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AmeriFirst Financial, Inc., an Arizona based operation, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is bringing HGTV’s “Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott” to the Ritz Carlton on Jan. 9 for a Buying and Selling Seminar in celebration of their success story.
Never, ever, ever give up.
The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
Executive Chef Admir Alibasic, of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in Old Town Scottsdale, shares the cool and tasty Candy Cane Blitz-tini. The invigorating, cocktail costs $12.95 (or $7.95 during happy hour) — or you can whip one up at home for holiday guests.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
City of Phoenix residents will see no water or sewer rate increases for the second year in a row in 2014.
Strumming a guitar, decked in high heels and a homemade fringe dress, Wanda Jackson had no idea she was on the cusp of making history. She realized something was afoot when she and tour mate Elvis Presley started packing out auditoriums and coliseums across the country.
With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.
A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver's licenses to “dreamers” the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.
Mike McClellan asks why we are so shocked that 6,500 reports of child abuse were not investigated (“Why won’t our government think of the children?” AFN, Dec. 6). I am not surprised. I came to Arizona over 20 years ago as a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker. I had been a part of a unit in California in which all of the workers had master’s degrees in social work or family therapy. Most of our cases were families who had come to the attention of the agency but were not severe enough to involve the Juvenile Court. Families voluntarily accepted prevention services. Not surprisingly, we had the lowest per capita foster care placement in the country. Even when our cases were in court, the system — from the judge to the attorneys representing the parents — held as a central principle the best interests of the children.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the sweeping biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” transforms in the midst of its theatrical release from a living tribute to a big-screen eulogy.
It may be that Arizonans know more about who is the secretary of state than the treasurer.
In efforts toward spreading the true meaning of Christmas, Kathy McCormick and her kindergarten class at St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) will host a play on the birth of Jesus.
The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Disney will be visiting Ahwatukee Foothills this Thursday, Dec. 12, and hosting an open audition to find musical theater performers for its Disney Cruise Line.
After an extensive search and multiple interviews, the Ahwatukee Recreation Center’s independent interview committee has named Amy Nicholls as its new general manager.
HERE: Make ornaments out of bird seed Dec. 14
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.
The standards for athletic programs in Ahwatukee seem to be getting higher by the season.
This 7-month-old kitten is sure to steal your heart. Crystal was named for her gorgeous crystal blue eyes. She is a Calico Point Siamese cat with a great personality. This sweet cat is very affectionate and loves human attention. She loves to play with toys and enjoys lap time with her human companions. She enjoys the company of dogs as well as other cats.
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which were raked quite neatly and I mischievously found joy in rummaging through those piles as well.
Veterans can benefit from their service to our county with special mortgage financing options.
Dear Claudia: It’s my first December living in Ahwatukee. I am looking forward to decorating my house for the holidays. My question is how can I decorate the house with a limited budget for Christmas?
Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School of Ahwatukee recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Phoenix area. The preschoolers donated more than 59,544 food items to St. Vincent de Paul last month.