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Meet the 2009 Leaders of the Year

Welcome to Arizona Capitol Times third annual edition of Leaders of the Year in Public Policy. This awards program was created in 2007 to recognize the contributions of policy professionals across the state. It is a salute to those who advance public policy by implementing and championing creative strategies to positively impact the state and the lives of Arizonans, without regard to partisanship or political affiliation.

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LOTY speaker Trimble was ‘prodded’ toward life he has built

Though Marshall Trimble grew up in Ash Fork, a small town 40 miles west of Flagstaff, he was first introduced to Southwest history 40 years ago while working as a cowboy in Montana, driving cattle from the Big Sky State into train stockyards in Arizona."It was like turning the clock back 100 years," said Trimble, Arizona's state historian.

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2008 Leaders: Where are they now?

To say that much has occurred since the 2008 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Awards event is quite an understatement. An economic meltdown leading to a near-depression, the election of the first African-American to the U.S. presidency, a changing of the guard in the Executive Tower and chaos in the Legislature while attempting to deal with Arizona's worst budget deficit ever are just a few of the tumultuous events that mark the past 12 months

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Arizona Trivia Quiz No. 3 (access required)

Fancy yourself an authority on Arizona history? Answer these questions to find out how you stack up. 1. In 1864, Arizona’s first capital was established. Where was it? 2. Where was the first permanent U.S. military post established in Arizona ...

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10 decades with Melanie Sturgeon (access required)

1900s The referendum on joint statehood with New Mexico. 1910s The Constitutional Convention, statewide prohibition and the Hunt-Campbell fiasco over the governorship. 1920s The Colorado River Compact allocating water to the state.. 1930s The Federal Stock Reduction Program of 1934, ...

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Then & Now (access required)

Follow our history one piece at a time and see how we’ve grown. The covers below span time from Arizona Capitol Times first incarnation as The Messenger through time as The Arizona Legislative Review. The more we change, the more ...

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Everything old is new again (access required)

The Times Past section is a weekly staple of the Arizona Capitol Times. It began as an old photograph feature started by Ned Creighton’s wife, Diana. With contributors from around the state, the feature provides another perspective on people and ...

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Arizona Trivia Quiz No. 1 (access required)

Still fancy yourself an authority on Arizona history? Answer these questions to find out how you stack up. 1. What happened to the original community of San Carlos? 2. What New York City mayor spent his boyhood as a son ...

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