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The best place in Arizona for a Hispanic business to open its doors is in Gilbert — at least in part because Latinos there, on average, earn more than anywhere else in the country.
Last Friday, I had the privilege of sitting down with young, up-and-coming author/actress Jessica Hickam, one of Arizona’s own who has decided to make her way in L.A. The firstborn of three girls, Jessica grew up in Tucson and graduated from Arizona State University. While Hickam noted that she was afraid to “leave the nest,” she did and has been flying high ever since. I was able to chat about her recently published book, “The Revealed.”
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
The topic du jour for education is STEM, the abbreviation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The reason for the focus is illustrated simply by the future demand for jobs within the four topics; projections by the U.S. Department of Education anticipate careers in STEM will increase exponentially this decade. Biomedical engineering positions alone are expected to jump by 62 percent.
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger, left, is pictured at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger participants in an activity at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
Centennial Elementary School teacher Nicole Bunger pilots a space shuttle simulation at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in Alabama. Bunger was one of the many teachers from across the globe to participate in the program. [Photo by Hector Barreto]
One of the three Republicans running for Secretary of State said Tuesday night he's not convinced that Arizona law should bar anonymous spending on political campaigns.
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan was named one of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition on June 28.
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan shined as a student in high school, receiving numerous accolades like a Flinn Scholarship to Arizona State University. Her most recent accomplishment, however, came not just for her academics but for being a well-rounded person.
NEW YORK — An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time.
This photo provided by the New-York Historical Society shows a quilt called "Quilt, Alabama Gunboat," ca. 1862, Martha Jane Hatter, Greensboro, Alabama, made of wool challis, and cotton; appliqued, stuffed, and embroidered, from the First White House of the Confederacy. A hard-hitting exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War era textiles, brings new life and depth to a complicated and heart-wrenching time, in “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War,” a traveling show on view in New York through August 24, 2014. (AP Photo/New-York Historical Society)
A Chandler man was arrested at his home and is accused of driving a 14-year-old boy from Massachusetts to Arizona and having sex with him, according to a police report.
NEW YORK — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.
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When the Zac Brown Band hits the road, they take their instruments, amps and 54-foot custom food truck called "Cookie."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's largest city is making a comeback after decades of dormancy, and there's plenty of free stuff for visitors to see and do in the new Birmingham.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.
FILE - This March 17, 2012, file photo shows the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in Birmingham, Ala. With 67 acres of land and more than two dozen unique gardens, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the most-visited free attractions in Alabama. There are roses for flower fans, a Japanese garden for Asian enthusiasts and a vegetable garden lush enough to make any home gardener green with envy. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Michelle Campbell, File)
Sunday, April 20
Many children once dreamed about the thrill of space, whether it was the idea of flying a rocket ship or walking on the moon. While those dreams often fade away, Honeywell is reinvigorating those aeronautical aspirations for teenagers.
Gilbert 16-year-old Caleb Alger earned a life-changing experience thanks to his efforts to teach young community members about their country’s history.
Sunday, April 6
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.