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The Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) Marjorie Miner Scholarship shall be awarded each year to an Ahwatukee resident who is a graduating high school senior, whose application has been approved by the ARW Executive Committee.
The City of Phoenix was awarded a SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $8 million. SAFER grants assist with personnel costs.
For the second year in a row, the city’s Information Security and Privacy website received a “Best of the Web” award from the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) in the Local Government category.
Phoenix last week approved creating a technology summit bringing in leaders from the national and international field to participate. This will be a joint effort by the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the state of Arizona governments. A bi-partisan group spoke in favor of the summit.
A new collection of iconic indoor murals depicting the past, present and imagined future of Phoenix will make its debut March 1.
As the weather warms, the Phoenix Herpetological Society has begun receiving calls to remove snakes from backyards and others areas, and wants to remind people how to live safely with these wildlife.
After conducting interviews with eight candidates on Feb. 10, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced the following individuals as finalists for city manager: Milton Dohoney, Jr. from Cincinnati; Rick Naimark from Phoenix; Deanna Santana from Oakland, Calif.; Ed Zuercher from Phoenix.
The city of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. Not all city services, however, will be affected.
City of Phoenix to receive 500 CPR Anytime kits to implement the Cities of Service Volunteer CPR Blueprint to improve cardiac arrest survival rates
According to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), 723 young adults aged 18 and older left foster care in fiscal year 2012. Without family or the support from a caring adult, statistics indicate that many of these young adults will experience homelessness, incarceration and/or poverty. In an attempt to improve the success of teens “aging out” of foster care, Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) has created THRIVE, a mentor program designed to enhance support for many of these young adults.
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema announced that three new staff members will join her team, working in the District Office in Phoenix. The new staff members are: Dana Marie Kennedy, senior district advisor and casework director; Janey Pearl, communications director and Angela Schultz, senior caseworker.
Three Phoenix Public Library locations will host free tax preparation assistance sessions in February, March and April.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free family “Day at Hance Park” celebration on Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be able to take free tours of the park’s cultural facilities including the Japanese Friendship Garden and Irish Cultural Center, learn about coming classes, programs and events and enjoy demonstrations and interactive displays.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its first major partnership for Super Bowl XLIX (49) with the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
The city’s Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime between Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 4.
As of Thursday, all previously identified chronically homeless veterans are under a roof, Mayor Greg Stanton, the City Council and Project H3 Vets announced.
For years, giving pets as gifts has been an age old debate among many within the animal welfare community, including the Arizona Humane Society (AHS). Many animal welfare organizations have shied away from giving pets as gifts due to the long-standing belief that those pets were more likely to be returned to shelters than pets who were picked out by the family who would actually be caring for them.
Hundreds of volunteers were honored recently for the time and services they provided in the past year at the city’s 15 Human Services Department senior centers.
A Phoenix man is offering a large reward for his two lost cats.
Phoenix police and firefighters will be hosting their annual Rides for Toys event this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot, 4734 E. Ray Road. Police and firefighters will exchange rides in their vehicles for an unwrapped Christmas gift for Valley charities.
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle threw a huge bash to celebrate the first anniversary of the entertainment mecca. On Nov. 16, the public was invited to enjoy $1 specials throughout the day, free entertainment including live bands, kids’ activities, and special guest appearances by Arizona Rattlers players, Sidewinder Dancers, Booboo Stewart of X-Men Days of Future Past, Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force Comic, the Yellowhouse Dancers and more. Guests also had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free movie tickets for an entire year. Miss Indian Arizona, Alyssa Garcia, was on-hand to greet attendees of the anniversary event.
Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers, especially seniors on Medicare, to be cautious of scams related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
Christine Jones has formally announced her candidacy for governor of Arizona. Along with officially announcing her candidacy for the Republican nomination, Jones launched a new website, christinejones.com, the website provides voters a multimedia format to learn more about her vision for Arizona and how to connect with the campaign.
Maricopa County has decided to refashion its cyber-security website to help local citizens, employees and businesses protect themselves against the increasing volume and sophistication of electronic attacks.
Mark Brnovich has entered the race for Arizona Attorney General. Brnovich most recently served as director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, a law enforcement agency charged with regulating tribal casinos.
