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State Parks

Arizona State Parks Contribute To Booming Economy

From Slide Rock to Lost Dutchman to Catalina, Arizona’s state parks are second to none! Camping, hiking, boating, horseback riding — there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors at Arizona’s many state parks. But the role our parks play goes well beyond mountain trails and pristine lakes. According to recently released numbers,

Opinion

Opinion: The Specter of Inflation Is Upon Us

It has been several decades since Americans dealt with the specter of inflation. However, according to several economic benchmarks and commonsense, inflation is oozing into the American economy like poison ivy into an open wound. The last time the U.S. economy was overrun with inflation occurred during the dark days of the late 1970s. For

Opinion

Opinion: The Dangers of Central Banking and Deficits

It’s an election-winning formula that’s worked in the short term for politicians of both parties, critics note. Lots of spending and cheap money. As President Joe Biden runs huge deficits some wonder if the economy will eventually self-destruct. Popular economic policies, critics say, often seem successful in the short run but eventually turn toxic. And

National

Biden’s Spending Plan Puts Swing State Dems in a Bind

Impeachment is easy. Governing is hard. That may be the lesson Democrats on Capitol Hill are about to learn as President-elect Biden prepares to take office. While the impeachment vote got most of the publicity, the biggest news of the past few days was Joe Biden’s prime-time TV rollout of his $1.9. trillion COVID-19 spending plan.

COVID-19

A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they don’t fully capture the

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