Some historic neighborhoods in Phoenix have raised concerns about the noise from airplanes following changes made at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, but Ahwatukee Foothills residents say they’ve noticed an increase in noise as well.
A technology-based initiative, the One-to-One Program, that gives each student at the school a laptop or iPad device to be used during class time, recently debuted at Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School.
Crime — when most people think about the issue — means break-ins, car thefts, and street assaults; highly visible incidents that raise everybody’s concern. People rarely think of domestic violence. It’s the under-the-radar nature of domestic violence, which mostly occurs outside public view, that makes it such a difficult problem. One that calls for policy innovation and creative problem-solving.
The Department of Veteran Affairs released information this year on what some call a startling number of veteran suicides — 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, and many of them had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, have been coordinating with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program for the critically endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (MGRS). Phoenix Zoo will act as the coordinator for other zoos interested in participating in this program. Recently, biologists with the Service collected three females and one male from the wild to bring the Zoo population to six individuals (three males, three females) needed for this project.
With the USA and coalitions dabbling in some type of skirmish with ISIS terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi regions, now’s an important time to reflect on the advancement of terrorism and its impact on America’s way of life. Case in point:
Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
This spring, as tragic reports surfaced of veterans dying while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA, I hosted a town hall forum at Burton Barr Central Library where the families of four veterans who passed away stood before a packed room to tell their stories.
What if Louise of “Thelma & Louise” survived driving into the Grand Canyon and had a bratty granddaughter played by Melissa McCarthy somewhere down the line? You’d probably get something along the lines of “Tammy.” In the film, Susan Sarandon finds herself going along for another offbeat road trip full of crazy shenanigans, none of which take an especially dark turn like in “Thelma & Louise.” Sarandon is only the co-pilot on this particular road trip, however, playing second banana to McCarthy as the title character.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
Trevor Sapp, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., becoming a third generation military officer on May 28. Trevor is the son of William and Allyson Sapp of La Mesa, Calif., former longtime residents of Ahwatukee.
There are dozens of TV shows of men buying houses for cheap and remodeling to make thousands, but a group of local women are out to prove flipping houses isn’t just for men. They’re hoping their story could soon be coming to TV.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.