Tucson Loves the Streetcar: 60,000 Ride in First 3 Days (images)

#Tucson Loves the @TucsonStreetcar: 60,000 Ride in First 3 Days (images)

SunLink streetcar

Sunlink streetcarTucsonans celebrated the debut of the modern streetcar in a BIG way this past weekend– by riding it en masse. Following multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies along the route on Friday, July 25, 2014, 17,000 Tucsonans rode the SunLink streetcar on the first day alone.

A total of 60,000 people total rode the streetcar for free over the three-day weekend and flooded special events, restaurants, bars,…

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'Uncovering the Truth': Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador

'Uncovering the Truth': Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador. #refugees @NDLON


NDLON poster

Leaders from the
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
, faith leaders, and academics are in El Salvador to assess the situation and determine why thousands of Central American children are traveling to the US, seeking asylum and relatives. From NDLON:
Between Over-Complication and the Overly Simple: Day Laborer Network Leading US “Deported Dreams” Delegation  in El…

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Drinking Liberally & The Shanty: A Messy Break-up that Was Long Overdue

drinking liberallyWhy didn’t they break up sooner? 

Isn’t that what the friends say when a dysfunctional relationship finally ends? That is how I feel about the recent messy divorce between Drinking Liberally Tucson (DL) and The Shanty. For nearly a decade, Drinking Liberally had been meeting once a week on the patio of The Shanty but not after a horrid mess on the patio on June 25.

Shanty owner William Nugent…

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