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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 opponent is the right one. The one it needs to be. The team everyone measures itself against.
Faye McGechie of Ahwatukee is one of many Arizona State University undergraduate students engaged in research projects under the direct guidance of top-level faculty. In this case, she has Institute of Human Origins director and paleoanthropologist William Kimbel showing her the ropes.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
Sony’s new SmartWatch 2 doesn’t get as much attention — and doesn’t do as much — as Samsung’s Galaxy Gear computerized wristwatch. But for the things it does, Sony’s version performs better.
Girls on the Run, a Valley nonprofit organization, will be hosting its ninth annual 5K run, celebrating their fall graduates and raising awareness on ways of combating bullying.
Just when you thought you had the president’s health care law figured out, it’s changing.
The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), was recently christened, and Honeywell is celebrating the company’s contribution to the ship’s construction.
Homeowners are opening their wallets. A rebound in the housing market has made them more willing to invest in renovations that could boost the value of their homes even more in a rising market.
We schedule annual check-ups for ourselves, our kids, our pets, our cars…what about our homes?
With small errors adding up to big dollars for travelers, the state Department of Weights and Measures has penalized several airlines for inaccurate luggage scales.
On the heels of Apple’s new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn’t received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to Apple’s device.
Residents got into the spirit of Halloween last week and showcased their creativity with original, cute, funny and scary costumes for the Ahwatukee Foothills News online costume contest.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
(L-R) Bob Klassen, Alicia Klassen, Akimel Principal Mike Deignan and Kyrene Governing Board president Beth Brizel smile at the positive results of the Kyrene and TUHSD override measures during the "Keep Kyrene Strong" election night event at Nabers in Chandler on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
In one of my past columns for the Ahwatukee Foothills News, I introduced you to an innovative approach to ending the bullying epidemic, called bully proofing. Instead of resorting to various punitive measures aimed at deterring future bully behaviors, bully proofing seeks to empower ALL students, giving them the necessary tools and strategies to be resilient in the face of a bully.
A recent opinion was published in the AFN indicating that we at AZ PASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society), a local grass-roots organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, have only “smoke and mirrors” behind our views.
It will be of interest to see if Mayor Stanton and the Phoenix City Council “Walk the Talk” on their pension reform statements when they hire the new city manager to replace David Cavazos — as they are in total control on this hiring decision with a new contract and no union involvement. I trust they have learned their lessons from the past two city managers who have retired with inflated pensions due in large measure to “spiking” — not to have a “three-peat” situation happen on their watch.
The risk of carrying a BRCA gene mutation that causes breast and ovarian cancer is ten times greater among women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent than among the general population. With growing concern over what preventive measures Jewish women should take, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) in Chandler Arizona is organizing a community awareness workshop on how Jewish law views this modern day medical dilemma.
Darla Salem measures Brenda Papoi at A-Peeling Faces Skincare and Massage Therapy on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
Duane Behm measures and marks cuts for building blocks he will cut out at the Sunshine Club, a charity-driven woodworking group at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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.
I once heard pastor and author Andy Stanley say that there are two simple, yet important questions for any organization to answer: “What business are we in?” and “How’s business?” His point: identifying what you’ve set out to do and evaluating the results is a great way to measure how much (or how little) you’re growing.
The annual event at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum offers original works of art measuring 10-inches-by-10-inches for $100.