Archive for the 'Tempe' Category

Soaring Metro Phoenix Home Prices Could Level Off Soon

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July 1, 2012 Press Release TEMPE, Ariz. — Phoenix-area home prices have been zooming up for months, and the streak continued in May. However, a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University takes a closer look at the short supply of available houses, an increase in foreclosures, and […]

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Arizona’s Child Homelessness Echoes National Increase

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Jan. 14, 2012 TEMPE, Ariz. – Bright futures rarely shine on homeless children in Arizona. The young runaways fleeing family anger and short tempers hear their own double-time footsteps. Echoing in their ears are their parents’ impatient words clouded with the stress of work, debts, alcohol or drugs. Do your homework, say their sad-eyed parents, […]

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Center to Study Race and Democracy Opening at Arizona State University

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March 22, 2011 OPINION TEMPE, Ariz. – It’s been a long time since Arizona had a good inning. Which is why a new organization at Arizona State University, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, is a positive sign in the state’s decades of economic and political struggles. The 1970s saw Arizona shamed […]

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New Book Delivered by Arizona’s ‘Cowboy Baby Doctor’

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April 16, 2010 KINGMAN, Ariz. –An Arizona doctor who once a month rides his horse into the Grand Canyon to treat Native American patients is touring the state to promote his first book. Dr. Kenneth Jackson, known in Kingman as the “cowboy baby doctor,” is the author of “Manifest West.” He will be at book […]

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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’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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Foreclosures Still Flooding Metro Phoenix Housing Market

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PRESS RELEASE TEMPE, Ariz. – More homes are being sold in the Phoenix area now than last year, but the market is still flooded with foreclosures. That’s according to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The report shows one foreclosure happening for every two […]

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Teddy Bears Join Visitors at a Healing Field in Arizona

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Sept. 11, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – A visitor in a Department City of New York (FDNY) t-shirt stops to read the card on one of 3,000 American flags in a Healing Field honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.She stopped at one flag to read about a victim. She continued walking and stopping, […]

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New Arizona Company Completing High-Profile Commercial Developments

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Sept. 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Opus West executives Jamie Godwin and Craig Zupancic have formed a commercial real estate consulting firm with a subsidiary offering a variety of contractor services. The consulting firm is The Richard Solomon Group, or RSG. Its services include process development, operational management, design and engineering management, and project […]

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New light rail system in metro Phoenix attracts riders new to transit

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PRESS RELEASE Sept. 3, 2009 PHOENIX – Thirty-five percent of METRO riders in Arizona’s largest urban region are new to mass transit, according to a survey. This figure and others came out of a survey in April of more than 3,100 passengers ranging from regular commuters, students, seniors and recreational users. The survey showed that […]

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