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A recent letter from Dean Pyle (“Arizona universities are most affordable in the country,” AFN, Sept. 7) pointed out the benefits of sending our kids to one of the state universities here in Arizona. It is no joke that college is expensive, but during these difficult times, it is certainly an investment that parents and students should perceive as the best guarantee for their financial future.
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost of the Maricopa Community Colleges, has been re-elected as chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA). U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan first appointed Harper-Marinick to the committee in 2012.
During National Preparedness Month in September experts, are warning people everywhere to get prepared for the unexpected.
The outcome of the race for governor could turn on who can scare the middle class more, especially over the high cost of college.
The shocking death of actor and comedian Robin Williams is bringing needed attention to the subject of depression, suicide and other mental health issues.
Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
Zach Bauman slowly trotted his way down a ramp leading off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. He just finished practice with the Arizona Cardinals, but this practice was different. For one of the very few times in his football-playing life, he wasn’t the star of the show.
Heavy traffic filled the intersection of Elliot Road and 51st Street on Monday afternoon after BASIS Ahwatukee’s first day of the 2014-14 school year.
Badly trounced two years ago, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is crafting a new initiative to scrap partisan elections in Arizona.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Ahwatukee resident Narry Savage recently finished her first week of schooling at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix.
A University of Arizona doctor and researcher, given her walking papers last month, is not going quietly.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
While “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a surprisingly enjoyable reboot/sort-of prequel to the 1968 classic, the film at times came off as a trial run. It seemed like the filmmakers had a grander, richer story they wanted to tell but had to lay the groundwork first. Now that the exposition is out of the way, they’re free to tell that grander story in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Like “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest “Apes” film is a perfect example of how to make a sequel. It couldn’t have come at a better time considering how “Transformers: Age of Extinction” brought the summer season down a whole letter grade a couple weeks ago.
Throughout the years, Summit School of Ahwatukee has been assisting children with entering school with its preschool program.
Rejecting arguments the state cannot afford it, a judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld.
The Kyrene Foundation will partner up with a Denny’s location in Chandler this Saturday in efforts to celebrate the remodeling of the business and further the fundraising for the Stuff the Bus drive.
Come Jan. 1, thousands of Arizona veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to obtain marijuana legally.
The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.
Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series on the history of the Ahwatukee streets.
Every American knows that the Fourth of July is Independence Day. If we’re honest though, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Sweet, I get a day off work.” We plan our social calendar with pool parties, barbecued burgers and homemade ice cream.
For the first time in more than three decades, Arizona voters are not going to get a chance to make their own laws.
The top aide to Attorney General Tom Horne has selected two attorneys who have donated to Horne to investigate whether Horne and others in the office have been conducting his reelection campaign on state time with state resources.
A state senator wants to use the National Guard and local sheriffs to stop buses with undocumented individuals from coming in to Arizona from other states.
The Phoenix Police Department is making some changes to the way services are delivered to the public and it could affect the number of officers patrolling Ahwatukee Foothills.