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The conflict in Iraq is all but over. The vast majority of troops are home, and the fighting has died down considerably. However, one man continues to battle, inspired by the war to make changes here at home.
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 City of Phoenix was awarded a SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $8 million. SAFER grants assist with personnel costs.
The Bagnall Company welcomed its newest addition to their team; Cheri Councill, who is a senior account manager and account executive.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
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.
I consider the Ahwatukee and Chandler areas that make up District 18 to be very fiscally conservative and not so much socially conservative, yet our legislators continually vote with what their money handlers from the Center for Arizona Policy and ALEC push their way.
Looking to expand its support of female business owners in Chandler and broaden its reach, the city’s Chamber of Commerce is rebranding its women in business initiative.
Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
Ed Zuercherr on Wednesday unanimously was selected as Phoenix’s next city manager but the next step will be somewhat controversial, councilman Sal DiCiccio said on Thursday.
A controversial bill passed by the Arizona Legislature has sparked conversation and debate across the nation.
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.
The effects of SB 1062 on gays may depend on where people live and work.
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.
When it comes to camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits, we’ll load up the car and drive all over the state. A giant expo spotlighting these and other hobbies will require us only to go as far as Glendale.
Ramona Ekpe and Nickolas Smith, both of Ahwatukee, were named to the dean’s list at Loyola Marymount University. They have completed 15 semester hours and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Additionally, a student must have completed all of his or her courses and never received an F in any course.
Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
State lawmakers want to force voters to reapprove, over and over again, perhaps dozens of measures they previously enacted.
After conducting interviews with eight candidates on Feb. 10, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced the following individuals as finalists for city manager: Milton Dohoney, Jr. from Cincinnati; Rick Naimark from Phoenix; Deanna Santana from Oakland, Calif.; Ed Zuercher from Phoenix.