John Naughton

John Naughton 1 month, 2 weeks ago on School override, gas tax pass; click for local election results

There is no proof that Phineas Taylor Barnum ever said, "there's a sucker born every minute." He did, however, say that "every crowd has a silver lining," and acknowledged that "the public is wiser than many imagine."

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John Naughton 3 months, 1 week ago on University plan eyed

Gee, after all these years of playing that golf course and driving down Vista every day to and from my house I never noticed they moved the mountains. Go figure.

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John Naughton 3 months, 1 week ago on University plan eyed

Mrs. Randall, The railroad ties you see is Vista Road that divides the golf course in half. You are looking directly at the west side of the golf course from the clubhouse.

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John Naughton 3 months, 1 week ago on University plan hinges on crucial decision on site

The term "Executive Course" is a standard term in the industry indicating a reduced size par 3 course for 18 holes. It has nothing to do with private/public.

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John Naughton 3 months, 1 week ago on University plan eyed

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John Naughton 3 months, 1 week ago on 938 The Question Is... Junk mail.

Tom, let it be known. Any politician who robo-calls my home, especially at dinner time or even Miller time, will not get my vote.

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John Naughton 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ducey wins Republican govenor's race

Mike, you're joking, right? This is about the Republican Primary. We only stated why republicans beat republicans in their own primary election. If you think allegations about dark money and personal conduct are unproven you should, well, wake up. Huppenthal and Horne's conduct is well documented and I would submit to you that's why they lost their own primary. Dark money is the bane to our system right now and even republicans are calling foul.

I agree, the picture of Ken Bennett is terrible.

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John Naughton 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why all the questions?

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