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Creating a gold standard for Arizona education (access required)

Against the backdrop of the 2008 Summer Olympics, most of Arizona’s children returned to school this week. For Olympic athletes, the difference between merely being in the game and performing at the top of their game is the difference between ...

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Keeping dollars flowing through troubled times (access required)

Philanthropic fundraising is facing increased challenges because of the tight economy, but experts in Arizona say extra effort will get them through the pinch. Even in tough times, the number of contributors remains fairly static, though the amounts given may ...

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Championing fundraising on Capitol Hill (access required)

Most governmental issues related to fundraising and charities are at the federal level.The Association of Fundraising Professionals monitors what goes on in the nation’s capital, protecting the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed. Here are ...

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Copper mining pumping big bucks into AZ economy (access required)

Copper-Bearing Hills • The public can view Asarco’s Ray Mine off state Highway 177, northwest of Kearny. The state’s massive copper industry had an estimated total impact of $6.8 billion to Arizona’s economy in 2007, including $385 million in revenues ...

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Arizona's copper economy (access required)

Where Copper is King • Solvent-extraction tanks of the BHP Billiton SX-EW facility sit below the hilltops of Miami, Ariz. The main driver behind the price increase for metals is increasing demand in emerging economies in the world. Even as ...

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