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The Tucson agenda

Gimme debt: Sahuarita (& other local gov'ts) should act fast on new bonds

The Tucson agenda: Get your geek on: Inflation is higher than bond yields so it's time to swan dive into debt.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Fun with meetings: Tucson City Council takes up 'casitas,' Pima Supes select lawmakers & more

The Tucson Agenda: The Sentinel's roundup of upcoming local government meetings shows the City Council, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Marana Town Council and Amphitheater Public Schools are covering issues you should know about.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson's water rate plan is good policy, undercut by sniping with Pima County

Using water rates as a growth management tool is smart policy, but Tucson and Pima County need to do a better job of communicating to head off pointless legal and political battles that serve no one (but the lawyers).... Read more»

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A Turkey Day shout-out to the readers I'm so thankful for

Let's set the table about why I write this Devilish column, and why I'm so pleased you're reading it regularly — and pitching in to help the Tucson Sentinel do even more independent local journalism.... Read more»

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Pima County starting to think about a COVID Plan B; it's probably for the best

A Plan B for the continuing coronavirus pandemic seems to be lurking in the future. It's time we start giving serious consideration to how we'll deal with COVID-19 for some time to come.... Read more»

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UA's latest climate research breakthrough should scare us into action — but will it?

Scientists are doing their jobs but the methods they use can limit their ability to communicate the gravity of the climate crisis. That's a problem. But mostly the lack of understanding is on us (looking at you, Lefties).... Read more»

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Never mind the GOP, Tucson's new alternative may be on the Left

Someone has got to hold our Democratic incumbents accountable and it’s probably time to stop the expecting the heat to come from the Right. It may have to come from the Left; at least around Tucson.... Read more»2

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Arizona redistricting map still gives democracy a glimmer — with a supreme caveat

Arizona's proposed redistricting maps don't mean big shifts for the Legislature. The new lines being drawn up for coming elections don't particularly help the Democrats but they don't hinder the changes that are underway in our state. ... Read more»1

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UA researcher's work should light fire under Sinema to heed climate crisis

A UA researcher has just come up with the 974,238th reason why human civilization should seriously do something about greenhouse gasses. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema needs to take heed.... Read more»

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Trump lies about Tucson votes, because of course he does

Trump's new "fraudulent" claims about the Pima County vote neglect the most basic facts about how Arizona elections work, because the truth just never occurs to him.... Read more»

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The Devil's advocate: Think about Tucson ballot props before you vote, unlike someone I know

How about the least popular column ever put forth in my canon? See, I think the Tucson City Council needs a raise and the minimum wage should maybe stay where it is.... Read more»

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Schrödinger's Sinema: Az's candy-coated senator exists in dual state because she knows what she's doing

Kyrsten Sinema exists as both a shrewd political operator who is going to save the Biden agenda at the last moment and as the senator who's ... ahem ... "so crazy she just might do it." It's a smart play.... Read more»

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Rodney intervention: Glassman never a Democrat, likely defrauding GOP

"AHAHHAHAHAHHAHA!" That was my reaction to the news Rodney Glassman is running for Arizona Attorney General.... Read more»3

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No joke: It's time to treat Arizona fraudit like a threat to the republic

Yes, the Trump supporters behind the Arizona election fraudit are idiots, but they are the most dangerous idiots in U.S. history.They must be stopped. Sitting out 2022 is not an option. Their report is a blatant attempt to justify Republican moves to toss out democracy.... Read more»1

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Follow the bouncing stupid: California recall shows Republicans may out-dumb Dems in '22 midterms

The race to replace U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will likely hinge on which party runs a dumber campaign. Watch for Dems and R's to keep handing each other their beer during the 2022 election in Arizona... Read more»

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