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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.
Our community has seen its fair share of monsoon storms over the years, but when the remnants of Hurricane Norbert rolled through the Valley on Sept. 8, Phoenix neighborhoods saw record-breaking rainfall and historic flooding.
More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.
What if we told you that there was a way to help prevent one of the leading causes of childhood deaths, but that three out of four of us were doing it wrong?
Much will be said and written – mostly in 140 characters by the student bodies of each school – before and after the showdown between Mountain Pointe and Chandler.
Mexican Baseball Fiesta coming to Phoenix
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
Monday morning it rained and the schools didn’t know what to do.
Football coaches are notorious for doing anything that they perceive gives them an advantage.
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.
Once a picture of the auditorium at Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee Foothills underwater hit social media Monday, it didn’t take long to get a response from people all over the Valley ready and willing to help.
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
The first debate between gubernatorial candidates Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal was what I expected it to be. Their positions on education and jobs are quite well known. Both spoke well, dressed alike and were pleasant. It was what was to be expected.
I was in the hardware store when I first heard the news, though I did not know what I was hearing. As the cashier tallied my purchase, I overheard a reporter on the store’s radio make the peculiar announcement that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. At the time, I thought of it as little more than a curiosity. How wrong I was.
For voters in rigged districts where there is only one candidate to vote for that they don’t like, here is an idea to let them show their displeasure. Unlike some places, Arizona does not have “None of the Above” as a ballot election. But they do allow Write In candidates, and a ballot marked for a Write In candidate gets automatically tabulated and will show up immediately in the results available on election night. Instead of voting for the only candidate, or not voting for any candidate, just mark the Write In selection and write “None of the Above” in the blank where a name would go.
After seeing a women in a wheelchair nearly hit when she went into the street avoiding a trash container that was blocking the sidewalk I called Phoenix Public Works because the majority of people in my neighborhood were blocking the sidewalk for pedestrian use with trash/recycle containers which caused wheelchairs, strollers, dog walkers, etc. to go into the street which is obviously a safety concern.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
We’ve heard for years how the weak job market, student-loan debt and tight lending standards have forced recent college graduates and other members of the millennial generation to live with their parents instead of owning houses of their own. But a recent study by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates the situation may be on the verge of changing.
Post-secondary education leaders from institutions across Arizona discussed issues related to the future of their field at a Chandler Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 4.
Members of the School Boundary Change Task Force in Kyrene met Tuesday afternoon and discussed options for new school boundaries around Kyrene schools in Ahwatukee.
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A man legally married in California whose husband died last week in Tucson wants a federal judge to issue an emergency order requiring Arizona to list him on the death certificate as the spouse.