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Under an Oct. 17 federal court ruling, gays and lesbians have the right in Arizona to marry, but homosexual couples may still find themselves unable to wed here in the church of their choice.
On Jan. 12, the Mesa City Council will vote on the issue of whether or not to forgive some $50 million in loans made to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
A state board responsible for planning a memorial for 19 Arizona firefighters is recommending that the state park system buy 250 acres that include the site where the men perished in 2013 during the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
One day it was hats, another day a giant inflatable whale, after that it was rocks. Chandler Councilmember Kevin Hartke is always bringing in something interesting for Maria Acosta’s sixth-grade class at Galveston Elementary.
Dear Gilbert Public Schools Board Members and Dr. Kishimoto,
Newly elected as governor, Doug Ducey is now seeking private dollars to fund his transition team.
Roughly two years ago, I came home from work to find a letter on my front door. That letter was to inform me about a junior high school in my neighborhood that was closing. As any community member would, I simply asked why?
As a member of the Gilbert Town Council, I join with other current and former elected officials who fully endorse Ron Bellus for the Gilbert School Board. We understand the importance of building relationships when working with one another in the governing process. Those relationships aren’t created overnight; it takes time to build trust and mutual respect.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2014 Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
The Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Foundation recently elected two members, Barry Berman and Greg Valladao, for fiscal year 2015.
School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don't take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit — and soon — taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.
For the second time in less than a decade a judge has ordered state health officials to surrender detailed records of incidents where people who are mentally ill have died while in state care.
CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.
Rejecting arguments the state cannot afford it, a judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld.
District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh, will serve as the new chair of the Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors.
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
District 6 councilmember Scott Somers finished his year long term as chair of the Board of Directors at the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA).
United Food Bank has served the East Valley and parts of Eastern Arizona since 1983. It has formed a partnership with Feeding America — a network of some 200 food banks across the country that connect with major food companies to provide food to those who need it. UFB alone serves 51,000 people every day.
Last week I was contacted by phone and asked to participate in an opinion poll regarding the Lakes Golf Course. It turned out that the poll was not conducted to get research data, but to try to influence my opinion about the future of the Lakes Golf Course. It was a “push poll!” A push poll is “an ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters using loaded or manipulative questions. This is done intentionally to camouflage the true nature of the push poll (Oxford Dictionary).”
In 2008 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) appointed a committee of national experts to revise existing physical activity guidelines to include recommended amounts of physical activity for people of all ages (www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines). The guidelines for children recommended: