Lisa Van Loo, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Health care costs are an ever more costly issue for employers and employees, but new legislation is paving the way for business organizations to offer a health care alternative to small and midsize business owners, who otherwise may not have been able to extend coverage options to employees. A health insurance pool, offered most recently by the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, allows member businesses to tap into lower rates. Kathy Tilque, president and...

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It could soon be easier to explore The Wave, a geological phenomenon near the Utah-Arizona border where access is so limited that its field office consistently breaks more hikers’ hearts than it pleases. The Bureau of Land Management proposes increasing the daily permit maximum for the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area to 96, up from the 20 it allows now by a monthly online lottery and a daily walk-up lottery. Parts of The Wave’s allure...

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