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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.
There is a new choice in public charter schools that will be debuting two brand new campuses late summer 2014, just in time for the next school year. EAGLE (Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis) College Prep will debut their Maryvale and Mesa campuses and initially offer kindergarten through third grade and build out a new grade each consecutive school year until they reach 8th grade. The new campuses will join the two existing EAGLE College Prep schools in South Phoenix.
The state House voted Monday to reduce individual income taxes if the state finally starts collecting sales taxes it already should be getting.
Amid the multiple protestations concerning the controversial and now-vetoed SB 1062 were a collection of East Valley leaders and organizations concerned with how the bill would, and still might, hurt the state’s reputation.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
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Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
The year was 1976, and Gary Ernst was a fresh-faced coach at Chandler High who’d taken his young Wolves’ deep into the big-school boys basketball state tournament.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
Tempe Police Department’s Mounted Unit will conduct training of new mounted officers on Feb. 25 and 26.
It’s hard to believe that almost 55 years has elapsed since The Osmonds started as a barbershop quartet in Ogden, Utah. More than a half-century and 100 million records later, they are one of the most legendary families of the entertainment industry.
The Mill Avenue District is reopening its free Angels Spring Training Trolley and opening two new trolleys to Cubs Park.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
As Raychel Diane Weiner twirls across the stage in Ballet Arizona’s elaborate production of “La Bayadère”, she’ll be dancing her good-byes to Arizona audiences. The ballerina from Southern California, who has been with the company for two years, is heading to New York City, where she starts filming this spring for the Starz Network ballet drama “Flesh and Bone.”
Saying they're looking out for women's health, a House panel voted along party lines Thursday to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they're unconstitutional.
Vintage markets are spreading like wildfire — think Phoenix’s Sweet Salvage or WestWorld’s Junk in the Trunk — but until recently, the East Valley didn’t have a permanent presence on Arizona’s shabby chic shopping circuit. That changes with today’s opening of the Old Brick House Vintage Market in downtown Mesa.
A Senate panel voted along party lines Monday for what some contend is an end-run of a referendum to force a public vote to kill a series of controversial changes in state election law.
If you are currently out of the workforce or looking for a new job, there are hundreds of employers looking for workers in the Valley. We found these companies and more on monster.com , simplyhired.com and jobing.com .
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
Under new management and a new name the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is open for business and getting ready to host its first national event.
Truth be told, Campo Verde football coach Max Ragsdale doesn’t really know how he wound up receiving the 2013 Semper Fi Coach Award for the state of Arizona over the weekend.
Divorced parents who want to move may soon find new legal hurdles in their path.