Archive for the 'Tempe' Category

‘Cop Doc’ Honored by Arizona Group That Helps Police, Firefighters

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Aug. 13, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A cappuccino and painkillers are what the wisecracking policeman wanted. They might ease the pain from a bullet that tore through his belly in a blazing gun battle in downtown Tempe. At the shooting scene, with paramedics just minutes away, Sgt. John Schaper’s eyelids were getting heavier. He was […]

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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

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July 7, 2009 Guest column “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffett By Tom Ruff, The Information Market A year ago I was batting clean up for the housingdoom.com team. Today, I’m called a cheerleader for ARMLS, comments […]

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Greater Phoenix Metro Region Among Nation’s Top 10 Places for New Grads

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Press Release May 13, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – As President Barack Obama welcomes the more than 8,000 graduates of Arizona State University to ‘the real world’ at today’s commencement at Sun Devil Stadium, those who choose to stay in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area might feel a bit more confident. Apartments.com and CBcampus.com have named […]

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Arizona Company Chosen for Army’s Soldier Recovery Center in Texas

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May 11, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – An Arizona construction company has received a contract for the first phase of a $57 million Warriors in Transition Complex at Fort Bliss, Texas. Sundt Construction Co. of Tempe, Ariz., was chosen for the $30 million initial phase by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Design work is to […]

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New Disability Empowerment Center to Help Reclaim and Enhance Lives

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April 8, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – His right pinkie is red and swollen. He injured it in a full-contact sport once called murderball, so the player in a business suit and motorized wheelchair extends his left hand to greet visitors. Today, the game known for its aggressiveness is called wheelchair rugby. Weekend athlete and full-time […]

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Agencies Seeing More Homeless Youths, Families in Metro Phoenix

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April 4, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The young homeless glance over their shoulders and see the ruins of their pasts. Ahead of them, if they cannot obtain assistance, these sidewalk souls may see their yesterdays reflected in their futures. They likely came from homes where domestic violence, mental illness or substance abuse erased dreams of […]

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Arizona and European Investors Have $94 Million for Unfinished Projects

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March 16, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – With about $94 million in his pockets and a camera in his hand, Paul Charles is anything but your average photographer. Charles is vice president of Laguna Pacific Inc., a development company partnering with an $8 billion investment banking firm in Europe. Last summer, the companies formed a joint […]

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Canalscape Design Competition Heads Arizona Architects’ March Calendar

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March 1, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Metropolitan Phoenix has a network of 181 miles of canals, which the Phoenix Metro chapter of the American Institute of Architects says is more than Venice and Amsterdam combined. Property along the Phoenix area’s canals is the focus of an architectural design competition sponsored by AIA Phoenix Metro and […]

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Renovated condos and restored classic cars are favorites in Tempe

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Feb. 17, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – If you appreciate redeveloped residential properties and restored American classic cars, check out what’s happening in downtown Tempe this month. The new condos are the Regency Condominiums, a renovation of a mid-20th Century apartment complex designed to meet the need of today’s students. The work by Miravista Holdings includes […]

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Arizona’s business leaders eyeing $800 billion economic stimulus proposal

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Jan. 9, 2009 The eyes of Arizona’s business leaders are focused more than ever on Washington DC these days, and they’re watching more than the change of leadership at the White House. Arizona’s construction and design community is studying how federal officials propose to divvy up President-elect Barack Obama’s $800 billion economic stimulus package among […]

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