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ADOT predicts 6,000 jobs from stimulus (access required)

State transportation officials predict that federal stimulus money will lead to the creation of 6,000 jobs. The Arizona Department of Transportation said five projects in Maricopa County alone will generate 2,180 direct jobs. ADOT is among the first major state ...

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Brewer names forestry director (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer on April 13 named Vicki Christiansen as her next state forester and Arizona Division of Forestry director. Christiansen served as state forester in Washington State prior to her appointment by Brewer. She spent 28 years with the ...

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Home foreclosures in Maricopa County decrease (access required)

A new report shows home resales in Maricopa County surged upward last month while a temporary moratorium on foreclosures reduced home repossessions dramatically. The median home-resale price in Maricopa County continued to decrease in March, reaching a new low of ...

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Brewer's public schedule for April 13-17 (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer has three appearances on her public schedule this week, including two speaking engagements. On April 14, Brewer will speak at the Governor's Arts Awards dinner, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore's Frank Lloyd Wright ...

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AZ budget revives debate over school funding (access required)

For nearly a decade, Arizona lawmakers have followed a voter-approved law and increased basic school funding every year to keep up with inflation. Now, a provision inserted in Republicans' draft budget proposal would change how the law is interpreted, affecting ...

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