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A few weeks ago we got “The Lego Movie,” an animated feature that looked like a disaster waiting to happen. Since its release, however, the film has become a box office hit and received praise from virtually every human being on the planet, myself included. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is another family movie that seemed destined to flop at first glance. A modern day 3D extravaganza based on a 1960’s cartoon that was never even so great to begin with? I smell another “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
Five Desert Vista High School students were awarded best in state and region at this year’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile application concept that measured solar energy usage.
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.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few could justifiably question the beauty of a Hayao Miyazaki film. A revered master of animation, the Oscar-winning director/writer makes something as simple as a hazy sky so ravishing, it can take your breath away.
NEW THIS WEEK
Mountain Pointe High School hosted the Phoenix White-flag Invitational on Thursday, a local event that is a part of the racing series by the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
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.
Arizona Republicans are once again targeting photo-radar law enforcement with a new bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate cameras every 24 hours.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
LOS ANGELES — If a scared dog bolts from home, it's likely to run as fast and far as it can. But if a house cat panics, it's more likely to slink away and stop at the first good hiding place it finds.
Whether you'll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.
Arizona State University is merging its two successful engineering schools.
A couple hundred high school students from across Arizona are competing against one another to create a mobile app to benefit Gilbert’s public safety department.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
All three people killed in a single-engine plane crash near a Colorado ski town’s airport were pilots from Arizona, authorities said.
This photo released by the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office shows the wreckage of a private Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine plane that crashed near a Colorado ski town's airport, killing all three people aboard. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore said deputies began the recovery effort west of Telluride, Colo., Monday Feb. 17, 2014. The airplane took off from Telluride Regional Airport on Sunday, Feb. 16 on its way to Cortez, a city in southwest Colorado about 75 miles away. (AP Photo/San Miguel Sheriff’s Office)
Regarding “Drive with consideration on Pecos Road” by David Daggett (AFN, Feb. 12): AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! Daggett hits it right on the head. The south Phoenix Autobahn, otherwise known as Pecos Road, is full of people each morning who are on their way to events infinitely more important than the rest of us.
FILE - In this April 29, 1964 file photo, etiquette expert Cathy Bauby shows how puffing a cigarette like a steam engine shows that one is behind the "Jet Age" and doesn't care how one looks, during a demonstration in New York. Fifty years on, health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America. A confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "endgame" and "tobacco-free generation." Now, they talk about the slowly-declining adult smoking rate dropping to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)
For the rest of this month and a week into the next, residents of Gilbert and Chandler can find out how science plays a very strong and direct role in their day-to-day lives.
After 31 years, Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan will retire his helmet to spend more time with his family and ailing father.
Throughout the week Sonoran Science Academy Ahwatukee will be celebrating National School Choice Week, providing the community information about the choices of enrolling their child into a charter school.
Jahnae Martin is the smallest player on the Desert Vista girls basketball roster, but that’s only because it is listed in height and not intensity.
For more than 10 years I have been attending an Alzheimer meeting at the Lutheran church. I’ve been attending because I’ve experienced Alzheimer’s in my mother, Martha, my friend, Gordon, his wife, Goldie, and my wife, Grace. Each one was affected in a different way. I want to help caregivers (CGs) who are suffering.