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What is the big deal about public education these days? Does it really have an effect on my life if I don’t have children attending the public schools? The Justice Policy Institute issued a report in 2007 on Education and Public Safety. Research results found that “a 5-percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings (in the state) of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses.” Are you aware that the Arizona high school graduation rate has fallen below the national average? Public Safety is the main concern of police departments across the state. Who, then, did the Arizona Police Association choose to endorse for Gilbert School Board? Jill Humpherys and Charles Santa Cruz.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
Gilbert’s Heritage District is set to include another restaurant in the near future, albeit one the owner and a Gilbert Chamber of Commerce official said won’t detract from the downtown’s increasing options.
A proposal asking voters to hike the pay of state legislators by $11,000 a year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer — as is her own party's nominee for state superintendent of public instruction.
“In 1952, corporate America paid 32 percent of all federal taxes. Today, they pay less than 10 percent and one out of four profitable corporations pay nothing in federal taxes.”
Post-secondary education leaders from institutions across Arizona discussed issues related to the future of their field at a Chandler Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 4.
Williams Field High School celebrated the opening of its new football field with a ceremony host at the school on Aug. 22.
From left to right: ASU President Michael Crow, Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng, Univeristy of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper. Arizona university presidents gathered at a forum to speak about eduction Sept. 4.The event, organized by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, was hosted at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler. [Eric Smith/Tribune]
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has started its new Business Academy program that offers training and education on numerous topics for small business owners.
With close to 60 percent of the votes in the Republican primary Wendy Rogers will face Kyrsten Sinema for the Congressional District 9 seat in the November General Election.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce will have a forum to discuss issues related to higher education on Sept. 4.
One of the highlights of the Territorial Days Parade was the Penny Hubble State Farm float, featuring Mater from the hit movie "Cars".
A great deal of construction has gone on all over Mesa in the last few years but nowhere has it been more heavily focused than downtown.
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun).
Republican State Rep. Bob Robson was cited Monday night for allegedly tampering with campaign signs after an incident that occurred near a Circle K store on Aug. 9.
On Aug. 22, the 14th annual ASU Sun Devil Football Kickoff Luncheon takes place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel from 12:30 – 2:30. Open to the public, it features a talk by Head coach Todd Graham about the season’s plans and expectations, along with a question and answer session with star players conducted by “Voice of the Sun Devils” Tim Healey and Rose Bowl winning QB Jeff Van Raaphorst.