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Rose Royce exploded on the music scene in the summer of 1976 thanks to “Car Wash,” a No. 1 song from the movie soundtrack of the same name starring the iconic Richard Pryor. Considered by many to be one of the most underrated groups to hail from the 1970s soul music era, Rose Royce is back.
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The Mom-e Club, a networking organization for mom entrepreneurs, is collecting entries from mothers on their efforts in entrepreneurship.
After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too.
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died Thursday in Tucson.
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.
An Arizona woman accused of trying to kill her hospitalized husband by injecting fecal matter into his IV line is out of jail on bond.
WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Rizanino (Riz) Reyes, a horticulturist, gives a rose bush some last-minute pruning before putting it in the ground. Avoid plants that need to be pruned for anything beyond minor cosmetic touches. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
February is designated as “Black History Month” and celebrates a population of individuals that share a unique and important heritage. History has not always been kind to African Americans and, as with other minority groups, has left out important contributions by its members.
NEW YORK — When people take an interest in cooking, broth sales apparently get a bump.
James Bond without his martini? "The Big Lebowski" dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable.
In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, photo, cans of Campbell's soup are photographed in Washington. Campbell Soup reported a higher quarterly profit on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, as U.S. soup sales rose 5 percent. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
It’s not often that I can say First Lady Michelle Obama and I run in the same circles, but this is OUR year! You may have noticed that recently, the First Lady celebrated her 50th birthday; she is a fellow 1964 birthday. Yes, I am admitting it, this year I will also be celebrating my 50th birthday — although a few months away yet.
In nearly six months People Who Could Fly has gone from a new band just starting out to being signed by a manager, recording its first EPA (a CD with a small amount of songs on it), and this weekend the local band will travel to California to perform at the Viper Room in Hollywood and audition for “America’s Got Talent.”
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The Mesa-East Valley Rose Society hosts its annual auction, featuring more than 150 varieties of miniatures, minifloras, polyanthas, hybrid teas and shrub roses, along with fertilizers and other supplies. Proceeds benefit the Rose Society and The Garden at Mesa Community College.
Let’s hope Charles Flanagan, the new director of Arizona’s Division of Child Safety and Family, fixes the former Child Protective Services (CPS) agency once and for all. It’s been broken for a multitude of reasons and for as long as I can remember. It’s hard to imagine the fix will come with the wave of a magic wand in the hand of the latest new director.
People buy and sell homes for a variety of reasons. Understanding their motivation and their experiences is the goal of the annual Profile of Buyers and Sellers survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
The Ahwatukee housing market made great strides in 2013 and we expect this trend to continue heading into next year. However, the pace of growth and appreciation may be at a slower rate in 2014 compared to the two previous years. The housing market has been through turbulent conditions since 2002. A market that is slower paced, non-distressed and balanced with normal conditions may be a relief for those operating in it and preventing dangerous and fragile conditions.
I bet we all know the exclamation of “eureka” attributed to Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer, Archimedes. As the story goes, Archimedes was taking a bath. He noticed that the level of the water rose as he got into the tub, and realized in that great epiphany moment that the volume of water displaced by his body could, with a little mathematical maneuvering, be used to determine his body’s density. According to rest of the story, he was so excited he jumped out of the bath, and ran naked through the streets shouting “eureka,” which translated into English means, “I’ve found it!” History doesn’t seem to have any comment on his lack of clothing!