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Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block efforts by a Canadian mining firm from looking for copper in the Patagonia Mountains.
The word watermark doesn’t tend to come up in casual conversation. Yet consciously or unconsciously, watermarks are a big part of daily life and faith. Here are a few examples. High quality stationery has long been associated with watermarks. I can still remember my mom’s special bond quality writing paper, with the curious watermark on every page. We all handle money regularly, but if you work in retail, banking, or any profession that deals with money frequently, then you’ll be more than familiar with the watermarks used in paper currency to help stop counterfeiting. The same is also true of those who work in airport security checking passports for the safety of all travelers. If you’re in any kind of construction work, home or building repair specialist, then watermarks have a whole different meaning, especially if you’re called in to deal with the aftermath of a flood or some other type of water damage. Then there’s digital watermarking used in audio or image data for copyright purposes. Other types of digital watermarks protect data integrity and computer security. Last, but not least, from a spiritual perspective, the word watermark reminds us of our baptism.
A federal judge is being asked to rule that “dark money” groups that now don't disclose the source of their contributions can also legally hide how they're spending the money — and on whose behalf.
As Ahwatukee residents put the final touches on decorations and costumes for Halloween, the Phoenix police and fire departments offer some tips to make the day safe and enjoyable.
Independence Hgigh School athletic trainer James Imhoff wraps Mountain Pointe's Kristen McCann's ankle after she suffered a minor sprain in the semifinalss of the D-1 Doubles Badminton State Championships on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.
Our society loves labels of all kinds. Many of us now check out the label on packaged food products before we buy them. Perhaps because we’re watching our weight, avoiding allergens, or trying to reduce the salt in our diet. Or maybe because we’re trying to make healthier choices about what goes into our body. Some of us just like to know where our fresh food is grown. When it comes to clothing, we may prefer a certain designer label, or a brand that we know fits us well. With greater social awareness of injustices around the world, many of us also look at labels so we can shop wisely for fair trade products, or avoid buying from countries with unfair or abusive labor practices. Then there are other labels such as nicknames, or descriptors that we use to conveniently label and categorize people. These labels, which are largely subjective, quite often determine our attitudes and our treatment of others. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the cruel and hurtful labels that children of all ages use to dehumanize, taunt, or exclude others.
Rejecting claims his congressional privilege was violated, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Rick Renzi on charges of extortion, fraud, conspiracy and racketeering.
Maricopa County residents will decide next month the role the county should play in Arizona’s health care system, which is already affected by state and federal health care programs.
A House Republican candidate is using video footage moments before the beheading of American James Foley in a campaign ad criticizing Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and her record on national security.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business.
Hamilton quarterback James Sosinski (8) is tackled by Mountain Pointe defensive lineman Bruce Hester (56) during the football game between Hamilton and Mountain Pointe at Hamilton High School on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
CHANDLER - For 19 straight games just about everything went Mountain Pointe’s way in climbing to the top of the Arizona Division I hierarchy.
Andrew Francis Laubmeier, 71, of Ahwatukee passed away Sept. 22 in Mesa.
Hamilton senior quarterback James Sosinki and the Huskies will try and keep its 60-game home winning streak alive when the Pride come visit on Friday.
I am sometimes suspicious of how we employ our faith. Don’t get me wrong, faith is important to me, and I have given my life to it. But sometimes I treat my faith like it is a medicine cabinet or a pharmaceutical, going to it only when something is wrong, or if I am looking for a quick remedy.
An Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood was shut down Sunday when police received a prank call about a shooting in a house.
Michele Rubino says Ahwatukee Children’s Theater started somewhat accidentally, but today, more than 14 years later, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep their programs and performances going for years to come.
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.
Nothing was going right for the Hamilton Huskies: They had surrendered 28 straight points to the Pinnacle Pioneers and found themselves trailing on the road for the first time with less than two minutes to play.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
Jack O'Connell plays Olympic track star Louis Zamperini, who was lost in the Pacific for 47 days after his plane was shot down during World War II.
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For at least a half, Hamilton didn’t look like Hamilton. There were mistakes, missed assignments and other mental errors.