Month: March 2018

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Get Accepted at Pima-East Campus opens passport center

March 29, 2018

By: JOE GIDDENS As of March 2, the Pima Community College East Campus is now is designated to accept and execute passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. It will verify the information of first-time applicants, minors and applicants who are not eligible to renew by mail. […]

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Smash ‘N’ Grab, the new policy of the West

March 29, 2018

By: JOE GIDDENS I visited an unmarked grave off U.S Route 18 in South Dakota. Had to cross a few cattle guards and hop some barbed wire, but I made my pilgrimage in October 2016. I could only think of the urban legend of someone ending up in a bathtub missing their kidneys. In 1957 […]

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Cascading enrollment causes cutbacks

March 29, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   Over the course of three years, Pima Community College has planned to have $15 million of net reduction, by raising tuition $1 a credit hour, getting state funding and cutting positions in hopes to recover from falling enrollment numbers.   The college having low enrollment numbers is an […]

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Letter from the Editor: Ready or not, changes are on the horizon for Pima

March 8, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Time and time again, Pima Community College does something that makes its image better and worse at the same time.  There have been rumors that East Campus will close. In my previous story, I talked to Chancellor Lee Lambert, and he said that East Campus will not close.  It does, however, beg […]

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Where the wild things remain

March 8, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS There’s always has been an air of mystery to French Joe Canyon. Located about 40 miles southeast of Tucson, take Arizona State Highway south toward Kartchner Caverns State and Sierra Vista.  The canyon is just under 1.5 miles after Kartchner Caverns State Park. The turnout is hard to spot approaching but it’s […]

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Pima hires Lobbying Firm

March 8, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Pima Community College has entered into a three-year contract with the lobbying firm of Bracy Tucker Brown and Valanzano for an annual sum of $84,000. The cost is a flat monthly retainer of $7,000 for the services of a six-person team at BTBV.  “PCC has used contract lobbyists for a number of […]

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The death of coal rolls westward

March 8, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS In these divided times, take comfort that libertarians, environmentalists, the natural gas industry and renewable resource energy companies all can agree on something. Arizona is home to the largest coal power plants in the West, the Navajo Generating Station outside of Page. That may change at the end of next year as […]

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