Archive for the 'Phoenix' Category

Arizona’s Sunrise Walks and Wildlife, Chimichangas and Historic Buildings

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March 7, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Just a few of my Arizona favorites: A lone bull elk grazing on the lawn early one November morning as I stepped out of El Tovar Lodge at Grand Canyon. I never had seen a bull elk, much less been so close to one. Lunch at the Arizona Biltmore […]

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Stories About Fishing and Cowboys Roping the Devil Sparked Passion for Writing

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Jan. 14, 2010   Copyright © photo by Mike Padgett PHOENIX, Ariz. – I fell in love with writing when I was in grade school. My passion was unleashed by word pictures so powerful, they became mileposts reminding me where my adventure began. I remember reading an outdoor magazine’s story about a fishing guide on […]

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Arizona Law Firm Ranks High in Percentage of Female Attorneys

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Dec. 28, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Lewis and Roca law firm is rated 17th in a new Law360 survey that ranks firms based on their percentages of female partners. Nearly 26 percent of the firm’s 205 partners are female. Female lawyers lead three of Lewis and Roca’s governing committees and one of its practice […]

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More than 250 Lawyers and Others Rally Against Maricopa County Attorney

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Dec. 21, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The ongoing budgets war pitting Maricopa County’s key elected officials against each other boiled over today at a downtown rally attended by a crowd estimated at between 250 and 300. The crowd cheered and clapped at verbal broadsides of “bully” and “coward” aimed at Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, […]

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Retired Phoenix Official Pens a History of Homesteading in Cave Creek

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Dec. 11, 2009 CAVE CREEK, Ariz. – The early years of a feisty Arizona community north of Phoenix come to life in a new book by a new author. The book, “Homesteading Along the Creek,” is Patrick Grady’s first book. It outlines how more than 100 homesteaders settling 37,000 acres were responsible for the growth […]

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Entrepreneur from London Adding Energy to Downtown Phoenix

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Nov. 20, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The November sunrise is an hour away, but an entrepreneur and his clients in his downtown Phoenix exercise studio are primed for the new day. “Six! Five! Four! Three! Two! One!” says studio owner Amen Iseghohi, clapping his hands to the music. He walks among his exercising clients, counting […]

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Custom Skateboards Auctioned to Raise Awareness of Autism

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Nov. 7, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – If the inspirational artwork now hanging in the After Hours Gallery in central Phoenix were displayed outside, it probably would stop traffic. As it is, the nearly 200 wooden skateboard decks covering walls two stories high in the gallery are stopping visitors in their tracks, especially younger visitors who […]

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Arizona Conference to Promote More Public, Private Partnerships

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Oct. 15, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is the keynote speaker at a Public Private Partnerships Conference late this month in Arizona. Arizona State University’s Alliance for Construction Excellence is sponsoring the Oct. 22 conference at the Arizona Grand Resort at Baseline Road and Interstate 10. The […]

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Colliers International’s Phoenix Office Issues Solar Energy Report

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Oct. 5, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Colliers International‘s Phoenix division has published a comprehensive examination of the solar energy industry in Arizona titled, “Solar Energy Network: Partners for Change.” The 40-page report was a unique collaboration between Colliers and more than 25 public and private sector experts and visionaries who are playing a […]

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica in Phoenix Expected to Draw Thousands

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Sept. 18. 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial is on display this weekend at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary in north Phoenix. Since it was created in 1990, the traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall – inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 U.S. soldiers who died in Vietnam – has […]

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