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Janet Hagberg was the first person who defined the experience for me. I had lived through it, but I didn’t know what to call it. In a book entitled, “The Critical Journey,” Janet called the experience, simply, “The Wall.” My summary goes like this. Many people begin their walk of faith, and everything goes as they expected. Out of genuine conviction, they attend church, learn from the Scriptures, volunteer, serve, give, and become “productive, committed, faithful, Christians” (whatever that exactly means, who knows?). But somewhere along the way things go wrong. Terribly wrong.
The Festival of Lights, one of Ahwatukee’s premier community events, is right around the corner and a few changes have been added to the holiday festival.
Corporations are not people. Our elections are not auctions up to the highest dark-money bidder. I don’t see how anyone can disagree with these statements. But apparently some do. Namely, our U.S. senators and some Arizona Republican candidates running for election, like Doug Ducey.
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
After its annual meeting, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel elected its 2014-2015 officers and board members, which included reelecting Don Myles as a senior director of the FDCC. In addition to serving as a senior director since 2012, Myles is also on the Executive Committee of the FDCC.
Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School recently celebrated International Literacy Day by hosting a book drive, which gather more than 650 books that were donated to a school in need.
Attorney General Tom Horne is quietly dropping his effort to quash one of the investigations into his losing campaign for reelection, at least for now.
We’ve heard for years how the weak job market, student-loan debt and tight lending standards have forced recent college graduates and other members of the millennial generation to live with their parents instead of owning houses of their own. But a recent study by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates the situation may be on the verge of changing.
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost of the Maricopa Community Colleges, has been re-elected as chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA). U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan first appointed Harper-Marinick to the committee in 2012.
Carter Lawrence of Phoenix, a Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) teen volunteer, was selected as a Youth Hero of Conservation by Field & Stream in the September issue of the magazine.
The outcome of the race for governor could turn on who can scare the middle class more, especially over the high cost of college.
Gov. Jan Brewer called the amount of personal finances and “dark money” spent on races this year “astounding.”
Candidates for governor and their allies have so far spent close to $16 million in the race to come out on top this coming Tuesday in the Republican primary. And that's what we know about.
Ah, summertime in Arizona. A time for cooling off in the backyard swimming pool, barbecuing with family and neighbors and planning our seasonal escapes to cooler climates. It’s also the time when living in an energy-efficient home can mean the difference between receiving a monthly electricity bill that’s manageable and one that causes your blood to boil.
Rejecting a last minute plea for a reprieve, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered state officials to immediately start coughing up more than $300 million for public schools.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) will host the latest event in the Sheriff’s Youth Assistance Foundation’s SPORTS@LUNCH series that will take Thursday. The subject will be the business of the Super Bowl that will focus many millions of eyes on the Valley of the Sun next February.
The Arizona Technology Council took its donation back from Gov. Jan Brewer's political action committee after she used its cash to try to defeat a legislative candidate it supports.
Getting approval from 51 percent of neighbors to change the CC&Rs governing the closed Lakes Golf Course is only the first of many challenges Pulte Homes must overcome to build 250 homes on the land. Its next greatest challenge would be surviving the city’s zoning process.
In anticipation of the 15th annual Canyon Arts Festival on Jan. 23, 2015, the Gold Canyon Arts Council seeks original submissions for the event poster. Artists may use the media of their choice to create a work that reflects one of the following:
The future of transportation in the city of Phoenix is up to the people.
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to use money she's raised from donors inside and outside of Arizona to help elect Scott Smith as her successor.
The mud-slinging in the Republican gubernatorial fray has gotten so bad that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it — or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November.
Modern features, customizable options and reduced maintenance are among the many reasons most Americans — twice as many to be exact — would prefer purchasing a new home rather than an existing home, according to the latest online survey from Trulia, a leading online residential real estate site. Of the more than 2,000 survey respondents interviewed last spring, 41 percent said they’d prefer buying a new home, whereas only 21 percent would choose an existing home. The remaining 38 percent of respondents had no preference.