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

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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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2,200 jobs in southern Arizona to be filled in next 12 months

Mike Padgett -

Feb. 25, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – Nearly 100 companies in southern Arizona plan to fill more than 2,200 open positions over the next year, according to a new survey. The positive news in the current economic downturn came to light during a survey conducted by Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc. (TREO), an economic development agency. […]

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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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Troubled Arizona teens learn leadership, journalism skills from Voices Inc.

Mike Padgett -

Dec. 23, 2008 When Ruwaida’s father and stepmother brought her to the United States from Saudi Arabia in early 2001, she was a wide-eyed 13-year-old. She anticipated a bright future in a nation with freedoms for women as well as for men. She dreamed about becoming a teacher. Or maybe a journalist for The New […]

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