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The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
For the past 30 years, I have been a literacy advocate. During the summer of 1983, I learned that my grandfather was illiterate.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced two local girls will be awarded the 2013 Women in Business Scholarship.
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
The Chandler Public Libraries have a series of different events for residents scheduled throughout the month of October.
A lawsuit recently filed against the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) has been dismissed but the man behind the suit says it’s just the beginning. His ultimate goal is to make membership to the ARC voluntary for all homeowners within the community.
From escaping abusive parents to not knowing when their next meal will be, many children are in need of support. The Phoenix-based Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development has combined resources with Valley Metro, providing support 24 hours a day for children 17 and younger through the national outreach program called “Safe Place.”
You don’t need to be buttoned-up to be the boss.
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors followed their tax cutting pledge and set an overall tax rate no higher than last year’s, resulting in a nearly $33 million cut in property taxes for county residents.
The Bagnall Company was recently selected by Mohave Educational Services Cooperative to provide a new online wellness portal powered by Alere to the members of the Cooperative.
The city is asking for public input as staff moves forward with a plan to reduce the emergency food tax by one half a year early.
Hugh Downs, one of the world’s premiere social and cultural commentators, is the featured lecturer this fall for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Arizona State University.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
The Goldwater Institute has filed a case against the city of Phoenix to end pension spiking and an Ahwatukee Foothills resident is a plaintiff in the case.
Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3 nine Phoenix Public Library locations will change their hours of service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., including Ahwatukee’s Ironwood Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd.,
Each fall, after crossing the hurdle of back-to-school fever, parents of high school juniors and seniors have the added burden of facing the confusing college application process. News stories remind parents of the spiraling tuition costs and increased unemployment among college graduates while colleges sell parents on the need for a degree in today’s changing American economy.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit organization serving the community, has opened the doors to its new “state-of-the-art” Team Ortho Youth and Teen Center, giving the children in the community an entertaining place to visit after school.
Entrepreneurship fuels Ahwatukee’s economic innovation and prosperity. But did you know that when you shop at locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over? With every $100 that is spent at a local retailer, $68 will return to the community through taxes and payroll. These dollars create wealth and additional sales tax revenue to pay for things like parks, libraries, and city services.
In a report issued recently by J.D. Power and Associates, Salt River Project (SRP) received the top score for residential electric service in the Large Utilities segment in the western United States for the 12th consecutive year and the highest total among the nation’s largest utilities for the fifth year in a row.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts will host a series of webinars about creating better cities and communities through public art. The series will be presented on Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and 20, and Dec. 5, at the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. (times and topics vary).
Arizona schools need more money and it’s time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.
Mesa Public Library in downtown Mesa is hosting a showcase of model through Saturday, Aug. 3.
Arizona Big Train Operator Terry Haas puts a car on a set of tracks inside the Mesa Public Library in downtown Mesa during a showcase of model trains, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The display continues until Saturday. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Arizona Big Train Operator Terry Haas,left, looks on a Gabriel Montano,7, controls a train inside the Mesa Public Library in downtown Mesa during a showcase of model trains, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The display continues until Saturday. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]