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Ring's Reflections: The 'Five C's' impact on today's Arizona economy

In the final installment in this series, we’ve arrived at the question of how much the historic bedrocks of our economy, Arizona’s traditional Five C’s affect the current state economy.

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Ring's Reflections: Cotton still thrives in Arizona

Ring's Reflections: Cotton still thrives in Arizona

According to cotton historian Stephen Yafa, “cotton was domesticated simultaneously in India and Peru some 5,500 years ago.” Cotton, and cloth made from it, gradually moved west to Europe and north to Mexico and beyond, so when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahama Islands in 1492, he f…

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Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Ronald Rayner has been fascinated with water since he was a boy on his father’s farm in Goodyear. Now a partner on the family farm, A Tumbling-T Ranches, he has found a way to conserve water and double production since 1980.

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Ring's Reflections: Five C's are integral to Arizona's history

Ring's Reflections: Five C's are integral to Arizona's history

Do you know Arizona’s traditional five C’s? I’m talking about the most important elements of Arizona’s economy during the state’s development from a U.S. territory through statehood and well into the 20th century.

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International business thrives in Marana

International business thrives in Marana

International business thrives in Marana

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USDA promises help for cotton industry

WASHINGTON - The Department of Agriculture has pledged to support the cotton industry as it faces massive contract defaults that threaten the growth of exports from the United States, the world's biggest shipper.

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Cotton gin in Buckeye slated for demolition

An 84-year-old cotton gin in Buckeye that's a symbol of the town's farming heritage is slated for demolition.

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Find eco-cool clothes at bluecanoe.com

Online shopping site of the week: Blue Canoe (www.blue canoe.com)

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music notes UA Jazz Ensemble season opens

music notes UA Jazz Ensemble season opens

The UA Concert Jazz Ensemble is adding "A Little More Soul" to its season-opening concert on Wednesday.

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New Christy Minstrels in SaddleBrooke

New Christy Minstrels in SaddleBrooke

The New Christy Minstrels are pulling double duty at the Desert- View Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke today.

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Donna Reed-inspired aprons make comeback

Donna Reed-inspired aprons make comeback

Vintage-inspired aprons should come with a warning label: This garment increases the risk of cooking, baking and other exploits of domestic prowess.

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Water needs grow beyond farms vs. cities

YUMA — The water in the Colorado River could fill the needs of all the homes and offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and much of Southern California, but much of it irrigates vast fields of wheat, alfalfa, cotton and vegetables.

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Sales by ZIP code

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Letters to the editor

Prop. 200 figures purely arbitrary

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Deaths

The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted. Occupations are stated when available.

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School notes

Ten teachers at Walker receive $100 gift cards

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