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Recently while traveling, I was listening to a local AM radio station. In between the jazz tunes that were being shared, the radio announcer enjoyed sharing heartwarming stories or quick snippets that uplift the human spirit. The announcer had a deep and silky voice and his delivery was calming, almost as if I was sitting fireside with him for story time.
Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings.
After 17 years in the military Maj. Antoinette Grimes thought she was finally getting the opportunity to serve her country until a collapsed lung separated her from her unit leaving for Iraq. She recovered from that ailment and did serve in Afghanistan, but she was medevaced because she had gone into the early stages of kidney failure.
Desert Vista High School’s Science Bowl team recently captured the state championship at the 2014 Arizona Regional Science Bowl, competing alongside 32 different schools across the state.
Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series on the history of Mountain Park Ranch.
From left: Connor Vuong, Gen Fitzgerald, Rajeev Parvathala, Sanjeev Murty and Birgit Musheno hold their awards from the 2014 Arizona Regional Science Bowl.
The Notre Dame Women’s Golf Team, in conjunction with Visit Mesa and Longbow Golf Club, will host the 2014 Notre Dame Clover Cup, a 54-hole women’s collegiate invitational golf tournament, March 13-16.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) has announced its 2014 class of inductees for the 44th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
Bill Bitter went to college expecting to graduate and become a concert violinist, but he realized his talents were better served as a teacher than performer.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
Chandler’s Communications and Public Affairs Director Nachie Marquez was selected as the city’s new assistant city manager.
State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
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.
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Five Desert Vista High School students were awarded best in state and region at this year’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile application concept that measured solar energy usage.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
As February Frenzy fades away — given all the drama, controversy and action we’ve seen it’ll take awhile — and March moves in, the spring sports have begun.
The classic “South Pacific,” opening Friday at The Palms Theatre in Mesa, is considered by many as one of the finest musicals ever written, thanks in part to one of the most romantic scores of all time and the fact that it won all ten of the Tony Awards it was nominated for. See it March 6, and a portion of your ticket cost will benefit Mesa United Way.
Becca Huffer, wins the Cinderella-story award at the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic contested at Longbow Golf Club, Feb. 21-23.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
Forest Whitaker isn't much bothered by being one of the season's biggest Oscar snubs.
LOS ANGELES — With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.