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If the ongoing political debates about education funding have not convinced you, a new study might: Arizona is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher.
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well, just as it was before the housing crisis hit. Despite the extreme fallout from the Great Recession, people still want a place to call their own. A place where they can raise a family, make memories and live comfortably. And, while purchasing a new home provides tremendous opportunity for families looking to improve their lives, the implications are even greater to the economy as a whole.
The question of whether more tax cuts will restore the Arizona economy to pre-recession levels has become a key issue in this year's gubernatorial contest.
Post-secondary education leaders from institutions across Arizona discussed issues related to the future of their field at a Chandler Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 4.
A whole new community is springing up in the southeastern part of Mesa and drawing a lot of attention. The Eastmark development, managed by DMB Associates Inc., is increasingly active and a lot more is going on there than Valley residents may realize.
Saying schools have proven they can do better, the state's top education official said Monday it's time for lawmakers to provide more cash — or at least settle the lawsuit over withheld inflation funding.
Locally centered spending has surged over the past few years due in part to organizations that promote local economies.
A new report shows that Arizona ranks next-to-last in its recovery of jobs lost to the Great Recession.
Six months after closing, Makutu’s Island, a large indoor play place for kids, is reopening with new owners, new management and a lot of new magic for families to explore.
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
NEW YORK — Getting people onboard a cruise ship can be tough. They fear bland buffets, debilitating stomach bugs and a crowd whose idea of excitement is playing canasta.
NEW YORK — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.
In this Wednesday, May 21, 2014 photo, Gary Frow fuels his 32-foot Intrepid boat at the Matheson Hammock Park Marina in Miami. After a sharp two-year run-up between 2009 and 2011, as the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession, annual average gas prices have stayed in a very narrow range. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
There are easier ways to rent a movie, Chris Giles admits, but he prefers the experience he gets from his weekly visits to Video Paradise.
In 2008 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) appointed a committee of national experts to revise existing physical activity guidelines to include recommended amounts of physical activity for people of all ages (www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines). The guidelines for children recommended:
When Randall Presley began to develop Ahwatukee south of Warner Road, his engineers confronted a network of washes that ran into an unnamed stream. City of Phoenix Floodplain Management records designate that unnamed stream a “thalweg” — the lowest point in a Valley, prone to flooding.
In 1986 my wife and I were attracted to Ahwatukee, partly because of the nearby mountain park and partly by the promise of recreational facilities and grassy open space.
I am a mother of a recent college graduate and my frustration with the poor employment prospects for the young has deepened over time. A New York Times editorial entitled, “Where Have All the Raises Gone?” (March 2, 2014), noted the stagnation and decline of American workers’ wages predates the Great Recession. In fact, since 2002 the pay for less educated workers has declined while the salaries of college educated workers has stagnated.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s state of the city speech last week was, unsurprisingly, heavy on optimism. But Tibshraeny also utilized a coating of cautiousness in describing where Chandler is headed.
A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle against conservative members of her own party.
NEW YORK — The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere.
My wish for a new year? Plenty, mostly good health and happiness for my family and yours.
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Conventional wisdom has it that many restaurants never make it to their first birthday, never mind their 100th.