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I’ll never forget the first time I left my new puppy Leinie, an Australian Shepherd, alone in my home. I was only gone four hours and returned to find a 6-inch hole in my wall. This experience solidified my view that dogs need “jobs” to do when left alone. These “jobs” reduce separation anxiety tendencies and allow dogs to stay focused on a task. Over the years, I have tested numerous chew bones/toys for my dogs and have narrowed it down to a number of “must haves” for any dogs chewing desires. Remember: Always supervise your dog when chewing on ANY new bone/toy that they could potentially swallow. Below are a few chewing tips to lower your odds of coming home to unwanted construction:
In the midst of NFL season, I got to thinking about teams, coordinating them, strategizing, picking the right person for the task, everyone understanding the goal and planning on how to attain it. Real estate isn’t much different because we use teams and strategy and goal planning to create a successful transaction. We have lots of players with different roles, who use words you may never have heard of; therefore I would like to introduce you to the Real Estate Gridiron
On Sept. 10 I watched the first debate between Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey and I was disappointed by Mr. Ducey’s lack of ownership of Arizona’s financial performance — especially since he has been our state's treasurer since Jan. 3, 2011.
Center Pointe Dance has changed ownership several times over the years, but the new owner is bringing a fresh perspective while keeping it all in the family.
A recent (letter to the editor) from a Mohave County Supervisor, Hilda Angius, was published here (“Think twice before voting for Dial,” AFN, Aug. 10). Angius correctly stated that Jeff Dial had sponsored a bill that was to relieve tax liability for a group of land owners in Mohave County. What was not stated was that this bill, unanimously approved by both sides of the aisle in both the Legislature and Senate, signed by the governor, approved by the legislative attorneys gave this relief to 30-plus land owners who had been in a 23-year court battle with the federal government over ownership of this property. The county attorney’s office had given permission for these owners to not pay the property taxes during this litigation. Unfortunately, the attorney general’s office and a liberal federal judge found the bill needed more clarity to make it meet the muster of the Arizona constitution.
It seems that ice hockey and owners are two things that take some time to get along in the Valley.
Someone visiting a home when police show up with a search warrant can have their own purses and personal property examined, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
I have followed this situation with The Lakes Golf Course closing very carefully for the last several months. Even though I do not live near The Lakes, I was an annual member of Club West for 17 years, and I live on the Foothills Golf Club golf course, both Gee properties. When they closed Club West for the summer a few years back I moved my annual membership to Whirlwind Golf Club as they have two golf courses which to play and are very financially sound. Now the problem as I see it, is Mr. Gee has made a sound business decision to close The Lakes because it wasn’t profitable and was draining financial resources from his other properties. Folks, this is capitalism at its finest. If a business is failing and the owner has the opportunity to turn his financial situation around by selling the business for a profit, he should do it. I would do it, and you should do it if you had the opportunity.
With the start of a new school year fast approaching (at least in Arizona), I wanted to take a moment to address a critical skill that most students fail to practice. It’s called mindset and believe it or not, it’s equally important to student success as the letter grades they will receive at the end of the first quarter.
Lucky Break is donating a portion of its sales on two products to a local charity that helps out homeless animals through the rest of the month.
One of Principal Bruce Kipper’s favorite phrases is “the pie is unlimited,” and he uses it frequently to describe the future of Mountain Pointe High School.
If you’re in a marriage that’s ending, you’ll need to gather certain financial documents to help you evaluate your assets and understand the financial position you’re in. Some of the information may be at your fingertips, but some might require sleuthing.
It’s summertime! Time for beer, brats, baseball and the beach. It’s also time to be sure that your kids AND dogs are safe around water. For many Valley residents, most homes come equipped with a swimming pool. It’s important that your dog learn how to get out of the pool if they fall in.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
Just four years after opening, Secreto in Ahwatukee Foothills has closed.
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.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
"Green” interiors are not a new style, a preferred color choice or even a new trend. “Green” interiors means using energy-efficient, non- or low-polluting products, built with sustainable resources and can be maintained without the use of toxic cleaning products, to create interiors that are both for people and good for the environment. Why should it make a difference in our interiors and our lives? Because most people want their home to be a place where they feel comfortable, secure and at ease knowing they are living in a safe and healthy environment that is also beautiful.
There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves.
Along with the happiness and fun pets bring to our lives comes the responsibility of providing a lifetime of care and well-being. Caring for a family pet should be a family job. Children can and should participate in the care of a family pet. Helping with the routine care of a family pet can enable children to become self-reliant and learn about responsibility. One way to make pet care an educational and fun family project is to set up a token economy. This can also help children learn to count, add, subtract, and the basics of making a budget.
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.
Dogs are man’s best friend ... not rattlesnakes. Snakes are an intricate component to our Arizona desert ecosystem but can pose a threat to our dogs if confronted. As prey driven animals, dogs are naturally curious and driven to new scents, sounds, and motion. If confronted with a snake, it is our goal to have control of our dog to ensure a snake bite does not follow.
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While the baby boomer generation dreamed of owning suburban homes behind white picket fences, a new study shows that this isn’t the reality for millennials.
Even if Arizona lucks out and elects a lion hearted governor, it’ll still take herculean commitment to cut controlling ties to various federal programs. With summer primaries revving up, think of the gutsy governors of Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Texas. Their courage is remarkable.