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11:46 pm Feb 2015


By | 2015-02-06T23:46:56+00:00 Feb 2015|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|1 Comment

Please take your blood pressure medicine before you read this post, because it is going to tick you off, royally. The ONLY reason Arizona has a "prison crowding problem" is that it is the ONLY state in the entire nation that demands everyone convicted of anything--including minor, non-violent crimes--MUST serve 85 percent of their sentences [...]

10:47 pm Feb 2015


By | 2015-02-06T22:47:11+00:00 Feb 2015|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|0 Comments

When I was at KTVK, Channel 3, I did a weekly feature called "Hurrah for Arizona," showcasing things worth bragging about. Unlike the national impression of the Grand Canyon State, I found plenty of people doing wonderful things to make this a better place. Scott David and I won a Rocky Mountain Emmy in 2000 [...]

9:59 pm Feb 2015


By | 2015-02-05T21:59:30+00:00 Feb 2015|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|1 Comment

In case you didn't know, Arizona has plenty of proof that it is CHEAPER to operate state-owned prisons than private prisons--we know because there USED to be a law demanding the Department of Corrections regularly compare private and public prison costs. But the 2012 Republican-controlled Legislature REPEALED that law so that we couldn't see the [...]

3:25 pm Feb 2015


By | 2015-02-04T15:25:29+00:00 Feb 2015|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|3 Comments

Giving credit where credit is due, I applaud Sheriff Joe Arpaio for speaking out against Governor Ducey's proposal--after cutting higher education to ribbons and leaving public education in peril--to BOOST spending by $52 million on yet another private prison in Arizona. Sheriff Arpaio, according to the Republic, says that's a waste of money and suggested [...]

11:49 pm Feb 2015


By | 2016-12-20T18:51:53+00:00 Feb 2015|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|2 Comments

I get a lot of cooking magazines every month and I read them like novels. Bon Appetite. Vegetarian Times. Cook's Country. Weight Watchers. Woman's World. Taste of Home. “Oh, that looks good,” I gush, and mark the page or tear it out, intending to make the dish. But I never do. Over the years, I've [...]

6:50 pm Nov 2014

PRAISE FOR CATTLE KATE–She would have been so pleased!

By | 2016-12-20T18:51:53+00:00 Nov 2014|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|0 Comments

MY first historical novel, “Cattle Kate” has been very well received, and gotten attention from reviewers across the country. Here's a sampling of what they've said. **PUBLISHERS WEEKLY names Cattle Kate one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2014** http://www.publishersweekly.com/ **Starred review by Publishers Weekly: “...her outstanding first novel...Bommersbach beautifully recreates the milieu in which Ella [...]

8:55 pm Jan 2014

What is taking so long?

By | 2016-12-20T18:51:53+00:00 Jan 2014|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|0 Comments

So they finally got around to raiding the offices of  former Fiesta Bowl lobbyist Gary Husk  last Friday,  looking for evidence in the Fiesta Bowl scandle that is already two years old. That's January 27, 2012. I'm wondering why this took so long? If the FBI and Arizona Attorney General's Office  thought there was pertinent evidence in those [...]

5:54 pm May 2013

Coldhearted Gov. Brewer

By | 2013-05-02T17:54:34+00:00 May 2013|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|1 Comment

In light of everything happening in this country about gun violence--all the tragedies, including our Tucson heartbreak--the first gun-related bill Governor Jan Brewer has signed this year DEMANDS cities sell back guns that are voluntarily given up by citizens. Sell them back. Not destroy them, as police forces have been happy to do. But put [...]

8:57 pm Apr 2013

Horne on morals?????

By | 2013-04-30T20:57:01+00:00 Apr 2013|Categories: Jana Bommersbach - Blog|1 Comment

So Attorney General Tom Horne has called off the dogs on Bisbee over civil unions. I just want to get this straight: accused adulterer Tom Horne has called off the dogs on an Arizona city that just wants to honor the good people who love each other and want to pledge their fidelity. A man [...]