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Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After that tragedy the entire country wanted to know how such a terrible thing could happen. And more importantly, how can we prevent it from ever happening again?
The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
It’s pretty clear last season is going to be hard to duplicate.
Eight years ago, my daughter Jasmine asked if she could audition for the Ahwatukee Foothills “Nutcracker” performance. She was new to the world of ballet and dance, but I relented, and she was thrilled to get parts as a Baby Mouse and a Mini Bon Bon. And the next thing I knew, her Saturday soccer games now had conflicts with “The Nutcracker” practice — called “rehearsals,” I was quickly corrected. I kept hearing about how much fun Jasmine was having at these rehearsals, how many new friends she was making, and how she couldn’t wait for “Opening Night.” I didn’t pay too much attention. I just paid for the costumes, bought tickets for a performance, and occasionally picked her up after a rehearsal and raced her to her soccer game.
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
There are a lot of questions surrounding area boys basketball teams as the season begins and the answers will go a long way in determining just where it ends up.
Bishop Gorman’s Randall Cunningham Jr. scored on a 1-yard run with 2 minutes and 56 seconds left in the third quarter against Mountain Pointe on Aug. 23.
Legendary blues man B.B. King is coming to the historic Celebrity Theater in downtown Phoenix.
Here’s another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
Forty is a significant number in the Bible, and there are many instances of something happening for 40 days or 40 years. To name a few things that lasted for 40 days — during the time of Noah, it rained for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12); Moses met with God on the mountain for 40 days twice, first to obtain instructions for building the tabernacle and then to receive the 10 commandments (Exodus 24:18 and 34:28); the spies explored the land of Canaan for 40 days (Numbers 13:25); Goliath taunted the Israelites for 40 days until David put an end to him (1 Samuel 17:16); one meal gave Elijah enough strength to sustain him for 40 days (1 Kings 19:8); the city of Nineveh was given 40 days to repent (Jonah 3:4); Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil for 40 days (Luke 4:2); after Jesus’ resurrection, He appeared on earth for a period of 40 days before ascending into heaven (Acts 1:3).
There was only one little blip on the start to C.J. Cron’s career.
Just when you thought you had the president’s health care law figured out, it’s changing.
Sen. John McCain and Mayor Greg Stanton have teamed up with H3 VETS to end chronic homelessness among veterans and give them a roof over their head by Christmas.
The Pride's Gilbert Saenz (68) has been one of team's top scout players this year and has shown the coaching staff he will be a player they can count on next season.
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Every year the people of Ahwatukee have a great opportunity to vote for the Best Of Ahwatukee hosted by The Ahwatukee Foothills News.
Mariah Kang is a big fat bully.
The obsession began somewhere around the same time I got my first pair of Underoos.
The Phoenix City Council approved the recommendations from the committee to end pension spiking on Thursday morning by a slim margin, but several council members said the recommendations did not go far enough to actually end pension spiking.
After Mountain Pointe defeated Dobson 57-3, the players shook their opponents’ hands, sang the fight song with the band and smiled at the fans’ signs reading “10-0.”
When an injury happens to a heavily counted on player it can sometimes cause double trouble.
In another strong display of team depth, the DV Girls Swim & Dive team ran its dual meet record to 6-0 by defeating Chaparral at Cactus Pool in Scottsdale on Thursday 118-65.
Brad Evans is in the middle of his transition.
In November, we’re being asked to vote on extending a bond override to save the Kyrene and Tempe Union school districts from financial disaster. We’re being told such an action won’t increase our taxes. Really?