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Over the past several years, driving distractions caused by mobile devices have been a hot topic here in Arizona and across the nation. Study after study has confirmed that distractions can worsen driving performance, making the roads more dangerous for everyone.
The i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa will coordinate four interactive story time events at local libraries beginning March 17.
A bill in the Arizona Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
The Arizona House of Representatives has for the second time voted down a bill that would have reduced income taxes to offset new collections from online sales.
Just about a 10 minute ride west of Page sits one of the most elegant resorts in the Southwest. You just don’t know about it. There are no billboards, no splashy advertising in the local press. Even if you knew about the place, it’s still hard to find.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
“The state-sanctioned discrimination bill, SB 1062, will open the door wide for all types of abuse of Arizona citizens. A pastor or business can hide behind the bible if they disagree with interracial marriage, Christians can refuse service to Mormon missionaries trying to buy a meal because the owner believes they are cult members. This bill is being introduced nation-wide. What would Jesus do? He would be kicking butts and taking names! Brewer, Melvin and Herrod will be first.”
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
No East Valley school enjoyed more success in hoops than Chandler’s Division III school. A half-dozen seniors entered the boys program with much fanfare and expectations, but the Trojans kept knocking on the door without being let in. This time, however, Greg Haagsma’s team busted through. A year in which the local standard for the sweater vest is now the 11th basketball coach in Arizona to surpass 500 career wins (all at Valley Christian) was capped with the school’s first state title since 2007 thanks to Cory Kasperson’s career night of 24 points, along with Zach Wolf, TJ Widner and the younger Haagsma (Brandon). It helped smooth out what was a frustrating end to an otherwise brilliant, previously-undefeated season by Scott Timmer’s girls team. The Trojans won in blowout and close fashion, against better competition, with offense and defense to the tune of 33-0, but the formulas which worked for three consecutive months randomly disappeared on the girls against Fountain Hills in the championship game in the only loss this season.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
Banner Health Center is showing its dedication to preventing heart disease through a two-month long series of events, including; classes, dancing and walks.
A local charter-school organization will open its next charter school emphasizing STEM topics in Mesa’s Eastmark development.
Warning of federal “atrocities,” former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack talked to a Senate panel on Wednesday into making it a crime for federal agents to operate in Arizona without first getting written approval from the local sheriff.
It’s hard to separate Elmer Cuen from the Mexican food restaurant he started 40 years ago — the restaurant that with his effort, personality, and food has captured the hearts of Chandler residents.
For the rest of this month and a week into the next, residents of Gilbert and Chandler can find out how science plays a very strong and direct role in their day-to-day lives.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information that federal agents obtained without warrants despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.