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Smokey Bear turned 70 on Aug. 9.
(L-R) Elliott Chan and Isabella Franchini, with the help of teacher Kathy McCormick, paint fish during K-Kamp at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. K-Kamp is a summer program that helps children prepare for kindergarten.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
As the temperature rises to a sweltering heat, so does the pressure to have a toned physique for the fast approaching bathing suit season.
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Kiss and Def Leppard are joining forces for a summer tour.
This May 31, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, and Rick Allen, of musical group Def Leppard in Los Angeles. Kiss and Def Leppard are joining forces for a summer tour. The legendary bands will embark on a U.S. tour June 23 in West Valley City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
1. On Feb. 25 at 8:45 a.m. police took a stolen bicycle report in the 2700 block of East Brookwood Court.
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1. On Feb. 18 at 11:10 a.m. police took a criminal damage report in the 11000 block of South 51st Street.
1. On Feb. 4 at 12:36 p.m. police took a residential burglary report in the 3500 block of East Windsong Drive.
Fearing continued weakness in the economy, legislative budget analysts predicted Thursday that the spending plan crafted by Gov. Jan Brewer will leave the state at least $600 million in the hole within three years.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
A man and woman accused of stealing mail from Sedona and several Valley cities, including Ahwatukee Foothills, were arrested in Tempe on Thursday, Aug. 15.
1. On July 15 at 12:10 p.m. police took a theft report in the 10600 block of South 48th Street. An armoire, valued at $3,000, was taken by a known suspect.
In the last three weeks we’ve received four robocalls and one call from a live person, asking whom we’d vote for in the City Council race if the election were held today. These are not originating with the Karlene Keogh Parks campaign.
Editor’s note: This is part four of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Spencer Elliott waits to receive his diploma during graduation at Mountain Pointe High School on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
With her first studio album in 11 years, Eve returns with an unimpressive, unfulfilling new offering, “Lip Lock.”
The fight to expand Medicaid in Arizona continues as Gov. Brewer pushes the Legislature to pursue legislation to expand coverage to include folks up to 133 percent of poverty guidelines.
Three high school students submitted three big ideas to the Ahwatukee Chamber Charity Foundation with hopes of being selected for a brand new college scholarship. On Wednesday the foundation presented a $4,000 scholarship to Spencer Elliott of Mountain Pointe High School, and a $500 scholarship to Josh Greene and Emily Pawlik, both Desert Vista students.
Katherine Christensen, chairman of the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation speaks to the 2013 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award recipients (from right) Spencer Elliott, Josh Greene and Emily Pawlik outside the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Ahwatukee Chamber President Anne Gill gives Spencer Elliott the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation 2013 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award outside the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Josh Greene (center right) and Emily Pawlik (center left) are also recipients.