Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.
I am a retired Ahwatukee resident and worked as the business office manager at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) for 18 years. During that time I had a wonderful working relationship and regular interaction with the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM), and occasionally staff, in the capacity of my job.
“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since the 1960s, life expectancy has increased between 1.5 and two years each decade.
Proposition 487, to be decided by Phoenix voters this November, has been clouded by a lot of confusion and misinformation. Unfortunately, one of the main perpetrators is Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who in an attempt to confuse voters, has once again attacked our city’s firefighters.
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, firefighters had a secure and dependable retirement income. Public employees have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits. They earn less during their careers, but receive good pension benefits that are guaranteed. This protects employees and family members in their retirement years.
Reference is made in a letter to the editor (AFN) Oct. 8, “Prop 487 not right for Phoenix” by Chad A. White. Therein Chad makes the statement that this proposition would place an end to firefighters and police officers death and disability benefits. There is no truth to this claim as far as I have read. Either a misunderstanding or misrepresentation. Prop 487 clearly addresses reform only to the method in which pensions have and are structured and which continues placing the city in deficit shortfall.
On the night of Aug. 28, my life and the lives of my family changed forever. My brother, fourth-generation police officer Eric White, was killed in the line of duty. I saw firsthand how Phoenix rallied around our family, and I am forever grateful to everyone who showed kindness to my family.
One of my favorite kinds of television shows are news programs and/or investigative journalism pieces. If you learn something new every day, it has been a successful day, in my opinion, and these shows, for the most part, are well researched, well directed and overall present credible information. Occasionally, they do miss the mark, however, and we need people knowledgeable in those particular fields to set us straight as to the misinformation. One such event happened the other day as I was watching one of the investigators on a local news station talk about how some companies promise to speed up your PC in minutes over the Internet without no worry or inconvenience to you.
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.
PGA Professionals in the Southwest Section of the PGA of America will host a PGA H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) training session, introducing golf to veterans with physical and mental disabilities.
Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But you’ll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life — particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family.
Clearly Michael Brown was not raised in a “Leave it to Beaver” home such as yours, and you have not walked in his shoes or any other African American (“Civilized society is about ‘the gun,’” AFN, Aug. 31). That disqualifies you from judging Michael as a victim of ignorance, lies, and race hustlers as in all reality we whites haven’t got a clue what it is like to live as African American.