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Napolitano steps down as Homeland Security Secretary

Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former Arizona governor who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the 10-year-old department, told her senior staff Friday she would be… Read More →

Government Secrecy About Terror Plots Sometimes Tolerated, Sometimes Not

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by in Featured | Politics

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is tomorrow, and a study shows that Americans will tolerate government secrecy about terror plots, but only in certain circumstances. The study, which was led by professor V. Kerry Smith of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, surveyed more than 2,000 Americans… Read More →

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Opens Up Business Possibilities In The West Valley

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

At a time when the West Valley could use an economic boost, officials have put the finishing touches on the proposed Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. Under the administration of WESTMARC, an acronym for Western Maricopa Coalition, this new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is seen as a welcome economic development tool that will spawn jobs… Read More →

Legal Arizona Workers Act Does Not Cause Expected Upheaval

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In 2007, the state of Arizona made its first foray into “immigration reform” when it passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act. However, before the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA) even became effective on Jan. 1, 2008, the Legislature went to work on amending the statute, presumably to “cure” some of the more controversial aspects of… Read More →