jEFFSTANA on October 23rd, 2013

This past Sunday, October 20th, in the pages of the Arizona Republic “Valley and State” section, cub reporter Caitlin McGlade summarized arguments pro and con concerning the future of Indian Gaming on Tohono O’odham reservation land — property surrounded by Glendale, Arizona and adjacent to the Westgate sports district at 95th Ave and Northern. For […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 27th, 2013

A good friend pointed me to a New York Times opinion piece for Monday, August 26, 2013 by noted economist Paul Krugman entitled: The Decline of E-Empires. The catalyst for the article was the forthcoming resignation of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. The scope of the article remarked on the long running rivalry between Bill […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 7th, 2013

Glendale, Arizona faces a hard reality. Can the town afford to host a National Hockey League (NHL) franchise team, the Phoenix Coyotes? Bad enough that Glendale publicly financed a dedicated structure for a professional hockey team, and that team chose to remain branded to its bigger neighbor, but now Glendale has chosen to¬†additionally¬†burden its citizens […]

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jEFFSTANA on April 10th, 2013

First article in the AZ Republic which weighs the evidence and favors the arguments for a casino in Glendale. Perhaps the worm has turned. Giblin & McGlade clearly present the crux of the matter: does the current AZ Gaming compact implicitly limit the number of casinos in the Phoenix metro area? This is the last […]

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jEFFSTANA on July 27th, 2010

You have to wonder at the motivation which inspires some folks to run for office. Take first term AZ representative Republican Debbie Lesko, representing District 9 in the Arizona House. To find a similarly short-sighted Luddite, one needs look no further than U.S. Representative Trent Franks (AZ-02), a neighboring Republican who spouts parables expressing unfailing […]

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