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When I introduce myself as Tucson Metro Chamber’s director of External Affairs, the word “director” gets people’s attention, while “external affairs” usually causes someone to cock their heads in confusion. Incoming Chamber Board Chair Kelle Maslyn, a veteran in this line of work, summed it …

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An essential tool in rebuilding our American economy is at serious risk as part of the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan being considered in Washington—and the damage will be felt in every state, city and town still reeling from the ravages of COVID-19.

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This past year the pandemic has subjected our economy to massive, unprecedented challenges in nearly every sector. We’ve heard from countless constituents who struggled after losing their jobs due to the pandemic and the associated government restrictions on businesses. Hundreds of thousands…

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Just one week ago, members of the 117th Congress took the oath of office. Raising our right hands, we swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I took this oath two years ago, as well, and cited it when I voted to impeach t…

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The Loft Cinema staff have routinely been good at rising to meet unexpected challenges.  In what we will now remember as “normal times,” The Loft always had more balls in the air than I could even imagine was possible.  So many films, special events, community partnerships, film festivals, s…

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The policies adopted by Gov. Doug Ducey and his administration during the outbreak of Covid-19 have prevented Arizona’s health care system from being overwhelmed and have kept most of the state’s economy open. Although we’ve still lost north of 500,000 jobs, thanks to the public’s cooperatio…