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A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.
Already being shown the door by voters, state schools chief John Huppenthal is now facing allegations that he improperly used public resources in his unsuccessful reelection bid.
Maricopa County residents will decide next month the role the county should play in Arizona’s health care system, which is already affected by state and federal health care programs.
One of the most exciting parts of building a new home is the opportunity to put your own stamp on it. From flooring and lighting to appliances and countertops, there certainly is no shortage of choices available when the time comes to select the perfect balance of colors, textures and finishes that reflect your taste.
Q: Would you say your district is delivering quality services now and what, if any, changes would you make?
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2014 Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Tempe Elementary School District parents who represent a variety of languages can take a free class to learn English.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
A photograph can only evoke so much emotion but the power of video to move people is limitless. That fact has driven Ahwatukee resident and commercial photographer John Trotto, of John Trotto Photography LLC, to spend the last seven years developing new skills in video production.
The Pecos Community Center in Ahwatukee, 17010 S. 48th St., will host one of the two Recovery Information Centers created in Phoenix for those affected by Monday’s storms.
It seems that ice hockey and owners are two things that take some time to get along in the Valley.
Local companies are looking for ways to efficiently connect to increasingly fragmented audiences and recapture customers that are being diverted by a host of new competitors. Many of these businesses are diving into digital marketing.
Reality has a habit of raining down hard and melting away the comforts formed by the kindness of imagination and the vagaries of memory. There’s the way a person wants to remember an event that occurred in his or her life, and then there’s the way the event actually played out, complete with details absent of sympathy.
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.
The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) is gearing up for the 2014-15 school year by hosting its annual Meet the Teacher night on Monday, Aug. 18.
State prison officials have no right to read mail sent by inmates to their attorneys, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Three Chandler fashion designers received recognition for their new line inspired by their native desert surroundings.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
One of Principal Bruce Kipper’s favorite phrases is “the pie is unlimited,” and he uses it frequently to describe the future of Mountain Pointe High School.
Ahwatukee resident Charlie Binkele and his family have collaborated together to create “Trekking the National Parks,” a board game that focuses on exploring America’s different national parks.
Ahwatukee bike shop Cactus Bike, Landis Cyclery, Trek Bicycles of West Phoenix and Bicycles of Phoenix have collaborated together on a free bicycling app. The app, called My City Bikes, was designed to help make a positive change in the health and well-being of Valley residents.
Locally centered spending has surged over the past few years due in part to organizations that promote local economies.
A newer social media website is becoming a useful tool for emergency crews in Phoenix.