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Fuel needed everywhere, yet not a drop too cheap (access required)

A “lull between the storms” is how Chief Economist Ken Simonson of the Associated General Contractors of America describes the price of construction materials. In his March “Construction Inflation Report,” he says that while price increases have modestly slowed or ...

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Reaching for the sky (access required)

Artist rendering of Burj Dubai The world has realized, albeit begrudgingly, that oil reserves are a finite resource. And one day in the not-too-distant future, humanity will be forced to look to the wind, water and sun for power. As ...

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Walls: Sign of privilege or community barrier≠ (access required)

Connected Cul-de-sac Instead of presenting dead ends to pedestrians and cyclists, cul-de-sacs in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch open onto a six-mile greenbelt known as Camelback Walk. The crow has a big edge on people who live in neighborhoods built in the ...

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Tubac’s national treasure (access required)

Welcome — The arch leading into the Tubac Golf Resort, once the site of the Otero family’s fruit and cattle ranch. While surviving the fluctuating population of southern Arizona, an Apache attack and the Civil War, the property currently known ...

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ACC chair keeps trying to retire (access required)

Mike Gleason served in the Arizona House, is on the Corporation Commission and consistently rides more than 20 miles on his bike during weekends. Not bad, for an 80-year-old bored with racquetball. Mike Gleason has retired five times, but he ...

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State program develops workers for 21st century (access required)

Christina Rios and Britt Zitterkopf, 26, system engineering senior and mentor for Christina Christina Rios was halfway through her junior year at Peoria High School when the counselor called her into the office. She was joined by other Native American ...

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