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Cynthia Zwick: Governor should have said no to predatory-driven risky loansna

Cynthia Zwick: Governor should have said no to predatory-driven risky loansna

While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill just signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer creates another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory.

May 02, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Even in Arizona's balmy winters, everyone needs heat

Even in Arizona's balmy winters, everyone needs heat

As temperatures start their annual frigid plunge in the Northeast, Midwest and Northwest states, we often hear newscasters longing for a trip to Arizona’s mild winters.

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Failure to fund food stamps in farm bill would hurt millions of hungry families

Failure to fund food stamps in farm bill would hurt millions of hungry families

Why would the House of Representatives approve a farm bill designed to provide farmers and the agriculture community with the funding they need without funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and other nutrition programs?

July 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest Column: Arizona must do more to keep predatory car-title lending in check

In 2008, more than 1.2 million Arizona voters said no, by a 2-to-1 margin, to triple-digit interest rates and special exemptions from the state's usury laws for payday lenders by rejecting Proposition 200, which would have permanently legalized 300 percent APR payday loans in Arizona. Since …

April 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Congress must preserve program to help poor pay heating bills

It's getting cold in Arizona, a fact that raises thermostats here and eyebrows across the country. Most Americans believe Arizona is always sunny and warm in the winter and sunny and unbearable in the summer.

November 24, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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