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Old 03-21-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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Let's face it, newspapers are crap these days for reporting anything newsworthy, the Arizona Daily Star included. I saw the aftermath of a bad traffic accident the other day ... not one mention. At least here's one source to fill the void.

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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The newspaper is ok but whats with the AM radio stations where in most decent sized cities you can find a decent station that offers news and talk without being a right wing talk station. I have only heard two stations that kind of offer news and they both are right wing talkers.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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ha, looked at that twitter and couldn't pull myself away!.....all Hell is breaking loose in Tucson...

good thing I don't own a smartphone.....I'd cause the next wreck to be mentioned on it!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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Yep, crowdsourcing provides a good look into what's REALLY happening in this town and it's an eye opener ... and not good.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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I don't understand Tucson's news media on TV. We have NBC, CBS and ABC all reporting NOTHING but the Police Beat stuff. I really don't think it's wise to have such a tourist location as Tucson flooded with nothing but convicts or suspected criminals highlighting their news hours. Is there nothing else going on in Tucson that they have to start every newscast with the latest arrest? Really? It's sad to say we've been here only 18 months and don't even watch the local news anymore.

And you have the Explorer is doing the same. Every time they cover a story about local happenings, they use local lingo not realizing that some of us haven't lived here all their lives and need the GPS address of locations that they mention.

Why do the local news people not realize these things?
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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And you have the Explorer is doing the same. Every time they cover a story about local happenings, they use local lingo not realizing that some of us haven't lived here all their lives and need the GPS address of locations that they mention.
That surprises me a little; I've found them to be quite good over the last couple of years. They (like all papers) will frequently put things in the 9000 block of Wassaname St., but that's standard for all news formats. What is the local lingo you are having issues with? Maybe we can help and give you some local flavor as well.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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When they had the book fair, they said it was on the Campus (fill in location) that I can't quite remember. We've never been on campus and really didn't know where this location was. We just drove over there and oh goody, we found it. It would have been much easier to have an actual address.

When we were there, someone asked us if we knew where so and so used to be. Argh. I used to do that in my own home town and we just smile and shake our heads. We're new. We don't know where anything is.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:04 AM
 
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It would have been much easier to have an actual address.
I've noticed this about Tucson and the surrounding areas. Even in advertisements for an event, they'll just name a place but not the address. Where I moved from, ads for events had addresses. Here no address seems to be the norm. A few weeks ago I was trying to find an address for a location in an ad. I don't remember the name of the place, but it wasn't even the official name, just a nickname, so even googling it didn't get me an address. When you're advertising an event, you should make it as easy as possible for people to find it, not keep it a secret from people who don't know the town well enough to recognize the location or the location's nickname. Duh!
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