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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.
Just a few weeks ago, Kyrene School District experienced a clear election victory for both the continuation of our Maintenance and Operations Override and our second ballot question to allow our governing board to lease, sell or exchange real property (our vacant land). We appreciate this strong vote of confidence and message of support from our community. While Kyrene has a total of 25 schools, 12 of them are in Ahwatukee, educating more than 8,000 students and employing nearly 500 staff members (many who live in the community).
Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
Each year, state and local governments in Arizona spend millions of dollars buying items and services they require. Unfortunately, though, those governments spend too many local tax dollars on out-of-state vendors when local small businesses could do the job just as well — or better.
Don Kennedy obviously subscribes to the theory, say the same thing over and over and some people will begin to believe it .
In the past few months since I retired, I have taken a great interest in watching our community very closely. I now have the time to see how Ahwatukee functions in the day time, something I rarely saw when I worked — never had time to do so.
Since taking office 21 months ago, I have made building a strong economy that works for every Phoenix family my highest priority.
Our current government is a Democrat one. The executive branch, so massive now that our founders wouldn’t recognize it, is 98.5 percent of the government measured by number of employees. The senior body of Congress is also run by Democrats. This government spent its first four years telling America the economy is getting better and anything going badly is Bush’s fault in any event. As the Bush shtick stopped selling as well it became time for a new bogeyman: the Tea Party, which is represented by maybe 10 percent of our Congress.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
On Aug. 19, I was honored to accept the appointment as the new Maricopa County Assessor from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board voted unanimously to appoint me to replace Keith Russell, who was previously appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.
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.
In 1957 Dema Lee left everything she knew in Oklahoma and moved with her husband and two young children to the Papago Indian Reservation in Sells, Ariz., so that her husband could take a new position working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Phoenix City Council has assigned Assistant City Manager Ed Zuercher to take over as interim city manager when David Cavazos leaves the city in October.
The following Ahwatukee students made the 2013 dean’s list at Northern Arizona University: Emanuel Aguirre, Molly Barnaby, Brianna Barrios, Haley Bartosik, Michelle Beerling, Sarah Begoun, Amanda Bennett, Christopher Binning, Katharine Boelter, Michelle Botsford, Kristen Boyd, Rebecca Braunstein, Alexander Brink, Lindsey Brown, Erin Byrnes, Casey Cantor, Emma Collins, Kaitlin Conely, Shae Couch, Rojeen Derakhshandeh, Rebecca Devlin, Tyler Einck, Jadriene Ellery, Matthew Farfante, Kelsey Furey, Cameron Gaskin, Tessa Grabowsky, Kellsie Hardy, Taylor Horvath, Kristen Howard, Shelby Irons, Sarah Janwari, Marissa Kase, Matthew Kovarik, Jenna Lyter, Kaitlin Maiefski, Jeffrey McCleve, Sean McDonnell, Margaret Nelson, Jenna Ohara, Rachael Pearson, Krista Pederson, Brittney Robertson, Julia Romano, Zachary Rosebrugh, Trevor Rubinoff, Katherine Rush, Taylor Salazar, Jessica Schrader, Shannon Scirghio, Sara Shaffer, Sara Skromme, Mariah Smiley, Courtney Smith, Michelle Stauffer, Caitrin Swan, Emily Thornton, Taylor West, Melanie Whitaker, Morgan Widder, and Jennifer Worden.
National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this “day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the greatest gifts you can give them may be financial support for their college education — and one way you can help provide this support could be found in the distributions you receive from your retirement accounts.
Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
Over the past couple of years, the economic picture has brightened for many cities and states — but some of them are still facing potential financial problems. As a citizen, you may well have concerns about these issues. And as an investor, these financial woes may affect your thinking about one particular type of investment vehicle: municipal bonds.
Calling the statute an infringement on free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants a federal judge to block police in Arizona from enforcing a law making begging a crime.
Don Kennedy’s commentary regarding Arizona’s adoption of Common Core Standards and Medicaid Expansion (“Will our political beliefs bankrupt us?” June 30, AFN) are a classic example of using fear to prevent positive change. He goes so far as to invoke the names of Hitler and Lenin to make his “point.”
Honeyville Farms, a retail store near Ahwatukee just across Interstate 10 in Chandler, specializes in food storage, bulk wheat and grains, baking mixes, emergency preparedness items, water storage and more.
Kathi M. Sandweiss, partner at Phoenix law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C., has been selected as a “2013 top rated ILawyer in appellate law” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Members of the South Mountain Citizen’s Advisory Team (SMCAT) have until July 24 to submit the official recommendation from its group on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
As some of you may know I have been covering the Jodi Arias murder trial as a legal expert for FOX 10 and other national TV stations. I’ve probably done over 65 TV appearances as a legal expert on the case. This case has turned out to be the biggest case of 2013 and maybe as big as the O.J. Simpson case.