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The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
If you’ve never gotten to know Tucson’s equivalent of walkable, shop-and-restaurant-filled places like Mill Avenue and Downtown Chandler, this cross between a fine arts festival and a carnival, held in the Old Pueblo’s eclectic Fourth Avenue district, is a great place to start.
You’ll find more than 400 artist booths (unique Christmas gifts, anyone?), 35-plus food vendors, two stages of continuous live entertainment, a hands-on art pavilion for kids, and sidewalk performers.
DETAILS >> 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13-15 on Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard, Tucson. Free admission. (520) 624-5004 or FourthAvenue.org.
“Biden, Kerry and Obama had it right in 2006. It would be foolish to invoke the nuclear option in the Senate. I guess Obama’s greed for power has overtaken his intelligence. That’s okay, everyone now should know his true goal is to be king, not president. History will remove the upper case and remember him as ‘president.’”
The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
This photo provided by Land of Nod, knit motifs, like those on the Fair Isle ornaments from Land of Nod, evoke the holiday season’s sentiments of warmth and comfort. Following the general trend in home decor, holiday trim and accessories this year are a mix of eclectic and traditional colors and styles. Style watchers say we’re approaching the holidays with a more open mind, and decor has never been more expansive in terms of what works. (AP Photo/Land of Nod)
“Rod is up to his old tricks, only telling half the story. But he admitted he didn’t know anything about the fair tax so he looked it up. No doubt on one of his extreme left leaning websites. (Hey, like the commercial says ‘it’s on the internet so it has to be true’). One of the many ‘small’ details he fails to mention is you would not pay payroll, or federal income taxes anymore. For the first time you would keep what you earn. There are many other benefits and everyone would pay their fair share. ... But wait ... where have I heard that before?”
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.
Fall takes so long to arrive in the desert Southwest, that you can bet we’re holding onto it all the way through Thanksgiving. Next on our list of autumn indulgences: pumpkin spice funnel cake.
The play call was “Earth and Wind.” The result carried No. 3-seeded Chaparral back to the Division II state championship game for the fourth time in five years.
In his Sunday Letter to the Editor, Mr. Rod Livdahl rages against the “Fair Tax” with an emotional vengeance. His diatribe appears to more based on feelings that facts. If he had gone to the website he should have caught the following facts.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
NEW YORK — The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. You've done your job with your pricey treat.
The proverbial — maybe even literal — mud-slinging was fast and furious.
Area nonprofit agencies have until Nov. 26 to apply for federal and city grant money through the City of Chandler.
CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. — This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output.
This book cover image released by Abrams Books shows "Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age," Edited by Graydon Carter. The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. (AP Photo/Abrams Books)
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
What else can you do but chuckle at some of the “letter writers” and their devotion to ridiculous ideas they believe will “save America’ from succumbing to the disease of “socialism?”
A judge overseeing the sentencing phase retrial in the Jodi Arias murder case has ruled to keep video cameras out of the courtroom this time around.
Leave the panic of the horrible Obamacare fiasco to the Dems trying to save their seats and concentrate and preparing and presenting a basic plan for insurance to the public.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
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.