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In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
To our Governor, State Senate and House, Senators McCain and Flake and the citizens of Arizona.
I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
Ms. Senior America 2013, Carolyn Corlew will be making a guest appearance and performing at the “Silver Celebration” for the 25th Annual Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant. The Pageant will take place March 22, at Valley Vista Performing Arts Theatre in Surprise at 6 p.m. Lee Lotze, 2013 Ms. Senior Arizona, will be crowning her successor that evening. Fifteen contestants will be competing for the title of Ms. Senior Arizona 2014.
Regarding comprehensive sexual education in the Tempe Union High School District Ralph Sheldon said, regarding Planned Parenthood, that “he feels uncomfortable with an organization whose primary function is providing abortions.” The percentage of Planned Parenthood services that are abortion relation: 3 percent. Ninety-seven percent, or one might say its primary function, is providing STD testing, cancer screenings and contraceptive care which 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives and drastically reduces the need for abortions.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
Four local women all had very different reasons for falling in love with yoga, but they all had a similar reason for joining together to purchase their own yoga studio at the end of 2013.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) invited community members from the district to overhear a discussion on the thoughts of Planned Parenthood introducing a new-based curricula to sex education in each of the seven high schools.
Making sure students are on the right track is a fundamental component each school tries to keep central, and Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School has been infusing these fundamentals within its students with its Leadership Academy.
A Florida-based nonprofit aimed at bringing yoga to those who wouldn’t normally get to experience its benefits has been slowly making an expansion into Tempe and surrounding communities.
The Perish of St. Benedicts is celebrating the end of a “year of faith” with a three-day outreach to the community focusing on how to balance faith with everyday life.
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The accompanying chart graphically displays the unvarnished truth about how David Cavazos worked Phoenix’s pension system to his total advantage.
For the past 10 years, Mountain Park Community Church has offered the Ahwatukee community Christian-based yoga not only to give a person’s body peace, but also peace in a spiritual sense.
The benefits of regular yoga practice can be life changing, but access to those classes can sometimes seem out of reach.
Ripped from headlines that still feel wet, "The Fifth Estate" dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian Assange.
Lee Lotze, Ms. Senior Arizona 2013, will travel to Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 20-25 to compete for the title of 2013 Ms. Senior America. Lotze was crowned Ms. Senior Arizona last March at Valley Vista Performing Arts Theatre before a crowd of more than 900. She topped 12 other contestants with her Jazz Dance to “Oh What a Night.” She also took top honors in talent and philosophy of life competitions. Lotze will compete at the national competition with other state title holders from across the United States. Contestants compete in evening gown, philosophy of life, talent and judges interviews.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a monthly series of eight columns focused on teens. We will discuss ways teens can become successful in school as well as outside of school. The importance of defining goals, and practicing small efforts that will yield success.
Mountain View Lutheran Church is celebrating its Ahwatukee Preschool’s 33rd anniversary.
If you liked last summer’s block buster, “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, you might like “The Silent Wife,” by A.S.A. Harrison, a debut paperback novel published in June but quickly climbed the best-seller charts. Called one of the summer’s sleeper hits, one reviewer says, “It ensnares the reader on page one and doesn’t let go.” Even if you didn’t read “Gone Girl,” but like psychological suspense based on an unusual relationship, this might be the page-turner you are looking for.
Mark your calendar for the second annual Business Expo and Luncheon coming up on Sept. 17 at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy. in Phoenix. Hosted by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, the community is invited to attend and network with a diverse range of local businesses during the expo. This is a great opportunity to meet your business neighbor face-to-face.
For the next eight months we will be doing a series of articles that are focused on teens. We will discuss ways teens can become successful in school as well as outside of school. We will discuss the importance of defining goals, and practicing small efforts that will yield success.
“What are your dreams for your future?” (I asked a little girl in Honduras)
The Phoenix City Council has approved a sweeping ethics reform package for elected officials that Mayor Greg Stanton says gives the city some of the toughest ethics rules in the nation.