East Valley Tribune: Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor

Friday 12/26/2014
Letter: Now is not the time to expand Gateway
Posted: December 26, 2014

So, the Mesa city board is seriously considering “forgiving” the $70 million-plus debt owed by the airport to the city taxpayers. This, because the airport, which has only recently managed to break “even” on its operating expenses, probably will never be able to become a standalone, profitable entity without it. Moreover, the council intends to put it to a “voice vote” at their January meeting. While not exactly a “clandestine” method of operation; it does however “smack” of the previous tactics used by the Brown regime when they “ran” the town. This is our hard-earned dollars entrusted to the City Council to improve our future and provide us with a positive investment return. We deserve to be consulted on your plans and see substantiation for continued investment — which is what a debt forgiveness constitutes... Anything less is absolutely disrespectful.

more »
Thursday 12/25/2014
Letter: Obama’s tenure far from a success
Posted: December 25, 2014

As usual Mr. Murphy’s Dec. 14. column is full of mis-facts. Obama energy policy? Gas prices are down due to global demand being down and OPEC supplies staying at their present levels. Same supply, lower demand, prices go down to keep the supplier from losing money. They want to keep a cash flow, even if it’s break even. U.S. supplies are up? More permits and drilling, including fracking on private land, government public permits are down.

more »
Monday 12/22/2014
Letter: Overzealous policing sadly becoming the norm
Posted: December 22, 2014

Old Town Scottsdale is becoming “Hostile Town” because Bank of America and Scottsdale police were scared that I was drinking coffee and reading.

more »
Friday 12/19/2014
Letter: Officers make arrests for crimes, not skin color
Posted: December 19, 2014

Well, it seems that President Obama and his attorney general are not the only liberals eager to throw white law enforcement officers “under the bus.” Yup, one of our very own recently came out publicly citing Arizona white law enforcement officers’ high black-American arrest statistics. Who should local law enforcement be arresting in our local inner-cities; Eskimos, Berber tribesmen, or Polynesians?

more »
Letter: The Gold Miner’s final resting place
Posted: December 19, 2014

There are a lot of myths and mysteries that pertain to the Southwest, in particular Arizona. None greater than the story of Jacob Waltz, the Lost Dutchman… in reality he was a German from Deutschland born around 1862. The story or legend goes on that the prospector (Waltz) would go into the Superstition Mountains and come out with saddle bags filled with gold. He would, with donkey in tow, mosey into Phoenix and sell his find, the same city where he breathed his last breath in 1891 and is buried in. The myth and the mystery continues into the 21st century and still no sign of a gold mine.

more »
Thursday 12/18/2014
Letter: Cannabis has many health benefits
Posted: December 18, 2014

Cannabis helps prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and many types of cancer. Cannabis is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory substances on the planet. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many, if not most, of the diseases of the human body.

more »
Wednesday 12/17/2014
Letter: Enjoy current situation while you can
Posted: December 17, 2014

Kudos to President Obama for his energy policy that has resulted not only in the United States becoming a net exporter of petroleum products, but has also given us a major drop in oil prices with gasoline now selling for well under $2.50 a gallon. OPEC is reeling thanks to him!

more »
Thursday 12/11/2014
Letter: Uninformed voters not only thing that affected election
Posted: December 11, 2014

In Kathleen Murphy’s Inbox letter on Nov. 30, she’s correct that many stupid voters don’t do, or are too lazy to do, research. They get their info from “conservative TV or radio”? What about ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, HLN, MSNBC or “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”? Are they all conservative? I don’t think so.

more »
Wednesday 12/10/2014
Letter: Can Daryl Colvin salvage his term on GPS board?
Posted: December 10, 2014

Nothing has attracted more attention in Gilbert during the past two years than the antics of Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board member Daryl Colvin. Now that the dust has settled from the last election, the question is can Colvin be an effective member after the community resoundingly rejected his backed candidates, and by connection his policies.

more »
Monday 12/08/2014
Letter: Gosar’s behavior creates political logjams
Posted: December 08, 2014

Our congressman Paul Gosar could not wait for President Obama’s speech on immigration to be over before lashing out in a degrading diatribe against the president and attacking the dignity of undocumented immigrants.

more »
Your Az Jobs