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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer applauded Scottsdale Healthcare's new $1.6 million military training center during its grand opening dedication Jan. 19. The 7,500-square-foot Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center features high-tech human simulators that bleed and imitate battlefield trauma injur...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies have said adios to Tucson and are ready to move into a state-of-the-art spring training facility in Scottsdale. Finishing touches are being made at Salt River Fields, a complex that features a stadium with 7,000 seats and capacity ...
More than $2 million for a five-year-old Ferrari? It was an auction world record, says the auction house that sold it in Scottsdale, Ariz., over the weekend. The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione went for $2.1 million in bidding at the Gooding and Co. auction. The single sale was among $14.2 million in...
Despite state budget cuts, Paradise Valley Unified School District has been able to add teachers and lower class sizes. Superintendent Jim Lee made that point in his recent State of the District speech, but he warned that the Legislature's budget crisis is far from over. "We need to educate polic...
The housing market in the Phoenix area exhibited further signs of deterioration in 2010, with overall resale transactions down and foreclosure activity up compared with the previous year, according to a new Arizona State University report. The area housing market saw an overall slowdown in activi...
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Bristol Palin buys a five-bedroom house on the edge of Maricopa, Ariz. Locals wonder whether it's a sign of a housing market rebound in the sleepy Phoenix suburb. No one here really knows why she bought a five-bedroom house in a sprawling subdivision, or if she even intends to live in it. But, al...
This time of the year, real estate companies look back on what happened last year and issue their forecasts as to what lies ahead in the coming year. A very casual but wry comment at a forum this week by Russ Hall of Picor Commercial Real Estate Services has pretty much set the tone of what to ex...
More Canadians are picking sunny southwest Arizona as the location for their second home.Real estate industry numbers show an increasing number of home purchases by Canadians seeking the available price opportunities -- as well as a respite from cold winters. "A strong Canadian dollar, valuable b...
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