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Unwilling to wait for a 2016 vote, advocates for same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Thursday to rule the state's ban is illegal.
Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
Kelly named to Saint Mary’s College dean’s list
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
Marlin Broek has done a lot of great things for Valley Christian, but his best might have been convincing Greg Haagsma he should be the Trojans’ girls basketball coach and baseball coach back in 1991.
Arlene Mae Jenks, 98, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, died Jan. 9 at Chandler Healthcare, Chandler, Ariz. She was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Waseca, Minn., daughter of Harold and Amanda Geisecker McChane. She married Robert Edwin Jenks in 1939, he preceded her in death. Mrs. Jenks worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell until the dial was implemented. Survived by a daughter, June Tesdall of Ahwatukee, a grandson, Robert Tesdall of Ahwatukee, a sister-in-law, Linda McChane of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, a sister, June Lentsch; and two brothers, Robert and Lloyd McChane.
Olympic order was restored and common sense prevailed in the wrestling community.
The City of Phoenix’s bond rating was reduced last week from AAA to AA+ with a stable outlook.
Horizon Honors graduate Jessica Laflin has continued to progress in her volleyball at Central College in Pella, Iowa. The 6-foot middle/outside hitter as she earned all academic honors for the Iowa Conference, while finishing with 161 kills with 58 digs and 29 blocks in 21 matches.
After two years of chasing Yuma Cibola star Bernie Montoya, Tucson Salpointe’s Andy Truard and Tucson Rincon’s Ryan Silva, Corona del Sol’s Nate Rodriguez entered this season as the favorite to be the top runner in Arizona and did not disappoint.
Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
A drainage ditch near Georgia Southern that the team had to cross several times a day during football practice came to be called Beautiful Eagle Creek by Coach Erk Russell. When the Eagles traveled to Northern Iowa during the 1985 playoffs.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan is never far from his Georgia roots.
Thousands of Ashford University online graduates and guests from across the country will be at the commencement ceremony on Oct. 13 when Ahwatukee resident Jennifer Taylor sings the national anthem. Taylor, earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, is the winner of a nationwide Ashford University competition to open the graduation ceremony with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
The seventh annual Making a World of Difference event will be Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts, and will recognize Ahwatukee resident Janine Skinner and others.
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Susan Webb and her husband Bob hold their dog Max in their West Liberty, Iowa, home. An Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds a baby boom generation planning to work into retirement years _ with 73 percent planning to work past retirement, up from 67 percent this spring. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
Arizona students who rely on federal student loans to go to college can breathe easy — at least for now.
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.
Ahwatukee resident and local artist Brenda Edwards will have her artwork featured at Ahwatukee’s My Wine Cellar, Aug. 3 through November.
Ahwatukee resident and Valley Christian graduate Tana Kemmer, left, is off to Iowa to continue her basketball career where she will have to adjust to new teammates and living on the cold campus at Cornell College.
John Gambadoro is known for his brash opinions, going on rants and talking about all things sports five times a week.
Casey Benson wasn’t the only busy family member during the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
Jayne Cole, a Luther College senior from Ahwatukee, was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D). Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa.