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RICHMOND, Va. — Gone are the days when only a bottle of wine — or maybe a bottle of the hard stuff — would suffice as a gift to bring your holiday party host.
I had the conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain fielded questions and comments — both positive and negative in nature — about the Affordable Care Act and addressed other issues at a town hall event in Mesa on Nov. 25.
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
Thanksgiving is a once a year memorable reminder of the goodness of God in this nation. As we think of our history, the American custom of Thanksgiving transcends cultures and stands as a truly American tradition. While giving thanks to God for His provision, gratitude for survival arranged the first Thanksgiving of Plymouth Colony in the fall of 1621 for the Pilgrims’ families and their Indian friends to celebrate.
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.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.
PHOENIX – Just 25 doctors are responsible for allowing more than 25,000 Arizonans to legally obtain marijuana, according to a new report Friday.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
WASHINGTON — More young people are reaching out to family members after being harassed or taunted online, and it's helping. At least a little.
Gilbert event to mark silver anniversary of Mesa organization’s efforts
To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area:
The housing market continues its bumpy ride toward full recovery with more lurches, twists and turns than a roller coaster at the state fair.
It starts with a name, those Ancestry.com commercials promise. That, and a paid subscription to the site. Not to mention the patience to sit hunched at a screen, following cybertrail after cybertrail ever deeper into a rabbit hole of genealogy information that’s difficult to know for sure is truly your own.
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.
As thousands of German Jews sought refuge both before and during World War II, many ended up in Japanese-controlled Shanghai. The story of these roughly 23,000 refugees is chronicled in the 2002 documentary “Shanghai Ghetto.”
Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously declared “there are no second acts in American lives.” But the writer didn't live long enough to see The Rascals prove him wrong.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
After having half of his brain removed in a medical procedure on Sept. 6, Chandler 18-month-old Cooper Nichols is seizure-free and recovering as expected.
Betty Werner, of Mesa, looks over a collection of family history books, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 inside the Family Search Library in Mesa. The library is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is open and free to all to research their ancestors. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]