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In 1945 all of the industrial nations met in Breton Woods, N.H., to discuss currencies in a global environment. These nations decided that the American dollar should be the international currency, because it was gold backed, America was the leading manufacturing giant, and was a responsible country. All of these nations pledged to peg their currency to the dollar, as it was gold backed, making their currency gold backed. Things changed through the years, as in 1971 Nixon removed the gold backing from the dollar, showing irresponsibility to the rest of the world. America then started to expand its money supply from $800 billion to $2.4 trillion (in 2010). So, we made a conscious decision to inflate the dollar by 200 percent. Forcing all of the countries that were pegged to the dollar to expand their money supply, in order to keep the same currency conversions.
Reasonable people will agree that all countries should not have easy access to nuclear and chemical weapons.
The state Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.
Never, ever, ever give up.
The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
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Making a list and checking it twice, as you manage home, family, friends and business during the holiday season? Do you feel sometimes like you are not giving enough? Do you feel you need more time, energy or money? You are not alone! Think about what you can do that serves family, friends and business.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
For years Ahwatukee Foothills sisters Ava and Ella Loew have watched their cousin perform in “The Nutcracker” ballet, but this year they’re making performing in the show a family affair.
Wanda Manville, director of the Tempe Dance Academy, is putting on the annual Christmas show at Chandler Center for the Arts — inspired from one of the dance company’s trips to Europe.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
The holidays are here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.
As executive director of The Arc of Arizona, an organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities since 1958, I see daily the impact of committed people joining together to advocate for the rights and community participation of people with disabilities.
Students and businesses are getting a unique opportunity to connect as the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) have formed a partnership to pair students with internships, job shadowing and career exploration opportunities in the local economy.
Faye McGechie of Ahwatukee is one of many Arizona State University undergraduate students engaged in research projects under the direct guidance of top-level faculty. In this case, she has Institute of Human Origins director and paleoanthropologist William Kimbel showing her the ropes.
While the money tree in the backyard is unattainable, helping those truly in need with financial assistance this holiday season is within reach thanks to Altrusa International, Inc.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
Some area kids have band together to raise funds for the Philippines, which was ravaged by a typhoon a week ago, by having a lemonade stand/bake sale tomorrow afternoon.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Adele Verkamp may not look serious and calculating from the outside, but her years of experience playing bridge may say otherwise.