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State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
300: Rise of an Empire is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film, 300, one of the most stylized action films ever made. The new movie has the same gritty and dark HD tonal quality of the first movie, as well as the sporadic ultra-slow-motion effects that capture the exaggerated battles and blood-spilling in extreme detail; but it’s missing some of the heart from often copied original.
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
Physician: “OK, Mr. Jones, your cholesterol and blood pressures are too high. You need to take these medicines and get some exercise. Come back in a few months. Any questions? Good! Stop at the front desk to get scheduled.”
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
Think back to when you were a kid and how you zipped around the playground, parks and black tops. You ran at full speed to get almost anywhere: getting in line at school, running to first base in a kickball game or trying to beat your two siblings to the car, so you didn’t get the horrible middle seat.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News recently talked to Chiemi Karasawa, director of the new documentary, “Elian Stritch: Just Shoot Me.” The film offer’s a glimpse into the life of Stritch, a Broadway legend and clearly the most outgoing actress over 85 working today.
Baseball has a special place in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Five Desert Vista High School students were awarded best in state and region at this year’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile application concept that measured solar energy usage.
The state House voted Monday to reduce individual income taxes if the state finally starts collecting sales taxes it already should be getting.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Jack Piorkowski, a fifth-grade student of Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School, will head to the Arizona Spelling Bee to compete at the state competition.
Life expectancies are almost five years longer today than they were 30 years ago, a fact that increases the likelihood you will provide some form of support for aging parents — through home care, helping out with day-to-day chores and errands, or even covering living expenses. That role can make significant demands on your time, energy and financial resources.
GLENDALE – Soon after the nets were cut down about year ago and a perennial power was dismantled, Division I girls basketball coaches knew for the first time in years a state title was in the offing.
Here is a re-posting of my intro story on Desert Vista's J'ontar Coleman when he took over in mid-January 2013.
One of the pitfalls of being a sports writer is the impartiality that needs to be obtained to do your job properly.
Oregon catcher Shaun Chase, a Desert Vista graduate, is off to a decent start to his junior year with the Ducks.
Texas Christian junior Jordan Kipper, a Mountain Pointe graduate, split his first two starts at the Division I level.
Arizona sophomore Scott Kingery, a Mountain Pointe product, is off to a hot start through eight games for the Wildcats.
Mountain Pointe product Joey Curletta found his groove last year as he hit .326 on the season in his first full-year of pro ball.
To our Governor, State Senate and House, Senators McCain and Flake and the citizens of Arizona.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on exploring the benefits of life insurance. The final part will appear in the March 2 issue of the AFN.