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While learning to play an instrument fosters the arts, it also teaches children valuable lessons about hard work and the importance of practice. But children everywhere are losing access to basic music classes in school.
The time has come to bid farewell to 2014 and welcome in the new year! We’ve rounded up the things to do on New Year’s Eve in Phoenix:
As usual Mr. Murphy’s Dec. 14. column is full of mis-facts. Obama energy policy? Gas prices are down due to global demand being down and OPEC supplies staying at their present levels. Same supply, lower demand, prices go down to keep the supplier from losing money. They want to keep a cash flow, even if it’s break even. U.S. supplies are up? More permits and drilling, including fracking on private land, government public permits are down.
Charity isn’t just about the sweeping gestures, the $10,000 checks donated to a good cause via a well-regarded philanthropist. Charity encompasses smaller donations, those $5, $10, $20 gifts that tend to add up to large amounts quickly. Charity isn’t about an unreciprocated donation either; a small loan can provide an enormous boost to a fledgling businesses.
The brown haze of pollution that hangs over metropolitan Phoenix has led officials to deliver an unwelcome holiday message: Don't use your wood-burning fireplace or you could get ticketed.
Art livens up downtown Mesa storefronts
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday night rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
A community-based gift drive organized by the East Valley Tribune ended this week with more than 450 donations to Cardon Children’s Medical Center.
Jolie’s Place is known for being a little Chandler eatery. But, just because it is little, doesn’t mean the restaurant can’t give back in a big way.
Joseph Yahner is leading the Phoenix Police Department once again.
President Obama's proposal to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba has elicited mixed reactions from Valley residents with Cuban roots.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission has unanimously approved an agreement that includes – at least for the next year – a modest hike in monthly wastewater bills for EPCOR Water Arizona, Inc.’s Sun City customers while slightly hiking monthly bills for Sun City West users.
On Sundays you will usually find me in a church somewhere talking about issues of Christian faith.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.
The Eucharistic Community of Francis of Assisi emphasizes “community” over going to church to pursue personal piety or to fulfill religious obligations. We consider the spread of Christianity in the early church due to how Christians loved and served one another. Therefore, we are devoted to one another through prayer and service.
PHOENIX (AP) — New campaign-contribution limits added up to millions of additional dollars for some candidates in Arizona's election last month.
There’s a class of approximately 12 people — 11 women and one man — sitting with notebooks and writing utensils grouped together in quasi-teams near 9:45 on a Thursday morning. The class is in a room filled with desks designed for much smaller people — the facility, the Eisenhower Center for Innovation, is technically one of Mesa Public Schools’ elementary facilities — which the attendees visit every Monday through Thursday for three hours.
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for the Arizona Legislature are asking the state Court of Appeals to block a judge's order requiring hundreds of millions of dollars in extra school funding payments while they appeal.
PHOENIX -- A veteran state lawmaker is pushing his colleagues to triple the wages of some Arizonans. The issue is what is paid to minimum security inmates who are allowed to work outside the prison walls.
A planned controversial underground copper leaching process has cleared a key hurdle in its bid to start pumping sulfuric acid into wells below Florence.