Tim Steller, AZ Daily Star columnist on “The Baked Apple Update” at DGT

    April 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
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    Andrea Kennedy
    Tim Steller
    Tim Steller
    Tim Steller, columnist, Arizona Daily Star: “The Baked
    Apple Update.” Steller has been a reporter, then columnist with
    the Arizona Daily Star since January 1997, is originally from 
    Minnesota. He writes his columns every Wed., Sunday and Friday.
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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Stellar gave his bio (started out as reporter in Flagstaff, later here doing investigative border issues, promoted to columnist), then spoke about City of Tucson ward only elections, Governor’s Ducey reluctance to raise taxes, how to balance writing with criticism vs. ideology. Then he fielded questions from the audience about representation in Ward 6, terminology of Arizona legislature vs. Arizona legislative majority; his discussions with the hosts of “Wake Up Tucson” radio show, how he decides on what to write, the homeless reporting of Safe Park and Jon McLane, his articles on global change emails at UA & Congressman Grijalva. Stellar also said that Supervisor Ally Miller was “disrupting” to Pima County system, but was correct in her handling of the discretionary funds issue. He also said that Councilman Steve Kozachik was “transparently political” in his decision a few years ago to change from a R to a D. Stellar’s parents were present, as snow birds from Minnesota. Present today: Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham, Ward 4 Councilmember Shirley Scott, former AZ legislators Herschella Horton and Elaine Richardson, Phil Lopes.

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