Tag: News

SOPA R.I.P?

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The vision of flying congressional elbows (one half of a view from the rear) fleeing from SOPA is rather funny. Jon Stewart’s treatment of the boondoggle highlights congressmen evincing how little they understand what they were promoting by denying their respective nerd-ships. Included in the montage is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Intellectual […]

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OASIS Classes Begin

OASIS Classes Begin

| January 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Winter 2012 classes for adults over 50 have begun at community locations around Tucson. There are over 200 classes offered this trimester in the art, history, humanities, health and fitness, computers, and more. These classes are all low cost and, to quote from the OASIS mission statement, “promote successful aging through lifelong learning, health […]

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How Many Children Will Be Pushed Off Arizona’s Fiscal Cliff?

How Many Children Will Be Pushed Off Arizona’s Fiscal Cliff?

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many state lawmakers have been bragging in recent weeks about the “improved” outlook of Arizona’s state budget while tens of thousands of children and adults go without health care and child care. Many also say it is a high priority to put some of this year’s revenues aside to ease the budget pain when the […]

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Local Grants Strengthen Cultural Tolerance

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Read the original article in Downtown Tucson From now through December 2012, 18 local organizations will create arts-based projects designed to strengthen cross-cultural understanding, increase tolerance and encourage a more civil society. Tucson Pima Arts Council awarded grants totaling $103,963 with funding received from Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Open Society Institute. ‚ÄúThese awards illuminate […]

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Time to TreeCycle

Time to TreeCycle

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s time to get rid of the dry tree shedding needles in your house… the one that is beginning to look like it could spontaneously combust. The sure to recycle it, the curb isn’t the place to put it. The City of Tucson has a recycling program starting today, see the news release below for […]

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War Veterans Made Up the Occupy Movement of 1932 and the Army Drove Them Out

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you remember learning about this “occupy” movement, veterans and their families marching on and occupying Washington DC in 1932? President Herbert Hoover ordered the Army to clear out the veterans, and General MacArthur moved in with troops, mounted cavalry, and even tanks. The active Army gassed and burned out the Army veterans. Why were […]

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Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

| December 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Time is running out to use the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Arizona tax filers have a great opportunity to donate to their favorite qualifying charities and receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their Arizona tax burden for donations made by December 31. Qualifying organizations are nonprofit (501(c)(3) organizations that spend at least half of their budget […]

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A Salute to Veterans on Veterans Day

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s Veterans Day and, despite our varied political opinions, today is a day to remember that our military is made up of our sons and daughters, dads and moms, and that sometimes they are doing incredibly difficult things in far away places. I’m glad mine are home safe after many deployments, and I hope yours […]

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Happy International Volunteer Managers Day

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Volunteer Coordinators are pretty good company to keep. They tend to be passionate about causes and their work is entirely people-based, so they tend to be chatty and amiable and in the middle of all kinds of cool events. I know of one actual “job” managing a volunteer program in Tucson. And by that I […]

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Volunteer San Diego Closes Its Doors Due to Lack of Funding

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Volunteer San Diego is closing its doors after 42 years of serving the volunteer and nonprofit community in the San Diego area. VSD’s funding issues highlight the tough place that nonprofits find themselves in. VSD was a Points of Light affiliate, as is Volunteer Southern Arizona, located here in Tucson. These agencies provide resources and […]

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