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Valley high school students can audition next week to be part of a new culinary TV show where they’ll compete against peers in a low-key environment. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) will produce FOOD-BALL TV – a cooking show for teens with no cooking experience required. The show is looking for outgoing personalities and students who want to learn from professional chefs.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation according to the Williams Institute, their success is even more remarkable.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
Registration begins today for the Arcadia Family Fun Run, with all proceeds going to fund research for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
Ed Zuercherr on Wednesday unanimously was selected as Phoenix’s next city manager but the next step will be somewhat controversial, councilman Sal DiCiccio said on Thursday.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
WASHINGTON — Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
Arizona voters may be ready to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington residents and make marijuana use by anyone legal.
The public is now able to easily access documents that show how their tax dollars are being spent on city programs with the online open checkbook the city of Phoenix made available on its website in December.
Photographers with disabilities will get an opportunity to showcase their work in downtown Phoenix this year in the ninth annual art competition as part of the city’s efforts to promote disability awareness.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Phoenix have unveiled Project for Kids, its second fundraising event. The five-hour live broadcast will enlist community support for pediatric health care programs at Banner Children’s, and will air on all eight Clear Channel Phoenix radio stations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids’ health, too?
I think I am not alone in growing so tired of Don Kennedy’s “rants” in the AFN. Surely there has to be a more productive and community-embraceable dialog than his extreme “right-wing” discourse and that of the opposing Nancy Pelosi-ish left. The best thing for our country is for those of us in the moderate middle to take back the discussion and elect public servants who will serve the interest of the vast (and too-often silent) majority of our citizens.
The Mesa folk rock band Murrieta, recently named one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 5 Must-See Shows of the Week, is quickly becoming a force to reckon with on the local indie rock scene.
One of the hard lessons we are learning about health care reform is that while we are fixated nationally on the Affordable Care Act, there really is no single solution that will fix our nation’s health system.
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A special team named to find out what led to 6,554 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated concluded Friday there was a “systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making,” requiring a total revamp of how Arizona handles child welfare.
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State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to additional funds for the state's new child welfare agency, but not before Democrats took shots at Gov. Jan Brewer for focusing more on treating the symptoms rather than the problem.
How do I turn off the (Facebook) “Share” button on my posts and photos so that no one can share my status or any post, especially photos?
A Mexican firm cannot claim the North American Free Trade Agreement excuses it from having to provide workers' compensation coverage for its employees doing business in Arizona, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
The next time state lawmakers want to see the Wildcats take on the Sun Devils, they may have to buy their own tickets. Ditto the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and the upcoming Super Bowl.
Olympic order was restored and common sense prevailed in the wrestling community.