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If the Super Bowl holds no interest for you, Arizona Women’s Theatre Company is offering an alternative with the Pandora Festival — an annual event that presents 14 short, one-act and full length plays written by local female playwrights and directors.
While most teenagers spend their time just trying to get through junior high and high school in one piece, 13-year-old Mesa resident Kayli Merwin is giving a voice to children facing adversity through hope-filled songs in her latest EP “Tapestry.”
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A senior Prescott Valley Police Department official resigned after learning he was under investigation in the theft of prescription drugs from an evidence room, the department said.
North Valley Symphony Orchestra will host a dinner at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive, Phoenix, Feb. 7 to thank current supporters of the orchestra and offer information to others interested in knowing more about NVSO.
PHOENIX -- Some Arizonans now may find themselves on the hook if they default on mortgages.
Chandler is inviting its senior residents to audition for its March senior variety show.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say Pima Community College is in danger of losing financial aid because of a failure to monitor the students who receive it.
Sticky cheeks, dirty hands, and smiling faces.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney for Arizona has found no evidence that Arizona's pension fund for public safety workers committed criminal misconduct when it valued some real estate properties in its $6.2 billion portfolio, pension officials announced Monday.
The board chairman for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Brian Tobin, said the decision by the US Attorney for Arizona closes the books on the yearlong investigation of the pension fund.
The FBI and U.S. attorney's office launched the probe last year into whether real estate values were inflated to boost performance bonuses awarded to some senior investment managers. The allegations were brought to the attention of prosecutors by former pension system employees.
"This was and is a serious allegation," Tobin said. "It's not true and it never was true."
Tobin said the investigation, and two others done by its independent auditing firm and the Arizona Auditor General that also cleared the pension fund, are examples of the system's checks and balances working correctly.
Board lawyer James Belanger said the Justice Department is completing a review of several people he would not identify. But he said he expects they'll be cleared as well.
The pension plan released a letter from the U.S. attorney to Belanger confirming the decision. Cosme Lopez, spokesman for U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo, confirmed the contents of the letter but could not comment on any additional reviews.
The pension plan for public safety employees is facing a massive shortfall between its assets and what it expects to owe police and firefighters across the state when they retire. The latest projection as of June 30 shows $12.2 billion in liabilities compared to just $6.2 billion in assets.
The pension board also fired its top administrator, Jim Hacking, in July after it was revealed that he had illegally awarded pay raises to five senior employees.
Daniel Lewis Hendon, the former owner of Danny's Family Car Wash, has been sentenced to prison. Authorities say Hendon, broke the law by rehiring workers who were fired after a federal audit found nearly half of the company's 1,900-person workforce had presented insufficient or ineligible records when they were hired. Thirteen other managers admitted participation in the scheme, and most were sentenced to a few months in prison.
PHOENIX - The former owner of a metro Phoenix car wash chain was sentenced to one year in prison and another year of home confinement for his acknowledged role in a scheme to hire hundreds of workers who weren't in the country legally.
A senior from Williams Field High School is one of just two musicians from Arizona — and the first in school history — who will march in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade later this month.
Q: Would you say your district is delivering quality services now and what, if any, changes would you make?
Disney will be looking for college students and performers interested in becoming Disney characters on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Dance Studio 111 in Ahwatukee Foothills.
New water conservation initiatives enacted by Tempe’s city council earlier this month will reduce water use by an estimated 780 million gallons of water per year by 2020, although it will inevitably raise the price of the water for residents and businesses.
Disney Live is bringing a new musical performance to US Airways Center on Sept. 27 and 28, where Disney characters will dance and sing in an interactive performance. In addition to the traditional characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the show will feature characters from “Aladdin,” “Toy Story” and “The Little Mermaid.” Aladdin will be performed by 22-year-old Anthony Gonzales, who said he is excited to play Disney’s street urchin.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries through the Medicare Advantage program. CMS rates Medicare Advantage plans on a one- to five-star scale, the highest quality being five stars. This star rating provides an overall measure of the plan’s quality and is an indication of the quality of care, access to care, responsiveness, and beneficiary satisfaction provided by the Medicare Advantage plan. This means that the higher the star rating a plan receives, the more likely you are to receive the care you need, when and where you need it - and most of all, you are more likely to be satisfied with your plan.
A federal judge has accepted the guilty plea of the owner of a Phoenix-area car wash chain who acknowledged turning a blind eye to illegal hiring at his business.
Youth American Ballet Company will host an audition this Saturday to recruit dancers for a series of performances.
Tempe native Blake Webb spent three years in marketing before deciding to pursue his dream of acting and move to Los Angeles. Acting clichés aside, it took a while for Webb to begin his professional acting journey, but the two years he’s been in the business have been busy with independent films, shorts and even a play, and has produced a résumé loaded with lead roles.