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Rejecting arguments the state cannot afford it, a judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld.
It’s time to clear out the notebook with some quick thoughts and notes.
In the last three months, how many times have you handwritten a note of gratitude for someone in your life? Not a text or email, an actual handwritten note.
Austin Filiere had a pretty solid junior season for the Hamilton Huskies. The shortstop’s 10 extra-base hits showed he had a little pop in his bat, and he got on base at a very solid .422 clip.
The Republican gubernatorial race may be ready to claim its first victim ¬— and possibly a second.
Editor’s note: In the July 13 Ahwatukee Foothills News, resident Jim Jochim challenged fellow Ahwatukee residents to think outside the box to help save The Lakes Golf Course by coming up with “Green Light Ideas” on the Opinion page. Here’s what they had to say:
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
The Chandler Fire Department plans to implement a new school fire safety and education program this fall to ensure city schools are inspected annually.
“I can hardly wait for the Tribune to start printing letters from homeowners in the new Eastmark development complaining about noise from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and suggesting that it be shut down. Here’s a crazy idea – if you don’t want to live next to an airport, don’t buy a house next to an airport.”
Voters from Gilbert and the surrounding area had an opportunity to meet candidates vying to represent the two local school boards during a special forum at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on June 5.
Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multi-state consortium that is crafting tests for students.
If you are reading a book review column, I assume you enjoy reading. If so, it’s furthermore safe to assume that “The Storied Life of A.J. Firky” will have great appeal to you. As one reviewer claims “...this book is a love letter to the joys of reading.”
The attorney for state lawmakers told a judge Friday there's no basis for her to order his clients to give up to $2.9 billion in withheld state aid to public schools.
The Desert Vista High School bands performed their “Pop Concert” Thursday night, capping of the school year on a high note.
Desert Vista High School teacher Darlene Wedington-Clark is hitting all the right notes with her music students. One, in particular, is 14-year-old Timothy Newport. The freshman classical guitarist is not only excelling in the school’s strings program, He’s also taken up the violin. All of Wedington-Clark’s students are performing at a higher level, making beautiful music in the school’s Concert Strings Orchestra.
When I work with teens, there are certain topics that are often more emotionally charged than others. One such topic is the quality of their relationship with one or both parents. Before I even begin to impart strategies for strengthening this relationship, I always ask the following two questions:
Red, White and Beautiful, sponsored by Women in Business, will be on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive. This event is open to the entire community and benefits the Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival on July 3. So mark your calendar and don’t miss out!
The future — now as Perry freshman Markus Howard a rare talent
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools.
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” — Roy Disney.
Attorney General Tom Horne did not violate campaign finance laws in his successful 2010 election, a state administrative law judge ruled on Monday.
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Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting — especially when it comes to a potentially hands-on subject like science.
New York • When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover.
Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.