Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold at T&T Market on 6th Ave in South Tucson!!!

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News is coming out that a winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold at the T&T Market in South Tucson, at 6th Ave and 31st, right across from Fortin de las Flores and just south of the John Valenzuela Youth Center!   Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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Tom Horne joins with TUSD in filing objections over the return of MAS in Tucson

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The opening paragraph of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s objection to the Federal Desegregation Plan that will be imposed on TUSD next year begins with Ethnic Studies: The State of Arizona objects to the portion of the Draft Unitary Status Plan (“USP”) that requires the Tucson Unified School District (“TUSD”) to establish culturally relevant “core courses” in Latino and African American studies. Arizona joins TUSD’s objection… Tom Horne then goes on to attack the already dead MAS program as usual, even though it seems he did not get the memo that the program was already gone as of January 10th, […]

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VIDEO: A story of anger, sorrow, and hope for a new beginning in Tucson

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I know that I am but one of a million, just one of the many that toil in the hot Southern Arizona sun. But I also provide a data point; one person’s life in the forces we are confronted with in the year 2012 in Arizona; land of SB1070 and HB2281. The story of Three Sonorans is a flawed one; one filled with emotion and anger and sadness, but also with hope and happiness at times. I stand behind what I have written in the past, I will defend it, but I also apologize for whatever pain I have caused. […]

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VIDEO: Tuesday night’s TUSD desegregation forum

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I have posted many videos of the speakers at Tuesday’s night Deseg/USP forum that was held at Pueblo Neighborhood Center. Mari Herreras was able to capture Monday night’s speeches here, but attended the other TUSD meeting at the same time on Tuesday to shut down barrio schools. According to Cuevas, the double-meeting was unintentional but still planned on purpose. You can find all the videos from Tuesday night here, but I chose to highlight two new important voices that I have not captured on video before. Eddie Contreras, co-plaintiff on Mendoza case. Greg Epstein Entire forum from beginning to end. Buy […]

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TUSD launches attack on Latino side of Tucson with mass school closures in barrios

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First they came for bilingual education, then for Mexican American Studies, now they are flat-out shutting down our schools in the barrios. We need you to stand up NOW! Join us November 28th at 6pm at Palo Verde High School! I asked the question yesterday if TUSD, which has a proven history of retaliation, is seeking revenge against the Westside for two of the board members not being welcomed at the Fiesta Grande in Barrio Hollywood, just a few blocks away from Manzo. The answer appears to be YES, with TUSD voting last night to close three important schools on […]

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Arizona gun store owner bans Obama supporters

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Last week, the owner of an Arizona gun shop made national headlines after it was reported that he had posted a sign and taken out a full page ad in a local newspaper that banned Obama supporters from entering his store.  One week later, Cope Reynolds is cashing in on the attention. Mr. Reynolds, owner of Southwest Shooting Authority says “business is booming” after his sign and newspaper ad caught the attention of various media outlets.  The sign read: “If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you’re not responsible […]

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Is TUSD seeking revenge against Tucson’s Westside and Barrio Hollywood?

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Tonight TUSD will be voting on whether to close a bunch of schools, including three important schools on the Westside including one from Barrio Hollywood and Menlo Park. I guess that closed school at Menlo Park will match the closed pool in Menlo Park that Tucson shut down… Is TUSD going to have their forums on the westside of town, since that is the (mostly-Latino) community it affects? Of course not! Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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Is TUSD trying to hide positive MAS data from the public?

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The version of the USP posted at tucsonusp.com omits all of the data in the appendices to the plan that was filed with the Court.  Why would they ask the public to evaluate the plan, but take out the data? What would Special Master Hawley say if someone asked him to evaluate a proposed plan, but didn’t give him any of the data? Perhaps they cut out the data because releasing it would make the conspicuous absence of the Cabrera Report even more conspicuous.  There is a link to the District Court website on tucsonusp.com, so they can plausibly argue that it is […]

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