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What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's '18 agenda includes a bunch to think about, but money required

Gov. Doug Ducey is an easy target for non-conservatives but a lot of what he discussed in his State of the State deserves a fair hearing ... just after he shows us the cash. The budget will tell if the governor's address signals a halt to the slashing and burning of Arizona government.... Read more»

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Monsanto hearings tempt wrong kind of fate

Pima County's Monsanto hearings will not be five teachable moments about the virtues of a deal with the ag company. It's just five chances to piss people off. ... Read more»

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A look at 2017: The year of 'Who the Hell Knows'

Together we in Southern Arizona enter 2017 looking through the lens of just one tautology: God only knows what will happen. If you liked last year's uncertainty, you'll love what comes next. Five issues locally could give Tucsonans an idea.... Read more»1

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Letter to business leaders: Step in on PCC's behalf

Pima Community College needs help -- a lot of help. And Tucson business leaders can start by "visualizing and repurposing synergies that achieve a real win-win." ... Read more»3

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Solutions to 'fake news' could easily be worse than the problem

Efforts to fix what people are sharing will only sow resentment and recriminations about the Lame Stream Something or Other and drive more people away from fact-based reporting and to hypothesis-spreading articles.... Read more»

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City gun destruction lawsuit on shaky legal ground

The city of Tucson is taking the state to court over the right to destroy guns in what could be a landmark case to decide who runs what in Arizona. God bless 'em. I like the gumption as much as I question their chances.... Read more»2

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Never mind border wall, legal immigration system is the big fix

If a wall can't hold something back as simple as an invading Mongol horde, how in the name of Ghengis do we expect one to stop a force incalculably more powerful: attraction of supply to demand. It's like keeping boy away from girl. ... Read more»

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Monsanto deal no dirtier than recent Pima County triumphs

Tucson can't claim purity of progressive essence with a cash-for-jobs economic development model that heralds the coming Caterpillar's mining division and expansion of Raytheon's missile factory. But the county does have a way to provide clarity to corporate "bad boys."... Read more»2

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Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.... Read more»1

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Sedgwick's surprise win may be exactly what TUSD needs

Overnight, the stars aligned to change Rachel Sedgwick from a political asterisk into the most powerful newly elected leader between Oro Valley and Nogales. Good thing the woman may match the moment. The bickering school board couldn't ask for more than a curious, empathetic, tough new member.... Read more»3

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5 reasons Arizona may finally start to swing

Democracy works best when elections aren't foregone conclusions. Republicans take Arizona for granted so national Democrats should start treating Arizona like Ohio. You laugh, but just you wait ... just you wait.... Read more»

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Living with 'new normal' makes Trump's win understandable

In their apathy, the elites call the troubles of the many "the New Normal." Those of us who have been forced to swallow the new normal just kicked the establishment in the keister for demanding our obedience. It was stupid but understandable. But checks and balances undermine the rapid, radical change Trump promised. You can campaign in tweets but governing is done in legalese.... Read more»

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Election night: The best hours to be a journalist

It's about to be election night. And for a journalist there is no better time to have the gig. It's the bottom of the ninth, the two-minute warning and the home stretch all wrapped into one. As a journalist, you see politicians govern in prose and campaign in codes. The poetry happens on election night.... Read more»

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Ally Miller's lack of discipline exposes taxpayers, undermines GOP

Ally Miller is about to be sued over handling records, but this time her lack of compliance could cost the county (taxpayers: you) cash. While a vanishing Facebook comment could be worth $75,000, what Miller's inability to pick her battles has really cost is the Tea Party's chance to completely take over the Pima County Board of Supervisors. ... Read more»2

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A story of a saved backside in the age of angst

We interrupt this grimy election for a kinda clean tale of good fortune: A true and winding story about being financially screwed ... and then improbably not.... Read more»

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