Phoenix has much to offer that appeals to residents and tourists alike, from fantastic events like Devour Phoenix and the Super Bowl, great places to take the kids like the Science Center and our numerous parks, to world-class restaurants and endless sunny skies. These are just a few of the features of Phoenix that draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to our city each year, injecting millions of dollars into our economy, and these same features make living in Phoenix so enjoyable for those of us who call it home.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
The chief attorney for the city of Tucson is telling a judge that national security could be compromised if it is forced to disclose some documents about how it uses equipment it has purchased to track cell phone users.
The Prickly Piecers, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month by inviting all former and current members or members of the public interested in joining to an event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Three Dudes Quilting, 5053 E. Elliot Road, There will be door prizes, a quilt cake, snacks, a charity quilt presentation and recognition of past presidents.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
A recent letter from Dean Pyle (“Arizona universities are most affordable in the country,” AFN, Sept. 7) pointed out the benefits of sending our kids to one of the state universities here in Arizona. It is no joke that college is expensive, but during these difficult times, it is certainly an investment that parents and students should perceive as the best guarantee for their financial future.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
The first debate between gubernatorial candidates Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal was what I expected it to be. Their positions on education and jobs are quite well known. Both spoke well, dressed alike and were pleasant. It was what was to be expected.
After seeing a women in a wheelchair nearly hit when she went into the street avoiding a trash container that was blocking the sidewalk I called Phoenix Public Works because the majority of people in my neighborhood were blocking the sidewalk for pedestrian use with trash/recycle containers which caused wheelchairs, strollers, dog walkers, etc. to go into the street which is obviously a safety concern.
A proposal asking voters to hike the pay of state legislators by $11,000 a year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer — as is her own party's nominee for state superintendent of public instruction.
Attorney General Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his unsuccessful bid to get reelected, the executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission concluded Tuesday.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald