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Letters to the Editor


Stop sending tax funds to private schools

As our legislative “leaders” and new governor prepare to slash $133 million from public education, it is unconscionable that they continue to allow millions of our tax dollars to be spent on religious and private schools.

In 2007, $54.3 million in public tax dollars were credited and given to private and religious schools. In 2007, corporation tuition tax credits began at $10 million and will increase 20 percent annually for donations to private and religious schools only.

Our Arizona leaders don’t give a damn about having a strong and high-quality public education system or university system.

Too bad our new governor does not have the vision to keep our Legislature in check.

I would hope Arizona’s share of the stimulus package goes back into education. Arizona’s economy depends on both a quality K-12 public education system and continued excellence from our three great universities.

Kathy Krucker


Citizen’s archives must be preserved

As a subscriber for more than 20 years and a Tucson resident since 1964, I’m saddened by the likely closing of the Citizen.

I will really miss both my paper and electronic versions. I would also like to extend my best wishes to the staff and wish them luck in all their future endeavors.

As an amateur history buff and genealogy researcher I’m curious what plans you have for your archives/records. Those records are an extremely valuable resource for local history.

Obvious choices would be a transfer to the Arizona Historical Society, Arizona State Library or both.

I hope they will be available in some form in the public domain.

Best regards to all.

Dennis Goeke

Editor’s note: Tucson Citizen editors are working with the Arizona Historical Society in an effort to arrange preservation of our archives and historic icons.

Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

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