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Re: “Homeless Program Working

To start the program Eliza and the other donations to fund in the following years plus the Tucson Change Movement. Which had been previously reported. Like I said bashing from the left and the right.

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Posted by Dan Huff Is Missed on 07/21/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

I read it Dan.

"The program initiated with $25,000 each from the City of Tucson and Pima County"

There was a day when that was called government funding.

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Posted by Eliza D on 07/21/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

It is interesting how an effort, which has been in existence for only six months it getting bashed by both left and right.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program's purpose is to give those who are homeless, the opportunity to get housing, medical help, job training through Sullivan Jackson and other programs that offer this. The point of the program is to connect those who are homeless and want assistance to these programs and services. The two people with the program, work with those taking part to see what services they need and direct them to those providers.

The article and report stated that 20 people are going through Sullivan Jackson for job training.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program is a first step.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program is not a government program, so it will need the support of businesses and the community, which will now have the Tucson Change Movement, with the parking meters and online website, tucsonchange.org, that people can make a contribution.

Cenpatico, El Rio Health, Assurance, Catholic Community Services and Old Pueblo Community Services, and St. Anthony's Presbyterian Church are covering their costs for this program. It is a collaboration.

Nobody is being taken advantage of. This gives an opportunity for those who are homeless to work, get some money in their pocket and get the help that they need, if they choose so.

This has been in the news prior to this article and yet these comments.

Getting the homeless housing and services is the point of this program. Too bad it has been missed by the commentors so far who allegedly read this article.

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Posted by Dan Huff Is Missed on 07/21/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

Does this program provide an opportunity to get job training that would eventually lead to a real job with one of the sponsoring businesses or entities? HSL Properties, the COT, Pima County, Cox, Wal-Mart, etc have an obligation to do more than this if they really want to have a positive impact on the homeless problem in our community. Without job training and a road map to get these people out of shelters this is just a band aid at best and enabling at worst. This might be a good first step but it's going to leaps and bounds for us to get out the mud, so what is the next step? Is there a plan?

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/21/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Flow Job

Chuck could have avoided this whole mess if he'd purchased the property when it was offered to the county for $11 million to add to the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan as open space before it was subsequently sold to Rosemont for $20 million. It would be interesting to see what the county has spent fighting this project since then...

Posted by regrets? on 07/21/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Flow Job

Rosemont should be killed, it will drain all the water used by the growers in Green Valley area.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 07/21/2017 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

They also deserve full benefits and a pension plan. Wait a minute nobody was cleaning the streets before except volunteers that payed taxes.

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Posted by Nobody Does It Better on 07/20/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Yep, it's always the left. And those damn environmentalists.

Between the two of them, all we get are common sense solutions to the short sided greed that the wrong, oh excuse me, the "right", engage in.

But, hey, we can all eat money and drink oil, right MYOB?

Make sure you're the first in line to drink the tainted water if the Rosemont Greedmongers get their way. Who knows, that action may actually change what you believe to be true.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/20/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Flow Job

Either way the left will blame them. It's what they do. We have no money for street maintenance but we will fight business to the very death of our county.

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Posted by Mine Your Own Business on 07/20/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

I think this program would be even more effective if they paid these folks a similar wage to what they would pay the city workers. How is it this can cost a fraction of the price it should?? Seems like they could be taking advantage of an already disadvantaged population.

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Posted by Lizzy on 07/20/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “New Lease on Life

District 2 Supervisor Ramn Valadez insisted the deal is a boon for the county, not just his district where the hospital is located.

"It's not just for the immediate community," he said. "It's for all of Pima County. This is the only hospital south of Speedway down to the border."

When did Mr valdez annex Santa Cruz County and close Holy Cross in Nogales?

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Posted by Pigs At The Trough on 07/20/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Oh, and to Pima County and everyone else who has gotten on the bandwagon asking for another "half cent" sales tax, by my calculations, including the COT, we're up to a two percent increase. Taxpayers are not piggy banks. No, the City Council does not deserve a $65,000 raise unless I get one too, and my response to this new way of raising money off the banks of the poor and middle class while handing out big paydays to corporate Arizona is no, no, no and no.

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Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Really, saved over $135 million. I would have sworn that every year we have been "expense free" over the deal with Kino, the supevisors have come back to the taxpayers for another $20 million or $30 million. Rumor has it Kino doesn't even bother to try and collect, but just sends the unpaid bills to the county. Tell me I'm wrong.

