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Re: “Editor’s Note

TUSD is really rather unique. It is not representative of any other school district in the state. It should not be held up to define and defeat the morale and the professionalism of hardworking people in all the other school districts in the state.

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Posted by False Equivalence, Again on 04/27/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Policy and Politics

I used to live in Nogales, and worked there for many years after that. When I saw Sessions on the border he looked so out of place - like a fish out of water. To quote another one of his kind, "Who knew it would be so complicated?"

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Posted by Constant Voter on 04/27/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

You did a tough job real well. You have been an expression of much of what's good about our community. Thanks

Posted by Polis on 04/27/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

How exciting! I'm very happy for you and wish all the best in your new endeavor.

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Posted by Rita Connelly on 04/27/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Danehy

"An NFL football should always be inflated to whatever Tom Brady says it should." Priceless.

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Posted by dsimpson on 04/27/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Danehy

Just curious. What the Hell is a Larschneb? I've been here 6 long years so you know what you can do with your suggestion about stop reading.
As far as Da Coach goes, hide my Glock and all sharp objects and I should be all right.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/27/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Dang it. But I hope The Weekly gets a new weirdo at the helm. I really enjoyed how you cared for this silly little paper. The touch of a strong woman helped its presence in the community. Congrats on that!
And, congrats on your new adventure. I will catch up with at some point and we can lunch at Delectables.
Love ya. Anne

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Posted by nutridawg on 04/27/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Thanks for all your hard work for an important community institution, Mari.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 04/27/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Danehy

I do it all the time.

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Posted by CW14 on 04/27/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

The YWCA is a great place for you to put your skills and your beliefs to work. The deep rooted tenets of Christianity that they stand for will be well served.

You can:
Advocate that they stop funding abortions with tax dollars.
Push to return prayer to public schools.
Promote tax reductions to empower the lower/middle class to a higher position of economic benefit.
Replace ACA with Affordable Health Care that allows women to become empowered and develop entrepreneurship skills.

The list is endless, best of luck to you on those efforts.

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Posted by Alisha J on 04/27/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Danehy

I have never read the Weekly for CW13's comments.

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Posted by Da Coach on 04/27/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Danehy

CW 13.....all you have to do is STOP READING.

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Posted by larschneb on 04/27/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Not on the backs of working people. If you can't pass a property tax, we don't need a sales tax.

Our property taxes are near the lowest, our sales taxes are near the highest. Much as I hate to say it, the teabaggers are right on this one...

!NO 101!

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Posted by desertrat on 04/27/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Temporary tax? Come on people how do you think they got us to a combined rate of 8.1%.

Absolutely NO on 101.

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Posted by Don Evans on 04/27/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Charles Smith is correct in stating that this issue should have been decided with a bond to ensure that money raised stayed in Tucson.

How many times has the Tucson Weekly stood on its soap box and warned us of the elected thieves in Phoenix who have no conscience about taking money from children and then using political shenanigans to never pay it back -- and you want us to send more money to them?

I would rather write a check for $100 to the police and another $100 to the fire department than to see the city throw more money away on maintaining a roadway system that fails to improve moving around Tucson and only provides job security for the companies that half-ass chip-seal and oil-paint the loose gravel that is already there.

As a side note to n7iqv, they may have said they were beautifying Campbell with the tree project, but the reality was there were too many accidents during morning and evening rush hours by individuals using the turn lanes as rush-hour lanes. It was easier to say Were making the roadway pretty than Tucson drivers suck!

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/27/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Why do I feel like the timing of this is to otherwise fund a wasteful City government that's willing to lose federal funding because (and I don't care what you call it) Tucson is a sanctuary city. That judge's ruling is not going to stand and anyone with half a brain knows that.

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Posted by RobbingPaulToPayPeter on 04/27/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

If you vote yes to give those stooges more money you're nuts.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/27/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

The "need" for a sales tax increase is due directly to the failure of the Mayor and Council to focus more on the basics, and less on the special interest programs.
How much did the Stone Avenue and Campbell Avenue tree planter project cost, vs simply resurfacing the existing roadway? What need was there to disrupt left turn traffic on those streets?
How many police cars are approaching 200.000 miles, and why was the money not directed to vehicle replacement programs, while the City "leaders" are tossing money to keep empty oversized buses on the streets?
Do you like the way the City spends money where not necessary, while not keeping Fire trucks on the streets? Go ahead and approve this list of shenanigans. If this makes no sense to maintain the status quo, then
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 101.

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Posted by n7iqv on 04/27/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Libraries Trump Hate

My fellow library advocates might be interested in a plan for a privately funded national library endowment, which among other things would at least help cushion libraries against the stupidities of short-sighted politicians:

LibraryEndowment.org

Articles about our plan have appeared in the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal and elsewhere.

Sadly, the Gates Foundation is actually winding down its Global Libraries initiative. We need to reverse this via a multi-donor endowment. The .0000000001 percent could create it with just a speck of a speck of the billionaires' spare change.

Here is contact information for the Gates Foundation:

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Contact-Us

Educate Mr. Gates about our needs!

David Rothman
Davidrothman@pobox.com

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Posted by David Rothman on 04/27/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

It is difficult to leave a job you love, but your new job will be rewarding. Bringing change to Arizona is needed. And the grass roots is where it happens. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Here's to a brighter future.

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Posted by Jesse on 04/27/2017 at 8:03 AM

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