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Nice to see ASU moving baseball to give new life to Phoenix Muni, after spring training all but abandoned the city, also good that the Sun Devils will play at Chase Field rather than send hundreds of buses to Glendale (Ariz.) and play at the cotton field (University of Phoenix Stadium). Light rail pays off (WBIYB).
Nearly half of New York City residents live at or near poverty — and the city measures. I'd love to see a comparable census for the city of Phoenix.
Almost anything Clyde Prestowitz writes is top-notch. Here he departs from his trade expertise, but his Japan/Asia expertise is on full display.
Tucson is giving its city employees a 55-cent raise, and grudgingly. Amid all the hate directed at government workers, it's interesting to note that nobody in Boston was begrudging their unionized public employees after the marathon bombing.
Days after the explosion in West, Texas, Gov. Rick Perry was trying to lure business by boasting about the state's weak regulations. A model for Brewer?
Jeff Flake was caught in his background check double-talk. Even wealthy Republican Sen. John Sidney McCain III voted for them, but not Flake, R-NRA. And here's an interesting question: Why does America lose its head over "terror" while ignoring its daily gun deaths? Here's a running tally since Newtown.