Mari Herreras 
Member since Mar 31, 2009

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Alive and kicking

Updated on March 31, 2009 at 10:29 AM
Tucson Weekly managing editor, fifth generation Tucsonan, mother, story lover, music lover and pet owner. The usual stuff.

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Re: “Someone Please Save Maria Conchita Alonso From Tea Baggers

Markus, name calling? Wow. When president Bush was elected, I never went to a lib rally and saw images of him made to look like Hitler or the Joker. Why are tea baggers all about division, hate and part of the fear machine? Why not live up to their name? It's a disgusting malignancy using our nation's heritage and history. If anyone should be ashamed it's this group. Our forefathers would be sad. So much grave-rolling going around, so much pretend patriotism.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 01/26/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Evan Rachel Wood Wants To See More Oral Sex on the Big Screen

Thanks for the fix. Weed? Hmmm.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 12/11/2013 at 12:11 PM

Re: “What Do We Know About Sheriff Joe? (Oh Ava, You Can Tell Us About the Women's Underwear)

Doesn't it bother any of you that this salad looks terrible? I mean, now it all makes sense. Ava may slowly be poisoning the big guy with terrible version of Italian food. No wonder he loves Mexican food so much. Ava get back in that kitchen woman and make your man some enchiladas. It's what he really wants.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 11/21/2013 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Dear Megan: This Wasn't About Being Bullied, This is Part of the Job

IPH, Tom can certainly dish on tea-baggers, of which I am a huge fan. Kristina, thank you for that and fixed. You are right. That is one of the great things about working for the Wildcat. Alex, I have good weeks, good months where I am happy to have contributed to some alternative-weekly ass kicking. And I have not-so-good weeks or months. I'd rather place my personal courage where it's deserved--at home with my mom or kid and good friends as we navigate this world together. Alex, I obviously disagree. There may be a better way, and maybe as a male in the newsroom you are working on making change? I hope you are. You are delusional if you think I am painting her experience as a "rite of passage," your quote not mine. However, I wonder what good we do in making women who go into this business think it is equal, level and that their work will be approached with respect. Most of the time that is not the case. You may not realize this, so perhaps it's a good reminder for you, too. Nope, no retrograde conservatism here ... just pointing out the elephant in the room that most newsrooms, journalists and programs never discuss. What Megan experienced was terrible and we could round-up the asshats of Pullman, but there is a reality here. Journalism or newspapering or whatever you want to call it is hard, difficult, emotionally draining, low-pay (especially for women) ... women in journalism are often still trying to find a place at the table with their peers. I'm not blaming Megan. I want her to succeed. There's a reality and it's ugly, nasty and damaging, but it's real nonetheless. When attacked by misogynists, it is great to be defended, but that defense is rare and most of the time in journalism you are on your own, dusting yourself off and getting ready for that next story. That's reality, not defending yourself in a column and calling it cyber bullying.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 11/20/2013 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Tucson Among 35 Best Cities For Hipsters 35 and Younger

When did all those things get co-opted by "young" people calling themselves hipsters ... used to be in the Moldy Pueblo it was just stuff people liked ... a lot.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 11/13/2013 at 7:18 AM

Re: “(UPDATE) OK, So We're Not No. 2, But ...

Adam: I'm not knocking anyone who loves Tucson, but certainly a voice of reality should chime in every once in a while. Pima County air quality advisories aren't made up they exist:…
Regarding wages, it gets tiring to hear people say that low wages are OK because rents are low, but that doesn't mean gas doesn't stop going up, along with food, entertainment and other necessities. Plus, as infill projects grow and other improvement projects, rents go up. These things do happen as a city "is on the rise," and perhaps those 20 somethings are coming here for the high-wage jobs. At least that means there's a group of people who can afford to live near downtown and eat downtown. However, should I take your answer to mean that local politics would rather just embrace these kinds of lists rather than do the work of taking Tucson off that poverty list and changing the future for those who are just grateful they can barely pay the rent each month because thank heavens Tucson is known for it's low rent? You know, reality.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 08/27/2013 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Deseg Extension

Sylvia Campoy is a volunteer. One of the attorneys, Nancy Ramirez, works for MALDEF. The other attorney, Lois Thompson with the Proskauer law firm, works pro bono.

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Posted by Mari Herreras on 08/03/2012 at 1:12 PM

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