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Heather Godina always knew she wanted to complete a triathlon. She had experience in two-thirds of the event heading into her 29th birthday, with a strong background in swimming and two full marathons under her belt, so it wasn’t unimaginable to add a bicycle to the equation.
Arizona has enjoyed a slow, steady rise to track prominence nationwide. Much of that rise was aided by the Chandler girls program, which won two Nike Team National titles, and individuals like Billy Orman, Devon Allen and Bernie Montoya.
Mountain Pointe baseball has known for a long time that it was playing in a big-time national event.
Rep. Ted Vogt, left, R-Tucson, and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, talks during the debate on the SB1201 Firearms Omnibus bill in the House chamber at the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Phoenix. The Arizona House has approved a gun-rights bill that would generally let people take guns into government buildings without armed guards and metal detectors. The Senate previously approved a version of the bill, but the House's 38-20 vote Wednesday sends it back to that chamber to consider changes made by the House. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on exploring the benefits of life insurance. The final part will appear in the March 5 issue of the AFN.
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.
The first eight minutes looked like an intrasquad scrimmage. The next 24 minutes played out like a team which won the state championship.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on exploring the benefits of life insurance. The final part will appear in the March 2 issue of the AFN.
Big screen. Big effects. Big budget. Big box office.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series on exploring the benefits of life insurance. Part three will appear in the Feb. 28 issue of the AFN.
When it comes to estate planning, procrastinating is easy. The task of getting your house in order can seem daunting and the topic uncomfortable. In fact, while the majority of Americans believe that all adults should have an estate plan, only 44 percent have actually created one, according to a 2011 LexisNexis survey.
PARKER, Texas — J.R. Ewing is gone, but his presence still looms large on "Dallas" — along with the influence of the actor who made the conniving oilman one of television's most beloved characters.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
A special tribunal based in Rome has determined former Mesa Rev. Jack Spaulding committed sins against the Sixth Commandment and recommended removing Spaulding from the priesthood.
State lawmakers cannot balance the budget by limiting pension benefit increases for retired judges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
FILE - In this Wednesday July 20, 2011 file photo, Jacob Miller scans a cat for a microchip at the East Valley Animal Shelter in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. The search for your feline friend tends to be tougher going than if you had lost a dog, experts say. But you can protect against the loss of your cat by microchipping it and strapping on an ID collar. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.
When Hall of Famer Dot Wilkinson decided to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley, she did what she’s always done best: get her hands on a ball. Wilkinson, a title-winning softball player and bowler, agreed to autograph 100 softballs for $20 each. Fans from around the world jumped at the chance to own a small piece of sporting history.
The public is now able to easily access documents that show how their tax dollars are being spent on city programs with the online open checkbook the city of Phoenix made available on its website in December.
FILE - This June 16, 2011 file photo shows boxes of Cheerios in a store in Akron, N.Y. Large food companies are trying to head off state-by-state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide. The food industry and farm groups are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to create guidelines for the new labels, which food manufacturers could use. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
The rumors are spreading faster than the skin breakout itself.
Q: I’m trying to make sure that I use long passwords that are different for each of my accounts like you have suggested, but keeping track of all of my passwords is a pain. Besides using the “remember my password” option at each site, what would you suggest? - Pat
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.