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Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

What do you expect from these 3. To work for you. They work more against us.

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Posted by Kevin Madera on 07/07/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

The Affordable Care Act isn't solving problems? It isn't affordable, so it isn't care. I guess it was an act.

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Posted by Keep your doctor? on 07/06/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

Birth control should be free. It's stupid to encourage poor people to have lots of children, ensuring that they remain poor, while encouraging successful people to have fewer children. That virtually guarantees the creation of a rigid class-based society.
On the other hand, natural selection makes it likely that abortion, and probably birth control as well, will eventually become illegal, or at the least less fashionable so it will be interesting to see.

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Posted by bslap on 07/06/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “AHCCCS Denied

Tucson weekly, are you trying to tell me that mr. mcconnell doesnt care about me?

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Posted by Palisades on 07/06/2017 at 5:38 AM

Re: “High-Flying Chicken

They finally launched it. http://tinyurl.com/ybzf62ml
But they did it in Page!

Posted by retrorv on 06/29/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Over Stepping Bounds

There seems to be some confusion over whether " NO ONE in the U.S. Border Patrol can legally give anyone "permission" to operate contrary to the law" or not.

Why was a Border Patrol Agent transporting 110 lbs of cocaine in his rental car trunk to Chicago?
See: http://nypost.com/2015/11/24/cops-find-110-pounds-of-cocaine-in-us-border-patrol-agents-car/

Why did the former DHS Inspector General, Tomshek (previously a 23 yr. veteran of the Secret Service) stated in a an interview that between 5 and 10 percent of border agents and officers are actively corrupt or were at some point in their career".

see: https://www.revealnews.org/article-legacy/ousted-chief-accuses-border-agency-of-shooting-cover-ups-corruption/

Why were the 43 College student protestors from Ayotzinapa Guerero disappeared, some from a school bus after it was riddled with bullets by the Mexican Army and Fed. Police; a school bus that has been reported to have previously traveled to Chicago without students; a bus that passed through US CBP twice? What kind of business is there between Guerrero and Chicago? One report linked it to the kind of business that transports the same white substance in the trunk of the BP officer.
(see: http://www.univision.com/noticias/noticias-de-mexico/revelan-que-policia-federal-y-ejercito-participaron-en-ataque-contra-alumnos-de-ayotzinapa).

Is that part of the law you speak of, or is that part of " some highly-questionable unsigned written agreement" . The students were shot while in the bus with machine guns in the hands of Fed. Mexican police and Army, rrportedly to protect a Cartel's goods. I don't think there is anything "warm and fuzzy" about why those murders happened, do you? But read on, if this appears unrelated . . . .

Immigrants principally leave Guatemala, Honduras, and Southern Mexico because they are pushed off their land by agricultural plantations ensured by NAFTA and CAFTA, because as their rural economies then collapse the drug Cartels move in, and because free trade has guaranteed weak , small , ineffectual governments there (keep tuned into that), they also want to join their family here who worked in places largely (but not completely) eschewed by us. 75% of all farm labor in the US is Mexican (Dept. of Labor 2005). And yes I come from a farm state.

And by the way, an aid station was set up in Nogales in Sonora, Mexico at the border, and it was received well by local Mexican authorities. There is no "thrill" in seeing a beat down immigrant, many who tell of loosing a companion to death in the desert. Many receive food and medical aid every day in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, by volunteers, people not paid.

Those who favor those policies in Central American and Mexico, the cause of migration, also often support the security and detention industries, or the remedy, here at home. Are you one of them?

Curious that. We once had agricultural laws that operated like those in Central American and Mexico. When small farmers were used for labor and they completed their contracts in the South, but usury fees and bank indebtedness "freed up their land", and dispossessed them as the large agricultural estates (former plantations), then bought them for a pittance. That is a form of a cartel. Most of those workers migrated (there is that " illegal" word again) to the north.

In Guatemala and Honduras, when agricultural workers finish their contract, if they try to stay on productive land in order to grow crops to live, the police are called, the dogs are set loose, and the "law" is applied there.

Here those laws were equally legislated sometime ago, Jim Crow.

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Posted by Stone Garden on 06/23/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

So...potholes all fixed, then?

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Posted by Nathan K on 06/22/2017 at 3:00 PM

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