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Re: “A Certifiable Strategy

By my count, this is the third time Safier has written this exact same piece.

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Posted by Nathan K on 08/11/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The Economic and Educational Inequity of Results-Based Funding

And there my friends goes the concept of Democracy out the window as an Oligarchy starts to dictate how everything will operate from their perspective. Time to look for a better Democracy to move to because there's so little of this one left to support. I heard things are really nice in Australia and New Zealand. Where's my passport?

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Posted by Beneal Good on 08/11/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

This is just another horrible story. This is some love fest for this woman who voted to just strip us of everything... She has no intentions of doing anything except towing the party line. Shame on the author for spreading this

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Posted by Galen Adams on 08/10/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

It would be hard to overstate the naivete exemplified in this piece, or the lack of any attempt at investigative journalism. Rep. McSally has been a big part of the problem, not of the solution, with her gung-ho cheerleading for passage of the cruel and wildly unpopular AHCA. I expect better from the Weekly.

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Posted by Steve Diamond on 08/10/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Triple Play

Thanks Juan! Thought that was the case, won't be able to vote for any of these worthy candidates in my own ward.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Triple Play

Rick, as a long time independent, my experience is that you cannot vote in either parties, only in the general election.
BTW, I don't consider "independent" to be a party. I vote for the party of "me". If it is good for me, I vote "yes".

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 08/10/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Triple Play

To clarify: I really don't know if I, an independent, can vote in the Democratic primary. anyone know?

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

Rookie reporter's work. #sad

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/10/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Under Obummer the coal industry was on death's door step. Trump is bringing it back to life, putting thousands of miners back to work. You know, all those coal miners living in mansions and driving BMWs.
Back in N.Y. I worked for the Otis Elevator Co. After I moved here I went to work for the Ramada Hotel chain. Both huge mega buck corporations run by rich, greedy capitalists. But, you know what? They gave me a job to go to every day and earn a living to support my family. Just think, without them I could of sat on my ass and collected welfare and food stamps.
People like you make me sick, but in a way I pity you.

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Posted by CW13 on 08/10/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I've got some songs for you.
Hillary and her backers on Election day.
Don't let me down. The Beatles
Knock on wood. Sam and Dave.
Hillary and her backers the next day.
Tears on my pillow. Little Anthony and the Imperials.
I'll cry instead. The Beatles.
Trump supporters after the election.
The times they are a changin'. Bob Dylan
I'm so glad. Cream.
Me. As I watched Crooked Hillary and Billdo fade into the sunset.
Sweet Virginia. The Stones. Gotta scrape the shit right off your shoes!!

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Posted by CW13 on 08/10/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

As a person who benefits from said "roaring economy," I am fully aware that it is only the wealthy who are amassing more wealth under current leadership.

I felt so much better everyday waking up with social progress at the forefront, under President Obama. If we do not privilege civil liberties and environmental issues, we as a nation are being every bit as mercinary and reductive as North Korea or any of our "enemies".

Supporters who believe that an ultra-rich narcissist will ever help out the hard-working little guy, are sadly naive. The Almighty Dollar is not a valid substitute for morality and ethics.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 08/10/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

The Weekly needs to do some investigation before printing stuff like this. I assume that Ms McSally declined to make a comment for this piece? Was she even asked? Did she blow off the request? She ducks and hides and refuses to meet her constituents in open forum, choosing instead to air her positions in $75/plate pay to play events. Why isn't the Weekly holding her to account for her voting record, instead of parroting back her press releases? She has a slick PR crew and a lively (and misleading) Facebook presence these days, showing her to be quite the swell gal and quite moderate, but keep your eyes on her voting record. I challenge the Weekly to step up and report on the facts.

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Posted by G.T. Warren on 08/10/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

John, I'm surprised you can't find a 4 year old email. I've got relevant emails going back a decade or more, and they're easily searchable by subject line, name of sender and content. Clearly, your remarks on the study are based on your memory of what it said 4 years ago, and memory tends to be selective. So even if the study is as good as you say, your analysis of the study is only as good as your memory and your ability to view the study objectively. And as I've said before, a study of kindergarten effects has little bearing on the effects of adding quality preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.

As for my citation, a good, nuanced study of studies and various types of preschools is Impacts of
Early Childhood Programs from the Brookings Institute.…

If you want to cherry-pick it, you can find quotes to make it sound like the effects of preschool are minimal. If you read the whole thing, you'll find that the research is mainly positive. Because the author is careful, she acknowledges the gaps in and problems with the research. She would rather draw cautious conclusions than overstate what the research indicates. I've looked at countless pieces of educational research, and the honest authors tend to state their conclusions without a high degree of certainty. That's the nature of research into education. Conclusions are never conclusive.

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Posted by David Safier on 08/10/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Triple Play

The zoo tax turned me away from felicia

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Posted by Palisades on 08/10/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

How about the famous McSally quote about "Let's get this F$%king thing done." And her refusal to hold a Town Hall to discuss healthcare - so Dem. Rep. Gallego held one in her stead.

Both she & Flake have SUDDENLY realized that their optics regarding healthcare needed to change - and they are talking the talk. After voting with Trump & the GOP 100% in the past.

The article makes me question if YOU are part of the scam to get the voters to believe the truly unbelievable rhetoric coming from our GOP members of Congress

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Posted by Gayla on 08/10/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

Representative McSally was one of the last signatories into the newly formed "problem solvers caucus". She's been making the media rounds in the last week singing political kumbaya, but in those appearances, the problems she seems intent on "solving" include scaling back the the coverage requirements for small businesses from 50 employees to 500, and messing with tax credits for medical equipment. Those don't sound like market-stabilizing ideas to me. Arizonans will not be fooled. She's on record. She voted to take healthcare away from 24 million people.

I expect a more thorough quality of journalism here, and agree with Dennis's sentiments. I'm disappointed with this piece. We cannot take our elected officials at their word. If we could, we wouldn't need the Weekly.

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Posted by Ryan Kelly on 08/10/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

What an incredibly naive piece of reporting. Did the writer forget that just a couple of months ago McSally voted to kill the ACA and replace it with something that would take away health care from millions of Americans? Copying and pasting a congressional press release is not journalism, it's propaganda. At a minimum, the writer needed to ask McSally some basic questions, including why the change of heart and if McSally would vote for repeal/replace if it came up again. This story flunks journalism 101.

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Posted by Dennis Newman on 08/10/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Triple Play

"Ward 3's roughly 18,000 Democrats and 12,000 independent voters will choose between three Democrats in the Aug. 29 primary..."

I thought independents could not vote in the Democratic primary. This is either good news or a mistake on my part or Mr. Nintzel's. I hope Jim is right.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Too bad they don't have a song about the roaring economy, ignorant idiot.

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Posted by CW13 on 08/10/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “A Certifiable Strategy

I had a BS in marketing and took education course work to become certified. The education courses were fun but taught me little about teaching. Only a short stint of teaching under supervision of a certified teacher was a bit helpful.

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Posted by Joss Sanderson on 08/10/2017 at 6:44 AM

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