Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

Comments still glitching

Dear loyal readers of Blog for  Arizona,

You’ve probably noticed if you try to comment on our blogsite, that sometimes your comments are approved automatically and sometimes not.  We’ve consulted with our webmaster, and she has been unable to fix the problem which started a few months ago.  So I’ve been approving the legitimate ones which have gone into the comment Trash bin. Other comments have been approved on their own, from regular readers but we’re not sure why some are and some aren’t.  As bloggers, we even have to approve our own comments sometimes.

We are considering other options, but until then, please bear with us and with me, as I’m not online 24/7.  I will continue to approve comments when I can but they will likely be delayed, especially during this holiday season. And apologies to those of you whose comments never did appear recently, as we were trying to fix things and a bunch got inadvertently deleted over a 2 week period in November/December, through no fault of mine.

Thank you for your patience & understanding, for this inconvenience. We realize that is this is frustrating for those who comment frequently.

Carolyn Classen, volunteer blogger at Blog for Arizona (since 2/11/14), formerly with Tucsoncitizen.com




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The Arroyo Cafe Holiday Radio Show

Carolyn’s note: I guess this holiday show is just in time for (dare I say it?) Christmas 2018. Tucson folks I know in this show: David Fitzsimmons aka Fitz, attorneys Nancy Stanley & Elliot Glicksman, and Bridgitte Thum & hubby Mike Sterner.  Lots of laughs in store for you attendees. Wonder who the Surprise Celebrity Guest will be?

$15 ticket purchase: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1785186?_ga=2.48213735.1946986579.1541096261-1435496761.1537230477&__utma=1.593226931.1537230477.1541169993.1541193450.9&__utmb=1.1.10.1541193450&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1538931410.2.2.utmcsr&fbclid=IwAR0wFs0yClsd1jZKqP7KI6P_xuJocp1Vy1vPsxM-H0bAFLU9p0KJ_kxwxFQ




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An Interview with Superintendent of Public Instruction Elect Kathy Hoffman

“I am looking forward to being the voice for public education and elevating the voices of teachers and students," says Kathy Hoffman.

“I am looking forward to being the voice for public education and elevating the voices of teachers and students,” says newly-elected Kathy Hoffman.

During the 2018 election campaign in Arizona, one person personified the Cinderella theme of coming from nowhere to win statewide office.

No, it was not Katie Hobbs. It was not Kyrsten Sinema. It was the incoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman.

A speech therapist, Hoffman achieved the “Impossible Dream” of Arizona electoral politics this year by her meteoritic rise to become the state’s top educator. She bested seasoned political veterans David Schipara in the August primaries and Frank Riggs in the November general elections. After Senator-Elect Sinema, she was the top vote-getter among Democrats.

A new star in the Democratic Party, Ms. Hoffman sat down with the Blog for Arizona a third time to reflect on her victory, discuss her transition, and chart a course for her first year in office. The questions and responses are below.

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