Category Archives: tucson politics

Baja Arizona…a basic primer on America’s 51st (maybe) state

Baja Arizona started off as a joke in the Frumious Bandersnatch 46 years ago…could this be the first state that started with a joke? Press Release February 22, 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Start Our State (SOS) has been formally established … Continue reading

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Intel to build $5 billion plant….but not in Tucson

You will never see this headline “Intel to build $5 billion plant in Tucson“. Ask yourself why? Any suggestions what Tucson could do to land some high paying jobs? Comments about why Tucson fails so miserably to land good paying … Continue reading

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Why is Tucson’s economy second rate compared to Phoenix?

There are many theories as to why Tucson’s economy is second rate compared to Phoenix. How do you make $8,500 more a year? Move to Phoenix One popular explanation is that Tucson and Pima County’s government have been run by … Continue reading

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Proposal to memorialize Tucson’s lost historic sites

 The thing about having been around Tucson since the 1950’s is how much of the city that I grew up in that has been destroyed. I feel like a ghost wandering around town, remembering things like… …the Midway drive in … Continue reading

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The heart of Tucson is coming back to life

Across the street from the El Rio Health Center on West Congress there’s a Rio Nuevo success story. Jerry Dixon, his son Justin, his daughter Kira Dixon Weinstein and his son-in-law Adam Weinstein are bringing the heart of Tucson back … Continue reading

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Wildcat subdivisions a major problem in Baja Arizona

Major public service and land use problem are growing like a cancer in southern Pima County and other areas of the state. Called ”wildcat subdivisions” these land “developments” evade virtually all subdivision requirements due to an exemption in state law … Continue reading

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Tearing Down Tucson

Buildings disappear and new ones appear. It is hard to believe that any commercial building constructed since 1970 will achieve historic status by surviving 50 years in Tucson. There seems to be a lifespan of commercial buildings of somewhere between … Continue reading

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