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Coffee Houses

September 24, 2010 by in Dining | Lists

Java Joints Looking for a hip place to hang with your friends while sipping your skinny latte? Here’s a list of some of the best independently owned coffee shops in the Valley. Cartel Coffee Lab 225 W. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 1 N. First St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Hand-crafted coffee Copper Star 4220… Read More →

Employment Statistics

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September 23, 2010 by in Economy | Infographics

Statistics on employment in Arizona. To embed this image on your site at 547 pixels wide <p align=”center”><a href=”” mce_href=””><img src=”” mce_src=”” alt=”” width=”547″ height=”2100″ border=”0″ title=”Employment Infographic” /></a></p> <p align=”center”>Infographic source: <a href=”” mce_href=”” target=”_blank”>AZNow.Biz</a><br class=”spacer_” /> </p> <p>

Arizona on the Silverscreen 1927-49 (Part 1)

Photo of a man on a horse on the edge of a butte
September 17, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

Many films have been shot in Arizona because of its movie-making friendly weather. Arizona also has a wide range of geographical zones that allow for such extreme differences, such as Old Tucson for Westerns to the Imperial Sand Dunes near Yuma for such films as “Star Wars” and “Jarhead,” as well as Route 66 in… Read More →

Yoga Studios Around Arizona

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September 10, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Healthcare | Lists

Whether you’re looking to Bikram, Astanga or modern yoga for flexibility, weight loss or relaxation, one of the following yoga studios will definitely fit your needs. These studios from around the Valley come highly recommended by friends of AZNow.Biz. At One Yoga Valleywide LifePower welcomes yoga students from the beginner of any age to… Read More →

Snapshot: METRO Light Rail

Light rail tracks being built near valley ho
September 2, 2010 by in Featured | Snapshot

Watch the evolution of the METRO Light Rail from start to finish. [slickr-flickr tag="rail" items="8" type="sets" sort="date" direction="ascending" id="54615825@N02"]

The Town of Superior Awaits Copper Mine Ruling

Town of Superior

The residents of the Town of Superior are collectively holding their breaths as they wait for SB 409, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, to pass. Supported by Senators John McCain and John Kyl, as well as Gov.  Jan Brewer, SB 409 will essentially trade the Oak Flat Campground for various areas around… Read More →

Infographic: Arizona Transportation Statistics

August 9, 2010 by in Featured | Green | Infographics

Statistics on the modes of transportation Arizonans use to get to work.

Five Ways To Reduce Stress In The Workplace

woman holding her head - looking stressed
August 5, 2010 by in Featured | Healthcare | Lists

Communicate:If co-workers are causing you stress, ask yourself — why? Perhaps the two of you just aren’t communicating. Put yourself in their shoes — listen to their needs and see if you can accommodate them. If you can, a source of conflict is removed and so is the stress associated with it. If you can… Read More →

Infographic: Arizona Visitor Spending

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August 5, 2010 by in Featured | Infographics | Travel

What out-of-state tourists are spending on when they visit the Grand Canyon State. Source: Dean Runyon Associates/Arizona Office of Tourism

Homegrown Brews: Get A Taste Of Arizona’s Own Beers

close up shot of differnet varieties of of microbrews
August 4, 2010 by in Dining | Featured | Lists

Breweries from all over the state that brew their own beers for a taste of Arizona. Four Peaks Brewery Tempe & Scottsdale – Kilt Lifter, 8th St Ale, Arizona Peach, Oatmeal Stout, The Raj India Pale Ale (IPA), Sunbru Kölsch Style Ale, Hop Knot IPA, Hefeweizen SunUp Brewing Phoenix – Trooper IPA, Horizon Wheat, Amber,… Read More →

Infographic: Who’s Volunteering In Arizona

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August 1, 2010 by in Featured | Infographics

Despite the economic downturn, Arizonans continue to volunteer. Here’s a look at who’s volunteering based on education, gender and ethnicity. Source: Morrison Institute

Five Challenging Arizona Day Hikes

View looking southeast from the top of battleship towards weavers needle

1. Humphreys Peak from Lockett Meadow — Flagstaff Difficulty: 5 Route Finding: 1 Round Trip: 14.3 miles Accumulated Elevation Gain: 4,430 feet Average Time Round Trip: 7-9 hours Description: You start your hike through Aspen trees on the floor of Lockett Meadow on the Inner Basin Trail until you intersect with the beautiful Weatherford Trail,… Read More →

Snapshot: Adventures in Canyoneering

Canyoneer begins 70 foot rappel

The day started early — up at 4 a.m. and in the canyon by 5:45 a.m. Eight canyoneers headed out for a day of adventure. They wound their way through miles of red swirling sandstone slot canyon, with multiple rappels