‘Perfect storm’ slows historically fast Phoenix tourism recovery
Phoenix area’s recovery time after the slump in tourism following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 was among the top five fastest of major metropolitan areas in the nation. But recovering to peak tourism levels following the economic crash of 2008 has proven much more difficult.
Harvesting the City: Urban gardens grow communities’ personal satisfaction
An urban garden cultivates nature in the midst of a man-made environment, and many people find escape and relaxation while digging in the dirt and tending plants.
LEEDing the way: Green schoolhouse fuses sustainability and education
Dayana Gonzalez and her classmates at Roadrunner School in Phoenix will soon have a new building on their campus that not only incorporates sustainable, environment-friendly features, but also demonstrates them for the students.
4 financial planning tips to prepare for the debt ceiling outcome
With the “fiscal cliff” behind us, Americans now have a new concern on the horizon — the debt ceiling. The fiscal cliff resulted in an average tax increase of $1,600 per year for most taxpayers, and the impact debt ceiling negotiations will have is still uncertain. In light of the uncertainty, consumers are becoming even more diligent when it comes to their spending and saving habits.
Smaller financial institutions look to single, branded checking account to expand
In 2012, credit unions nationwide added 2 million new customers, earned a higher rate of return on their assets and saw delinquency rates decline compared to 2011.
The improving economy has contributed to their success, but they say the growth is also a result of their determination to grow.
Social (mass) media: From promotional videos to profane rants — Facebook and Twitter give politicians instant audiences
Whether you love them or hate them, today’s politicians want to be “liked” on Facebook and followed on Twitter. So do their critics.
Social media is rapidly changing how people seek and hold public office.
Linda Vaughan: Education and health promotion share ASU nutritionist’s plate
Food banks fill a crucial need in a community, with the help of many volunteers. United Food Bank in Arizona found a special volunteer in a registered dietician and university professor who used her training and passion to help the organization deliver healthier meals.
Patricia Reiter: Building on business model, architect creates sustainability
Architects, as any artists, create from their imagination. But architects’ creations are bound by structure, budgets and physics. Patricia Reiter says those limitations present an opportunity for creative solutions.
Susan Clark-Johnson: From newsroom to university, research drives public policy
In her first job as an editor at the Niagara Falls Gazette in New York, Susan Clark-Johnson experienced the power the media has to stoke public awareness and the importance of doing the right thing, she says.
Sarah Buel: Professor’s life experience is basis for helping domestic violence victims
Sarah Buel was working as a paralegal for the city prosecutor’s office in Seattle when a judge called her up to the bench after a hearing. She had just argued passionately on behalf of a victim in a domestic violence case. The husband had poured boiling water on his wife, burning and scarring her terribly. Buel’s boss wanted to drop assault charges, saying the family at least had insurance to cover her medical care. The judge told Buel she should become a lawyer.
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