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The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Get warmed up for the season at “America’s Sweetest Race,” benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities. The race is the culmination of a three-day Hot Chocolate Expo at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, where participants can pick up their race packet, bib, and goodie bag while enjoying music, hot chocolate samples, and a bounce house as a part of the Kids Zone. After the race, runners will be treated to a finisher’s mug full of hot chocolate and chocolate fondue with dippables.
The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Marshall Krotenberg, lead investigator on the Yarnell Hill Fire, details his findings Wednesday for the state Industrial Commission. The panel accepted his report and imposed the maximum $559,000 fine possible. [By Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
The chill of winter means basketball is already underway with a plethora of early-season games and tournaments, and yet the question remains:
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Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
Like many of its ilk, the purpose of the Filmstock Film Festival is to showcase the talents of independent artists to a broader audience. What makes Filmstock different, however, is that all the films shown during the three-day event are shorts produced in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Utah — the Four Corners states.
Stanford running back Anthony Wilkerson rushes for a first down against the Sun Devils in September.
In a major victory for citizens, Attorney General Tom Horne has sharply constrained the right of public agencies to charge for access to public records.
Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles. Will you go for a barrel-aged version? Honey flavored? How about a bourbon that's been aged at sea?
In this Oct. 24, 2013 photo, an old banner is seen at Capitol Burgers in Los Angeles. Capitol Burgers, an old-school hamburger stand in a not-so-glitzy part of town, has been dishing out unadulterated burgers and fries since 1965. Capitol owner George Stamos was crafting burgers for folks their way, right away. Stamos died earlier this year, but his family has kept the griddle fired up in honor of their patriarch who originally immigrated to the United States from Greece. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
In a case with statewide implications, a lawyer for the City of Phoenix argued to the Court of Appeals Tuesday that governments can decide to allow ads for condoms and contraceptives on bus shelters and benches — but not for candidates or controversial causes.
Attuned to this harvest time of year, you can reap a cornucopia of bargains at the Dillard’s Clearance Center.
Nearly a year ago, I hosted the first Downtown Development Summit at the Mesa Arts Center. We invited developers and financiers from Arizona and around the country to come see what downtown Mesa had to offer. We highlighted development opportunities and showcased available properties through downtown and along the light rail corridor.
Saying Child Protective Services has been “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders to take a closer look at the agency.
Sgt. Michael Pooley said 26-year-old Joel Calderon, a student at Arizona State University, was arrested Tuesday at his house for allegedly having a relationship with a 16-year-old student who attends Tempe High.
Charles Flanagan, head of the state Department of Juvenile Corrections, explains how a task force he will head at the direction of Gov. Jan Brewer will take a closer look at the operations of Child Protective Services. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
A student-teacher has been accused of having sexual conduct with a Tempe High School student.
What’s with all the political posturing and saber-rattling by our “desk jockey admirals and generals” in the House and Senate? We see them rabidly calling for everything short of “carpet bombing” Tehran and turning it into another Dresden. Of course, none (or almost none) of the military-aged sons (or daughters for that matter) of these politicians have ever been in or ever will be in the U.S. military and have to fight in the wars that their mommies and daddies vote for.
An Arizona State University student was arrested at his home Tuesday for allegedly having sexual conduct with a minor who attends Tempe High School.
Here is a look at parking and traffic restrictions for the Parade of Lights and annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting events in Chandler on Saturday (Dec. 7).
The Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold its 10th annual Holiday Arts Festival in Chandler on Dec. 14.