Archive for the 'Flagstaff' Category

Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

Mike Padgett -

March 21, 2010 EDITORIAL Are Arizona’s leaders, struggling with an overpowering deficit, downsizing state programs too far? Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the state’s fiscal 2011 budget of $8.9 billion, which is a reduction of  $1.1 billion. Budget supporters called the new budget a streamlining of state government. Critics say it is hardhearted, with […]

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

Mike Padgett -

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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Yuma, Flagstaff Join Arizona’s ‘Sun Corridor’ Economic Growth Program

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 17, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. –The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. and the city of Flagstaff have joined Phoenix and Tucson in bringing jobs to Arizona’s Sun Corridor, a move that aligns the state’s key metro markets under a common goal. The addition of the two groups strengthens the effort to recruit high-wage […]

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Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

Mike Padgett -

Aug. 20, 2009 Arizona Town Hall officials are going on the road to share with state residents their newest report, “From Here to There: Transportation Opportunities for Arizona.” For six weeks, starting late this month, Arizonans will have the opportunity to discuss the report during presentations at 13 morning, noon or evening events across the […]

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Blind Hikers Training in Arizona to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Mike Padgett -

March 4, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – These hikers headed up the steep desert trail northeast of Phoenix are huffing and puffing, but they barely break out a sweat. Others on the trail might feel their nostrils burn and their pulse pound like a drum, but these seasoned hikers march on. They’ve been training in Arizona […]

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Despite progress, Arizona falling behind other states in technology, report says

Mike Padgett -

Feb. 25, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona is advancing in the technology arena, but it is unable to keep pace with greater achievements in other states, according to a new report from a leading international research organization. The analysis, released today by Battelle, shows that Arizona employment in technology-based industries is declining faster than the […]

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Conference focusing on Native Americans’ health challenges

Mike Padgett -

The Arizona Myeloma Network and other nonprofit groups in the state are planning a special conference this month to focus on health challenges facing Native Americans. A cosponsor of the free Oct. 11 conference at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock is the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, named for the actor who starred in […]

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