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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.
A few weeks ago we got “The Lego Movie,” an animated feature that looked like a disaster waiting to happen. Since its release, however, the film has become a box office hit and received praise from virtually every human being on the planet, myself included. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is another family movie that seemed destined to flop at first glance. A modern day 3D extravaganza based on a 1960’s cartoon that was never even so great to begin with? I smell another “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive.
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died Thursday in Tucson.
On March 4, career criminal William Thornton, who was wanted by police for an outstanding felony warrant and was a suspect in an attempted murder, shot and killed Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs during an attempt to arrest him. A second detective was seriously wounded.
A late-night pursuit through Chandler and Phoenix concluded with the arrest of four people allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting.
Confidence in Chandler city leaders and a belief in sound financial decision from the city council were the major takeaways from the city’s recent citizen budget survey.
Police say the second officer wounded in a shooting Monday has been released from the hospital.
The City of Tempe is accepting police officer recruit and lateral applications from March 3 through 17.
Insisting they will be protecting women's lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting any sort of warrant.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
Phoenix police described their fallen detective, who died after a Monday shooting, as a "well-rounded, respected and professional" police officer in a Tuesday morning news conference.
A stay-at-home mom finally sends her youngest off to school and decides to go back herself and gain a master’s degree. On the morning walk, her friend responds to the idea with, “Why would you do that? Isn’t it too late in life to be worth it?”
The chaos and concern can be heard on the 911 calls.
A Phoenix police officer has died in the line of duty after a shooting in west Phoenix.
New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
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.
Staples recently opened a new store at 1110 W. Elliot Road. The store has an expanded assortment of office, cleaning, break room, technology, restaurant and medical supplies to help small businesses find all the things they need.
Absent a federal court order, Arizonans may not get to cast their ballots this year for any Green Party candidates.
Mesa will use nextdoor.com to better connect its Neighborhood Outreach Office with residents starting in the spring.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers recently opened its eighth location in the Phoenix Metro in Tempe.
Mesa Youth Sports is partnering with the Chicago Cubs to host a free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on March 5. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:15 p.m.