As someone who grew up in Tucson I have seen the best and worst of our city, and I feel it is headed in the wrong direction.
The following editorial appeared Friday in The Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has got himself in a bind.
Fall brings several benchmarks: the pumpkin farm, my annual baking imperative, the inevitable hopeful excursion into nature that ends with sunburn and the realization that it really is still hot, even though we wish it weren’t so.
Councilman Steve Kozachik announced he is leaving the Republican Party which he claims has become a narrow party of extremists. Numerous attempts to reach a Pima County Democratic party spokesperson went unanswered because the door on the geodesic dome was sealed tight and a voice inside kep…
Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter emphasizes a point as he speaks during his debate with President Gerald Ford at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976, San Francisco, Calif. (AP Photo)
President Gerald Ford, right, emphasized a point during his second debate with Jimmy Carter, left, at Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976, San Francisco, Calif. (AP Photo)
President Gerald Ford, right, and Jimmy Carter shake hands before they started their debate at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976, San Francisco, Calif.
There were no presidential debates between 1960 and 1976. During one of these three debates Ford said, "There is no S…
The Rev. Billy Graham,center, at the podium of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago on August 27, 1968. (AP Photo)
Former Pres. Jimmy Carter, center right, and Rosalynn Carter, center left, wave from the podium during a visit to the site of Democratic National Convention at The Omni, Saturday, July 16, 1988, Atlanta, Ga. It was in 1976 that the Carters stood at the podium of the Democratic National Conve…
Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, one of the keynote speakers at opening of the Democratic National Convention, responds to greetings on floor of Madison Square Garden, Monday, July 12, 1976, New York. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Vice President Walter Mondale, right, and his wife Joan Mondale wave to the Democratic Convention where he accepted his partys nomination for Vice President, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1980, New York. (AP Photo)
Jimmy Carter hugs his eight-year-old daughter, Amy, as he makes his way to the podium to begin his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential candidatey, July 15, 1976 in New York. (AP Photo)
Sen. John F. Kennedy makes his way through a crowd of supporters and journalists as he arrives in Los Angeles, July 9, 1960 for the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo)
Eugene (Bull) Connor, Democratic national committeeman from Alabama, tells the Democratic convention's deputy sergeant-at-arms, Chester Smith, right, that he won't "stand aside" as he was requested to do after he took his seat without signing a loyalty pledge on Aug. 24, 1964 in Atlantic Cit…
New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, arriving on July 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois for Democratic national convention. The governor's son James Roosevelt stands beside him at right. (AP Photo)
Sen. John F. Kennedy with Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, during the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Calif ., July 1960. (AP Photo)
Ann Kirkpatrick has won the Democratic nomination in Congressional District 1 and will face Republican Jonathan Paton in the November general election.
Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally will face off in the general election in Congressional District 2.