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By now, I’m sure you know about our new graduation requirement in Arizona: Passing a civics test, a test based on the one prospective citizens take in order to become Americans.
PHOENIX -- Quick: Do you know how many amendments there are in the U.S. Constitution? Can you explain the "rule of law"? And can you name at least one of the writers of the Federalist Papers?
The Department of Veteran Affairs released information this year on what some call a startling number of veteran suicides — 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, and many of them had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
CHANDLER - For 19 straight games just about everything went Mountain Pointe’s way in climbing to the top of the Arizona Division I hierarchy.
A children’s flag football league in Mesa kicked off its fall season Saturday and more kids than ever are playing.
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
In the past it has taken all day but organizers said so many people volunteered to help put together Tempe's 9/11 Healing Fields memorial, everything was done in just over an hour this year.
Talk about back to the future.
NEW YORK — An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time.
There is nothing to indicate that Bowe Bergdahl’s behavior in Afghanistan was heroic. For that matter, neither was the behavior of Jessica Lynch, Lori Piestewa, or Patrick Tillman. But they were good soldiers, and that’s more important. The bar of heroism has been lowered substantially by two successive administrations, trying to put lipstick on the Afghanistan pig by showering accolades upon the soldiers fighting it. Any 13-year conflict runs the risk of some stench rubbing off on the soldiers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
NEW YORK — Jamie Foxx, who stars in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," knows something about the double-life of a superhero.
Arizona provided food stamps and welfare benefits to some people behind bars — and some who were dead — according to a new report.
There was one great “viral” video on the news and the blogsphere this past week.
Not content to deal with domestic issues, the Arizona House has gone on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.”
Toyota is recalling 2.1 million of its Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus vehicles globally because of a software problem that could cause cars to stop suddenly.
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.
Mariposa Gardens has scheduled an event to honor people who have or are serving in the military to occur on Veterans Day.
Admittedly, it is a little early to start talking about Christmas; Halloween is barely a week away, and Thanksgiving still awaits in the middle of the holiday sandwich. And there’s some reflection of that fact in Aaron Leach’s front yard in Mesa on Oct. 21, with several strands of light and inflatable ornaments unpacked but strewn all over the brown ground.
“Sen. John McCain thinks if his party commits suicide it’s everyone else’s fault. Is this the kind of mentality we want running this country? That’s why we are where we are. Refusal to accept responsibility for anything including their own incompetent suicide. Gerrymandering makes them feel as invulnerable as the man of steel and free to thumb their nose at the rest of the country.”
PHOENIX — Secretary of State Ken Bennett is directing election officials to separate their federal election ballots from state and local races to keep those who cannot prove citizenship from voting in the latter.
Somenone needs to end this GOP tactic now
Two women, half a world apart, have a forged a friendship over the last 55 years the old fashioned way; writing letters as pen pals.
Queen Creek continued its undefeated season with a 33-12 victory against visiting Show Low.
Patriotic music, inspirational messages, the flag flown at half mast and a moment of silence were all part of a stirring 9/11 Memorial Tribute help in Gilbert Wednesday morning.