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Moran: Equal justice in today's courts

Everyone has been shocked and appalled by the recent events in Dallas, St. Paul, Ferguson and in countless other cities in the United States. These events have highlighted an increasing sense that our criminal justice system is flawed and has heightened interest in the practices of law enforcement and courts across the nation. I want to share with you my ideas of what equal justice means in the current landscape of our country and our community. ... Read more»

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Morales: Trump Jr. all wet in remarks on public school teachers

Let me tell you a little story about Heather. She was disabled. Her body was twisted; her spine curved beyond repair. She couldn't see, she couldn't eat, we believed she couldn't hear. She was only 13 years old but her body was not like any other girl her age. How could it be? Her father threw her against a wall when she was a baby.... Read more»

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Johnson: Assessor needs to modernize systems to better serve taxpayers

Brian Johnson: "The Pima County Assessor's Office, in cooperation with other county departments, needs to upgrade its computer systems and software so they can produce more accurate market valuations and become transparent in the process."... Read more»

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Cunningham: Rainwater harvesting incentives need to flow to low-income residents

Tucson Water offers a rebate program for customers who install rainwater harvesting systems, but these rebates have not been taken advantage of by many of our lower-income neighbors. 400 residents of the Foothills, who don't even live in the city, have taken advantage of the rebates. In Ward 5, which encompasses many of our city's more stressed neighborhoods, only 43 residents have used the rebates.... Read more»

Ducey: Honor Granite Mtn Hotshots on anniversary of Yarnell Fire

Ordering flags at half staff on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey said, "Three years ago today, Arizona lost 19 brave Granite Mountain Hotshots to the most devastating wildfire in Arizona history. Our hearts are with their families, fellow firefighters and the community of Yarnell on this solemn anniversary."... Read more»

Obama: 'United in grief & outrage' over Orlando attack

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people. ... Read more»

Obama: Ali shook up the world — and we are all better for it

Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he'd tell you. He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd "handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail." Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it. We are all better for it.... Read more»

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Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math

What should parents do when they don’t understand their kids’ homework? Parents across the country are trying to make sense of Common Core standards, a set of academic expectations that call for less focus on memorization and more focus on explaining how solutions were found and, in English, a deep probe of text.... Read more»

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Rios: Why is Ducey removing roadside memorials?

From Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios: Gov. Doug Ducey's administration and the Department of Transportation have commenced removing memorial crosses and religious markers from the side of state highways. Most families of the deceased consider these memorial sites sacred and holy.... Read more»4

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Barr: 'No one fooled' by Gowan's retaliation against reporter

The attorney for the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, Dan Barr, blasted Gowan's move to kick reporters off the chamber floor in a letter to the state House speaker, saying, "no one is fooled by what is going on here."... Read more»

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Beard: Election snafus, poor voter education & right to vote — What’s missing?

In our rush to assign blame for the snafus from last week's presidential preference eection, we should not lose sight of what voting is all about. We all may speak about the right to vote but do we remember that those Rights come with an equal share of Responsibilities? There are requirements of the citizens necessary to maintain a free society. ... Read more»1

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Kopec: Az election was a national disgrace

Monday, the Arizona House of Representatives' Committee on Elections held a special hearing to take testimony from the Maricopa county recorder, secretary of state and members of the public about the fiasco that was last Tuesday's presidential preference election and how to prevent an incident like it from ever happening again. ... Read more»

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Indie voters silenced in primary now being heard loud and clear

Despite thousands of Maricopa County voters standing in line for hours on end to cast a ballot in Tuesday's presidential preference election primary, many of their votes won't count in the final tallies. That's because when it comes to voting for a presidential candidate in Arizona, the primaries are closed to independents. ... Read more»1

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Sanchez: Morlock miscalculates on TUSD audit

In a column for TucsonSentinel.com earlier this month, Blake Morlock said he hates math sometimes. At Tucson Unified, we love it for many reasons. One: We know math is essential to a good education. Two: At the district level, we are continually crunching numbers to make the most of the dwindling dollars we are allocated to provide the best possible education to our students.... Read more»1

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Trump owes success to media nit-Twits

Few candidates understand Twitter. Fewer know how to use it. Donald Trump does, though, and - frankly - owes a good portion of his campaign’s success to a bunch of lazy journalist nit-Twits. Real journalism takes time, effort, sometimes a bit of shoe leather, and a lot of thought. It can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. And sometimes all that work, sweat and all-too-frequent blood and tears gets completely ignored by the public. ... Read more»1

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