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Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Mikka Goya raises her hands after their performance during the Thanksgiving potluck at Inspire Kids Montessori on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
Demand is high for parking during the holiday season and the Phoenix Police Department is reminding the public to leave reserved parking spaces for those who need them.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Desert Vista Marching Band has been crowned state champions by winning the Arizona State Marching Band competition.
Ahwatukee residents Nate, Lisa, James, and Jacob Warren participated on Nov. 2 in the PURPLESTRIDE, Silicon Valley 5K/Walk. Their team represented Ahwatukee resident Tina Thiele, who recently passed away of pancreatic cancer. Team Tina placed second in this event and raised $14,486.00. The Warren family would like to thank all of their sponsors who contributed on behalf of Team Tina.
Some area kids have band together to raise funds for the Philippines, which was ravaged by a typhoon a week ago, by having a lemonade stand/bake sale tomorrow afternoon.
Girls on the Run, a Valley nonprofit organization, will be hosting its ninth annual 5K run, celebrating their fall graduates and raising awareness on ways of combating bullying.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
The Rev. Ralph M. Worden died on Nov. 11 in Phoenix. He and his wife were the first residents to move into the Mountain Park Senior Living Community complex in Ahwatukee.
Each of us at some point in our life will be faced with a life limiting illness, either personally or facing the death of a loved one. There is an incredible resource in this community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Hospice of the Southwest.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School students participated in a morning full of programs on Nov. 12 including a flag raising ceremony, several educational sessions about the real reason we celebrate Veterans Day, and a veterans ceremony where the student body prayed the Rosary for the United States and sang “God Bless America.”
Just when you thought you had the president’s health care law figured out, it’s changing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year about this time, millions of turkeys are fattened up so American households can chow them down. But in "Free Birds," two brave turkeys make it their mission to travel back in time and get their breed off the Thanksgiving menu.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
Arizona voters approved medical marijuana almost three years ago, but many residents still have some questions about cannabis and the way it is dispensed.
Nearly any time of day, if you’re driving around Ahwatukee, you’ll easily come across at least a handful of people on the roads running — this is one reason why I love living in this community.
Arizona’s story of growth and prosperity came through access to a supply of low-cost energy and water that is now at risk. Before World War II, Arizona was a desert outpost — a stopover on the way to California. As the post-war economy blossomed, Arizona remained the rugged West. But a few visionaries who happened to call Arizona home knew this state could be so much more. But to make that vision a reality, they needed one thing: Water.
Cases of whooping cough are on the rise across the country and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is racing to end it.
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
Few entertainers have had a career like Joan Rivers. She’s filled in for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” hosted her own talk show, “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” and won a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for her work on “The Joan Rivers Show.”
Armed with a camera and a big heart, Jon Linton uses art to spread awareness and compassion about the issue of homelessness in Phoenix.
Even my own mother scoffed at the idea of her obviously European-looking daughter confessing she celebrated Día De Los Muertos.
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.