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I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
Conservative lobbyists want Arizona to join the growing list of states applying for the nation’s second constitutional convention.
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I’ve been watching The Lakes golf course issue for awhile, hoping I could vote. Unfortunately, I do not live in the Lakes area and, therefore, I can’t vote. Even though I don’t live in the direct area, it still impacts me and many others in Ahwatukee. Please educate yourself on what is happening.
NEW YORK — Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.
Unable to get Jan Brewer's endorsement for himself, Doug Ducey is now angling to deter the governor from spending her own political funds to help elect Scott Smith.
Waiting until after some ballots already have been cast, Gov. Jan Brewer Thursday finally formally backed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith as her successor.
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.
Is placing utility lobbyists on various city councils a good idea?
The race for who could be a heartbeat away from governor is being financed largely by a “dark money” group that will not disclose its donors.
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Backers of a would-be medical marijuana researcher are now planning to pressure the Board of Regents to intercede after the University of Arizona will not rehire her.
As we approach the primary election, Arizona is in an envious place right now. Of the six Republicans running for the governor’s office, each of the four front-runners arguably have the credentials to become a good governor for our state.
A 25-year-old man shot by Tempe police officers on Friday has died, according to a police spokesman.
A University of Arizona doctor and researcher, given her walking papers last month, is not going quietly.
Throughout the summer break, seven schools around the Kyrene School District have had their front office remodeled to increase safety for its students and staff.
When legal immigrants arrived at Ellis Island and were sick, they were sent back. Today, illegal immigrants are given health care better than many veterans.
his July 4, Americans again celebrated our nation and its organizing principle: Liberty. We know that our founding document establishes our inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We’re proud to be the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and to pledge “liberty and justice for all”.
Has anyone noticed how professional unions have an opinion on a variety of political issues? Killing the unborn, for example, seems to be a major component of organized labors’ campaigns. Political advertising is expensive. So, where, exactly, have those big bucks come from?
“I have never voted for any Republican presidential candidate, but if Rand Paul is nominated, he has my vote.”
The truth can save a country, but the lack of truth can destroy a country.
A University of Arizona doctor who was pushing for more research into medical marijuana is being let go — she believes for political reasons.
The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study Monday's Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year.
Finding the roots of the blues, from Memphis to the Tennessee Delta
Mesa’s beloved used bookseller not only offers pre-loved books and music, they also offer an eclectic lineup of activities. These two made us smile:
Fabulous Fourth of July Crafts
If you’re not one of those DIY folks with more supplies than Hobby Lobby, then your kids will love spending an hour cutting, gluing and creating a patriotic piece celebrating the United States of America. The best part is Bookmans cleans up the mess. These free events fill quickly, so arrive early to get a spot.
DETAILS >> 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drive. Free. (480) 835-0505 or Bookmans.com/stores/mesa.
Young at Heart YA Book Club for Adults
Let’s face it, the young adult (YA) genre has some pretty great stories — “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” “Harry Potter,” so it should come as no surprise that lots of adults like to read them too. If you’re one of them, you might enjoy this monthly book club sponsored by Literologie and Bookmans Mesa that meets every third Thursday to discuss a YA selection. The June meeting covers “Butter” by Erin Jade Lang.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19. Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Drivew. Free. (480) 835-0505 or Bookmans.com/stores/mesa.