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“Transcendence” is a movie all about questions. Not because the plot is overly complex or difficult to follow, but because it raises so many ethical dilemmas. Has technology gone too far? Will technology bring us into a new age of enlightenment or be our ultimate downfall? Could technology one day give a person the power of a god? Should a person have the power of a god, even if they can benefit mankind? Johnny Depp is doing a non-period piece where he doesn’t wear a ton of makeup or put on an accent?
A proposal to sharply expand a program to use tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe – and perhaps fatal – setback today.
State lawmakers refused Wednesday to overturn local zoning laws about keeping chickens in back yards even if an Oro Valley Republican quipped that it would help him with his social life.
Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.
Summit School of Ahwatukee invites parents to learn from registered dietician, Anita Ramani MEd,RDN, as she shares strategies and nutritional guidelines for giving young children the nutrition that they need for strong minds and bodies in this very busy world.
Dealing with your grief when a loved one dies is hard enough. But often you may find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well. The feelings of uncertainty about what to do next and who to consult can be overwhelming. The following suggestions may help guide you through the process.
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools.
Without debate, the state Senate voted 18-12 Tuesday to allow state, county or local officials to access federal lands during an emergency.
Every month a special group of teens and young adults gets together in Ahwatukee to do something good for the community and for each other. What they offer the community is selfless giving, but what they offer each other is friendship and acceptance unlike what they experience in the outside world.
The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed.
Paul Lucas’ demeanor seems to match his running stride.
The Tempe Center for the Arts will host an open house to provide residents with information about the new dam being installed this summer. The open house will be on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Paul Lucas' demeanor seems to match his running stride.
Horizon Community Learning Center has been working on the final completions of its newly acquired parking-lot lease that will be opening tomorrow for its family and staff members.
The city of Mesa is inviting residents to serve on one of the its 25 citizen advisory boards and committees.
My role in resurrecting a dead criminal case began a few weeks back with an out-of-the-blue phone call courtesy of a private eye named Don Corbett. He phoned with news of a strange case with ties to a Mesa woman and an impending trip to Scottsdale for an interview or potentially an interrogation.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
I know many of you who are into running enjoy the long stuff — half marathons, marathons, ultra marathons, trail running and long distance team relays. Other than an ultra marathon (a race over 26.2 miles), I have raced all of these distances as well with a modicum of success. But if you ask me what distance I enjoy racing the most — and the key word is “racing” — it would be the 1-mile run.
The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.
Bethany Christian School in Tempe, 6304 S. Price Road, will be hosting an open house specifically for those interested in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to attend. Guests will learn about kindergarten at Bethany Christian School, meet the kindergarten teacher, enjoy treats and activities.
The “AZKicksit All-Star Team” that will compete in the inaugural Arizona College Cup has been announced.
Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista high schools will be banning together this weekend for the annual Relay for Life in efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
A new senior housing community is in the works for the space at Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street, and is expected to open in 2016.
Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary and invited its families to celebrate the successes of the school.
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their widely popular Summer Clinics — in partnership with fitness club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness — to Phoenix for more fun on the court with the only clinics coached by Globetrotters stars.