Today we continue Summer Headlines 101 with news from Tucson’s activist scene:
KNOCK, KNOCK. WHO’S NOT THERE?
MAS supporters, apparently tired of disrupting meetings, decided to instead disrupt TUSD School Board members’ home lives.
The protesters hit the streets — in particular, the street where former board president Mark Stegeman lives.
The tactic, while daring, might have been more effective if they’d checked to make sure Stegeman was home first.
You’d have to have been living under a rock to miss the local Chick-Fil-A drama last month.
Which actually sounds preferable to being associated with this guy.
Local environmentalists took one on the chin this summer, with the state seizing control of air permitting for Rosemont Mine.
Tucson advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity swung back hard, convincing the US Fish & Wildlife Service to protect the (aforementioned-mine-including) habitat of an endangered species of jaguar.
Which is wise. Past experience shows that a “Save the Endangered Snail” campaign just isn’t sexy enough to get federal backing.
Meet back here on Friday for the final lecture in our Summer Headlines 101 symposium.
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