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Rants & Raves for March 24, 2019

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- I am outraged that state legislators are still doing the bidding of the NRA. Arizonans aren’t clamoring to allow high school students to take loaded guns to school and leave them conveniently in the school parking lot.

- Suggestion for agencies, nonprofits, and newsmakers sending out press releases: Send a printer-friendly, plain-text version in black and white so we don’t exhaust our pricey color ink; and please include a pronunciation key for unfamiliar names.

- Has anyone ever been ticketed for driving without headlights in snow, heavy rain, dim dusk or dawn, where they disappear from other motorists’ side mirrors? Or is that just more typical, pigheaded, ignorant, Arizona “patriotic independence”?

- As a conservative Republican, I voted for the marijuana initiative for the use of the whole plant including everything that comes from it. You have a lot of hubris to think you know why each person voted for it.

- Cement truck rollover on Deep Well Ranch, no surprise here! That section of road was not engineered very well, it is dicey at best!

- Jason Gisi of AED recently told the story of how his company bought the Cavan property (The Dells) at a public bankruptcy proceeding. He acknowledged that there were no other bidders. Where was the city? Who dropped the ball?

- If we continue to convert ranchlands into subdivisions, will we still be worthy of the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” without cows or cowboys?

- Rave: We saw “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Prescott Center for the Arts. It was a wonderful, entertaining, uplifting and funny performance with a talented cast. Thank you, PCA!

- Excellent letter about the City Council working with Save the Dells. Seems like a no-brainer. With 5,000-plus constituents and Save the Dells behind it, the council could go back into negotiations with AED in a much stronger position.

- RE: Leash laws – Thank you for your story that brings attention to a continuing problem that puts pedestrians at risk of injury every day!

- If our legislators cannot make mature decisions about laws, how do we expect 18-year-olds to make mature decisions about loaded guns at school?

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