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New Speak in the Capitalist World?

Business Book Review by Constance Devereaux Shaking his fingers, face in a frown, a former professor always cautioned us to avoid the “sloppy thinking” evident in our “sloppy speaking.” He believed most people, students especially, were guilty of vague and ambiguous expressions in everyday speech, with negative consequences for thinking and decision-making. Over the past […]

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Prepare for Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has upgraded storm total amounts to 16 – 24 inches.   Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel this weekend. City of Flagstaff:  Due to the forecast intensity of this weekend’s winter storm the Flagstaff Aquaplex will close at 7p.m on Saturday and will open at Noon on Sunday.  At this time, […]

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Getting Results

When we workout, we do it for a reason. There is always a purpose in mind, whether it’s fitting into a smaller clothing size, losing weight, adding inches to our biceps, or just increasing overall health and wellness. I’m willing to bet that for most of us, results are the only reason we work out; […]

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NAU Graduates Pay High Price to Stay in Flag

For most college students, graduation day brings a sigh of relief. After years of late night study sessions, assignment deadlines and challenging professors, graduation day means freedom from classrooms and the start of the next chapter of their lives. Or does it? For some recent graduates, uncertainties still remain. For example, where will they get […]

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Economic Factors Affecting Construction in Flagstaff

A career in the construction industry was named as one of the worst jobs for 2011.   I thought we should explore the economic trends that contribute to this dubious distinction. Should we be looking for the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel? Between 2001 and 2004, jobs in construction rose steadily and […]

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Trends in Fundraising

Feb. 24   Trends in Fundraising Presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Chapters (AFPNAZ): Cliff Castle Hotel, Camp Verde, Noon to 1:30 p.m., $20 Member/$30 Non- member, registration required. What are the current trends in fundraising? What is the philanthropic climate like? CFRE and Chapter Services Director for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, […]

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Check It Out – Libraries A Central Gathering Place

In these trying times, it may seem difficult to find ways to entertain or educate yourself and your children on a limited budget. Look no further! The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library and the East Flagstaff Community Library both have tons of free stuff to check out and plenty of activities designed to educate, inform […]

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Chocolate–What’s Love Got to Do With It?

During Valentine’s week, consumers will buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy, ringing up $345 million in sales. That will account for 5.1 percent of total annual sales of chocolate, according to Nielsen, a company measuring customer behavior. But what do Valentine’s Day and love have to do with chocolate? According to Jenny […]

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