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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

Re: “Editor's Note

Congratulations, Nintz. Sorry, no photo, just congratulations and best wishes.

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Posted by franklymydears on 06/22/2017 at 10:39 AM

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"Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner"

The '90s called...

They want their trite cliche back!

Oh, lookie me, I'm using synonyms in the same sentence.

Either way, congratulations to you and your crew Jim!

I'm sure that you'll make a better editor than the the last two. Especially the one right before you.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/22/2017 at 7:45 AM

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Not me. I am content to continue with bland mediocrity. That way you are neither excited or dissappointed. Keep up the average work. Some of us depend on it.

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Posted by See Student 2.0 on 06/15/2017 at 11:49 AM

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Congrats on the promotion, Jim. We expect great things of you.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 06/15/2017 at 9:52 AM

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Portrait of the Artist...on LSD.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/08/2017 at 6:56 AM

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No Skinny, no reason,

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Posted by UofAzWildkitty on 06/02/2017 at 9:53 PM

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Can you guys bring Media Watch back?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 06/02/2017 at 10:06 AM

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Wrong David.

If you knew anything about border crossing, you would know that the wall doesn't stop jack shit; wildlife being the sole exception.

All it does is give those who want to cross it better or more dangerous ideas of how to get through, over, under or around it.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/01/2017 at 7:10 AM

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Build the wall and save them all. It's the right thing to do if you want to protect them.

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Posted by David on 06/01/2017 at 5:26 AM

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Dear Mr. Heusler: There is no such thing as a "carefully researched argument against planned parenthood." Have you given thought to just standing on a street corner downtown and handing out copies? We need a replacement for Sweeney who passed away some years ago.

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Posted by Reality Check on 05/28/2017 at 10:23 PM

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A proper Editor's Note.
What a change from the "Dear Diary" entries.
Yay!!!

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Posted by UofAzWildkitty on 05/14/2017 at 3:22 PM

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Mari did an extraordinary job at fanning hate and censuring all opinion not of her own.

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Posted by What, Again on 05/12/2017 at 1:52 AM

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Good Luck Jim!

I hope the paper finds a more appropriate course that both aligns with the community and pushes the community to engage with alternative perspectives. The Weekly used to be very good at towing that line and I hope it can return to those higher standards of journalism, better editing and a wider reach throughout the community!

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Posted by HumanBean on 05/11/2017 at 8:50 PM

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Jim,
I really enjoyed the Lake Powell article, and as a water scientist it makes me really happy to see that this is still "in the news," as drought is sort of a "slow disaster." Although it is slow, it is the killer of many a culture. Technology allows us to extend that slow death and even mitigate some of the disaster, but there will always be consequences to this.

It's not that I don't respect the "art" main stories the Weekly has been publishing of late, but I am happy to see something a little "harder" this month.

You'll do a great job as interim editor!

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Posted by Kristen R. on 05/11/2017 at 1:56 PM

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It simply follows the rule of college journalism. They promote government expansion at any cost and don't do for yourself, wait until somebody does it for you. Add to that the global warming fraud still being run by old democrats, and you have a liberal wackadoo world.

Challenge your professors for evidence.

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Posted by Pete Sake on 05/11/2017 at 11:24 AM

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Jim,
Your newspaper is dying because you are not interested in any opinion counter to Liberal, Left Wing.
Evidence? Recently you refused to print a carefully researched argument against Planned Parenthood.
We have known each other for decades and I wish you well, but you have created an intellectual desert that will not sustain itself. Pleasing the Left should not be your mission, but seems to be.
Bill

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Posted by William Heuisler on 05/11/2017 at 10:10 AM

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Good luck, Jim!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/11/2017 at 8:42 AM

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Um..."the disturbing changes that have come as the water level in Lake Powell has dropped during our most recent drought." ???

FLASH! There wasn't a Lake Powell until the construction of the dam. Dropping lake levels are more like Mother Nature trying to restore that part of northern AZ and southern UT to what had been there up until 50 or so years ago.

This sounds more like a "win" for the region, rather than a disaster.

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Posted by n7iqv on 05/11/2017 at 8:28 AM

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The comment to which you are responding does not lump all public school districts across the country into one category. It says some are high functioning and others are low functioning. That is a fact that would be acknowledged by most sane education analysts. It says that in light of the fact that no good solutions have been found to addressing the problems in low functioning, troubled urban districts like TUSD (another broadly acknowledged reality) it falls to voucher opponents to explain why it is inappropriate to allow under-served constituents to apply the tax funds available to support their K-12 educations in higher functioning alternative schools. Your comment did not provide that explanation.

When you have a feasible, implementable solution to the serious teaching and learning problems that occur in districts like TUSD (e.g. too many classrooms manned by rotating casts of outsourced, under-qualified, and underpaid subs; grossly inflated admin salaries and bonuses occurring inappropriately at the same time as grossly insufficient teacher salaries and bonuses; ongoing problems with implementing desegregation orders to properly achieve "unitary status", etc. ad nauseam) let us know. Until then, many of us will continue to believe that getting as many people transferred to higher functioning institutions as possible is the best damage-control solution that can be provided. It's not the ideal way to manage a universal K-12 education system, but in Arizona we are not living in the Panglossian "best of all possible worlds," and the solutions offered have to fit the real conditions in the institutions in question and produce genuine benefit in the lives of constituents. That doesn't seem to be accomplished by the theoretical-utopian-we'll-keep-selling-fares-on-the-Titanic-even-though-it's-sinking-maybe-we'll-be-able-to-plug-those-holes-if-we-can-just-recruit-more-fares schemes favored by some.

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Posted by Not as easy as it seems... on 05/02/2017 at 11:06 AM

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Yes. You are picking cherries on a forklift. It may be true that urban districts suffer the consequences of too many low SES students, with all accompanying problems, but to lump all school districts across the country as a national disgrace is still unfair. Mismanagement comes with unwieldy size and unfortunate politics. Locally, you can look at Vail and Benson to find good management of resources, high teacher morale and solid performance as measured with both student success and test scores. Yet, the immediate referring to TUSD over and over as an immediately realistic paradigm for all may be a mantra here, but it is nevertheless still a shallow, knee jerk shibboleth. Vouchers will satisfy a tea-party level political position (and may even secretly line your own pockets with public money), but vouchers will not elevate the opportunities of most kids, they will not improve a huge majority of schools that will continue to (try to) function, and they will in no way ensure a prosperous future for the nation as a whole.

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Posted by False Equivalence - Too Easy on 04/29/2017 at 6:30 AM

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