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🚨#BREAKING: Shelter in place has a been issued due hazardous toxic chemicals leaking

📌#Tucson | #Arizona

Currently authorities have issued a hazmat alert and a 'shelter in place' warning is in effect for all individuals within a mile radius in Tucson Arizona, after a truck……
🚨#UPDATE: Police scanners are reporting the toxic chemical that is currently leaking is nitric acid which is extremely toxic if you get In contact
🚨#UPDATE: New footage of truck carrying nitric acid a hazardous material overturned on I-10 in Tucson, Arizona, people warned to shelter in place for yellow smoke can be seen 1/2 miles away
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Thread 🧵 @cityoftucson @TucsonWater
2021 Water Quality Report

A discussion about PFAS contamination and transparency by governmental officials...

Report 👇… Image
Here a teaser. More to follow over the next few days, a hint for what follows: "Forever & Accumulative" Image
"All [~30 billion gallons] water delivered by Tucson Water to its 722,000 customers each year is groundwater pumped from area aquifers." Using "206 active production or standby groundwater wells."👇… Image
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Home builder survey results are in for full month of December. Top themes: 1) Still a ton of demand for new homes. 2) Rampant construction material & labor shortages. 3) Bit of chatter on possible margin compression several quarters ahead. Market commentary to follow…
#Atlanta builder: “Have virtually no available inventory & huge backlog of 1,000+ units going in to 2022. Still metering sales in most communities, where the demand of waiting buyers still outnumbers our supply.”
#LasVegas builder: “Busiest orders for December I can remember in a long time.”
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Long hair: A thread. I get a lot of comments on my hair, and while it's something I am known for, what's less known is that my long hair is important to me culturally, too, and the older I get, the more it matters. 120 years ago today, the "haircut order" was issued. More...👇🏽
January 11, 1902, The Commissioner of Indian Affairs William Atkinson took issue with Native people who continued to practice their traditions, among them, men wearing their hair long. So, he instructed superintendents of reservations to order men to cut their hair.
To ensure compliance, he suggested food be held back. There was public outcry that we should be forced to cut our hair or starve, and so a more "socially acceptable" path was suggested.
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For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latina/o communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino/a players have had a huge impact on the game. ⚾️ #NuestroBaseball

Explore a few baseball photos from the @AZHistSociety Mexican Heritage Project collection. Follow #NuestroBaseball to discover more photographs and artifacts.…

This is a photograph of the Elysian Grove Baseball Team, circa 1916. The team's pitcher, Manuel del Moral, is pictured standing 4th from the left. #NuestroBaseball

📷: 78293, Mexican Heritage Project…

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Today commemorates 200 years of Mexican Independence. Arizonans have celebrated #MexicanIndependenceDay since 1821, throwing large parades and parties called "Fiestas Patrias". 1/
This is a photograph from 1920 of the Mexican Independence Day queen and her court riding on a float during a parade in #Tucson.

📷: 69791, Mexican Heritage Project…

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Read more about Mexican Independence Day on our blog. #HispanicHeritageMonth…

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Land is the most important yet least transparent part of homebuilding. To help, here’s commentary from land brokers across the country per our July survey. Top themes: 1) Builders going further out for deals. 2) Bigger land deals are back. 3) Development delays & lot shortages.
#SaltLakeCity land broker: “You can't get all the lots you need even when you overpay.”
#SanAntonio land broker: “Getting a vaccine approved took less time than getting land entitled.”
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I always find the sky so fascinating in #Arizona.
Some more pics from yesterday's sky in #Tucson.

And some sunset shots:

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Here's a housing🧵to chew on over weekend. Mid-June update from 100+home builders across country. 1) rumblings of price ceiling. 2) slightly shrinking pool of qualified buyers. 3) some home releases not selling out immediately. 4) normal summer slowing as vacations take priority.
#Austin builder: “Some interest lists are shrinking & others are not. Seeing buyers who are no longer able or willing to afford the monthly payment. Definitely seeing attrition here. Frustration that prices continued going up without an opportunity to purchase.”
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are definitely shrinking because of pricing. Some drop off is happening due to price. But the re-sale market is still so tight it hasn’t dropped substantially. Extremely concerned about pricing going forward.”
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My mom & dad bought their first house in #PaloAlto for about $16,000. At the time, it cost about 5 cents per hour to park downtown. Today, that same house would cost ~$3 million & it’s free to park downtown.

