A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
Lauren Dudley of Ahwatukee, an incoming junior at Desert Vista High School, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Dudley is studying Chinese in China for the summer at Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai, China. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.
Federal officials on Thursday gave the Tohono O'odham Nation final permission to make land it owns near Glendale part of the reservation, a crucial step toward the tribe's plans to build a casino there.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recently welcomed a new chair-elect and seven new members to its board of directors. Ed Munson of KPHO-TV will serve as the 2014-2015 board chair, succeeding Peter Hayes of Salt River Project, while Ken McMahon of CenturyLink has been named chair-elect.
Arizona’s forests are in poor health. They’re overgrown, and without action, catastrophic fires are almost a certainty — putting the state’s physical beauty, economic vitality and water supplies at risk.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its partnership with the Gila River Indian Community recently during a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler earlier this week.
After reading Wilson Gee’s impassioned letter (“An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” May 21) in the AFN, I just could not pass it by without more comment. But my comments are about the Ahwatukee Golf Course, not the Lakes course. I can see this course heading the same way as the Lakes course. I enjoy eating at the Ahwatukee course clubhouse; the food is reasonably good and fairly priced. But the status of the clubhouse with its dirty carpeting, dirty Venetian blinds, cracked stucco, filthy/unsanitary restrooms, dead trees and brown fairways (because many irrigation sprinklers are not working) makes me believe Mr. Gee is letting this course go in the same direction as the Lakes course.
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK — "Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!" I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.