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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Don't bet the farm on ASU Payson campus

PERSPECTIVE
PERSPECTIVE
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All we continue to get is evasiveness relative to the ASU Payson campus.  The latest: Gov. Jan Brewer mentions the need for a statewide network of four-year campuses and Mayor Kenny Evans tells us that she is "absolutely" talking about Payson -- except that she didn't mention Payson.  Not once.  Not at all.

The mayor says private land has been purchased but won't tell us how much or where.

And the timeline for opening the campus keeps slipping and sliding further into the future.  If the mayor is now admitting it'll be 2014, we're betting 2017 at the very best.

"The mayor declined to release details..." is the standard line used in local newspaper accounts.  "If we were standing on a round log," as the mayor puts it, we'd be tempted to jump off.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad information comes from bad journalism. Did you also notice how Pete's little article about the smoking firetruck went up in smoke half way in -- just like the firetruck itself. Now that's creative.

Anonymous said...

Kenny needs to be held accountable for the stuff he spews. If he won't provide details, don't run the story. It's the oldest rule in journalism.