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TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved


The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →

Navajo will receive $554 million settlement

Navajo Settlement

The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe, according to an Associated Press report. Much of the land on the sprawling reservation has been leased for uses such as farming, grazing,… Read More →

Arizona strikes deal to reopen Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011
by in Business News | Tourism

Arizona reached a deal Friday with the Interior Department to pay for Grand Canyon National Park to completely reopen using state and local funds during the federal government shutdown. The deal means the park should reopen Saturday, allowing thousands of tourists to flock to the natural wonder in northern Arizona, said Andrew Wilder, spokesman for… Read More →

Arizona Politics 2010: The Year That Was SB 1070

Arizona Flag
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

It’s the start of 2011. This is usually when everyone writes top 10 lists for the year just past. I was going to write a “top 10 political stories of 2010 column,” when it occurred to me that was the year of one main significant political story. Oh, there were plenty of important political happenings.… Read More →

Arizona Gains One House Of Representatives Seat From The 2010 Census

Arizona Gains Seat House of Representatives
by in Politics

It all starts with the census! The American Constitution mandates that every ten years our federal government must run a census. Once the census is complete, there is a massive political trickle-down effect. The first and most obvious result of a new census is changes to congressional representation. There are 435 seats in the U.S.… Read More →

Business And Community Leaders Are Trying To Figure Out What Health Care Reform Will Mean In Arizona

Health Care Reform in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

For government and business, providers and patients, the U.S. health care reform legislation promises a new world of costs and care. Most individuals without insurance will be able to get it. Those who have insurance already probably will have to pay more for it. Hospitals, doctors and others in the front lines of health care… Read More →

We Need Immigration Reform, Not Immigration Hype

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

SB 1070. It has been a few months since it passed, making Arizona the focus of so much national attention. As I have listened to Arizona, the entire country, and even some international Latina singers debate the issue, I have found ironies on both sides. First, on the pro-SB 1070 side: Republicans (especially Arizona Republicans… Read More →

A Quarter Century Of Wisdom Points To The Right Solution

Arizona State Seal

In 1982, I was beginning my first term in Arizona’s House of Representatives. After years of spending increases, our state was suffering an economic slowdown. Recovery was just around the corner. In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as president of the United States, the federal government announced that it would build… Read More →