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Phoenix is continuing to evaluate ways to combat domestic violence through pilot programs, new protocol, new training and new curriculum.
Nearly 600 children who were the subject of ignored child abuse complaints were removed from their homes after the state finally got around to taking a look at their cases.
Recently someone asked me on my thoughts about the NFL players accused of physical abuse to their wives, children and, in one case, a fiancé that has been reported by every major news outlet around the world. I shared, “One who abuses another in any way, is a coward, period.”
September 18, 2014
Any age. Any gender. Any race. That’s the hard truth about substance use, which can target a 12 year old or a retiree struggling with aging.
Well-known Valley philanthropists Bob and Renee Parsons supported the Arizona Humane Society’s 18th Annual Pet Telethon with a major gift. The couple donated $25,000 on behalf of each of their “fur kids” — Max, Chief, Ninety-nine, and Eighty-eight — for a total donation of $100,000.
My grandmother told me about the Tree of Troubles.
Reality has a habit of raining down hard and melting away the comforts formed by the kindness of imagination and the vagaries of memory. There’s the way a person wants to remember an event that occurred in his or her life, and then there’s the way the event actually played out, complete with details absent of sympathy.
Pretty much every inspirational sports movie from the past two and a half decades follows the same basic recipe for success. A struggling team of misfits, or sometimes just one underdog, has nowhere to go but up. Then through strenuous training montages and the support of a dedicated coach, the team and/or underdog achieves sweat victory. “When the Game Stands Tall” doesn’t transcend or revolutionize the sports movie formula. It consists of many archetypes and plot points we’ve already seen a million times before. The film does change up the formula in some respects, however, making for a slightly less conventional picture than initially expected.
The shocking death of actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing needed attention to the subject of depression, suicide and other mental health issues.
My grandmother told me about the Tree of Troubles.
So what to make of Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer? We have clearly conflicting stories as to the sequence of events that day, but one thing all sides agree on is this: Brown was unarmed.
Buddy the dog hasn’t had many lucky breaks his life, but he hit his luckiest break yet when he met Ahwatukee Foothills resident Megan Hansen.
For the second time in less than a decade a judge has ordered state health officials to surrender detailed records of incidents where people who are mentally ill have died while in state care.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined forces with 200 other mayors across the country in a national fight to stop bullying.
The period between Thanksgiving of 1974 and December 1975 was the toughest year in the life of Diana Fisher.
State judges cannot bar those placed on probation from using medical marijuana if they are otherwise eligible, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. And that even includes those who were convicted for drug offenses.
Love others as much as you love yourself,” Jesus told his followers. These words are considerably more than a sugary Sunday-school story. For those who take these words to heart, “love others” has profound, life-altering implications, not all of which are warm and fuzzy. Consider the life of Bernard Lichtenberg, arrested seven decades ago. His crime: He loved. Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest serving in Berlin before the outbreak of World War 2. When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, he recognized the coming terror better than most, and made it his ambition to help the Jewish people and other persecuted groups.
Beginning today, pawnbrokers can charge higher interest, bigger prizes will be available at some bars and restaurants, and some cough medicines will be off-limits to minors. State health officials will be able to inspect abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
The questions were about improving Arizona's economy.
I read with disdain the pitiful appeal of Pulte Homes (AFN, July 13, as published by their paid hack, Randy Christman). I do not know Mr. Christman, but I know that he willingly presents false choices for all residents of Ahwatukee, not just The Lakes.
If there’s one movie that every new adult should see this year, it’s “Boyhood.” While we’ve gotten a lot of great coming-of-age stories in the past couple years like “The Spectacular Now” and “The Way Way Back,” Richard Linklater’s extraordinary film takes the genre to unfeasible new levels.
Who is Arizona State University Police Officer Stewart Ferrin, the officer who has been accused of abusing ASU Professor Ersula Ore?
Kohl’s Department Stores, through its Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, recently gave two Valley youths $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Brittney Johnson, 12, of Glendale and Matthew Kaplan, 16, from Phoenix were chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in their local communities.