In a sign of more momentum behind Wil Cardon’s candidacy for Arizona’s Secretary of State, Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney has endorsed Wil Cardon.
Phoenix Police will host a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 48th Street and Ray Road. Police will accept any unused prescription drugs. Police will not be able to accept any needles.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Jill Norgaard has filed to run in the 2014 election for Legislative District 18 House of Representatives. Norgaard has been involved in politics for a number of years as a precinct committeeman, precinct captain, state committeeman, third vice president for the local Republican Women’s Club, and a graduate from the Dodie Londen Public Service Class in 2011.
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors followed their tax cutting pledge and set an overall tax rate no higher than last year’s, resulting in a nearly $33 million cut in property taxes for county residents.
Southwest Behavioral Health Service’s Homeless Outreach, a nonprofit program to help homeless individuals, is requesting donations of hot weather supplies.
Arizona’s fall hunting seasons are right around the corner and hunters are busy making plans.
The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is observing the 10th annual National Preparedness Month this month by spreading the message to be prepared.
The Whirlwind Golf Club, located at Wild Horse Pass, will be hosting the Joe Hasulak Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at 7:30 a.m.
Every candidate for Phoenix City Council responding to a survey by Arizona Citizens for the Arts expressed support for increasing the city arts grants budget to $1 per capita.
Councilman Sal DiCiccio received national recognition yesterday for his efforts to clean up City Hall from Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. DiCiccio has received backlash from the public sector unions for trying to reign in the crippling costs of public employee pensions and benefits to taxpayers.
President Barack Obama on July 31 announced his nomination of Kenneth L. Mossman, an Arizona State University professor of health physics and an international expert in radiation health and safety, to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
The city of Phoenix, Arizona Commerce Authority, Maricopa Workforce Connections and Maricopa Community Colleges recently met with more than 35 health care businesses to launch a Health Care Sector Partnership.
Those recognizable blue signs lining Arizona’s rural highways that advertise services ahead for travelers will now be coming to Arizona’s metropolitan areas. Installation of the logo signs that point drivers to gas, food, lodging and other accommodations is set to begin along Valley freeways in November.
Police in Tempe say they’re trying to identify a man suspected of groping women in grocery stores around the city in recent weeks.
Tens of thousands of people who rely on buses to get around Phoenix’s eastern suburbs have rides again after drivers reached a tentative agreement Sunday with a national bus company to end a four-day strike.
Phoenix City Clerk Cris Meyer was named the 2013 Clerk of the Year by the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association (AMCA) at its annual conference last week.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts will host a series of webinars about creating better cities and communities through public art. The series will be presented on Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and 20, and Dec. 5, at the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. (times and topics vary).
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for the 2013 annual Commission Awards, recognizing individuals, organizations, foundations or government agencies who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The Phoenix Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi recently received the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club Award. Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs promote and support fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist collegiate chapters and offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae.
The Small Business Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), comprised of leaders of local small businesses, supports Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to restore Medicaid in the state of Arizona. About 74 percent of the GPCC’s member businesses employ between 1 and 50 employees, so the council’s decision is strongly representative of the chamber’s general membership’s sentiments.
Learn about fair housing practices and laws at a free, three-hour workshop from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday, June 21, at Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, 251 W. Washington St., 10th floor, room CCG East.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will seek the public’s input in developing a new hunting and fishing license structure and fees, as authorized by the recent passage of Senate Bill 1223.
Arizona’s favorable economic and sustainability benefits will be the focus of the 14th annual Global Links Business Outlook luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, 100 N. Third St., Room W 101.
City of Phoenix pools are open for the summer from 1 to 7 p.m. six days a week (all pools will be closed on Fridays) through July 28. Eleven pools, including Pecos, also will remain open weekends in August through Labor Day.
A series of six community forums will be conducted by the Arizona Department of Transportation beginning June 4 to provide additional opportunities for members of the public to comment on the proposed South Mountain Freeway.
Republican Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich square off in the GOP debate inside the Mesa Arts Center, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
Stories from our special medical supplement
A collection of columns by Ahwatukee medical experts Agnes Oblas, Astrid Heathcote, Michael Urig and Rashmi "Rush" Bhatnagar.
A collection of columns from fitness and nutrition experts Shannon Sorrels, Paula Owens and Michael Murphy.