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District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
As we approach the primary election, Arizona is in an envious place right now. Of the six Republicans running for the governor’s office, each of the four front-runners arguably have the credentials to become a good governor for our state.
I'm a sucker for a film that shoots for infinity but barely scrapes into the atmosphere. I appreciate the effort and the willingness to do something a little different in order to bring a modicum of ingenuity and interest into a medium that thrives and lives on repetitiveness and creature comfort.
As our children prepare for back to school, routines are going to change and new schedules are going to form. The demands of homework, extracurricular activities, and sports often cause children and teens to go off their daily routines. Meal times, sleeping schedules, and regular hygiene habits alter, of which, all three factors are extremely important for proper health and mental development.
For those of us who work in education, “back to school” is certainly the best time of the year.
One of Principal Bruce Kipper’s favorite phrases is “the pie is unlimited,” and he uses it frequently to describe the future of Mountain Pointe High School.
A new school year offers students and teachers a clean slate to build and grow a successful educational experience.
Love others as much as you love yourself,” Jesus told his followers. These words are considerably more than a sugary Sunday-school story. For those who take these words to heart, “love others” has profound, life-altering implications, not all of which are warm and fuzzy. Consider the life of Bernard Lichtenberg, arrested seven decades ago. His crime: He loved. Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest serving in Berlin before the outbreak of World War 2. When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, he recognized the coming terror better than most, and made it his ambition to help the Jewish people and other persecuted groups.
The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) announced the 2013 visitation statistics and economic impact of the Arizona travel and tourism industry at the annual Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
If there’s one movie that every new adult should see this year, it’s “Boyhood.” While we’ve gotten a lot of great coming-of-age stories in the past couple years like “The Spectacular Now” and “The Way Way Back,” Richard Linklater’s extraordinary film takes the genre to unfeasible new levels.
(Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in Ahwatukee and the Valley of the Sun. The next story will appear in the July 23 issue of the AFN).
To further student innovation, Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee will be adding to its music program and launching its multimedia classes for the coming school year.
Halloween, Independence Day and New Years all happened on the same night for more than a dozen teens in Phoenix and they got to share the experience with other teens from around the world.
In response to growing concerns about concussions and head injuries in youth sports, Arizona Pop Warner Football and Cheer and Mayo Clinic announced a collaboration that will provide medical research about the effects of sport-related injuries.
A Texas state senator being forced out of office by a Tea Party Republican is helping Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer raise money to elect like-minded candidates to Congress.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
About 16 years ago a pair of 5-year-olds pulled up stirrups and slid a jersey over their heads before heading to the baseball field as teammates.
The jobs may not be returning very fast, but a new report Monday shows the Arizonans who are employed are loosening up on their wallets.
Before we deal with the issue of debilitating sweating, we must know about this condition is called medically.
Mountain Pointe's Chynna Simmons should grow by leaps and bounds after competiing in the Junior Olympic finals in Houston next weekend.
Fourth- through eighth-grade students at St. John Bosco Catholic School scored exceptionally well this spring in the subjects of math, reading and language on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.
Locally centered spending has surged over the past few years due in part to organizations that promote local economies.
In the midst of a more than 50-year relationship, Arizona PBS’ connection with Arizona State University has grown enough to make it one of the largest of its kind in the world, which is expected to benefit students and viewers alike.
Veterans can benefit from their service to our country with special mortgage financing options!