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Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
No students at Gilbert public elementary schools will go without a bright holiday season this year thanks to the efforts of the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.
Country Thunder fans, unite! Clean your boots, put on those blue jeans and get on over to the first Country Thunder Launch Fest on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
Let me start by saying that superb athletic ability was not one of the job requirements when I applied for this internship.
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.
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
Get ready to rock - Rock the Block that is. The annual fall festival is Saturday, Nov.9, in Downtown Chandler and features a street fair with two live performance stages.
The popular mud races we see out there usually attract eager, young adults waiting to prove their strength to world. Ever thought, though, that maybe these courses could be transformed into a muddy wonderland for kids?
Remember the timeless scene in “The Sound of Music” when the Von Trapp children put on a puppet show? Ever wish that you could witness those puppets in real life? Well you’re in luck, because the same marionettes are making their way to town.
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.
Evonda Copeland, library services supervisor for Scottsdale Healthcare, said medical librarians can step in by taking the time to give personal assistance and one-on-one attention to make sure patients have information that matches their health care questions. [Kay Miller Temple/Cronkite News]
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
When someone in Yavapai, Pinal, Graham or Greenlee counties wants to dispose of unused prescription drugs, he or she can dump them in boxes at many police and fire stations.
More people in Arizona died from drug overdoses than from car accidents in 2010, according to a report Monday that said the state had the sixth-highest overdose rate in the nation that year.
A MedReturn box stationed at the Coolidge Police Station. [Photo by the City of Coolidge/via Cronkite News]
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
Mesa offers a $500 rebate to homeowners who convert at least 500 square feet of grass to xeriscaping that includes water-conserving plants. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Jeananne Pastin of Mesa surveys her lawn's new xeriscaping. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Arthur and Jeananne Pastin received a $500 rebate from Mesa for converting their yard to feature barrel cactuses, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees amid gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Becky Zusy, Mesa's conservation specialist, shown in a newly xeriscaped area outside city offices, said the financial incentive the city's rebate program offers often changes people’s minds. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Arizona residents will be offered health-insurance plans with some of the lowest premiums in the country when federal insurance marketplaces begin open enrollment Tuesday under Obamacare, the government said Wednesday.
Although it is still September, Halloween enthusiasts are already gearing up for this year’s festivities. Thankfully there is the second annual Keen Halloween Sept. 28 and 29 at Metro Center Mall in Phoenix.
The Arizona Corporation Commission’s sudden decision to stop exploring electric deregulation left proponents stunned and pondering their next moves.
With exciting new Star Trek exhibits, an attractive concert lineup and monster truck races, it’s hard to believe the Arizona State Fair still upholds the age-old tradition of competitive contests. Competitors still flood the state fair grounds with hand-sewn fashions, livestock and baked goods.