Archive for the 'Maricopa County' Category

Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

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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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Denver-based Investors Buying Distressed Condos in Arizona, Other States

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Jan. 7, 2010 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Peter Wells is a glass-half-full kind of investor. That doesn’t mean he wears rose-colored glasses, only that his financial radar is tuned to spot opportunities others might overlook. And in today’s rocky economy, Wells sees attractive long-term residential real estate investments in Arizona. Wells is senior partner in Condo […]

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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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Recycling and Other Green Initiatives Saving ‘Green’ at Maricopa County

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July 20, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – More than 300 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided by using biodiesel fuel in Maricopa County‘s fleet operations.  Well over 360 tons of paper have been recycled this year and even more materials will be diverted from the landfill because of an expanding recyclables […]

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More Philanthropy in Arizona’s Future, Says Former Flinn Foundation CEO

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July 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – John Murphy is hardly the hammock champ. He’s into heavy lifting, as in megabucks philanthropic ventures, so don’t expect him to slow down after retiring from 28 years as president and CEO of the Flinn Foundation in Phoenix. Right now, before he rolls the dice for his next adventure, […]

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Late ’09 Recovery Predicted for Metro Phoenix Commercial Real Estate Market

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July 9, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – The commercial real estate market in metropolitan Phoenix continues experiencing the symptoms of a struggling economy, with increasing vacancies in the office, industrial and retail sectors. But despite the uncertainty in the housing and credit markets, economists at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State […]

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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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SmithGroup Tapped to Design $10M Sports Center for City of Avondale

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June 22, 2009 AVONDALE, Ariz. – SmithGroup’s team of architects and designers in Phoenix has been selected by the city of Avondale to design a $10 million indoor sports recreation center that will be managed by a private company. The 83,000-square-foot facility will be constructed at Van Buren Street and Avondale Boulevard, starting late this […]

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