If You Think the Living Have a Hard Time Collecting Benefits from the VA, What Chance for the Dead? or, A Fool’s Errand

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As executor of a dear friend’s estate, I took it upon myself to file for burial and funeral service grants totaling $600 from the Veterans Administration. My efforts have produced paper files inches high of ongoing appeals directed mostly to the now infamous Phoenix VA, a long-term relationship with support personnel from …

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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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Kennedy Sculpture Found—Now What? (An Update)

Hardy Grant

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Now that the Kennedy bronze memorial head, stolen mid-December from Presidio Park downtown, has been recovered—found under a large pot in a wash, according to news reports about the couple who brought it to a recycling center—the question of what to do next was the topic of a meeting April 8 at …

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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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