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May 1, 2018

Cinco de Mayo

May 05 serves as a day of celebration for the Mexican army’s victorious battle with Napoléon III’s much larger and far better equipped French army in 1862 at Puebla.  While the day is designated as a Mexican holiday it is far more important to Americans an...

October 26, 2017

Global warming is real.  Climate change is here.  What’s worse, it’s escalating faster and more dramatically than climate scientists ever anticipated.  At the time of this report there are major forest fires out of control in 10 western states and more tropical storms...

July 31, 2017

In our work with economic development with smaller communities, we’ve found there are numerous opportunities awaiting corporations, industrial and manufacturing companies and other private sector ventures across the United States.  One great opportunity we’ve discovere...

June 23, 2017

Few may remember Dr. Richard Moore.  When Dr. Moore was engaged by the Nevada Board of Regents to serve as the president of the College of Southern Nevada in 1993, he brought with him a strong sense of curiosity, an energetic drive to bring academic recognition to the...

May 3, 2017

RAFI has worked with USGBC LEED performance standards since the organization’s earliest days. The firm’s senior principal Dr. Fielden used the performance standards as guidelines in his architectural teaching, with his mentoring of young architects and extensively with...

April 6, 2017

A recent local headline read: People vote self interests.  Whatever happened to: People vote the nation’s interests.  Was “America’s best interests” a 20th century paradigm?  

If we ever hope to close the political and cultural chasm separating America to...

February 16, 2017

As we’ve learned from science, communities are interacting groups of species that reside in a common location.  Over time a social order emerges within all forms of communities.  With people, society reflects the various common interests populations possess....

January 21, 2017

It takes dedicated people willing to work hard to bring about change.  Making Places is not easy. It requires significant planning, design, staging and construction – all of which requires money.  But once efforts succeed the quality-of-life of everyone experiencing th...

January 12, 2017

Through the sisters’ hospitals, Dignity Health is currently sponsoring a local program addressing the realm of critical issues facing the valley’s homeless population including safe, transformational housing as the first step towards improving their mental and physical...

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