Power to Truth: Beau Hodai and the Dirty Bastards Archive

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Prying documents from the cold dead hands of a faceless bureaucracy takes time—not less than six months—research skills, money, and, not to be discounted, aggression. If you don’t believe that effort is worth something, you need to listen to Arizona based reporter Beau Hodai, publisher of DBAPress.com and a journalist passionate for …

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Interview with Beau Hodai

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Beau Hodai is an Arizona-based investigative reporter writing for the national press. He made these comments on journalism to Norah Booth for occupiedtucsoncitizen.org OTC: From your perspective as a working investigative journalist, would you comment on the state of American journalism today? HODAI: There is a nexus between the logistical problems that …

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Off With His Head: Sculptor Recounts Origins of Stolen Kennedy Bust

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The John F. Kennedy bust recently ripped from its Tucson Presidio Park perch after almost 50 years leaves a hole in many a local heart. Sculptor Hardy R. Grant, 76, says his sculpture was forged of materials intended to last 3000 years. He says it’s time he shared his story of how …

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Police as Drug Recognition Experts. What could go wrong?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Some serious errors can be fatal while others just result in life-changing havoc. For Gavin Douglas, AKA Gadget to five grandkids, life as a master metal worker, sculptor, and driver is over. These days he can’t be counted on to even recall his grandchildren’s names. “I think they just stereotyped him,” Mary …

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Underwater on Your Mortgage? HARPs for the Drowning

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN This is the full and updated version of an article that first appeared in abridged form in the August 2, 2012 edition of the Tucson Weekly—Ed Over the last five years Arizona surpassed Nevada as the number one state in the nation for home foreclosures. Meanwhile, banks made refinancing nearly impossible for …

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