ITE yellow time considerations

ITE yellow time considerations

By Mark Spear / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The City of Tucson Transportation Department seems to always turn a deaf ear when the discussion of light timing at intersections where the red light cameras are installed. There is a mathematical formula that traffic engineers and physicists use to determine the timing. It seems that the City […]

New report alleges VA spends $6 billion annually in improper payments

New report alleges VA spends $6 billion annually in improper payments

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Rep. Martha McSally today released a statement after new reports released today state the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends $6 billion a year in improper payments, wasting taxpayer dollars and putting veterans’ lives at risk. “Today’s news is yet another tragic disclosure in what’s become all too […]

McCain identifies $1.1 billion in wasteful spending

McCain identifies $1.1 billion in wasteful spending

By Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon Following in the footsteps of retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released the first edition of America’s Most Wasted, an oversight report that seeks to expose wasteful federal spending. “Government spending is spiraling out of control,” McCain writes in the report. “The national […]

Tucson native serves with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78

Tucson native serves with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78

Airman Apprentice Brianna Vega is an aviation machinist’s mate with the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78, based out of San Diego. By Lt. Emily J. McCamy, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2014 Tucscon High School graduate and Tucson, Ariz. native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron […]

Rebecca Guthrie: “We Were Liars” book review

Rebecca Guthrie: “We Were Liars” book review

By Rebecca Guthrie I approached “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart with enthusiasm and anticipation.  I had read some of her other works and really enjoyed them. I had found her stories engaging and her characters realistic. I knew that her writing was tight and concise, yet she managed to put into words feelings and […]

The Crowdfunding campaign to build a nuclear asteroid-blasting spaceship

The Crowdfunding campaign to build a nuclear asteroid-blasting spaceship

“It’s a crazy endeavour,” Professor Bong Wie, founding director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Centre at Iowa State University, said. “This kind of initiative should have been done by government agencies, not the people. [Governments], however, aren’t taking this threat seriously.” Wie is one of the people behind the “Help Defend Earth Against Asteroid Threats” […]

Gary Sinise to receive ‘Service to America Leadership Award’

Gary Sinise to receive ‘Service to America Leadership Award’

Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise will receive the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Service to America Leadership Award for his work supporting veterans. “Gary Sinise is a talented actor who has brilliantly portrayed unique characters throughout his career,” NABEF president Marcellus Alexander said in a press release. “His support for veterans has made a positive […]

Arlington, TX voters dump cameras AND pro-camera mayor

Arlington, TX voters dump cameras AND pro-camera mayor

Voters in Arlington, Texas took matters in their own hands earlier this month and outlawed the use of red light cameras. The ballot proposition terminating the city’s photo ticketing program was adopted with 60 percent of the vote. By nearly the same margin, voters also ejected pro-camera Mayor Robert Cluck in favor of Jeff Williams, […]

Baltimore’s version of Sergeant Schultz

Baltimore’s version of Sergeant Schultz

Many of us remember the great character on HOGAN’S HEROES of Sergeant Schultz. His standard answer to everything was a parody of the excuse that didn’t work for some other Germans at Nuremberg – “I know nothing – I was only following orders.” Check the folks who are supposed to be in charge of the […]