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BlogForArizona returns to health

By Michael Bryan

Some of you (specifically, those using WinTel computers) may have noticed that clicking on a link here at the blog took you to a highly suspicious dialogue box about having to address some bogus security concern. We got hacked and some black-hatted son-of-a-bitch inserted malware into our server.

I’m glad to report that we have resolved the problem and taken steps to make it a great deal harder to do so in the future. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our readers and please be assured that visiting us is now safe. As far as we can tell the only way that your computer could be compromised is if you believed the rather amatuerish exhortation to visit another site, download software, or call a number for further instructions. Just a general note: don’t ever do such things 🙂

Thanks for patience and support. This incident cost us several hundred dollars and we will soon provide a donation button to help us defray those costs if you feel you would like to pitch in to help cover that expense.

Best Regards,

Michael Bryan and the BlogForArizona crew

April 14 Meet & Greet with January Contreras for Arizona Attorney General

January Contreras

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.:   Precinct 167 Meet & Greet with Special Guest January Contreras, candidate for Arizona Attorney General.”

All are invited to join us at the home of Rebecca Cramer at 2016 E. Water Street, Tucson, AZ  85719, to hear from  January.  Precinct 167 is located in central Tucson between Campbell Ave. and Tucson Blvd. near Grant Rd.  Contact Lori Tochihara at (520) 360-0357 to RSVP.

For more, read January Contreras Campaigns for Consumer Protection in Attorney General Race.

Arizona Donkey Feed Service Interruption

By Michael Bryan

Just wanted to drop readers a quick note: AZDonkeyFeed will be on hiatus for an indefinite time. The Feed is the stream of links in the near right-hand column of the blog and the continuously updated website of links hosted by Digg that automatically post those links to this blog.

Digg Reader is shutting down tomorrow. Digg Reader is the service I have used to read and curate the hundreds of RSS feed I follow and read to compile the AZDonkeyFeed. Without it, my ability to easily flag items for inclusion in the feed is gone. I’m exploring alternate workflows to accomplish the same task, but have yet to find a workable substitute.

If you are a user of AZDonkeyFeed, please leave a comment so that I can gauge reader interest in continuing the service. I’ll try to bring it back as soon as I can find a workable substitute for Digg. Thanks for your interest and best regards to you all!

An Evening with John Nichols of The Nation, March 10 (video)

John Nichols, Pamela Powers Hannley, and Phil Lopes

Author and historian John Nichols, Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, and former Arizona Senate Minority Leader Phil Lopes at PDA’s John Nichols event in 2017.

The Tucson Festival of Books brings hundreds of authors to Tucson each year. For politicos, one of the hottest tickets at the Book Festival is author and historian John Nichols of The Nation.

If you want to hear Nichols speak in an informal setting– away from the Book Festival crowds, come to the IBEW Hall on Saturday night, March 10. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA Tucson) and the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) are hosting their annual An Evening with John Nichols. I am proud to be the warm-up act for Nichols again this year. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. and around the nation (Updated with additional protests)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, appeared on the the Sunday morning bobblehead shows and announced “March for Our Lives,” a demonstration for new gun control legislation scheduled for Saturday, March 24, in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country.

The students have set up a web site, https://www.marchforourlives.com, and a Facebook page.

On March 24 we will take to the streets of Washington, DC and our communities across the country. We will be the last group of students who have to stand up for fallen children due to senseless gun violence. March with us. Sign up at marchforourlives.com.

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Tucson demonstration against Gov. Ducey’s State of The State Address today

Governor Ducey will be in Tucson today to deliver a warmed-over repetition of the pablum he served up in his State of The State Address to the legislature on Monday to the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Progressive Democrats of America plan to demonstrate Against #DoubleTalkDucey:

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Gov. Ducey will be giving a Tucson version of his State of the State speech at a $110-per-person luncheon hosted by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. We’ll be waiting outside to show him that we’re done with his double talk, and ready to demand something better.

Frustrated by the way that Ducey claims to support public education — while refusing to pay teachers anything close to what they deserve? Infuriated by the way Ducey claims to stand for inclusivity — while continuing to support people like Joe Arpaio? Fed up with the way Ducey pretends to champion Arizona’s middle class — while supporting tax cuts for his rich friends? Join us! Bring signs and come ready to chant and speak out.

Thanks to ProgressNow Arizona, Indivisible Southern Arizona and Mi Familia Vota for organizing this action. They are asking that we meet on the sidewalk near 215 S. Granada at the Convention Center at 11:00 am on Tuesday morning.

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