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Guess who’s coming to dinner: Wolves

Mexican Gray Wolf (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Recently a benefit was held in Scottsdale dubbed “Dinner with Wolves.” The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, and many environmental groups want the Mexican wolf returned to what they consider the wild landscape of Arizona. They also want to maintain protections for the Mexican wolf by listing it as “endangered.”

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Scott Smith: Leadership requires us to be bold

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith faces reporters while formally filing paperwork to run for Arizona Governor. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

In the world of politics, full of polls and focus groups, “safe seats” and stacked districts, few people ever see fit to take a chance. That’s the opposite of business, where every day entrepreneurs put everything on the line in pursuit of success and happiness.

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Say no to predatory-driven risky loans

Calculating numbers for income tax return with pen and calculator

While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill before the Legislature proposes another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory.

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