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The Republicans argue that raising the minimum wage will increase unemployment, increase prices, and make our businesses less competitive. The data does not support these claims. In fact, states that have a higher minimum wage have lower unemployment, and healthier economies.
Using a hot dog as bait, one Ahwatukee Foothills woman pulled a large pacu, a fish that’s related to the piranha, from a local pond.
The death of state Sen. Chester Crandell throws this year's race for the seat he held into turmoil.
This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans’ August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that man was Louis Armstrong.
Stephanie Sandro has been named director of operations for Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona. She will oversee the financial, administrative and human resources operations for the company in Arizona.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined forces with 200 other mayors across the country in a national fight to stop bullying.
Many of us would agree that the recipe for a successful business and loyal customers requires a number of key ingredients including product, price, quality, consistency and environment. And, even if this mix is perfect, without great service, a business is at risk of losing customers to its competitors. Quality of service is the most important ingredient.
Lynda McKay has been promoted to vice president, human resource consulting, at the bagnall company.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the first six graduates of their comprehensive education program for prospects in the Dominican Republic.
The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
A University of Arizona doctor who was pushing for more research into medical marijuana is being let go — she believes for political reasons.
Gov. Jan Brewer said it may be time to consider extending the state's civil rights laws to gays.
Some people take their principles to their grave. And for some baby boomers, that means planning for their funerals, or their parents’ funerals, in an eco-friendly way.
The state's top environmental officials asked legislators Tuesday to repeal the restrictions they placed on his agency just four years ago prohibiting it from regulating “greenhouse gases.”
Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.
She still vividly remembers the day she went to fifth grade in the United States because it was the day that two boys slapped her across the face and laughed saying, “Go back to Mexico.”
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces Tina Stancil DeNicole as chief financial officer and Devney Preuss as senior director, Super Bowl Central.
Agriculture is a central pillar of the Arizona economy, but without workable immigration laws that provide growers with a dependable, legal workforce this essential industry faces huge barriers to success. Western Growers Association has stressed the urgent need for immigration policy changes in recent meetings with Arizona Congressional delegation representatives, and will continue to do so in the next several months. It is important to urge our leaders to make fixing our broken immigration system one of their top legislative goals this year.
A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Recently filed in Silicon Valley, a class-action lawsuit alleges price-fixing by Google, Apple, Intel and other big tech companies that preach phony “free-market” economic philosophy. This lawsuit charges these companies with mutual agreements not to hire their competitors’ engineers. Such agreements constitute blatant price-fixing, not for products or services, but for labor. Price fixing of any sort obviously violates the basic principle of free-market economics.
Banner Health announced that Jeffrey C. Nardoci will join its top leadership team as senior vice president/chief strategy and marketing officer. Nardoci will become a member of Banner’s senior management team, chaired by Banner President/CEO Peter S. Fine. Nardoci’s position is new to Banner Health.
The city of Phoenix has become a model for services for the chronically homeless and it’s an accomplishment Mayor Greg Stanton is excited to show off.
Corrupt management and lack of pension annual checks and balances should lead to the arrests of those guilty of abusing the vital pension system. Their corrupt actions need prison sentences and fines for the pension system and employees they stole from.