Longtime Mesa law firm Udall Shumway has expanded its practice to include cannabis law, capitalizing on the growing medical marijuana market in Arizona.
State Rep. Jill Norgaard is winning support and praise for her bill to remove the requirement for a four-hour block of daily structured English immersion for English Language Learners if they are enrolled in a dual-language program.
Arizona may finally be ready to join the 47 other states who find the practice of texting while driving so dangerous that they have made it illegal.
Calling the voter-approved measure morally wrong, a Republican-controlled Senate panel voted Feb. 12 to ask voters to reconsider the 2016 measure that is set to hike the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
All that 10-year-old James Lang of Ahwatukee wants are friends.
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While much of the country is dealing with the fallout of closures by major retail chains, the East Valley is experiencing largely positive trends in the sector.
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The .40-caliber bullet was fired Sunday morning one week ago, at about 26 minutes after 2. Court documents locate the crime at the intersection of North Civic Plaza and East Stetson Drive in Old Town Scottsdale. Really, though, the murder of Captain Kyle Brayer is a crime with echoes all across this Valley, this state, this world of ours. Because if you can measure a human being by the sum total of the lives he or she touches, then Kyle Brayer, who died two weeks short of turning 35 years old, lived more than any 10 of us.
The two words appeared everywhere last week in the days surrounding Sept. 11, the phrase offered like a magical incantation meant to conjure a sense of reverence in the writer or speaker, reader or listener.
One year ago, Clate Mask, co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, delivered a powerful keynote message at the East Valley Partnership Economic Forum.
The first time someone ever mailed me a swastika was back in my New Jersey days, when I made a full-time living peddling opinions in newsprint. Some members of the Aryan Nation announced an upcoming rally to protest gay rights and, to honor the event, I explained that Neo-Nazism seemed to me like a disease begging to be cured at the business end of a Louisville Slugger.
I have been in a blue funk since the Charlottesville uprising. I have been in this kind of funk too many times now because if in fact Black Lives Matter, how do we explain and morally and spiritually reconcile the deaths of Tamir Rice holding a toy gun (2014), of Jordan Davis playing music t…
It was a massive rowhouse fire on a tight street in Trenton, New Jersey, a block of older houses connected by a common attic and burning like kindling, that taught me a cardinal rule of journalism. This was 23 years ago, so some nuances have faded, but I remember word-for-word the question from our newspaper’s hard-ass publisher.
The neurosurgeon speaking about the glioblastoma assailing Sen. John McCain described this form of brain tumor using terms like “aggressive” and “relentless,” a warrior force that can be slowed down, stymied for the time being, but never defeated.
Many Ahwatukee residents now believe that not only is the South Mountain Freeway a “done deal” but also that the lawsuit contesting it is over.
Two tales teeming with cruelty happened side by side last week, as if to present an object lesson in human beings’ nearly endless capacity to act without thinking. The second story, the more tragic of the two, filled Wednesday’s newscasts.
If there is one topic that unites Ahwatukee Foothills, it's education – our great schools and how to support them.
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