Archive for the 'Mesa' 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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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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Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

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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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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

Mike Padgett -

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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Arizona’s First Transplant Patient Helped Others, Despite Her Medical Challenges

Mike Padgett -

May 19, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The young social worker’s courage kept pace with her fear, but her energy level was reaching empty. She was in pain, racing to an Arizona hospital. Her kidneys were failing. It was early 1969. She was 25, the youngest in the family. “It was horrible, that’s all I remember,” […]

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Banner Health Opening ‘Virtual Hospital’ in Arizona for Medical Training

Mike Padgett -

March 11, 2009 MESA, Ariz. – Scarlet oozes from the left ear of the 30-year-old male motorcycle accident victim. Helmet fractured. Rambling whispers. Dark bruises on chest near heart. Underwent knee surgery 24 hours earlier. Today, one eye dilated. Breathing rapid and shallow. Receiving medium-level doses of medication. One or more of the above critical issues […]

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Arizona Aerospace Institute proposed for former auto test site in east Mesa

Mike Padgett -

Feb. 20, 2009 MESA, Ariz. – An aerospace institute pumping 1,300 jobs and $72 million into the state economy is proposed for the old General Motors Proving Grounds in southeast Mesa. Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams today, in prepared statements, announced the appointment of a 17-member advisory board to determine how best to assemble the […]

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Arizona’s housing crisis to be spotlighted in statewide public forums

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 10, 2009 Arizonans’ thoughts and opinions about the state’s housing crisis will be welcome during a series of public meetings across the state over the next three months. Arizona Town Hall is hosting nine community outreach programs in metro Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Kingman, Sierra Vista and Douglas. The discussions will focus on the recommendations […]

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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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Downtown Walkabout: City of Tempe welcomes light rail

Mike Padgett -

Dec. 30, 2008 (Writer’s note: Downtown Phoenix rules the school these days, with the headlines dominated by the new Metro light rail, the expanded Phoenix Convention center, the new 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Arizona State University’s expanded downtown campus and other new developments. But there is more to the Valley than Phoenix. As part […]

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