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WASHINGTON — Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.
Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's a luxurious little treat to make and serve at home that may bring to mind your most elite restaurant thrills. It's based on the beggar's purse, a signature appetizer at the Quilted Giraffe, a groundbreaking '80s-era New York City restaurant.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It's just another spa day in the 90210. A valet parks the car, then it's off for a facial, manicure and shopping for couture fashions. The reward for a long day of pampering: a raw meat treat. The pets of tony Beverly Hills enjoy the good life as much as their owners.
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter I put my relationship to the ultimate test: a romantic ski vacation.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
Several sixth graders at Superstition Springs Elementary School in Gilbert built packages filled with expressions of their artistic talents to a local hospice.
Students from Superstition Springs Elementary School donated several holiday care packages to hospice patients this week. [Submitted photo]
PHOENIX — The cost of feeding the assorted horde of family and friends that show up on Thanksgiving is up a bit this year — but not much.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
Winning in the playoffs is often about perseverance. So, too, is simply getting to this point.
A bond package approved by voters will help the City of Mesa improve its service to the public and make it a more attractive location for potential businesses, says one member of the Mesa City Council.
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
An area dentist will purchase candy offered by the community to donate to troops serving overseas the day after Halloween.
The Grand Canyon National Park is set to reopen Saturday.
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
TUCSON — Saying their success would “devastate” the state budget, Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday said she does not want U.S. House Republicans to succeed in their bid to shutdown the Affordable Care Act.
NEW YORK — In the decade Sarah Tetley has worked with college students, she's seen a change in care packages sent from home.
Puffed pastry dough is a totally underappreciated ingredient, at least as far as time-crunched families are concerned. It's so versatile and easy to use, I'm not sure why it isn't in the rotation in more homes.
CORRECTS LOCATION TO NEW LONDON - This Sept. 19 photo supplied by Connecticut College in New London, Conn., shows Lina Hajj, a dining services staff member, assembling a “birthday bash” care package that parents can order online for pick-up by their kids on campus. Premade care packages for college students offered by schools and by commercial gift-basket companies are replacing homemade care packages. (AP Photo/Connecticut College)
This Sept. 18, 2013 image supplied by CoedSupply.com shows a sample box of items the company shipped this month as part of a care package service designed for college students, including health-food snacks, personal care supplies and entertainment items. Commercially prepared care packages are replacing homemade care packages for the college set. Andy Fortson co-founded CoedSupply.com last year after feeling frustrated with available online options when he was looking for something to send to a cousin at college and a brother in the Marines. (AP Photo/CoedSupply.com, Andy Fortson)
Perhaps the so-called “little things” are aligned.
I have always been a huge fan of the Chinese dumplings known as pot stickers. They're wonton wrappers filled with pork or shrimp, crisped up in a pan, steamed, re-crisped, then served with a dipping sauce. Yum!
Local veterans are responding to the potential U.S. involvement in Syria.