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Flagstaff council rejects 4 day week

FLAGSTAFF - Saving an estimated $40,000 a year is not enough incentive for Flagstaff to go to a four-day work week for city workers. The City Council had been asked to consider implementing an alternative work schedule for nonessential city employees.

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After furloughs, states mull permanent cuts

Moving from furloughs of state employees to more permanent downsizing, states are girding for the deepest workforce cuts yet when they hammer out their fiscal 2011 budgets next year. In preparation, many are taking stock of every position in state government to determine what effect job cuts and the possible elimination of whole departments will have on revenues, expenses and the quality of government services.

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As recession lingers, Arizona food banks long on business, short on donations

The hundreds of cars lined up Nov. 25 for frozen turkeys and bags of food from St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance were three times the number at the same event last year. "We knew that our demand was going to go up for the holidays, but it has stunned us how much it went up this week," said Beverly Damore, a spokeswoman for the organization.

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