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Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.
The city of Phoenix is calling for the public’s help to keep the homeless in Phoenix warm this winter.
Cases of whooping cough are on the rise across the country and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is racing to end it.
There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005.
A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.”
Closures for freeway improvement projects in the Phoenix area will be limited this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A stretch of southbound Loop 202 near US 60 in east Mesa will be closed for resurfacing work. Drivers are asked to plan ahead and use alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
A stretch of eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) near the Interstate 10 'Mini-Stack' interchange in Phoenix will be closed Saturday morning for pavement repair work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Part of Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Chandler also will be closed at times for pedestrian bridge work. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following Phoenix-area freeway restrictions are in place:
Certain allowances and future unused sick and vacation time will not be included in pension calculations for city employees in the future if the City Council accepts the recommendations put forth by the City Council Pension Fairness and Spiking Elimination Subcommittee.
Christine Jones has formally announced her candidacy for governor of Arizona. Along with officially announcing her candidacy for the Republican nomination, Jones launched a new website, christinejones.com, the website provides voters a multimedia format to learn more about her vision for Arizona and how to connect with the campaign.
Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced plans recently for the track’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2014.
The latest piece of extortion by the Republican House over the budget is getting scathing reviews all across the political spectrum. While it easy to blame the tea party for this nonsense the fact is that a substantial portion of the American electorate stubbornly cling to the notion that the intransigence it takes to ruin the nation will somehow save it. Although if you ask them by what practical mechanism is the Republic saved the hemming and hawing begin and finally end in an empty and vacuous rhetoric about freedom and the Constitution interleaved with anti-Obama hate speech. Specifics are hard to come by.
Parents and kids interested in youth sports can join a free day of play Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s expanded “Phoenix Plays” youth sports programs for kids ages 3 to 12. The free celebration, at the city’s Rose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave., will offer free sports clinics, demonstrations and information booths on fitness and wellness, as well as games and prizes. The event is part of the city’s FitPHX initiative.
Pecos Senior Center’s new supervisor is no stranger to seniors and senior center programs.
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
Reaffirming the right of voters to make their own laws, the Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled state lawmakers acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
A dog-themed brewery with space and food for the whole family has taken over the old El Paso BBQ location at Ray Road and 48th Street.
Last May, our LD 18 legislators acted like Republicans. I guess I should say they acted to represent the Republican Party that I grew up with. I grew up with John Rhodes, Paul Fannin, Barry Goldwater and Sandra Day O’Connor, to name a few, leading the Republican Party. Sen. John McComish, Rep. Bob Robson and Rep. Jeff Dial represented us by voting to support our Kyrene School District. These education votes directly and positively affect our property values. Charter school choice aside, strong neighborhood schools directly affect whether or not our personal property is valued or not.
Facing ongoing hostility from some quarters over what they see as federal intrusion, Gov. Jan Brewer issued an edict Friday directing her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core” when referring to new education standards.
Outvoted by their colleagues, 36 Republican legislators are now asking a judge to invalidate the Medicaid expansion plan that they were unable to block politically.
Arizona hospitals should net $108 million in the first six months of 2014 under a Medicaid expansion plan, even after paying their new assessments, according to a state study.
Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
Flanked by federal and state lawmakers, Gov. Jan Brewer signs a request Wednesday to President Obama to overrule the finding of the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster. With the governor are Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, state Sen. Steve Pierce. Rep. Karen Fann, and member of Congress Paul Gosar, Trent Franks and Kyrsten Sinema.
A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 between Sky Harbor Airport and the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix will be closed Friday night for maintenance work inside the tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
The Health Insurance Marketplace is coming to Arizona this fall. Through the Marketplace, uninsured individuals and small businesses in Arizona will be able to purchase coverage that may have been unaffordable or even unobtainable in the past.