We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perils of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
Mayor Greg Stanton is one of nine mayors who recently signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to craft legislation to safeguard against the Supreme Court’s ruling that exempts certain companies from paying for insurance coverage of some contraception methods.
Each year, the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) recognizes special individuals or groups who have contributed to the success of medical care in Arizona. Recipients were recognized in an awards ceremony during the ArMA President’s Banquet at the Phoenix Country Club on May 30, which featured Gov. Jan Brewer as an award recipient and the keynote speaker. Brewer’s keynote speech provided an overview of the work to restore and expand the Arizona Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Speaker Series will feature a presentation followed by a Q & A session with Pulte Homes from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Foothills Golf Club located at 2201 E Clubhouse Drive, Phoenix.
House Speaker Andy Tobin and Charles Flanagan, director of the new Department of Child Safety, cheer Gov. Jan Brewer for signing legislation to create the agency and boost funding. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Roars filled Horizon Community Learning Center’s gymnasium Friday morning as the school hosted its 10th annual Battle of the Books competition. Battle of the Books is a reading competition open to fourth- through eighth-graders, who compete for bragging rights for the entire year.
Arizona Christian University (ACU) announced the addition of Dr. Barry Asmus to the faculty. Asmus will be teaching a course based on his recent book, coauthored with Dr. Wayne Grudem, “Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution.”
Despite what people see in the media, Congress is working together to find a solution to education and immigration issues, according to two members of Congress who addressed the crowd at the East Valley Partnership’s Statespersons Luncheon on Monday, May 12.
The Tempe Diablos hosted its 25th annual Excellence in Education award ceremony Monday evening at the Tempe Center for the Arts, honoring teachers, students and faculty members across Kyrene, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High school districts.
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 Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is inviting women to a Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop April 25-27 at Friendly Pines Camp outside Prescott.