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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Vote for Leach, Smith and Finchem
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 8:43 am

This election year is so disappointing on so many levels. We have two New York liberals with the worst favorability ratings and the highest unfavorable ratings of any prior presidential candidates in my lifetime.

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Are You Owed $14,000?
Posted: November 01, 2016 - 11:23 am

As an Oro Valley taxpayer you may be owed over $14,000!

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Gratefully, I’ll go the polls on Election Day
Posted: October 25, 2016 - 4:12 pm

I’ll be going to the polls on Election Day.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Hey sign stealers …
Posted: October 18, 2016 - 3:51 pm


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Vote Atchue and Hammond
Posted: October 18, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Recently I attended two public forums which featured Ralph Atchue and Corin Hammond, candidates for Senator and Representative in Legislative District 11. Also present were incumbents Steve Smith, Mark Finchem and Vince Leach. 

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Only Dems care?
Posted: October 18, 2016 - 3:52 pm

I read with great interest the letter from Emerge Board President Krista Pacion. I have always been a supporter of the Emerge program but must have been misinformed. I thought this was a program to help abused individuals (whether women or men) and this is where their emphasis is. It appears that encouraging women to run for political office is another avenue of support. Fine, but then she goes on to mention that Emerge supports Democratic women who wish to run. Why just Democratic women? Don’t all women have a right to representation by individuals that support their opinions? Or is it just those who are Democratic? I am one of those evil conservative people who give money to charities I believe in. I don’t give money to political causes and since Emerge seems to be such an organization, they’re off the list. And as a side note: The terms Democratic and Democrat are not interchangeable. A Democrat is a s! ocialist in sheeps clothing at best. Democratic is more of a general term stating what our country used to be.

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Tuesday 10/11/2016
AZ women qualified
Posted: October 11, 2016 - 12:45 pm

The decision to run for public office can seem like a daunting one. That’s especially true for women, who are starkly underrepresented in offices in Arizona and face unique challenges as female candidates. However, for every reason to not run for office, there are ten reasons why women from Arizona should.

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Supporting Corin Hammond
Posted: October 11, 2016 - 12:44 pm

 I am voting for Democrat Corin Hammond for Arizona House, legislative district 11. Corin will place a high priority on Arizona’s public education. Our public schools are the among the lowest in our country, 

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
Cheese Anyone???
Posted: October 04, 2016 - 10:53 am

So after taking a deep breath and holding it, the latest edition of the Explorer was on my driveway. 

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Campaign sign woes
Posted: October 04, 2016 - 10:54 am


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Tuesday 09/27/2016
The Art of the Lie
Posted: September 27, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Well, it sure didn’t take long for Don Cox (charter member of the so-called civility crowd) to submit a self-congratulatory letter to the Explorer gloating that the Oro Valley Town Council incumbents lost the election.  His letter was filled with civil words and phrases to include “vilify, liars, bitching” and “clean out their desks and leave.”  He claimed that the results revealed that, “there can be no argument about where the people stand.”

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Get a life – Insurance, that is
Posted: September 27, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Though mortality remains alive and well, fewer U.S. residents own life insurance policies nowadays. 

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
El Conquistador Tennis creates community on the courts
Posted: September 21, 2016 - 4:00 am

When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emotions that naturally results whenever people are faced with change and transition. But when a change occurs, we have two choices: 1. Deny and resist, or 2. Be a productive part of the prospect for improvement.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Veteran put in a Basket
Posted: September 20, 2016 - 12:45 pm

I recently learned I am no longer a patriotic veteran, but rather have been relegated to the “Basket of Deplorables.”  I am irredeemable, un-American, racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and Islamophobia. 

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Oh, Don
Posted: September 20, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Don Cox, with all your blustering, you must be exhausted... Take a deep breath and hold it for 20 minutes.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
You are so full of kumbaya
Posted: September 13, 2016 - 11:53 am

I absolutely can’t buy your call for “Kumbaya” time now that the primary election has been completed. How convenient. You along with your Ally Miller hater, Jim Nintzel’s attempt on an almost weekly basis to promote and accommodate the bought, paid for sham candidate for Dist. #1 BOS failed miserably. 

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The people have spoken
Posted: September 13, 2016 - 11:55 am

Much has been written on these Explorer Opinion pages in the past 6-8 weeks about the Oro Valley Town Council election. I have written expressing my support for the three challengers while giving the readers reasons to not support the incumbents. Other have taken to this medium to vilify me, call the challengers liars and make an attempt to justify the berating one of the finest  police departments in this state and  country.

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Ending parade a difficult decision
Posted: September 13, 2016 - 11:51 am

It is after long thought and deliberation that we will no longer be producing the Oro Valley Holiday Parade. 

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Hey, stop using ‘broken home’
Posted: September 13, 2016 - 11:52 am

I wish to point out Patrick King’s politically incorrect reference to a single-parent family as a “broken home”.  That generalization is unfair and insulting. Thankfully, that term quit being used by most people in the ’70s and ’80s.  

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Wednesday 09/07/2016
My View: The voters spoke
Posted: September 07, 2016 - 4:00 am

I yelled into my mailbox today and heard a deafening echo. For the first time in months, this newspaper hasn’t received a letter to the editor explaining why the Oro Town Council incumbents in this last election are either civic government gods or members making a mockery of government process. 

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