers of students, schools, teachers are laid out so that simple math can tell you a lot. It basically breaks down to about 800 students per school on average, which is only a little more than the attendance at Basis Schools. My school however, for the sake of the discussion, had 3.82 times that many attending. That's not a deal breaker if the teacher/student ratio is within normal ranges. A real problem comes up for the Basis Schools when you go to the # of full-time staff category because all it has is a big, N/A! Meaning I guess, Not Able to determine the most important ratio in all of Education. From what I found out today, their success STEMS from 2 teachers, 1 Learning + 1 Content, per classroom. There is more than likely a justifiable reason for the N/A, but we all know that it won't fly. My real concern though, and here's the rest of the story, which relates to the attendance figures for my school, as well as the probability of the Basis rankings, is what is known as the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio, or the Divine Proportion, 1 to 1.618, for which the retracement is .382. Very little happens outside the 61.8%-38.2% ratio, and people have known and acted on this divine principle for at least the last 500 years. Relevance and usefulness to the discussion? Look at the school's address, 382 5 E 2nd ST, 857 16, another statistical impossibility. Overall, about the same proportion as the number of 9th graders at the beginning and the number of seniors at the end (62% loss). Bottom line, Basis is overly hyped, hinkey, and hooked up, guaranteed.

Posted by Peter Hedding on 04/12/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Ron Barber: "We Won't Launch Another Campaign in 2016"

Maybe the democrats have a better candidate in the wings!:-) I think the lady won by a hair, she sure did not win by no land slide!:-)

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ralph Hill 1 on 04/12/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “UA President to Release Tuition & Fees Recommendation Tomorrow

I find it rather ironic UA tuition has increased 188 percent in the last ten years while article 11 section 6 of the Arizona State Constitution clearly states " The university and all other state educational institutions shall be open to students of both sexes, and the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible".

$10,000.00 tuition and 188 percent increase over ten years isn't exactly constitutional is it?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dana Powers on 04/12/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Ron Barber: "We Won't Launch Another Campaign in 2016"

Bravo-I really didn't think he was bright enough to get the message.

10 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Billy Dalton on 04/12/2015 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Yet Another Rematch? Ron Barber Will Announce His 2016 Plans on Zona Politics on Sunday Morning

You're a pathetic hump, AZPaul. Like his politics or not, Barber served this country. You just seem to hate it.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 04/12/2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Yet Another Rematch? Ron Barber Will Announce His 2016 Plans on Zona Politics on Sunday Morning

Democrats have grown very lazy in this state with regard to campaigning. They no longer run primaries. Who on their "bench" has experience running a tough campaign? Very few, if any. I'd like to see a McSally/Barber rematch. When she beats him a second time she will have cemented herself into the position with few likely contenders on the horizon.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dartman on 04/12/2015 at 6:41 AM

Re: “RIP, Ernie Menehune: Hawaii's Suntanned Irishman Has Died

R.I.P. Ernie. You were a sweet man and great entertainer. I always enjoyed spending time with you and your family. I am glad our paths crossed in this life. Aloha

Posted by Terry Davis on 04/11/2015 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Samantha Bee Tells Arizona to Get its Shit Together When it Comes to Rapists and Custody

What about the birds and some bee?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by AZPaul on 04/11/2015 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

Hey I grew up in between Tucson and arivaca. One night going west on Sahuarita rd when u go over the cattle guard a ghost car appeared. Me my mom and my brother saw it and as it turned on a lil rd north that runs along the pecan orchard out there it disappeared.

Posted by stephy on 04/11/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Yet Another Rematch? Ron Barber Will Announce His 2016 Plans on Zona Politics on Sunday Morning

I would like a different alternative. I don't like Barber's politics and won't vote for him in the future. But I don't like McSally's politics either and won't vote for her. They are both much too militaristic and conservative for me. If anyone from the local Democratic Party or the local Green Party or any other party is listening -- how about offering a real choice for an Independent voter? I'm tired of having to choose between right-wing Republican and Republican-Lite (aka AZ Democratic party). I want our governments at every level to stop putting money into more and more wars and prisons and start putting money into infrastructure, education, and sustainable, renewable energy.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 04/11/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Samantha Bee Tells Arizona to Get its Shit Together When it Comes to Rapists and Custody

they kind of take that pro-family thing to the extreme, huh?

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Not A Rancho Snob on 04/11/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Yet Another Rematch? Ron Barber Will Announce His 2016 Plans on Zona Politics on Sunday Morning

Barber doesn't inspire much, and the AZ Dems haven't seemed interested in bringing up anyone else since he stepped in to fill Gabby's seat. God knows,however, that I will vote for ANY Democrat over ANY Republican in this state.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by jjmarks on 04/11/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Two’s a Crowd

Clueless on that the Medical Card only protects the dispensary if I am pulled over and have 2 ounces in my car I am legal to possess it does not need to state where obtained the Marijuana. Very Very Bad information there

Posted by carpet baggers on 04/11/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Two’s a Crowd

John Brown; Methadone is legal simply because it is listed as a medical administered with case history and pharmaceutical manufactured and covered by Insurance so the Insurance carrier picks up the tab. If the Methadone dependent patient had to pay a humongous tax and look for specials, Yea that analogy is all wet. So what this legalization is saying you can only get methadone manufactured here by local people and if you are caught with California methadone you could be prosecuted. BULL on your idea of what a medical covers I will take my chance with someone with knowledge.

Posted by carpet baggers on 04/11/2015 at 3:11 PM

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