Bring on 2012
Thankfully for us Arizonans, the weather outside is dreamy and makes it easy to have a bright and sunny disposition as we kick off 2012.
As Robrt Pela highlights in this month’s cover story, 2011 was an interesting and eventful year. Political bickering and economic uncertainty dominated the headlines.
Locally, the unemployment rate has gone down. However, job loss and unemployment benefits have been in the minds of many; we all know someone who is still looking for a job. Last month, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited Phoenix to participate in roundtable discussions with veterans, unemployed individuals and recently re-employed workers. In an LPM exclusive, she shares her experience with us. Read her guest opinion editorial on page 29.
In My Perspective, Lorenzo Sierra, a local community leader, shares with us what inspired him to run for office. He’s resolved to represent the newly formed District 19 in the West Valley in the Arizona House of Representatives.
If your New Year’s resolutions call for healthier eating habits or more time for yourself, read on.
In our Health department you will find 51 simple yet effective ways to be healthier in the New Year; no fad or special diets required!
If the holidays left you burnt out and in need to recharge your energies, make sure to read Time out. Check out the current specials and offerings at three of Arizona’s finest spas, because everyone could use some pampering or a massage to start the New Year revitalized.
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¡Salud, Paz y Amor!