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Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

politically speaking; Does anyone understand that it is this republican congress that is constantly reining on the Obama justice department and the DEA? for prosecuting states that have medical marijuana.

They have denied monies for investigation to the DEA. This congress has spearheaded just how monies will be used in states with medical marijuana laws passed. The federal court in CA just threw out many cases brought before the court this week. Following the rules of congress the cases were not in conflict with California law.

In this day and age the political paintbrush is running very thin. It is taking way to many coats to cover up the stains and patches. I think we need a good coat of KILZ and perhaps a new color.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 08/19/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

Sorry Debra. Those appointments, by law, have to go to a public school superintendent and to a public school teacher. As they are, they are good appointments to designated seats. Roger Jacks was a good low key, knowledgable superintendent from outside Phonix and Tucson, for once. Calvin is a good man. We'll see in the at large seats. Maybe another Supreme Court packing type appointment, like two more Clint Bolicks.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 08/19/2016 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Best Two out of Three

Sorry no. I oppose the liberalism of the progressive movement. The term progress has been coopted by leftist democrats.

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Posted by Debbi L on 08/19/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “My Stay at the No-Tel Motel

I moved to Tucson from San Diego almost a year ago. I live off Oracle in the Casas Adobes area, so on our way to Temple, which is on Country Club, we passed the No Tell. Just by reading the sign it sounded like you could catch a disease from staying there. Guess I was right.

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Posted by Molly Goldstein on 08/19/2016 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

It has to happen this way, tax and regulate means tax and regulate....Arizona is not ready for full free like tomato approach, to not support it would be politically naive.

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Posted by Demitri Yegolas Downing on 08/18/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Thanks, Carpet Baggers, you brought up some interesting points that I'd like to investigate further. It's beginning to seem like an ugly rock-vs.-hard-place situation for ordinary Arizona citizens who are tired of prohibition.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/18/2016 at 8:26 PM

Re: “State of Mind

The attacks on Paris, Orlando, Istanbul, Nice, etc. are all signs of unprecedented peace? Huh. Go figure.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/18/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Wonderful job, Dan.

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Posted by doug on 08/18/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Thank you for such a beautiful portrait of a beautiful man. I met Michael way back when we were both 14, his Sister Lindy was my next door neighbor in Topanga, she introduced us, and our friendship lasted a lifetime. Oh how beautiful Heavens music just became with the addition of Michaels chocolate voice and rich songs.
Adios my friend. May the Wind Lift You.

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Posted by Wendy Skolfield on 08/18/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Arizona Health Department Reports First Case of Zika Virus in Maricopa County

This is real take it serious, who will believe that a herb can cure ZIKA virus in my body, i never believe that this will work because i have spend a lot getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, what i was now waiting for is death because i was broke, one day i hard about this great man who is well know of HIV ,cancer, ALS and herpes cure, i decided to email him, unknowingly to me that this will be the end of the ZIKA virus disease in my body, he prepare the herb for me, and give me instruction on how to take it, at the end of the week which was seven days ,he told me to go to the hospital for a checkup, and i went surprisingly after the test the doctor confirm me cure from ZIKA virus disease I thought it was a joke, i went to other hospital the doctor there also confirm me cure from ZIKA virus disease then i took my friend who was also ZIKA virus patient to the Doctor after the taking of the herbs she was also confirm cure from ZIKA virus disease. please I want everyone with Any virus/disease to be free, that is why am dropping his email address,(dr.boyotraditionalhealinghome@gmail.com) i want you to email him he is a great man. the government is also interested in this Doctor, thank you for saving my life, and I promise I will always testify for your good work. You can also email me to know more about the great Dr BOYO if you are interested in contacting him for your own cure too. mariaamber561@gmail.com

Posted by Lawson Alex Cuevas on 08/18/2016 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a gracious man of music he was!

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Posted by Jo Wilkinson on 08/18/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Best Two out of Three

Debbi L - #VoteProgressive. Check out my ideas on my website Powers For The People dot net. My platform is much different from the privately funded candidates. Also, since I have been a blogger for 10 years, it is easy for people to find my opinions on just about everything.

Thanks, Nick, for a fair and balanced report of our race.

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Posted by hadley on 08/18/2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

You've taken memorializing to a beautiful new level, Dan, in expressing the emotions of a community that has cherished Michael and so many Ronstadts over time. His family, my family, and so many others were long intertwined in the fabric of this town, and it hurts terribly when another thread snaps. The night last year that others and I thrilled at Michael's rich music in my back patio is a gift I'll always have.

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Posted by Dianne Bret Harte on 08/18/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Media Watch

"The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists..." Journalism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) https://youtu.be/bq2_wSsDwkQ

Posted by Slick Show on 08/18/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

I've got to agree with Daniel S Frances. Maybe you haven't seen the video interview with Mr Baker. And Governor Ducey appointed him!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXO7jAaXtIk

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Posted by Can't be All Bad on 08/18/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

sgsmith: The links were to provide information, to those interested, about a couple of groups that are making a constructive difference in holding elected officials in Arizona governance accountable. They were offered as evidence to back up the words I used when I expressed the opinion that collective action matters. The latter group's increasing influence is relevant to understanding the decision that was just made about filling the post on the state board of education, the subject of Safier's blog post here.

You seem, in general, to have good insights into what's going on in Arizona. My personal opinion is that it would be a better state if those who share your awareness of the problems would not conclude, as you seemed to above, that there is no solution, though I admit it can be tempting to take that position when you take a good hard look at what goes on here.

As for collective action not going anywhere without money to back it, I am encouraged when I consider the slim margin of victory for Prop 123, and then the Yes campaign's VS. the No campaign's funding levels. Money is a factor. It is not the only factor, and there are still some ways to get things done without the Koch brothers or others of their ilk backing you.

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Posted by Collective Action Makes a Difference on 08/18/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

$8,500 per year? Did they legalize crack?

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Posted by Starving Artist on 08/18/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a beautiful tribute to a man of such talent and who has passed his legacy to his amazing sons. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael and his family at common ground on the hill. What a privilege to have had that experience. He will be greatly missed but his rich legacy will live on in his family

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Posted by jeaneansongcomartin6@gmail.com on 08/18/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

Where is "ride a bike" on the list? Average cost of owning, operating and maintaining a car is $8,500 per year and a UA parking pass is over $650. You can save a lot of money and get nice muscle tone without joining a gym or attempting to get in to the Rec Center by opting to ride a bike. Just saying.

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Posted by Kylie Walzak on 08/18/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “National Education Policy Center: Class Size and Money Both Matter in Education

Money matters, but it is equally--if not more--important HOW money is spent. The Tucson Unified School District, for example, receives at least $340 million dollars per year in funding for approx. 50K students. However, the money is misspent in opaque and suspicious processes, which is the case in most failing or suspiciously opaque districts. The result is low or stagnant achievement levels.

When, for example, a district decides to buy e-textbooks before ensuring that all students have access to a computer, money is wasted and students suffer. But the administration remains popular, well-liked. When classroom aids are fired and long-term substitute pay is cut so the superintendent can take 6 figures home each year, money is wasted and students suffer. But the school board can say they have strived hard to stabilize the district by keeping one superintendent in place and they can pat themselves on the back in front of their constituencies. Students continue to suffer.

The problem in TUSD is not money (or overly large classes). The problem here is a combination of the school board and the superintendent and the faulty way they spend money on things that do not benefit the students. Indeed, the students suffer.

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Posted by Rachael Sedgwick on 08/18/2016 at 2:40 PM

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