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Helen Purcell, Maricopa County recorder (access required)

Helen Purcell, Maricopa County’s recorder and election director, shows no signs of slowing down – even in an off-election year. Managing her time is Purcell’s biggest challenge, as she oversees recording 1 million documents annually and modernizing the state’s largest ...

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F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County recorder (access required)

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, the first Hispanic woman to be elected to countywide office in Arizona, is credited with automating and modernizing her department. She serves on many boards, such as Kids Voting, El Centro Cultural de las ...

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Crisco is latest company to limit trans fat (access required)

After 95 years in America’s pantries, Crisco is getting a new formula that nearly eliminates artery-clogging trans fats. J.M. Smucker Co., the largest U.S. producer of jams and jellies, has reformulated its line of Crisco shortening products to contain zero ...

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Declining enrollment forces districts to get creative (access required)

After decades of adding classrooms and teachers, school districts in some of the Phoenix area’s more established neighborhoods are wrestling with enrollment declines. The loss of students, which results in less state funding, will lead to tighter budgets and difficult ...

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