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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's staff worked with proponents of a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays before the legislation was introduced in January, according to emails released by her office.
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It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
The Chandler Tri-City Christian boys basketball team captured the Canyon Athletic Association State Championship on March 1, defeating Glendale Desert Heights Prep at US Airways Center. The 57-51 victory gave Tri-City its second consecutive title and third in the last four seasons. The Warriors finished their season with a record of 22-3.
“How many times has the vocal religious minority been on the wrong side of history and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into line with the rest of humanity?”
Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
Do you believe a photographer who identifies as homosexual should be punished for refusing to photograph an event celebrating the Westboro Baptist Church’s hateful ideas? Do you believe a Jewish printer should be threatened for declining to promote a conference criticizing Israel? Do you believe a pacifist should be coerced to paint pro-war posters for a rally? If you believe all these are wrong, you should support Arizona’s SB 1062—because that’s what the bill’s about rather than the things you may have heard.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider a move to resurrect an Arizona law that would have disqualified abortion providers from receiving public funding for other medical services.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
Here is the schedule of the 2014 boys soccer state tournaments:
108: Gabriel Casillas (Dobson); Jon Erhard (Desert Ridge); Ray Ramirez (Red Mountain); Jarrett Thayer (Perry); Kade Williams (Mountain View);
“It’s not OK anymore to be silent,” said a young mother of four children who had never been to a Gilbert Public School Governing Board meeting.
Seedings are etched in ink and schedules are complete, and as the boys and girls soccer state tournaments begin this coming week, and it’s promising to be one full of shakeups.
A Phoenix woman had no idea a $3 purchase from Goodwill would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader.
NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, Levi's and innumerable fiber artists are breathing new life into the craft.
“Instead of complaining there are more than 50 countries around the world where you will either be killed or imprisoned just for being a Christian, check out ‘Open Doors USA.’ Action speaks louder than words.”
State Legislature helping out powerful, keeping rest of us in the dark
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
Christmas arrived on Dec. 2 for the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. committee, as the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to rename 3rd Place — located off Center Street south of University Drive — to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the downtown corridor.
Khalia Lanier has what it takes to be a great volleyball player.
Chaplain (Lt.Col.) Michael Sproul preaches during the Protestant contemporary service at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, July 14, 2013. The chaplain's mission is to provide free exercise of religious preference for every member to practice and grow in their faith tradition, whether Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Humanist, Muslim or any other. [U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett]
Those who abhor public prayer are at it again. They are offended by reference to deity among other things.
Seton Catholic def. Saguaro 25-20, 25-12, 25-19