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Long time Tucsonan. Wondering where/when we lost our sense of direction as a city and community. Retired only because most businesses in the area seem to not like the idea of hiring people over 55.. Or more so, after 60.

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Re: “Danehy

I'm in on this. I live inside a "republican bubble", Kentop. I have LARGE political messages posted in my reasonably large pickup. I haven't been pulled over for about ten years, the last time was late at night by a PCSO deputy who very politely informed me that I had a "dim brakelight". Yes, I did, and it was repaired the next day. No ticket, no written warning, just a calm chat about what needed to be done.

I don't recall if this incident was toward the end of the month. Maybe I can get a polygraph test to help jog my memory.

9 likes, 79 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 09/27/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Which roads would be repaired, which would be rebuilt? There are NO specifics (as usual) and NO guarantees that the funding will stay on road improvements.

(Sorry, bikers, we don't need to pass ROAD repairs, only to see funds diverted to more work on the Loop. If you want more bike paths, put up a proposition for that work).

The County cannot be trusted to perform repairs to the roads. More than 20 years of history proves that.

Vote NO on Proposition 463.

22 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 09/20/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Great coverage of the CD3 race, not.

ONE..count it..ONE sentence? The GOP primary, as is often the case, received little to no coverage in ANY media other than local radio. How about digging in a bit to understand AND REPORT how Nick Pierson pulled off an over-50% win, in a district that covers half of the south end of Arizona?

5 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 09/06/2018 at 8:18 AM

Re: “KVOI AM Radio Station Moving to Local Talk Radio

I'll believe whatever happens WHEN it happens. As of right now, there aren't enough bodies to fill the airwaves with local FRESH programming.
One thing that would be a HUGE improvement is a step back to 1960s radio, when most stations in Tucson had an actual NEWS DEPARTMENT. Something that no radio station, and for that matter, most TV stations in the market have today. You could rely of stations to bring the news to your ears every hour. Sometimes two or three times each hour!
What happend at the Supes meeting? What happened at the City Council? How about the school board (and not just TUSD)? There used to be actual REPORTERS covering those meetings, taking notes, recording actual events, writing comprehensive detailed reports then BROADCASTING the news! None of the rip-n-read from the lame excuse of a local daily newspaper...no..it was REAL reporting. BOTH sides of stories, and since there are usually nore than just two sides..ALL sides got air time.
Maybe we could get all of the basics covered. Remember high school newspapers? In the day, even those could get WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW, and most importantly WHY something happened, or was about to. J-school at the UofA could use a refresher on that aspect of reporting. Network newsreaders forgot how to do that...so have most editors.

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 08/09/2018 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Here Today, Gone Tamale?

The only positive thing I can find about the entire Broadway widening project, if it moves forward, will be bulldozing the Starbucks at Broadway and Campbell. (Like there aren't enough of THOSE in Tucson.)

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Posted by n7iqv on 05/03/2018 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Goodbye Flycatcher, Hello Seven-Story Apartment Building on Fourth Avenue

I look at Fourth Avenue and see what? Maybe THREE businesses remain that were open in 1960. Caruso's, The Shanty and the Dairy Queen. Every other business on 4th is a newcomer.
That being said, just raising another new sign on another old building might not make the business "historic" but it IS in keeping with the flavor of the area. The construction of another "modern" high-rise will diminish the current "feel" of 4th Avenue, mush as the "modern" streetcar has lost the charm of the older 4th Avenue Streetcars.
One other point, when 2068 rolls around, will there be a hue and cry to save the "historic" high-rise apartments when THEY are bulldozed, ala La Placita?

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 02/15/2018 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Trial Balloon

What is really going on at WorldView? Why was a balloon being inflated with hydrogen gas, a material known for over 100 years to not be safe in balloon operations? Why have neither the FAA nor the NTSB sent a team to Tucson to investigate the incident? And perhaps more suspicious, why were FBI personnel present BEFORE the explosion? Why is WorldView allowed to literally cover up the evidence of the explosion before a full investigation has begun?

Almost as worrysome, why are most local media failing to do any serious reporting on what happened on December 19th?

12 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 12/21/2017 at 9:28 AM

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