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For years, I have always been amazed at how parents behave watching their children participate in various youth athletic programs. I used to cover youth sports as a journalist, and now, as a parent, I am sitting on the bleachers every Saturday cheering on my 9-year-old.
Those of us who serve Marana as police officers and staff pride ourselves on providing exemplary service and protection to town residents, business owners and visitors. Marana is one of the safest communities in the state and our department promises to do everything it can to keep it that way.
I’ve mentioned the old-school, interactive wall at my gym where members with a piece of chalk express themselves. The latest, and my favorite under the heading, I Work Out Because...: “I’m tired of being intimidated by my girlfriend’s father.”
When I decided to run for county Supervisor, I campaigned on the principles of transparency and accountability. I remain committed to those values and continue challenging questionable county practices and expenditures. Unfortunately, the current board majority prefers the status quo which has gotten us to where we are today: saddled with massive debt, disastrous roads, and the highest property tax rate in the state.
It’s fascinating to me how employers today continue to complain about today’s workforce, myself included. We sometimes get lost in the complaining about the lack of work ethic, the comparisons to the Baby Boomer generation that would do anything for the boss because they were just happy to have a job.
There are a number of prevailing myths about traffic enforcement and fines in Oro Valley. Hopefully, the following will clear up some of the misconceptions prevalent in some parts of the community.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
Your mailboxes have been flooded, you can’t watch the latest “Modern Family” without seeing political ads, and your phone is probably blowing up with calls asking who you’re voting for.
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
Everyone has problems; odds are you have a few. Many people living in today’s society tend to perceive their lives as a series of problems. I overheard a person graphically explaining her problems as being comparable to the inexhaustible supply of prairie dogs popping up on a summer morning in Montana. Maybe the theme song for the TV Series CSI and recorded originally by The Who describes the human predicament most accurately: “Who are you?”