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After watching and reading about the state treasurer’s debate I thought to myself that with ex-Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman’s line of “bull” he should be selling used cars. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/08/treasurer-candidates-get-loud-debate/12393627/.
How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it’s made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine.
My wife and I do some baby-sitting for a single mom we know so she can have some well-deserved “alone” time. Recently, we took her two munchkins to the dollar theater and watched “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”
Several reports are being released about the Phoenix pension initiative appearing on November’s ballot, but none of them seem to agree on the cost or savings of the plan.
High school dropouts are costing the state of Arizona billions, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
WASHINGTON • Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
What’s with our Republican politicians here in Arizona?
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Sunbelt Holdings has appointed Melissa Scott property manager of the Arizona State University Research Park, a 320-acre research and development park for which Sunbelt Holdings has provided asset management services since 1992.
Federal officials on Thursday gave the Tohono O'odham Nation final permission to make land it owns near Glendale part of the reservation, a crucial step toward the tribe's plans to build a casino there.
Every American knows that the Fourth of July is Independence Day. If we’re honest though, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Sweet, I get a day off work.” We plan our social calendar with pool parties, barbecued burgers and homemade ice cream.
Ryan Companies US, Inc., CEO Pat Ryan announced the promotion of longtime SouthWest Division president John Strittmatter to chairman of the SouthWest Division.
Arizona is not going to take center stage this year in the battle over genetically modified foods.
For the first time in more than three decades, Arizona voters are not going to get a chance to make their own laws.
Ah, the smell of garlic fries is already wafting through the air.
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing this morning when I read the headlines that Pulte was offering a $1 million incentive for the other golf course. Pulte doesn‘t have a clue. It’s not just about the golf! It’s about the open space. That’s what we want to preserve in Ahwatukee. We don’t have enough, and if we build 200-300 homes near Warner and 44th Street, that is not creating more open space!
A University of Arizona doctor who was pushing for more research into medical marijuana is being let go — she believes for political reasons.
A major auto dealer has become a prime force in trying to ensure that Doug Ducey is the Republican nominee for governor — and that Christine Jones is not.
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation generated by the Save the Lakes group related to the closed Ahwatukee Lakes golf course. It is time to set the record straight on what currently appears to be the sole solution on a sustainable use for the second life of the former Lakes golf course:
On Friday, June 20, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 188 countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking, including the United States. This incredibly important diplomatic tool is compiled each year by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office). Countries that fail to deal adequately with their human trafficking problem can be placed on “Tier 3” and face U.S. sanctions. To protect the integrity of this report from other political or diplomatic concerns, I believe the TIP Office should be upgraded to a State Department bureau, which can be done without any added cost or bureaucracy. The enduring crime of slavery is so monstrous — and sadly, so prevalent, with nearly 30 million slaves in the world today — that this office needs to be at the same stature as other State Department bureaus that address issues like arms control, the environment and narcotics.
In order to keep the ball on the “fairways” and not in the “rough,” here is my green light idea. In the purchase contract to Pulte, stipulate the following conditions: The proceeds from the sale of the Lakes Golf Course shall be allocated as follows: First, the original purchase price of the property (based on recorded data) goes to Mr. [Wilson] Gee. That step would keep him whole. Second, the balance after repayment of the original purchase price would be divided as follows: a portion of the balance based on the CPI change from when Gee purchased the property to current date is given to him (say 15 percent but based on hard data) and as bonus for “being easy to do business with,” an additional 5 percent.
Andrew Thomas will be staying in the race for governor.
Susan Schmitz is an award-winning photographer, philanthropist, and owner of A Dog’s Life Photography based in Scottsdale. For more than five years, her innovative rescue group photo program has been providing high-impact images of displaced pets for use in animal adoption ads.
Six months after closing, Makutu’s Island, a large indoor play place for kids, is reopening with new owners, new management and a lot of new magic for families to explore.
Hoping to save the Medicaid expansion program, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, business groups and even a former governor want the Arizona Supreme Court to block a bid by dissident legislators to challenge its legality.