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John McCain – Lifetime Achievement

The English poet William Ernest Henley wrote “Invictus” at the turn of the 19th century, roughly 60 years before the birth of John McCain, but Henley might as well have been contemplating McCain’s life. The poem, read in secret by American ...

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Sen. Kate Brophy McGee

The question is: Which award or recognition has Sen. Kate Brophy McGee not snagged yet this year? From the Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year to a similar award from the Arizona Dental Hygienist Association, ...

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Joe Kanefield, Ballard Spahr

Arizona Capitol Times has now recognized Joe Kanefield, a partner with Ballard Spahr, twice in one year – first as the Best Political Lawyer in June and now as a Leader of the Year. And for good reason. Kanefield’s experience ...

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Cover Arizona Coalition

After passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and after a hard-won fight to expand health insurance in Arizona in 2013, advocates quickly hunkered down to ensure Arizonans know their options, and they actually have access to them. Out ...

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Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park is alive. A wonder of nature whose story began 330 million years ago, the speleothems formations inside Kartchner Caverns are still growing. In addition, it is home to bats and microbes that may have anti-microbial and ...

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Grand Canyon University’s Learning Lounge

What happens when you put inner city high school kids from a D-rated school and college students eager to help with tutoring in a room? Magic happens. That magic has been unfolding inside Grand Canyon University’s Learning Lounge since launching ...

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Arizona-Mexico Commission

Despite the rhetoric emanating from Washington, D.C. on immigration and border issues, Arizona’s leaders are acutely aware of the importance of not only maintaining, but also strengthening, U.S. ties with Mexico. After all, the two countries’ fates are intertwined, something ...

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St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Mention hunger and you’re bound to learn about St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, whose name is practically synonymous with charitable giving and volunteerism. Founded by John van Hengel in 1967, St. Mary’s has a global reputation with a village approach ...

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Few groups have had as much impact on business development in Arizona as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Since its formation in 1888, before Arizona was state, the chamber has been a leading force in shaping the Valley’s economy ...

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