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East Valley residents have easy access to some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. From beginner rides to technical thrills, there are options for anybody interested in singletrack adventure.
Leading Edge Academy East Mesa, a charter school for K-12 students, was chosen to receive a grant for new physical education equipment.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
A veteran state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays — and maybe even women and Jews — as long as they were acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.
A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money — if any — to give to the state university system.
In Japan, the story of the 47 ronin is so central to the country's national identity that a special word exists for the act of retelling it: Chushingura. But despite this long tradition of flexible reinterpretation, the Hollywood-backed "47 Ronin" takes such liberties with the underlying legend that a different term comes to mind, one better suited to American actor Keanu Reeves' involvement: "bogus." So far, Japanese audiences have been slow to embrace a CG-heavy version of the story that offers Keanu as a previously unsung "half-breed" accomplice. Meanwhile, domestic crowds are being deliberately misled to think he's the star — a high-stakes bait-and-switch sure to backfire on this narratively stiff but compositionally dazzling production.
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo, Eugene Green cracks stone crabs with a mallet while working in the kitchen at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach, Fla. Green has worked for the restaurant for over forty years. Joe's Stone Crab has been family-owned from the start when it opened in 1913 as a mom-and-pop fish house. Today, it’s a must-stop spot where wearing a bib over fine-dining attire is the norm. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo, Eugene Green holds up a plate of stone crabs while working in the kitchen at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach, Fla. Green has worked for the restaurant for over forty years. Joe's Stone Crab has been family-owned from the start when it opened in 1913 as a mom-and-pop fish house. Today, it’s a must-stop spot where wearing a bib over fine-dining attire is the norm. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Everything about the murderspree which ended with 17 people dead over the course of 21 days, began in Mesa in 1973. It started on Oct. 28 when two men — Doug Gretzler and Willie Steelman, neither yet 30 years old at the time — kidnapped two Mesa residents, drove them to California, and killed them brutally and without mercy.
Two children remain in “critical condition” at a Valley hospital Sunday after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by a truck in Chandler.
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.
Once again we are being told about the shenanigans of Republican Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.
Citing the importance small businesses play in a thriving economy, Gateway Bank sought out a local deserving small business to reward.
ATLANTA (AP) — Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.
Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) runs for forty yards against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Whatever lucky charm Campo Verde pulled out to survive two monster mistakes in the final minutes of its game against Highland wore off at exactly the wrong time, providing the visiting Hawks one more chance to escape with a 27-24 victory on Friday night.
Lisa Pino’s intention always was to enter public service upon graduation from law school at Arizona State University, and she has done so in many different arenas.
The recent diatribe by Tom Patterson (Tribune, “Deferring Syria decision to Congress pure political masterstroke for the president”; Sept. 8) concerning recent events in Syria is typical of the arrogant, duplicitous, attitude exhibited by him and his ilk toward any plans by the president.
Two of the film industry’s most famous figures will be in Phoenix to present clips from and talk about their blockbuster movies.
Copperstar Repertory Company, a local performing arts nonprofit, is reaching out to the greater East Valley this season as it opens a new studio in Chandler and begin performances at the Mesa Arts Center and the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Valley residents can nominate their favorite small businesses for a chance to win $2,500 from Mesa-based Gateway Bank.
PARIS — The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats.