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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.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Soldier Ride will be in Phoenix on Oct. 17 for a three-day rehabilitative cycling event.
Everest College Phoenix announced that Maria Walters has been appointed as president of the Phoenix campus. Walters, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has extensive experience as a leader, educator and certified interpreter. In her new position, Walters has responsibility for overall leadership and management of academic, administrative and fiscal operations of the Phoenix campus.
The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will host Experience Red Cross, an inside look at the Grand Canyon Chapter in action from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Grand Canyon Chapter’s headquarters, 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix.
A zoning administrator for the city of Phoenix has denied a zoning variance for a medical marijuana dispensary to go into a location in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Five East Valley schools will compete in the Hoophall West, another top high school basketball tournament set for November and December.
Hiking trails built in South Mountain won’t be destroyed by the South Mountain Freeway but many hikers fear they will never be the same.
Erin Andrews-Sharer, a graduate of Desert Vista High School and a sophomore at The College of Wooster, received the Elias Compton Freshman Prize and the Lyman C. Knight, Sr., Prize in mathematics and physical education at Wooster’s 43rd Annual Recognition Banquet.
Army Pvt. Jesse A. Blas has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Everest University Online and Everest College Phoenix recently presented the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department with a donation of $5,000 for its Phoenix Afterschool Program. The Phoenix Afterschool Program is an affordable after-school recreation and enrichment program in many locations throughout the city.
Students from the Everest College Phoenix campus recently donated their time and energy to assist St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance with packing food boxes for those in need throughout the state of Arizona.
High school seniors, as well as sophomores and juniors, are invited to attend Future ASU STEM Devil Night at Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. Students and their families will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from admissions, financial aid, and a variety of schools that focus on STEM-based careers.
Twenty-two members of the female-only Ahwatukee CrossFit Gym journeyed to the Grand Canyon on Sept. 29 for a “single day” rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike. The ladies enjoyed a relaxing day in Flagstaff and the North Rim on Friday before the Saturday rim-to-rim hike started at 6 a.m., with the last hiking team making it to the top of the South Rim by 6 p.m.
Cornell University is pleased to announce the following students graduated with the class of 2012 during commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, N.Y., on May 27.
This is a rebuttal to Glenn Hamer’s Guest Commentary in your newspaper (“Senate Appropriations Committee personnel reform vital to state’s business growth,” March 23).
It was not meant to be this year for Desert Vista High School.
Army Pvt. Anthony R. White has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Motivation runs high for the Bahr family of Maricopa, and they wanted a school that encouraged it in their children.
Running late to school? At Summit School of Ahwatukee kids are simply running for fun and fitness. The before school running club often has more than 60 preschool through eighth-grade kids on any one day, who voluntarily show up at 7:45 a.m., to run and walk with their friends. This is the second year for this kid favorite program; led by Kathy Dean, M.A., Summit' physical education teacher and the past president of the Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AzAHPERD). Summit is one of 5,200 schools participating in AAHPERD's nation-wide program called "Let's move in school," which strives to increase kids' physical activity before, during and after school, thus enhancing their ability to learn.
The city of Phoenix has added another 592 acres of State Trust land to the Sonoran Preserve, pushing this latest piece of the city's vast desert preserve system to a total of approximately 7,500 acres.
It's exciting to travel lightly with just a passport, a toothbrush, and a couple changes of clothes - planning as you go and moving between places nimbly. This is exactly what I did going to Seville.
He has played in front of big crowds before, but his newest honor might lead to his biggest performance yet.