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My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

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As a political junkie, last Monday was a momentous day as voters in Iowa cast the first ballows for president. As anyone who cares already kno…

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

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Arizona voters have an opportunity to vote in our state’s Presidential Preference Election on March 22. This election will help determine who …

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

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In Marana, we strive to create a sense of place. Our residents have chosen to make this community their home for many reasons. The outstanding…

You can make positive changes

You can make positive changes

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It’s February already. Are those New Year’s resolutions not quite working out the way you thought? After a month or two, many of our good inte…

Way off base

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In response to Mr. Art Shave

Don’t feed animals

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Somebody, you know who you are, has been hand-feeding javelina in Oro Valley. 

Applauding the minority

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In Art Shave’s Jan. 20 letter to The Explorer, he claimed that Oro Valley Councilmembers Zinkin, Garner and Burns, “constantly fear monger and…

I support a community center

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It has come to my attention that because I have been critical of the golf operation that the town has entered into, it is assumed that I am al…

Income tax not the problem

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The editor’s recent My Turn column on the governor’s recent budget had a lot of good solid points, but there are a lot of things that he missed.  

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

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What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly reject…

World view a win-win for county

World view a win-win for county

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The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 19 approved an economic incentive package for an innovative commercial spaceflight company that is a win-win …

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

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Now that the 2016 legislative session has begun, as I do each year, I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at…

My Turn: God must have been in charge

My Turn: God must have been in charge

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It’s funny how so many times, when there are big moments in life, God knows exactly how to open the doors you are meant to walk through.

Shame on you for lumping military as one

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Firstly, Ms. Rogers, shame on you for presenting yourself as speaking for all military. Both of us know the military is made up of a broad spe…

I would never vote for Trump

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Re: Opinion of writer Wendy Rogers who declares that the military supports Donald Trump. Rogers also faults President Obama for “petty” grieva…

Not much of a surprise here

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Surprise, surprise. The performance of our newly acquired duplicate golf courses is falling behind projections; way, way behind. Losses are ru…

My Turn: County investment a good move

My Turn: County investment a good move

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After a lengthy debate, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to spend $14.5 million to build a facility and spaceport for …

Military do not support one candidate

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I am enraged The Explorer would publish Wendy’s letter about the military supporting Donald Trump.

Nothing being done to stop mentally ill

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In response to Ron Barber’s opinion in the Jan. 13 issue, I have to say, I am unaware of anything being proposed to prevent shootings by the m…

My Turn: A few thoughts for the Legislature

My Turn: A few thoughts for the Legislature

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The Arizona Legislature kicked off its 2016 session last week with some fanfare and more promises to lower taxes and establish the state as on…

Northwest Chatter

My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

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As a political junkie, last Monday was a momentous day as voters in Iowa cast the first ballows for president. As anyone who cares already kno…

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

Posted:

Arizona voters have an opportunity to vote in our state’s Presidential Preference Election on March 22. This election will help determine who …

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

Posted:

In Marana, we strive to create a sense of place. Our residents have chosen to make this community their home for many reasons. The outstanding…

You can make positive changes

You can make positive changes

Updated:

It’s February already. Are those New Year’s resolutions not quite working out the way you thought? After a month or two, many of our good inte…

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

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What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly reject…

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    Pro Flight Gear — a unique service at Marana airport

    Robert Munoz spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of master sergeant, capping his military career in aviation maintenance and flight operations. He knows how important safety and survival are when it comes to aircraft, so three years ago he and a partner in Cunningham, Tenn., started Pro Flight Gear, LLC, dedicated to aviation life support equipment. 

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    Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly rejected $815 million in county bond proposals? Didn’t you, the voters,  say, “no borrowing money to fund business start-ups and tourism related investments?” I know I heard you, and that’s why I voted “no” at Tuesday’s board meeting to not borrow $16 million to fund World View’s balloon tourism spaceport. Unfortunately, the other supervisors in a vote of 4 to 1 chose not to hear your demands, ignored your pleas for accountability and transparency, and decided to drive Pima County into even further debt — something we cannot afford.

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