Archive for May, 2010

Different Cultures Strengthen a City’s Ethnic, Historical Tapestry

Mike Padgett -

May 28, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO– Rolling stones on two feet, in suits or jeans and jackets, are part of the energy of San Francisco. Some of this city’s free spirits and forever young carry children or groceries. Others, full of youth, or not, tote backpacks and briefcases. They make pit stops for coffee and bump […]

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Arizona’s Housing Market Improving, Despite Controversies

Mike Padgett -

May 17, 2010 PHOENIX – Random thoughts from Arizona’s business and political sidelines: • A new report from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the median price of single-family housing in metro Phoenix is up 5.5 percent so far this calendar year. In January, the median price was $136,500. In […]

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Of Robber Barons, Teddy Roosevelt and Firefighters Running into Flames

Mike Padgett -

May 11, 2010 If you’re interested in reading about everyday life in the United States in the early 20th Century, and how its citizens survived the sorry side of government, read Pulitzer Prize-winner Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” Egan, a Seattle-based journalist who writes a column for The […]

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