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PHOENIX -- If you're single in Arizona, the best major city to live appears to be Tempe.
Drivers across Arizona, including the East Valley, continue to feel the benefits of the recent decline in fuel prices.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A top aide to Arizona's incoming state superintendent of public instruction says Diane Douglas doesn't plan to immediately throw out the state's learning standards.
The most recent price decrease has led to fuel costs across Arizona that are at their cheapest rate in more than four years.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say three people are in custody after the seizure of nearly five pounds of methamphetamine in north-central Arizona.
Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say deputies saw a car traveling more than 80 mph in a 65-mph speed zone on Interstate 17 in Camp Verde.
Deputies stopped the vehicle and talked to the 31-year-old driver, Marie Bonnesen of Peoria.
They say 24-year-old Xavier Alaniz of Goodyear and 20-year-old Harley Partch of Avondale were passengers.
A drug-sniffing dog was called in and alerted authorities to possible drugs in the car's trunk.
Deputies say they found nearly five pounds of packaged methamphetamine, a loaded 9mm handgun, prescription medications and various drug paraphernalia.
Bonnesen, Alaniz and Partch are jailed on $60,000 bond apiece on various drug charges. It's unclear if they have lawyers yet.
Thanksgiving drivers who took a trip to see their families or friends last week paid much lower gas prices than they did the week before.
Finding evidence of false statements by sheriff's investigators, the state Court of Appeals on Tuesday gave the owner of a chain of Phoenix area restaurants a chance to undermine — and possibly escape — charges he knowingly hired undocumented workers.
They can't gather their first signature for more than seven months, but foes of Republican Diane Douglas, newly elected the state school superintendent, now have the legal ability to start soliciting funds for the effort.
The city of Tempe has become a national front-runner in LGBT equality after scoring a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
Gas prices across the country and in Arizona continue to dip, with the state average declining by more than a nickel this week.
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
PHOENIX (AP) — Several major education groups say they're interesting in learning more about Diane Douglas' positions on education issues, including more about her views regarding the new school standards known as Common Core.
Douglas is a Republican who was elected state superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democrat David Garcia in last week's general election.
Garcia conceded Monday, the same day that Douglas issued a statement saying her victory is a mandate to end Common Core.
Douglas is former Peoria school board member who ran a low-key campaign in which she largely avoided public events in favor of tea-party gatherings and interviews on conservative talk radio shows.
Arizona School Boards Association President Tim Ogle said his group is going to try to arrange a meeting with Douglas. "I think the purpose of a conversation like that is to become familiar with her beliefs because we're really not very familiar and to give her the opportunity to converse with us about her hopes and fears for the Department of Education," Ogle said.
As superintendent, Douglas will oversee the state Department of Education and be a member of the state Board of Education. That board, along with the Arizona Legislature, sets education policy for the state's K-12 public school system. It adopted Common Core in 2010.
Some Arizona lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to pass legislation to either repeal the standards or change them during the last legislative session.
Ogle said his group wants to know whether Douglas has an alternative to Common Core. "If Mrs. Douglas has another strategy, then we're anxious to know what it is," he said.
Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association, said educators didn't learn much about Douglas during the campaign aside from her opposition to Common Core.
"She was very clear on that issue, and yet there are questions even about her thoughts on our academic standards," the union president said. "I think a lot of folks are waiting to hear the answer. There are a million public-school students, and they are creating the urgency."
Arizona's next Superintendent of Public Instruction says her victory is a mandate to end new school standards known as Common Core.
Sun City West resident Diane Douglas is maintaining a thin lead in her bid to become Arizona’s next state public schools leaders. However, rival David Garcia continues to creep up on Douglas as county recorders offices throughout the state reduce the number of uncounted early and provisional ballots.
A Sierra Vista Republican will become the first House speaker from Southern Arizona in a quarter century.
PHOENIX -- A Sierra Vista Republican will become the first House speaker from Southern Arizona in a quarter century.
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat David Garcia and Republican Diane Douglas of Sun City West were locked in a tight race to become Arizona's top education official Tuesday after a campaign that drew attention to the GOP candidate's desire to abolish the Common Core standards.
Calling it fiscally “impossible,” an attorney for lawmakers told a judge on Monday she should reject a bid by schools to get back the money the state illegally withheld from them for years.
As a very concerned Arizona resident and caring grandmother, I feel it is very important to inform Arizonans that their vote for superintendent of public instruction should be about qualifications, experience and expertise in the education field.
