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If you’re new to the Sonoran desert or just want to learn more about it, you might enjoy this informational hike at Usery Mountain Park. After a question-and-answer session, you’ll take a brief quarter-mile stroll along the Desert Hawk Trail. Water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Never made the trek up Pass Mountain to Wind Cave, one of the East Valley’s most popular hiking destinations?
It may be that Arizonans know more about who is the secretary of state than the treasurer.
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
The Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) are looking for a new governing board member to fill the seat vacated when Ben Miranda suddenly passed away in November. This seat will represent District 5, which comprises parts of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as the Gila River Indian Community, Guadalupe, the Tohono O’Odham Nation and Tolleson.
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Kyrene School District is trying to spread the holiday cheer by asking community members for toy donations for its Winter Wonderland toy drive.
The third annual Sally Meyerhoff 5K run will be on Dec. 14 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce does not represent our small businesses by not opposing the proposed Loop 202 path to pollution, more traffic noise, home value devaluation and crime.
Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule that the Arizona Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign finance laws is being pushed back because of a murder case.
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).
The Kyrene School District has been trying to incorporate new after-school programs to keep students intrigued, and the Community Education Road Crew has just the thing with a new sewing program.
The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
The roster for Mountain Pointe is filled with players of all ages, ethnicities, belief systems and locales.
During Tuesday night’s governing board meeting, members came together to discuss what has been occurring around the Kyrene School District before the holiday break.
The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.
Pet Paradise’s fifth annual Food for Paws food drive is going on through Dec. 31. This year, Pet Paradise Phoenix will be donating to Maricopa Animal Care and Control. Food for Paws will benefit more than 18 nonprofit organizations as well as pet owners struggling to feed their pets. To date the annual pet food drive has collected and distributed more than 50,000 pounds of pet food.
A judge has dismissed a murder case and ordered the release of the defendant — an Ahwatukee man convicted in the 2004 death of his 5-year-old son — after finding misconduct by prosecutors.
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.
The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC), located at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, is on the verge of shutting down due to a decrease on enrollment.