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For high school students, being a part of a team can really make a difference in kids’ successes, and Hamilton High School’s Anthony Campo is among several who chose to join a team to gain an opportunity.
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The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Campo Verde High School wrestler Parker Hawk on Dec. 11 as one of 10 finalists for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
Mesa Community College choral groups, along with vocalists from Tempe’s Sun Valley Community Church, perform a variety of Christmas music highlighted by John Leavitt’s “What Child is This.”
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.
DALLAS — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. — This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output.
While attending Prescott Valley High School in 2009, Mirannda Hays was in search of a topic for a research paper on developmental disabilities. The week of the assignment, Hays’ 6-year-old cousin was diagnosed with autism and her research topic suddenly became clear.
PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O'odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
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.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
Capitalism or socialism in america. which shall it be? All the signs are there. Our nation is rapidly moving towards socialism. Americans on some form of welfare outnumber the number of workers. National healthcare is upon us and the middle class is being destroyed. The unemployment rate is reported to be 7.2 percent but the real number is in the range of 15 percent. We are becoming a nation of part time workers. Our national debt is a disaster waiting to happen. Perhaps this is what our President had in mind when he said “I want to fundamentally transform America”.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — David Hall was afraid of his own son. They were getting into violent, physical fights requiring police intervention. Fearing the teen would end up in juvenile detention, Hall had his son hauled away in handcuffs and shackles to a southern New Mexico ranch for troubled youths.
PORTLAND, Maine — A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.
CHICAGO — Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids' tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.
Teens and tweens — and even those who are too young to be an ‘een at all — are falling prey to a new drug, one that they can access free, at their fingertips on their cell phones or by hitting the button on their TV remote.
You may know you’re entitled to three free credit reports each year.
Every year from the end of World War II through the 1990s, the typical American drove more miles each year than the year before. But for the first time in two generations there has been a significant shift in how many miles we are driving each year.
Last November the voters of Gilbert School District resoundingly defeated the override. This year, the GPS board has voted to give raises, increase the primary property tax rate, and is now asking for another tax increase, at a taxpayer cost of $328,000.
For most people, our home is our greatest investment. The recession has reduced our net worth, our homes have lost much of their value, our retirement accounts are valued at half of what they were and our savings accounts are offering less than a half of a percent in annual interest. Studies indicate that a strongly performing public school system is a top decider when people are looking to relocate. The Queen Creek Unified School District is the highest rated school district in Maricopa County and ranked fourth in the state. The best way to protect your assets is to strengthen the value of your home and those around you. Whether you have school age children in your home, and whether your children attend QCUSD schools, a charter school, or even if they are home schooled, it is imperative that you vote to protect the property values of all of our homes by ensuring that the QCUSD has the funding they need to continue to be an “A” Rated district. Please vote “YES” on Nov. 5th.