WWE goes pink with Susan G. Komen
WWE goes pink with Susan G. Komen
WWE and Susan G. Komen will expand their partnership for their third annual breast cancer awareness campaign. “The “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign will continue throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and WWE will donate 20 percent of the retail price of all co-branded merchandise sold on WWEShop.com and at WWE live events, as well as 5 percent of all other WWE merchandise sold on WWEShop.com, to Komen. For the first time, fans will have the option of donating $1, $5 or $10 upon checkout from WWEShop.com with all proceeds benefiting Komen.
WWE and Komen will also feature special “Keep Calm and Never Give Up” T-shirts inspired by WWE superstar John Cena, “Support the Twins” T-shirts and pink Hulk Hogan “Hulkamania” T-shirts.
To support Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets including WWE Network, TV and pay-per-view broadcasts, live events, PSAs, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. The campaign will also be featured on the reality series “Total Divas,” in an episode that airs on Oct. 19 on E!. Throughout the month, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp and ring skirts will be co-branded and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer.
For more information about Susan G. Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org/wwe or call 1 (877) GOKOMEN.
Mountain Vista Medical Center offering mammogram special in October
In honor of National Breast Cancer Month, Mountain Vista Medical Center is offering a special price of $75 for routine screening mammograms on weekdays through October. Mammograms can help detect tumors and increase the chances of a successful fight against breast cancer.
DETAILS>> Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa. Call 1 (877) 924-WELL (9355) for more information or to make an appointment for a digital screening mammogram. Please mention the mammogram special when you call. A physician’s order is required. Insurance will not be billed and the screening is not valid for patients with breast implants or pre-existing breast conditions.
Valley business hosting Breast Cancer Action Project
Spiritude Restorative Therapies for Women LLC will be hosting the Breast Cancer Action Project to benefit for the nonprofit organization Breast Cancer Action, based in San Francisco. The event will strive to change the focus of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from awareness to action. at its location, .
DETAILS>> All events will be inside Bikram Yoga East Valley, 1011 N. Val Vista Drive, Suite 106, in Gilbert. Noon Oct. 11 — Audrey Parets will conduct a free one-hour lecture and a Q & A session in which she will outline breast health advice that women can pursue on their own as preventative measures. Noon Oct. 12 — Spiritude will offer a complimentary screening of the film, “Pink Ribbons, Inc.,” which reveals those individuals and companies who have co-opted what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.” A silent auction will also be held throughout the weekend with proceeds benefitting Breast Cancer Action. For more information on the Breast Cancer Action Project, visit spiritude.com, or call (480) 861-1101. For further information on Breast Cancer Action, visit bcaction.org.
Valley Auto Repair Shops putting the brakes on breast cancer
Dozens of locally owned, neighborhood auto repair shops (including all NARPRO shops) are joining forces to raise money for a promising breast cancer vaccine. All proceeds from the “Brakes for Breasts” campaign will go directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. During the month of October, at least 30 locally owned shops from across Arizona will join more than 100 other independent shop owners in 26 states in the “Brakes for Breasts” campaign. Customers will receive free brake pads (up to $80 retail value) when scheduling a brake service in October. Customers will pay labor and any additional parts while each shop donates 10 percent of every brake service to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
DETAILS>> To locate a shop participating in the campaign, visit www.brakesforbreastsAZ.org.
Donate & Skate at Arizona Coyotes game
BH Skating Pop Up Rink Events presents #PINKRINK, Donate & Skate event during pre-game activities at the Arizona Coyotes game at Gila River Arena in Glendale. Proceeds from the event will support Making Strides Against Cancer AZ.
DETAILS>> The event will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, and feature a promotional skating rink venue that will include 3-on-3 hockey exhibitions, as well as opportunities for the public to Donate & Skate until 6 p.m.. The first 100 guests who donate $5 or more will receive a #PINKRINK gift.
Raising Cane’s donating sales proceeds to Susan G. Komen
During the month of October, all six Arizona locations of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will donate 15 percent of proceeds from lemonade and tea jug sales to Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona. The proceeds donated will directly support the organization in providing grants to local hospitals and community establishments that provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs for medically underserved and uninsured women and men
DETAILS>> Arizona Raising Cane’s locations. 2715 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix; 4325 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix; 960 E. University Drive, Tempe; 9935 W. McDowell Road, Avondale; 1945 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa; 7920 W. Bell Road, Glendale.
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Arizona voters will decide on Nov. 6 if terminally ill patients can have the right to serve as test cases for medical treatments that have not received federal approval.
Republican Diane Douglas said voters should elect her as the next schools chief to save education in Arizona from “people in the ivory towers that actually have the audacity to refer to our children as human capital.”
Saying Diane Douglas is “promoting a sort of a paranoia,” former state schools chief Lisa Graham Keegan, elected as a Republican, is backing Democrat David Garcia for the top education post.