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Re: “Tucson Kidsfest

Great event for kids of all ages. 5 hours of fun and games and many booths of free items. Bicycle and skateboard performance were very professional. Very well organized.

Posted by Judy Nagle on 06/25/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “ROCK the RETRO!-Gigi & the GLOW

They are really good.

Posted by Joanna Reis on 06/24/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Rock the Eighties with Gigi & the Glow

Awesome band

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Posted by Joanna Reis on 06/24/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Few Miles South

This is gonna be a great show. Bob Bernstein is an amazing pedal steel guitarist and has played with some of the best like Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam!

Posted by Mycenay Plyler on 06/23/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

Easily one of the two or three best Mexican restaurants in the Tucson area -- even with its hours being limited to early morning through lunch.

I've been to The Little Cafe Poca Cosa many times; early morning before work, and lunch. Every time I have been astonished at how quick the service is ... faster than most "fast food" restaurants; yet service up a big variety of expertly prepared Mexican foods. The chips are great, the salsa is great, the beans (not refried) are tasty with that luscious brown sauce that comes from knowing how to prepare them, the rice has just enough spice, they serve raw beets with their salad! (raw beets are one of the most healthy foods for your system), along with grated carrots and other tasty leafy green lettuce and such, the drinks are great (and the owner will even fix you a 're-fill' to go if you want!).

Yes, The Little Cafe Poca Cosa insists on being paid in cash ... there are big signs outside telling you this before you go in ... and it is easy to get cash, as there are a couple of ATMS within 50 yards or so of the entrance ... and it is something you will want to 'go out of your way' to do (get cash) in order to enjoy this astonishingly good Mexican food cafe.

(P. S. The owner does give everyone a hug when the leave, if they will let her. Very friendly. But, she's never tried to kiss me on the mouth. Whomever said that is making up a false story, just to make a wonderful restaurant look bad. This is a great place to eat.)

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Posted by Burnt Water Poet on 06/18/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Mi Nidito

The most overrated Mexican restaurant in town. Living on its publicity from Clinton's visit decades ago. Long waits, poor service, commercial grade food. One reviewer says "authentic Tucson style Mexican food." What a joke. Well, it's Tucson style if you like Circle K style food. There is nothing remotely authentic Mexican about the stuff Mi Nidito serves, unless you are addicted to orange cheese and shredded lettuce on top of everything.

Posted by William Gandy on 06/24/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Trend Zone

You shouldn't eat a sushi burrito.

Posted by Joey on 06/26/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Danehy

You may be on to something as I just found this.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/anti-trump-leak-campaign-damaging-u-s-allied-operations/

What is going on?

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Posted by Ralph Englert on 06/26/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Single payer system now is valuable. I don't recall ever using a public school for healthcost concerns.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 06/26/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Directions Not Included

The Silver Lady? Or do you mean the Silver Room? Where is the Silver Lady, if that is correct?

Posted by HumanBean on 06/26/2017 at 10:18 AM
Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/26/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Danehy

17 different intelligence agencies testified that there was no vote changed in the election, and now we are reading that democratic operatives may have fabricated much of the story. I am waiting for evidence.

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Posted by AZ Truth on 06/26/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a warm fuzzy picture of homelessness and poverty. I'm sorry. I guess I was hoping to live in a different world.

Posted by Hoping on 06/25/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

I'm willing to bet that pro tRump commentators would not be affected by a tax increase on the top 10% of Americans. However, when the GOP get finished with you, you won't be able to afford any type of insurance & forget about any future help with Medicaid.

You are always so defensive of "illegals" taking your jobs. From what I've read, crops are dying in the fields because white Americans don't want those jobs. They don't want to clean toilets. What jobs did they take away from you?
I think what you really don't want is a country that looks different from you. You want benefits but, don't want to lend a hand to anyone else. Let me get mine & screw the rest of you.
Wake up. Read something. Climate change is not a hoax and is actually an opportunity for more jobs, not a jobs killer.

This Pres. Is the most irresponsible person in ourpresidential history on many different levels. It frightens me that people continue to support someone that 17 different intelligence agencies reported that Russia helped to get elected. Instead of railing against your fellow Americans maybe you should join them in fighting against a foreign power that set it sights on interfering in our democracy as well as pitting our citizens against each other.

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Posted by AZDEM on 06/25/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Trend Zone

You shouldn't swim right after you eat.

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Posted by RobG on 06/25/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To jhuppent:

Many of us have observed that "too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency" directly, through seeing the quality of programs offered in publicly funded schools and observing and participating in governance meetings.

Yes, make the per pupil funding portable and allow it to be applied in private institutions. But no, do not strip away all regulatory oversight, all teacher credentialing standards, and anything resembling reasonable per pupil funding levels. The privates need those things to function properly as much as the publics do, as much as any institution or industry does:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/15/grenfell-tower-red-tape-safety-deregulation

(And I will note again that your position on testing is inconsistent. You can't have your testing cake and eat it too. Those of us who've seen administrators manipulating programs in their schools to game the system and produce misleading testing results know that those stats mean nothing without knowing the details of how they were achieved, and that means meaningful REGULATORY OVERSIGHT that provides observation and evaluation of the actual quality of the programming in the schools that produced those test results.)

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Posted by Observing from the ground level: the AZ system is a mess. on 06/25/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To "Raising kids"

Don't believe what you read about education in Arizona. A few stats for you:

In 1992, juveniles in Arizona committed 70 murders. In 2012, the latest date for FBI stats, juveniles committed only 7 murders despite a tripling of our at-risk population.

The juvenile detention population has vaporized over that same time period.

In 2015, Arizona African Americans placed first in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, defeating Blacks in all 49 other states in math. Hispanics placed 11th and whites placed 6th. We didn't do badly in reading either placing 14th, 7th and 29th.

The most scientific measure of the quality of our schools is the combined math and reading gains from 2011 4th grade to 2015 8th grade. Arizona was number one in the nation.

The nonsense you read in the general media about web sites like wallet hub are just that - nonsense from people who don't know what they are talking about.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/25/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

It's beautiful.

Posted by Robert Shipp on 06/24/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

There is a real "market based solution" to the teacher shortage. The one party dictatorship in Phoenix famously touts "market based solutions"about everything else including an idiotic for profit mental health administrator. (Mentally ill and substance abusers famously respond to synergistic efficiencies). If teachers in Arizona districts were offered $70,000 to start plus full benefits how many candidates would you have? Voila, problem solved.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 06/24/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

I have no idea what the merits of the above-referenced case may be, but it's certainly true that too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency. It is still "the Wild West" here, and like the lawless, chaotic frontier environment from which it evolved, it is a dangerous and damaging place to try to raise and educate children.

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Posted by Raising kids in the WILD WEST is not recommended. on 06/24/2017 at 1:04 PM

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