Barrio & Broadway “blights” and urban renewal: History repeats in Tucson

In the 1960s the original home of the people that built Tucson still existed in downtown. Today there is one sole building that remains after the “urban renewal” project completely obliterated the original barrio to build the failed Tucson Convention Center.

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McCain & McSally credit ISIL for saving Tucson economy

While conservatives in Southern Arizona love to hate the government, it is that very government that provides our top jobs in Tucson; Raytheon, DM Air Force base, the University of Arizona along with the state, county and city jobs. Most of the latter exist to serve the former; this is a military town that survives off of weapons of mass destruction and war.

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Barrio Hollywood responds to Daily Star criticism after citizens win landslide victory in self-determination

In case you missed the Barrio Hollywood event (I did not notice anyone from the Arizona Daily Star there in person, however the Tucson Weekly and AZPM were there to witness the event first-hand), our write-up of last week’s historic vote is here and video highlights are below.

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Tucson City Council tries “I didn’t think it was illegal” defense again: Third time is a charm?

People in power usually learn quickly that it is easier to apologize afterwards than to get permission in advance.

What is done is done and we must all “move on”… right?

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Pedicone awarded over $16K after quitting his job and getting graded as low as 65% by board

Most students, if they quit midway through their term, would end up failing a class. That’s because they don’t have the Pedicone Privilege where you get a bonus for giving up and not finishing what you started.

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