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As threats to national and global security continue to increase, Raytheon Missile Systems president, Taylor Lawrence, said it’s important Southern Arizona’s largest employer continues to have the opportunity to grow.
It’s fascinating to me how employers today continue to complain about today’s workforce, myself included. We sometimes get lost in the complaining about the lack of work ethic, the comparisons to the Baby Boomer generation that would do anything for the boss because they were just happy to have a job.
Raytheon Missile Systems president Taylor Lawrence speaks at the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO) luncheon at the Hilton El Conquistador on Oct. 9.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Anyone with a teenager, or young child who owns an iPhone will probably understand this – Our children are much too reliant on this method of communication, and we are losing the ability to speak our minds openly in person.
By the headline, one probably thinks this editorial is about it being the spooky month of Halloween, it being Oct. 1 and all. However, you would be wrong.
In Tucson and Southern Arizona, when it comes to dining a lot of the discussion evolves into the great restaurants located downtown. While there is no doubt Tucson’s downtown culinary excellence is tough to beat, the variety, scenery and cuisine in the Catalina Foothills makes it a true hot spot for diners.
It’s been interesting over the last week to see the discussion and debate over spanking our children. The debate started after the NFL’s star tailback Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.
In what will likely be the only debate in Tucson, the three candidates running for Arizona governor gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Sept. 18 to take part in the event hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates seeking the state's top office gathered in Tucson Thursday night, debating issues from the economy to education.
In his fifth State of the Town address on Sept. 12, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath said he is proud of what continues to be accomplished in the community located six miles north of Tucson.
While not in Arizona, health officials say a respiratory illness known as enterovirus 68 has been confirmed in 10 states and is expected to become a nationwide problem.
In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to interview the granddaughter of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Nina Roosevelt Gibson.
In honor of sticking to not endorsing candidates during the election, I held off writing this column, although I was tempted throughout the primary election. However, the primary is over, several races have been decided , so here it goes.
For many, the people who have played a part in shaping U.S. history are icons, or chapters in a history book. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of those icons, but to Tucson’s Nina Roosevelt Gibson she is also known as just grandma.
It is disheartening when something strong, something important makes many stand up to rally and protest, but the selfishness of few lessens the value of the message many work to make public.
As election-night results continue to come in, it appears GOP candidate Doug Ducey move on to face Democrat Fred Duvall in the General Election.
Like many, I was shocked when I heard the news last week that Robin Williams was found dead at age 63. Like many, I was even more shocked when I found out that the man who had made me laugh so many times throughout my life had committed suicide.
I had an interesting conversation recently with a citizen who was complaining about the current Tucson City Council, her representative in Congressional District 2 and the state’s current race for governor. She wasn’t happy with anyone, and didn’t appear optimistic with current choices for candidates.
It’s no secret that the roadways in Pima County are in bad shape. However, the problem has been finding a funding source that all, or even the majority, of the Pima County Board of Supervisors could agree on.
The National Football League (NFL) has come under fire in recent weeks after Baltimore Ravens’ tailback Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for domestic violence after an incident with his fiancée. On the surface, one might say it’s good the NFL took action, and he didn’t get away with it.
Mayoral Race: A day before early ballots were mailed out to residents on July 31, the Oro Valley Town Council and Mayoral candidates participated in a debate with topics ranging from budget, policy, collaboration, businesses and the future of the town in front of a little more than 100 people.
Town of Oro Valley councilmember candidates Don Bristow, Joe Hornat, Mary Snider and Lou Waters all debated on July 31. The debate was moderated by Explorer Newspaper and Inside Tucson Business editor Thelma Grimes, and Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Perry.