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Ahwatukee pride and respect is second to no other community in the Valley of the Sun.
I streamed the first State of the State address given by Gov. Doug Ducey. In general, it was a very vanilla kick off to the new session. Rhetoric on taxes, education and administrative agenda; all intended to guide the Legislature on where to focus their bill-making powers.
Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Jan. 12 in a suit brought by a local pastor against a Gilbert sign ordinance.
J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is a unique crime drama primarily due to its central character, Abel Morales. With a title like “A Most Violent Year,” you’d think Abel would be a hostile pig that’s constantly ordering hits and shouting obscenities. While he engages in unlawful activities, Abel is probably one of the most reputable and humble criminals cinema has ever seen. He doesn’t cheat on his wife, do drugs, or abuse the second amendment. Even when he has to put a dying animal out of its misery, he’s reluctant to do the deed.
“American Sniper” further confirms that Clint Eastwood is the most American director making movies today.
Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty of the troubled rollout of the president's health care law.
Floyd and Linda Cotton have been doing a lot of new clothes shopping lately.
On Jan. 9 we encouraged Arizonans to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward police nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
North Valley Symphony Orchestra will host a dinner at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive, Phoenix, Feb. 7 to thank current supporters of the orchestra and offer information to others interested in knowing more about NVSO.
An upcoming event at Gilbert High School will serve two purposes: Fundraise for an organization that focuses on community needs, and introduce residents to a moderately uncommon type of music.
When looking into 2015 it seems like it will be a good year for both the economy and the housing market. Most of these predictions nationally should hold true for the Greater Phoenix market as well as on a national scale. Expect the home-purchase market to strengthen along with the economy in 2015, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November: “The good news for 2015 is that the U.S. economy appears well-poised to sustain about a 3 percent growth rate in 2015 which is only the second year in the past decade with growth at that pace or better. Governmental fiscal drag has turned into fiscal stimulus with lower energy costs support consumer spending and business investment with further easing of credit conditions for business and real estate lending support commerce and development; and consumers are more upbeat and businesses are more confident, all of which portend faster economic growth in 2015. And with that, the economy will produce more and better-paying jobs, providing the financial wherewithal to support household formations and housing activity.”
Every day, nearly 800,000 police officers around the country get up, put on a uniform, and go to work. But their work is different. Their work is life and death. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty annually, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty, and more than 300 officers commit suicide. In 2014 six Arizona officers lost their lives while on duty. Dozens more were shot at. Every day, they put their lives on the line so that we can safely go to work and to school and to the store. On behalf of the businesses in the East Valley, we want to say “thank you.”
Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher who penned the fabled book, “Zorba the Greek,” which would later become a treasured film starring Anthony Quinn. A second book of his was also adapted by Hollywood: “The Last Temptation of Christ,” a Scorsese flick that got Christians all over North America up in arms (Not to mention that the original book got poor Nikos excommunicated from his beloved Greek Orthodox Church).
Two-year-old Kiki’s enthusiasm for life is contagious and you can’t keep from smiling while in her presence. First, let’s talk about this girl’s eye-catching looks.
What you consider an heirloom might not be to younger generations. Have your adult children already started asking you what you are going to do with all your “stuff” when you retire?
As we celebrate the end of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber’s 20th Anniversary year, I want to begin by sending wishes of health, happiness and prosperity to all, both personally and professionally. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year and to share some thoughts about how we are transforming our organization and impacting the community.
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Most Westerners know the Craftsman or Arts and Crafts style homes from visiting places in California such as Pasadena, but not many people know one of the most unique homes of this design can be found much closer to home, in Flagstaff.
Many kids wouldn’t want to be called up to the front of the class by their principals, but two Ahwatukee students were pleasantly surprised Monday when they found out they had won a prize.