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What has been a quiet primary just got ugly Tuesday night when Andrew Walter and Wendy Rogers went head to head at a debate in Mesa.
I was reading the racist comments that State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal wrote anonymously on the Internet and wondered why are most Arizonans supporting him, like me?
A local elementary school has raised more than $1,000 for charity by recycling Capri Sun drink pouches.
The celebration of American independence and national identity continues in the East Valley this year, as Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe will host fireworks displays on the Fourth at a low cost to taxpayers.
Independence Day celebrations typically include barbecues and some involvement with fireworks, whether it is viewing a show done by professionals or launching them illegally, or, at the least, unsafely.
I can only imagine the machismo in the air at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial candidate summit on immigration and border security hosted by Mr. Muy Macho himself, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
“We were not prepared as a police department in Tempe for these high-rise apartment complexes.” Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff, The State Press, ASU student safety task force focuses on Tempe, June 16.
Sen. Al Melvin pulled the plug Monday on his gubernatorial aspirations, concluding time had run out to get the funding he needed.
Leah Henthorne, 13, was a mere spectator to one of Copperstar Repertory Company’s shows three years ago.
Arizona School Administrators, Inc. named Superintendent Dr. Michael Cowan of
Kabuki Theater is often invoked when folks in a public arena play what the audience knows are pre-determined parts with a pre-determined outcome.
“I can hardly wait for the Tribune to start printing letters from homeowners in the new Eastmark development complaining about noise from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and suggesting that it be shut down. Here’s a crazy idea – if you don’t want to live next to an airport, don’t buy a house next to an airport.”
The city of Mesa has started a new incentive program for residents to pay their bills online in order to reduce bill productions costs, save the environment and reduce payment processing costs.
Is this a tipping point for one of Arizona’s top-performing school districts? Has Gilbert Public Schools, justifiably proud of its many achievements and recognized for its students’ learning, come to a time when all of its successes might be negated by the behavior of just a few people?
With just a few weeks left in the 2013-14 pledge campaign, Mesa United Way leaders are praising the individuals and companies that are the backbone of the effort while challenging the entire community to fill the remaining gap.
BEST PUBLIC (DISTRICT) SCHOOL
3507 S. Ranch House Parkway
(480) 279-8200 or husd.org/Page/4646
Named for the Higley Unified School District’s 100th anniversary, Centennial was founded in 2009 and has been an “A Rated School” — the state’s top academic label for schools — since 2011. It serves children of the local community in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school also houses HUSD’s Gifted Program for grades four through six.
Second place - TIE
Higley Traditional Academy
3391 E. Vest Ave.
(480) 279-6800 or husd.org/Domain/1311
3900 S Mountain Road, Mesa
(480) 497-4032 or GilbertSchools.net/Domain/41
Third place - tie
1211 E. Guadalupe Road
(480) 892-2803 or http://www.gilbertschools.net/Domain/39
Cooley Middle School
1100 S. Recker Road
(480) 279-8300 or husd.org/Domain/2421
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Thousands of students picked up their diplomas this week from Mesa Public Schools’ collection of high schools, but just two left after earning one of Arizona’s most renowned scholarships.
Emily Kocher’s parents were cool enough to allow the 18-year-old to get her first tattoo on her most recent birthday. Of all the possible combinations, the Mesa resident opted for a gold ribbon on her right forearm.
I'd like to start off by mentioning a promise I made to my English teacher two years ago.
No matter how cliché it is, we, as high school students, have each faced a fork in the road, a point where we made a decision. This decision may have defined us or may have guided us. For me, running for senior class president was simply the easiest decision I made, the hard ones would come once school started and planning homecoming would become a discussion of themes, layouts, colors, centerpieces and decorations. As the president, my task was to be able to mediate a discussion that involved my opinion without favoring.
Welcome family, friends, and graduates, as we come together on this momentous occasion to celebrate all the achievements that have led us to where we are sitting today.