The final shot of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” certainly left audiences pumped for the following installment. Seeing that fierce glare in Katniss’ eyes, all you wanted to do was charge into battle alongside her. Given the adrenaline rush the previous film provided, it’s a bit disappointing that “Mockingjay – Part 1” isn’t the grand final confrontation. Rather, it’s more of a calm before the big storm. That doesn’t make the film bad. It’s still remarkably acted, thought provoking, and light-years ahead of most movies being targeted at teenagers. Still, “Mockingjay – Part 1” also leaves you wishing for the good-old days when epic stories were told within three movies max.
Not even waiting until President Obama gave his speech Thursday night, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed suit in federal court seeking to block the announced plans to allow millions of people not in this country to remain and work here legally.
Another election season has come and gone. You might reasonably conclude that, once again, no ballot fraud occurred in Arizona, from the absence of any news accounts. But that’s almost certainly not true.
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare them illegal, the attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission is urging the U.S. Supreme Court.
Now that they have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway (SMF), ADOT has become very cocky about telling Ahwatukee residents that the SMF is a “done deal.” This is a dark strategy to try to get residents just to give up and let it happen.
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them.
There are numerous ways to make money like investing in the stock market, in real estate, money lending, engaging in small business or big venture, and a million ways more. A decision to invest in any product whether real estate or stocks needs to be an educated decision based on a long-term financial strategy rather than an emotional decision based on speculation. My personal choice is land because of practical reasons.
Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that this year — perhaps more than any year in the past — is an important one to pay attention to their Medicare coverage options during the Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). And that’s because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Desert Vista Thunder Speech Theater and Debate Company (TSTDC) competed in the season’s first in-state team tournament of the year recently at Red Mountain High School. DV defeated the other 26 schools in attendance to capture the overall team championship, beating second place Hamilton High School by a wide margin. Stephanie Miller, Richard Bui, and Erika Busby stood out for their outstanding performances and leadership and were named team MVPs for the tournament.
When Disney acquired the rights to Marvel, nobody knew what to make of the union. With one best known for wholesome family entertainment and the other geared more towards intense action intended for older audiences, would they really blend well together? “Big Hero 6” is clear-cut evidence these two innovative companies are a match made in heaven.
“General Hospital” may be full of plot twists and drama, but the cast, in real life, is far from that serious tone the show carries. Two cast members, Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson, who play Michael Corinthos and Kiki Jerome, were recently in Phoenix and sat down with Ahwatukee Foothills News to talk about their time on the show.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend, Charles, and missing him. He was a husband, father, English teacher, social worker, canoeist, bluegrass player, therapist, connoisseur of green-apple moonshine, and a good friend.