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He’s back. The subject that has brought me back off the shelf is the curious endorsements of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. As we talked about for the last five years, an active chamber has to act as a counterbalance to the special interests that run roughshod over the local political scene. Tucson’s prevailing imbalance has helped us get to the position of being the sixth poorest city in America. The more troubling aspect of the Chamber’s endorsements is the unwillingness of the board chairman and board to come out and explain some of their decisions. Don’t tell us about your process, tell us about your reasoning.
It is the 50th anniversary of the American Youth Soccer Organization, better known as AYSO, and part of that celebration is the organization’s bi-annual national tournament. An All-Star team from Oro Valley will be competing in the event over the Fourth of July weekend.
The Tempest will head to California to compete in the AYSO National Tournament and 50th Anniversary celebration. The team poses before practice at Riverfront Park. Coach Lawrence Brady, left, Amber Keith, Sophie Vaskovic, Kira Alderman, Taylor Seitz, Caitlin Brady, Autumn Barnett, Annika Busby, Taylor Larsen, Courtney Buckwalter, Maddie Garnand, Gemma DeSimone, Ines Studer, Coach Chris DeSimone. Not Pictured: Vanessa Molina, Hailey Hutchins, Krystin Vidal, Chloe Elmer.
Well, what do you know? It turns out there is something more aggravating than a broken record. It’s a broken record that routinely parrots back wrong information that lacks context and then holds it up to be the truth.
The numbers we should all be concerned about: 23% is the largest portion of our workforce in Pima County. This sector works in the service industry. Followed by Government sector at 19%.
It is only through the good graces of Thelma Grimes, Editor at The Explorer Newspaper, that I have the opportunity to respond to a bizarre letter from my colleague, Vic Williams. Let’s get to the nub of V. Williams’ letter.
After the shooting death of a Douglas rancher last year, increased talks of drug cartels becoming more violent, and politicians using a tough stance on illegal immigration to get elected, it’s hard for the average citizen to know what is really happening at the U.S./Mexico border.
OV offers free Swim pool barrier inspections in May
Vindication arrived early Friday, Dec. 18 for the hosts of a local radio, "Wake Up Tucson."
Patrick McNamara/The Explorer, "Wake up Tucson" host Joe Higgins makes his point during a recent broadcast of the AM radio show. Higgins and Chris DeSimone join forces five days a week to talk local politics and business.
Patrick McNamara/The Explorer, Chris DeSimone sits behind the microphone at KVOI 1030 AM. Station managers recently gave him and co-host Joe Higgins a second hour for their morning radio show, locking down the bulk of the morning commute.