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Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block Arizona from banning race- and gender-based abortions.
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Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
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.
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.
Members of the School Boundary Change Committee met Monday evening to discuss agendas on changing the boundaries of Kyrene Schools east of Interstate 10.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business seeks to enrich the community and its businesses through assorted programs and events.
More than 78 million strong, baby boomers are reaching retirement age (65) at a record pace — 10,000 per day, to be exact, according to the Pew Research Center — and living years longer than previous generations. By the time all the boomers will have turned 65 in 2030, 18 percent of the nation’s population will be at least that age, according to the research center’s projections. Compare that to the population makeup just four years ago, when a little more than 10 percent of Americans were ages 65 and older.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
“I am for the Keystone pipeline if it truly does create thousands of permanent jobs like politicians claim, but there has to be something in it for all Americans, like minimum wage increase, infrastructure repair and all corporations who profit from it will pay U.S. taxes.”
John Scola has been named chief executive officer of Educare Arizona. Scola brings with him more than 25 years of leadership, fundraising, board development and strategic planning experience in Arizona and California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
After seven years of bringing people together, Sheila Coonen, founder and executive director of Connecting to Serve (CTS), has announced she’s retiring from full-time work with the nonprofit.
Homeowners associations are supposed to protect your property value, and maintain the common areas of a community. But many of you have let me know, that some HOAs are out of control — and you feel like you just can’t win.
The morning of Valentine’s Day was filled with love at Mountain Park Senior Living in Ahwatukee with preschoolers of Children of Hope Child Development Center handing out candy and cards to each person they came across.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is seeking public comments on new medical marijuana rules for the state that agree with a superior court’s ruling.
The Maricopa Community Colleges have announced that Dr. Donald D. Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, has chosen Alfredo Gutierrez to fill a vacancy on the governing board. Gutierrez, a former state legislator, will serve until Dec. 31. He was sworn in on Feb. 4.
A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment – and looser regulations – for farmers and ranchers.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce celebrated 20 years in existence and a successful 2013 during the 15th Annual Chamber Day of Champions on Friday, Feb. 7.
Shirley was born May 14, 1936 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Her father was Ralph Simmons (deceased) and mother is Lillian Stonescipher Simmons (97). Shirley was a true Phoenician and lived almost all her life in the Valley. Shirley met Hiley in orchestra at Phoenix Union High School in her junior year and they became high school sweethearts. They went on to Arizona State College, where they were music majors, and were married on June 24, 1955 after her freshman year. Her parents insisted that she complete one year of college, first. After her two sons were born, Ralph on April 26, 1956, and Tom on November 21, 1957, she resumed her studies at ASU with a career change to business, majoring in accounting. She also attended Gregg Business College.
The holidays are over, the calendar has turned a new page and, like many people, you find yourself with a renewed enthusiasm for self-improvement. According to statistics from the University of Scranton, nearly half of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions, with weight loss, organization and improved finances ranking among their top three goals.