We have completely solved our affordable housing problem–for our cars🧵
In 2019, surveyors counted 313 homeless people in #PaloAlto, up 99% from 2013. They found no homeless cars.…
How did #PaloAlto become a city of expensive housing and free parking? In 1951, Palo Alto adopted a new zoning ordinance. The new law limited housing and required parking.…
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This happened yesterday, relayed by someone from a shelter here in #Tucson:
"We had at least three men come to the shelter tonight whose wives or partners, one of whom is seven months pregnant, were separated from them by immigration officials and dropped at a 1/
gas station in a US border town - with no money, no phones, and not a clue as to how to reunite with their husbands/partners. It’s hard to imagine such cruelty - to leave the women alone and with no resources while their husbands will go on to their sponsors. 2/
The men were absolutely beside themselves in their desperation. This is what we do to legitimate asylum seekers. This behavior is leftover from the last administration. It is evil incarnate."
This behavior is not just left over from the last administration. /3
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I *love* the Santa Cruz River. I devote an obscene amount of time to this river that flows through the city I live and will die in. But geez do the complex water and management politics turn my hair gray overnight.
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Historically, the Santa Cruz River was a wildly dynamic desert river— through cycles of drought and flood, it meandered across a broad floodplain— but it had year-round water and lots of native aquatic species #Tucson…
But Spanish and Anglo settlers used up that water, pumped down the aquifer, and then built houses and business on that floodplain, and created a flood control channel to confine the usually-dry Santa Cruz River #Tucson
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I want to talk about migration, borders and jaguar huevos: This photo from 2012 shows the pelotas of a young El Jefe -- the famous jaguar that lived outside #Tucson, Ariz. 2012-2015. El Jefe moved north out of Mexico into Arizona to find new territory away from larger males. /1
El Jefe's huevos in this 2015 detection, just before he skipped town, are noticeable larger. There are only dispersing males in Ariz. The last female in the U.S. was killed in 1963. A breeding population of jaguars exists about 150 miles south of the border. So where'd he go? /2
We don't know where he went. But one thing is for sure. A handsome, mature jaguar like El Jefe would likely be looking for a mate, which means returning south. A border wall separating jaguars is a crime against the wild and a crime against wild love. /3
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I am, once more, a guest of the Pima County Republican Club. Here to listen to @kelliwardaz speak today, coming back to #Tucson after cancelling an appearance a few weeks ago.
Today’s conversation - whether @kelliwardaz addresses it in her speech or during the question and answer session - is likely going to focus on Ward’s support to refer a sales tax increase to the ballot, letting the voters decide.
There is something new today here at the Pima County Republican Club’s official meeting space at the Sabbar Shrine Temple - they opened up an adjacent room to accommodate more people. It’s early, but there are easily 40 people here already to see @kelliwardaz.
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14,900 gun deaths in 2018.
334 mass shootings
646 babies shot dead.
27000 injured.
3024 Americans died 1975-2015 due to a foreign born terrorist (9/11 included)
Odd to be shot in the US: 1-11000
Odds to be killed by a refugee 1-3.64 Billion

We are shut down because of a wall?
I fohkn hate that I have to tweet death stats on a Sunday morning to make a point. I need a life
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You think these rare occurrences are a coincidence?
2018 will be the year that pedophiles are exposed!
The unrepentant knee will bend!
Eyes will be open!
If the knee doesn't bend then this will likely be the result for more exposed pedophiles to come.
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The NRA’s slogan is “Freedom’s Safest Place.” Is #LasVegas freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 1/21
Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
Is #Orlando freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 3/21
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