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The Phoenix City Council voted to explore ways to increase revenue to make up for a budget deficit, including raising fees and adding taxes.
Tens of thousands of people from all over the world will trek 26.2 miles around the greater Boston area and square off against Heartbreak Hill as part of an anticipated record-setting Boston Marathon. Among those who will visit Massachusetts’ capitol city is District 9 Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who has coordinated with eight friends to raise more than $34,000 for charities linked to the event.
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The “AZKicksit All-Star Team” that will compete in the inaugural Arizona College Cup has been announced.
Resident Chris Cwierz was recently named 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year. Cwierz received the award after winning a competition at the 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference in Oakland, Calif., March 2-5.
Taking aim at blighted golf courses around the city, including the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, a Phoenix City Council subcommittee this past week moved forward with changes to the city’s zoning ordinance regarding open space protections on golf courses.
This could start in a “way-back-when” manner by comparing how much a gallon of milk or loaf of bread cost in 1944 compared to 2014 — it’s not even a fair comparison without adjusting for inflation. This could begin with a brief waxing about the nature of time and particularly relativity — how 10 or 20 or 70 years go by with little regard until the days end — but that doesn’t feel quite right either.
With the Chicago Cubs firmly entrenched in their new confines in Mesa, Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park are undergoing serious upgrades to prepare for their next tenant, who expect to move in later this year.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Mountain Park Ranch. Part two will appear in Sunday’s AFN.
The year 2012 wasn’t exactly the best for Highland High School student David Perre and his family. It was a Murphy’s law kind of year, one in which the family kept finding ways to return to the hospital with a slew of afflictions. Perre’s mom even lost a chunk of her thumb in a situation involving the family dog and some pork.
Phoenix last week approved creating a technology summit bringing in leaders from the national and international field to participate. This will be a joint effort by the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the state of Arizona governments. A bi-partisan group spoke in favor of the summit.
Here’s a name transplants from the Windy City will recognize: Giordano’s.
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
George Bruck, in all of his 80 years, has never had much. And he’s never asked for much.
What has three wheels, an enclosed seating area, a steering wheel, pedals and safety belts?
The Super Bowl is all about the spectacle. Whether it’s the food, the commercials, the half-time show, the game itself, it’s got to be big and brash.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
One cup of coffee can help a battered woman reclaim her life.
Residents of Mesa can get their first taste of two of the city’s newest public facilities during a special opening event on Jan. 25.
Eight months before the primary, state Treasurer Doug Ducey already has collected more private cash in his bid for governor than his publicly funded foes have any chance of getting.
A collection of students at Arizona Connections Academy will present their vision of the Valley’s future at the Future City Regional Competition next month.
Most competitive athlete’s goals are big in either stature or wishful thinking: state championships, scholarships, breaking records, etc.
Denial’s worked pretty well for me so far. But as I type with trembling fingers, reality is seeping in. Just after Christmas, my family is moving. To Seattle. I know. From sunshine to rain. But then, change is as inevitable as the lights that twinkle along Chandler Boulevard during the holidays each year. And so, I have to embrace one more in a long lifetime of transitions.
The city of Phoenix has released a website to help Phoenix residents understand which school districts could use school tax credit contributions before the end of the year.
Seventh-grade science students at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School are inviting the Ahwatukee community to their Astronomy Night event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Akimel A-al, 2720 E. Liberty Lane.