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Re: “Incarcerated State

AFSC-AZ, and my personal hero Caroline Isaacs, do great work for powerless people most people don't ever think about helping, or think about at all-- and most people don't realize how much sentencing reform would do for UNINCARCERATED people. And this event made me do some hard thinking about how I spent January 1 through December 8 of this year not doing a damn thing about it myself.
Having said that, Loveland played ONE cover of a Christmas song. That's not what we do.

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Posted by David Bryan on 12/13/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Devastating Blaze

Is there a GoFundMe campaign for the 2 older, low income, people who just lost their homes? It's great to set up a fund for these businesses but they should have insurance etc. There are two more homeless people in Tucson right now, during the holidays. Let's do something about it Weekly! Do you know their names? Can you set up a Go Fund Me for them? Seems like the right thing to do...

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Posted by HumanBean on 12/13/2018 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Incarcerated State

Meanwhile similar major criminal justice reform is being worked on at the federal level. It's main supporter: Trump. Yes, every cloud has a silver lining.

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Posted by bslap on 12/13/2018 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Burn notice

Well said.

phenomenon
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noun
1.
a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.

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Posted by David V Kelson on 12/11/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Burn notice

Its a scientific phenomenon-not a historical period.

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Posted by retrorv on 12/11/2018 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Burn notice

Prior to the last five name changes, it was the dust bowl era.

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Posted by Weather Or Knot on 12/11/2018 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Burn notice

Its called Climate Change-not global warming.

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Posted by retrorv on 12/10/2018 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Burn notice

Hello. I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, my father was founder of Kitt Peak, etc. And...now I live on a mountain upstate NY. We are freezing our nuts off now! Winters are getting longer and colder. It went below zero F before Thanksgiving!!! During Ice Ages, my mountain was under a mile of ice. We have ice everywhere now, since mid-November. There is no 'global warming' at all. There is local warming at warm places that never had glaciers in any Ice Ages.

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Posted by Emsnews Supkis on 12/08/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Myth and Spaceflight

Shouldn't that read "more than 1.5 billion miles", not "million" ? A bit of a difference.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 11/29/2018 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Violent Messages

First of all, based upon Lorretta Hunnicutt's actions over the last several years, it's evident she is a racist. You would almost think after reading her supposed News website, "Arizona Daily Independent" that Tucson was right next to the border.

So in case, someone is unaware, Tucson definitely is not right next to the border. However, if all a person had to base the demographic of Tucson upon was her Wordpress blog, you'd think we were right next to Mexico. Because the vast majority of the opinionated domain's topics revolve around immigration.

I don't understand why exactly a person who commits political sabotage and harbors disdain for Hispanic culture, would reside in Tucson. We are a diverse community saturated with several different cultures and a very large portion of Tucson's population is Hispanic.

So if you don't like beautiful bonita chicas y micheladas, this beautiful city, just might not be a good fit for you Ms. Hunnicutt. Just sayin ;-)

Posted by seangugerty on 11/28/2018 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Conventional Wisdom

WHY NOT DO IT RIGHT?

Again, when it comes to this convention center project this community is thinking too small, too late. Even with the proposed changes (some well overpriced) the functionality of the current center is so far out of date as to render it a laughing stock to professional who evaluate useful facilities for conventions, road shows, concerts and sports. To me the proposed changes would bring this up to date only for the year 1995.

When Urban renewal funds made it possible for the city to buy the motley but historic downtown properties and build the center, then Mayor Jim Corbett pointed out that the arena was too small, the theater and music hall not well designed and able to be easily updated for sound, lighting, and favorable seating numbers. As I remember he was shushed by a six to one vote against his far sighted ideas and predicted it would not be long in the future the city would have to entertain the concept of knocking the whole complex down and rethinking it in terms of it competitive use in gaining more profitable bookings for trade shows, arena events and local musical and dramatic organizations with great technical and seating potentials at reasonable prices.

Corbett knew that only by constant use would the project break even or make money in this competitive world of road and trade shows with a facility filled with conference and meeting rooms used for seminars, one or two day local meetings and commercial display.

And to me, even though I like artistry and beauty in landscape and surroundings, the needs of increasing the utility of the facility should surpass the amount spent for enhancing a park and fountains rather than the the function of a convention center in attracting users who pay the bills.

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Posted by C. H. Mara on 11/22/2018 at 6:34 PM

Re: “On the road again

Dumb as a rock to get rid of the old shuttle and not have the new one in place.

Incompetence??? PC run amuck?? Both ??

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Posted by Frank Goudy on 11/17/2018 at 3:12 PM

Re: “On the road again

"If we were 40 years younger we would walk up," - really? Only people under 30 can, you know, walk?

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Posted by bslap on 11/17/2018 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

clint stole from who? the crooked republicans who prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting in arizona? republicans are very lucky establishment good government liberals let them get away with voter suppression!

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Posted by captain arizona on 11/16/2018 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

Sinema's win is the best political news I've heard since 2015. That being said I think the Pima County voters need to be educated concerning Bond issues. They don't seem to comprehend that Bonds are not going to be a direct tax on the individual taxpayer nor a sales tax and Pima Country would have benefited with better roads from the bonds. Some times what you don't know can hurt you and this is a perfect example of it.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 11/15/2018 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

Shouldn't the title be "Yes, a Democrat Stole a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!"?

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Posted by Clint Reed on 11/15/2018 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

a moderate democrat is better then a republican so I held my nose and voted for her,even after she came out for support of the wall. 100 latinx kids turn 18 in arizona every day ( 140 if you count dreamers ) its having an effect ask former maricopa county sheriff arpaio.

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Posted by captain arizona on 11/15/2018 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

"It didn't take long for Republicans to start calling the election fraudulent once it was obvious McSally was going to lose the Senate race."

Except for Martha McSally, who stayed quiet as the votes were counted, and who then gave a concession speech that was both dignified and gracious. I know, I know, she may have been gracious because Ducey may be appointing her as our other Senator if John Kyl resigns in the near future. Nevertheless, McSally behaved in the manner most losing candidates did during the latter half of the 20th Century (regardless of party), and she presents a good example for both young people who follow politics today, and for other candidates of both parties.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/15/2018 at 11:36 AM

Re: “On the road again

good riddance to the stank-diesel. no place in our parks.

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Posted by someguy on 11/15/2018 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

"...U.S. Reps. Kyrsten Sinema ......voted with the Trump administration's preferred position on 10 of 11 key votes, .... Only U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, who voted with Trump on all 11 occasions, was more in line with the president...." . Kyrsten Sinema also ......" joined with House Republicans......to register her support for officers and staffers with the embattled Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.(Ronald J. Hansen, The Republic | http://azcentral.com, April 1, 2018 and July 18, 2018)

Caution!!! It remain to be determined if Krysten Sinema will oppose the Bigoted/Neo-Nazi Agenda of Donald Trump and his Supporters in the US Senate...and if he is Impeached by the House of Representatives will Voted for his Conviction!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 11/15/2018 at 6:16 AM

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