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Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Unwilling to wait for congressional action, a first-term state legislator is attempting to clip the wings of the National Security Agency, at least in Arizona.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
While viewing George and Laura Bush being interviewed recently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” I was reminded that we once had Presidents and First Ladies with class. It was refreshing to recall how they represented our country around the world with respect and dignity. Two people who can enjoy a joke and face up to negative press.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert announced recipients of the 2013-14 Community Grants program.
My personal mission is to be a spark that ignites positive, sustainable change in the lives of youth. Thankfully, I have an opportunity to partner with key stakeholders in the process of fulfilling this mission (i.e. parents).
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
Ahwatukee Republican Women announced its newly elected executive board for 2014-2015: Debbie Smith, president; Suzanne Sharer 1st vice president; Mary Baumbach, 2nd vice president; Marilyn Astroth, 3rd vice president-Ways and Means.
For years, Julie Fischer has devoted her life to trying to better young children in the realms of education and social behaviors.
Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
Tang has a mellow personality and will get along with other laid-back cats. He never gets in trouble. His life is not complete without a squeaky mouse toy, perching on high places, and rolling in fresh litter.
Magical Journey Learning Center • 1442 E. Chandler Blvd.
Recently I saw a story about 10 tons of marijuana being seized at the Arizona border, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why?” Why are our brave police officers and border patrol agents wasting their time on seizing marijuana when there are millions of dollars of dangerous hard drugs and thousands of illegal immigrants slipping through the border?
As executive director of The Arc of Arizona, an organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities since 1958, I see daily the impact of committed people joining together to advocate for the rights and community participation of people with disabilities.
Harry Reid invoked the so called “Nuclear Option” — a critical change in the rules of the Senate that provided a voice for the minority party. When Obama had control of the House and the Senate we saw him ram through Obamacare. Obama has three more years to exercise his agenda but is fearful that he may actually lose control of the Senate in 2014 due to the public backlash against Obamacare. His burning agenda is to stack the D.C. court with left-wing judges and place more liberals in key positions within the government. He has stated that he feels these nominees are being held up by the GOP via filibuster. So, getting rid of this provision allows Obama to act with impunity in regards to nominees thus ensuring that he can place liberals in any position he wishes.
The Kyrene School District has been trying to incorporate new after-school programs to keep students intrigued, and the Community Education Road Crew has just the thing with a new sewing program.
Five hundred rentable bikes are expected to be hitting Phoenix streets near the Metro Light Rail in the spring, but program organizers say they need donations and sponsors to reach that goal.
Looking for a little buddy to hang out with, go on walks, go to the Farmer’s Market, or just sit around and read the Ahwatukee Foothills News? Well, Chris is your guy! He is about the best little dog a person could want. He gets along well with other dogs, doesn’t mind little kids hanging all over him, and would possibly be OK with a feline sibling or two. Chris is a 5-year-old male Jack Russell Terrier mix who came to the Arizona Animal Welfare League because his owner fell on hard times and was unable to keep him any longer, not because of any other reason other than he no longer had a house to live in and wanted a better life for Chris than living on the streets. Chris is an absolute staff favorite and currently resides in the dog adoption manager’s office because she cannot bear to put him in a kennel because he’s just that perfect.
3961 E. Chandler Blvd., No. 111-134
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are only the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but local shop owners hope people continue shopping in their stores all season long.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off a statewide campaign in honor of World AIDS Day, reminding people to get checked and know their status when it comes to HIV/AIDS by placing a large banner on the side of City Hall.
With the year coming to a rapid end, Inspire Kids Montessori is gearing up to finish its first fall season in a new Ahwatukee location.
Faye McGechie of Ahwatukee is one of many Arizona State University undergraduate students engaged in research projects under the direct guidance of top-level faculty. In this case, she has Institute of Human Origins director and paleoanthropologist William Kimbel showing her the ropes.
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season.