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Sweet spot: Nona Lee’s role with Arizona Diamondbacks leads to more diversity, inclusion

Nona Lee, executive vice president and chief legal officer to Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall, leads a business and community initiative to improve organizational diversity while improving the lives of those who have been disadvantaged by any form of discrimination.... Read more»

Who funds the shadowy nonprofit behind Az’s economic development initiatives?

Who is funding Team ACA, the secretive nonprofit that has supplemented Arizona’s economic development agency with private money? The answer has proven elusive.... Read more»

Pro-biz groups are publicly funded, but privately controlled

Public-private partnerships such as the Arizona Commerce Authority further business interests in the state, overseeing state corporate tax incentives and grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Similar organizations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida function amid persistent questions about transparency as unelected business authorities operate on state funds, but disclose little.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Phoenix a tear-down city

Phoenix sure doesn't have enough surface parking lots. And the loss of physical history is an insidious force, a civic carcinogen. ... Read more»

Olympics

Colangelo lobbying against age limit for men’s basketball team

NBA owners are pushing for an age limit for future Olympians that would dramatically alter the roster of the U.S. men’s basketball team. But that won’t happen if Colangelo, chairman of Team USA and no longer a member of the owners fraternity, has anything to say about it.... Read more»