This is weak of Jeff Flake to not support the Manchin-Toomey bill. I hope that Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly will bring him around to support the bill and that Sen. Flake can get out from under the thumb of the National Rifle Assn.
The candidates that Jon Justice and Garrett Lewis, a.m. talk jocks in Tucson, support, often lose, e.g., Jesse Kelly, Frank Antenori (guest on the Justice show on Friday mornings), and all of the opponents of Raul Grijalva whose names have been forgotten. Nonetheless, their baseless claims should not go unanswered and Justice and Lewis should be held accountable for fabrications. With their lack of success in helping to elect far right candidates, they may eventually be beating the bushes for new gigs on the oldies stations.
The Ronstadt Transit Center is architectually attractive and is a convenient hub for bus riders. It provides pleasant "open space" during downtown events. It has been there for quite a while and newer residents and businesses have moved in knowing that it is there. Which neighborhood will be delighted to host the bus depot if it is moved? El Encanto? West University? This is going to be interesting.
Rep. Raul Grijalva is right. Latinos will be voting this fall, because they know that their votes are critical to the outcome of some races, including Arizona's Senate race. As a non Latino, I fully feel that Rep. Grijalva is doing an excellent job for all constituents. I appreciate his focus on the middle class, on persons who are struggling, his stands in favor of the environment, and his positions for equality.
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