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Cries of “corruption” rang out in the Pima County Board of Supervisors hearing room after a number of frustrated county residents alleged that Chairwoman Sharon Bronson intentionally and prematurely adjourned an Oct. 14 meeting without allowing some audience members to speak during call to the public on a newly controversial topic related to supervisor spending.
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.
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.
(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
I hope I’m correct in assuming most southern Arizonans, specifically voters in Pima and Cochise Counties don’t read The Republic or give much credence to its opinions or recommendations. My suspicion of The Republic is heightened by its untrue, i.e., false, statement regarding Col. Retired McSally’s USAF career. At “26 years as an Air Force officer” is quite simply not true, as even McSally has admitted to me. She served 22 years as an officer after having obtained her undergraduate degree in the normal 4 years at the USAF Academy. During those 4 years she wore a cadet’s uniform but was not a member, much less a commissioned officer, of the USAF. Granted, McSally, no stickler for the whole truth, is wont to mention her 26 years of service, perhaps figuring that the actual 22 don’t give her sufficient gravitas. What I’d like to know is: why did she retire as a bird colonel at 44, without an obvious career path to which to turn? Would it have been the realization that she’d never trade the eagle for a general’s star(s)?
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
(NewsUSA) - Attitudes and opinions can vary greatly when it comes to public breastfeeding. Yet, when it comes to the opinion that matters most -- the mother's -- a recent survey suggests that "breast is best."
In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.
(NAPSI)—Small businesses have a number of concerns when it comes to the effect that government regulations are having on their business. That’s a key finding of TriNet’s Small Business Confidence Survey, which explores the opinions of U.S. small business owners about issues such as their outlook on the state of their companies and on federal and state legislation.
(NAPSI)—The next time you catch a football game, while you’re admiring the energy expended on the field, you might give a thought to how the sport is helping America save energy.
Why is it that David Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, has locked up major endorsements from Republicans, Democrats, the business community and educators, while his Republican opponent Diane Douglas has no big names in her corner?
In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the county’s road maintenance problem. Supervisor Miller’s comments are very disappointing – as well as inaccurate.
With great fanfare, state officials in March unveiled an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of the late U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater that will represent Arizona at the National Statuary Hall in Washington.
Northwest Medical Center has become the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system, which means less time for surgical patients under anesthesia and vastly improved ergonomics for surgeons operating the robot.
In honor of sticking to not endorsing candidates during the election, I held off writing this column, although I was tempted throughout the primary election. However, the primary is over, several races have been decided , so here it goes.
The Oro Valley election is over and by a large margin (mandate type margin) the incumbents won. According to the latest numbers the margin of victory in the mayoral race was 2,550 votes. The challenger for a council seat fell short by 2,082 votes.
First of all, I want to express my deep gratitude to all of the many wonderful volunteers that came forward to support me in my campaign for mayor. I feel that my campaign was a fact-based, professional attempt to offer a viable alternative to the citizens of Oro Valley for mayoral leadership.
For many, the people who have played a part in shaping U.S. history are icons, or chapters in a history book. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of those icons, but to Tucson’s Nina Roosevelt Gibson she is also known as just grandma.
(NAPSI)—Whether you call it a second act or an encore career, or it’s just your desire to do a complete 180 in your profession, one thing remains the same: The path to reinvention often means taking your current job skills and giving them a new twist.
A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate who said prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he sent to his attorney.
The cinematic climate is changing in countless ways, but one in particular is affecting the world on a much broader scale. Viral marketing and distribution through avenues such as Netflix has fused with a public hunger for knowledge that is satiated through a surge in documentary filmmaking. The impact of this readily distributed knowledge and information is perhaps more powerful than ever. One company in particular has learned this lesson the hard way. After the release of the popular 2013 documentary “Blackfish”, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has begun to feel the sting of public opinion.
WASHINGTON – Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut carbon emissions from power plants in half over the next 15 years.
(BPT) - For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus. Pick out the wrong jeans for her and she’ll be shamed by society. While neither scenario will cause kids any real harm, there is one area of back-to-school shopping where a wrong move could have health ramifications for kids – shoe shopping.
Steve Smith is serious about stopping illegal immigration and believes in border fencing as an important part of the solution. Smith led the effort in his time in the House and Senate to construct a border fence along our southern border funded by private donations – NOT taxpayer dollars. Sheriffs Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu have endorsed Steve Smith because he is serious about solving a real crisis.