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"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
The deal that would bring Apple to Mesa has hit a snag due to a decision by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board to hold off on an agreement that would provide incentives to the company and provide the district millions in tax revenue.
“Weather experts say that Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday and is expected to hit the Southeast Asian mainland, may turn out to be the most powerful such storm since modern record-keeping began. But don’t worry. Global warming is just a hoax.”
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
Gilbert School Board President Stacy Burk recently made a proposal sure to generate discussion. On a Facebook site, “Gilbert Schools Rabid Fringe,” she’s floating the following:
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
While Arizona State has announced that tuition won’t increase next year, the Tempe campus’ student government is discussing a mandatory fee that would help fund athletic programs.
From left, Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna, Red Mountain High School student Yaqub Elmi, Epimenio Negrete, Jr., Esther Avila Rodriguez, Socorro Barragan Nieves, Mesa High School Jasmine Betancourt, Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman Vince Roig and Board of Directors member Jane Roig in New York City. [Gary Trujillo/Be a Leader Foundation]
Arizona State University President Michael Crow says he won't ask the Arizona Board of Regents for a tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year.
PHOENIX — Secretary of State Ken Bennett is directing election officials to separate their federal election ballots from state and local races to keep those who cannot prove citizenship from voting in the latter.
“I sent a letter to President Obama, telling him what he should change in his administration and policies to make himself into an effective President. One year later, I received an answer, thanking me for my support of him and his policies. And also, a request for a sizable donation to the Democratic Party. I always thought the Democrats were only interested in my money, and not my opinions. Now, I know.”
Lisa Pino’s intention always was to enter public service upon graduation from law school at Arizona State University, and she has done so in many different arenas.
The “community park feud” continues in Gilbert.
Who do we believe, Russia and their 100 page report blaming the Rebels, or our government blaming Bashar al-Assad for gassing the Syrian people? The same government that after a year of investigation into the murders of Americans in Benghazi, can only produce to Congress a YouTube video as evidence.
Abbie S. Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations in Phoenix. She has been with the firm since 1993. Active in the community, she is a past president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, serves as a member of the executive board of PRSA’s Counselors Academy and is on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
Since President Reagan’s “Open Gate” in 1986, it was estimated that we had 11 million so-called “illegal immigrants” in the country. According to present statistics I am reading, we still have 11 million on board. One would think we have done a great job in “closing the gate.” Reagan always used the term “fuzzy math.” I wonder who is doing the math on those statistics. It reminds me of the 1950s toothpaste commercial which claimed “nine out of 10 doctors recommend ‘brand X’ toothpaste.” An investigation revealed that the doctors were gynecologists. Fuzzy math again. We don’t know who and what to believe coming out of Washington.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
With its size and expeditious growth so far, Mesa’s Eastmark has understandably stolen much of the attention paid to real estate in thae East Valley this summer. But at 480 acres, with 1,600 lots planned, The Bridges at Gilbert has quickly become the next big addition to the local housing market.
A newly appointed state senator's lawyer said Wednesday he will provide proof to Apache County officials that his client is legally allowed to represent the state's 7th legislative district.
A newly appointed state senator whose eligibility to fill a vacancy is being challenged by another legislator told the Legislature earlier this year that he lived in a Phoenix suburb, not the rural northeastern Arizona county where he says he lives now.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.