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Picture of "Park Closed to the Public" sign

Harassing the Homeless

Yes, the park is closed, sealed and sanitized, but they can’t close the sidewalks. City officials might think that closing Veinte de Agosto Park to human beings has rid them of the problem of homeless people in downtown Tucson, but they need only look at the continued presence of protesting homeless and just plain homeless […]

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Photo by Norah Booth of mural on Access Tucson building. Shadows from the sunset are prominent Spring 2015

COMMENTARY: No Access, Tucson

Last Saturday evening Access Tucson opened its doors to the public for the last time. The occasion was the bye-­bye bash for a community-­dedicated facility and concept that was the main concession Tucson received for its generous donation of city infrastructure to Cox Cable domination. Today, much of Tucson’s only access to internet is through […]

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photograph of Mary DeCamp and a dog named Birdie; a road is in the background

Mary DeCamp Speaks at 3/17/15 Call to the Audience

Good evening mayor, council, workers, & audience members. Thank you for sharing your time and attention. I’m Mary DeCamp, a local activist. No permanent residence; more a butterfly approach to landing here and there, sampling the neighborhood nectars, as it were. I’m not paid to speak for anyone, yet I have the audacity to think […]

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